Welcome to Koalas’ Class!

Class Teacher: Mrs Curran

Welcome to Year 1



The Koalas have use of the library every Tuesday afternoon. 


Home Readers

When your child has finished a reading book, please write a comment to that effect (or just your initials) in the school planner. If your child wishes to change their book before their guided reading session, please ask them to bring their old book(s) to Mrs Curran to change them. Children can change their books as often as they need to. Please try and read with your child each day, even if it’s only a couple of pages or for a few minutes, every little helps. 


Show and Tell

Every Thursday we will send a class toy home with a special book. This is to encourage speaking and listening skills within class. Please encourage your child to draw a picture (or add a photo) to illustrate what you have done at home with the class toy and write a few words or sentences to share their news.


PE Days

  • Wednesday afternoon
  • Friday afternoon  

Don’t forget to name your PE kit and keep it in school during the week.



Year One children have a daily 20 minute phonics session in a group appropriate to the ‘phase’ in which they are working. Each Monday, this involves a spelling quiz based on what the group has been learning that week and the children also stick in their new spellings to learn.

Koala Class timetable

First week back

We’ve had a busy first week back! We have started our new topic ‘Food glorious food’ by learning about where fruit comes from and how to stay healthy. In English we set up the classroom like a bus and went on a ‘journey’. We then wrote down what we could see, hear, touch and smell on our journey to help us with our writing next week. In French the children enjoyed being Kings and Queens as they learnt about ‘Les galettes des rois’. 

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We had a lovely time at our Christmas party and enjoyed a yummy lunch. We also had a very special visitor in the afternoon! We also finished writing our recount of Traction Man. 

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This week we have learnt about how Islamic babies are welcomed into the world. We tried coconut ice and whispered to each other so we could enjoy a similar experience to the babies. After 3 weeks of hard work, we have finally finished our class version of Pinocchio! We also planted 3 trees in the environmental area as part of a whole school project. 

Our first half term


Koalas have had a very busy first half term. The children have settled into the new routine brilliantly and have worked very hard!


We have been spotting early signs of Autumn by looking at our class tree. We had a lot of fun following our own instructions on how to make a jam sandwich in English. We have enjoyed painting portraits and learning how to mix colours in Art. In PE we have been learning about balance and challenged ourselves by balancing on one foot, with hoops and beanbags balanced on our heads and with our eyes closed for 30 seconds!

Applying for a Primary School place or transfer to Junior school, see our 'Latest News' page for full details. Application deadline is 15th January 2019.