Ysgol Glan Gele Infant School

Happy and secure as we all learn together

Croeso i'r Koalas

Welcome to the koalas class.

Mrs Thompson:  Class Teacher                               

Mrs Jones: Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Williams: T.A Support

 

Welcome to the Koalas class! The Koalas is a Reception class which currently has 25 hard-working pupils! Our teacher is Mrs Thompson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Jones.

We work hard in the Koalas and we play hard too! We have lots of fun learning about interesting topics. At the beginning of each half term we help our teachers to plan our topic. We decide what we want to learn about and which challenges we would like to complete.

Every morning we have Read, Write, Inc sessions, Read, Write, Inc is a phonics programme designed to introduce the skills of reading and writing from initial sounds right through to comprehension and extended writing activities. We also have Mathematics in the mornings, we learn from the Numicon and Inspire Maths schemes.

 The Koalas Class is divided in to the different Foundation Phase Areas. Each area has a challenge to enhance our learning and develop new skills. This is changed on a weekly or fortnightly basis changed according to the theme.

 We like to learn outdoors as well as in the classroom and try to get outside as much as possible. We have weekly outdoor learning sessions throughout the year and also have the chance to enjoy Forest School and Diggerland sessions.

 We have PE sessions once a week on a Wednesday, and during one half-term a year we go to the local Leisure Centre for half hour swimming lessons. The children also have the opportunity to participate in gymnastics sessions with a qualified instructor.

 

Some important information:

  • The class door is opened at 8.45 and the register is taken at 9am, please be in school before this time.
  • Fruit and milk are given for snack, this can be paid for weekly or half termly - the cost is 25p per day/ £1.25 per week.
  • We post pictures of what we are up to on Twitter, download the app and follow us if you haven't already!
  • We use the See-Saw app to liaise with our parents, this is free to download and is a great way of communicating so please get it if you don't have it already!
  • Zara the class doll goes home with one child each week, please help your child to fill in her diary and include pictures/ drawings/ leaflets from her weekend.
  • Our 'Share Session' is on a Monday from 3.15, if you have any questions or concerns then the Koalas staff will be available on this day.
  • Your child will be given a reading day at the beginning of the school year.  They will read on this day each week but please ensure they bring their books to school every day.
  • Our PE day is a Wednesday - please ensure PE kits are in school and labelled.

 

Throughout the year we learn about lots of exciting things! Please have a look below to find out more...

  

Autumn Term

 

Term 1a:

The Koalas’ topic this half term is ‘All About Me.’

During the next 8 weeks we will be:

  • Drawing self-portaits
  • Finding out about our homes and houses
  • Making mud faces
  • Designing and making paper doll chains
  • Creating our class rules
  • Talking about ourselves in Welsh
  • Sharing our special memories with our friends
  • Having a birthday party
  • Singing lots of songs
  • Making a fabric face
  • Counting our friends
  • Measuring our height
  • Sequencing our school day
  • Learning about our local area
  • Finding out about our senses
  • Finding out how to be a better learner
  • Making 3d houses
  • Celebrating Harvest
  • Making skeletons
  • Making and eating healthy food
  • Finding out about our bodies
  • Learning to keep ourselves strong and healthy
  • Going on a nature walk
  • Sharing our favourite toys
  • Learning about toys from the past

Plus many more exciting activities!