Koala Class Summer 2017

April 2017


Dear Parents and Carers,


All the children have resettled very well into our daily routine after their Easter Holidays. 

We notice how each child has grown, both physically and in confidence which is great to see.


The theme for this term is ‘Inside- Outside’.

In our literacy lessons we will be reading stories, using rhymes, playing games and singing songs linked to this topic. Our focus story is ‘My cat likes to hide in boxes’. We will focus on communication skills, participating in a variety of sensory activities, as well as developing an understanding of the sequence of the story. We will also focus on reading some of the high frequency words and their initial phonic sounds. The homework will be send home every week. The children will continue to choose a reading book every Friday, keep it for a week and then return it to school and select a new book. In maths we will focus on colour, size, money, number and time.


This term we will be making the most of the outside environment.  We will have regular sessions in our garden planting seeds, flowers, tomatoes and herbs, watering them and watching them grow. We will then check out their colours and enjoy their smells! In Understanding the world we will learn about the weather and how it affect the clothes we wear, and engage in imaginative play using  small-world models e.g. a farm with animals, and  a train set. We plan to make trips to the local park, shops and the local pond. We will have our P.E. sessions with the Spurs coaches outside as much as the weather permits. There will be lots of opportunities to encourage the children to interact with their peers and express themselves through free choice activities, music, art and ICT based sessions. 

Please keep using the Home/School books to let us know about things you do with your child at the weekends or about any other news you wish to share – so that we can talk about this to the children at the beginning of the day and for our ‘diary’ lessons.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.



Dorota and Koala Class Team.