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Starlings WB 06.06.22

Date: 5th Jun 2022 @ 6:28pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Starling's weekly blog 😊

We hope you have all had a restful week and have enjoyed the jubilee celebrations.


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The weather is looking good for sports day on Friday.  Please make sure your child has sunscreen on when they arrive at school, a hat and a labelled water bottle.


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The children may have told you all about the video we watched as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is



Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.



The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.


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As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways of how we can reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox.  We will also be testing different materials to find out which are the best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry.


We all thoroughly enjoyed the class text ‘Goldilocks and just the one bear’ and the children wrote the most amazing pieces of work. 

This week, in account of the platinum jubilee we will be completing some writing around the text ‘The Queen’s hat’ by Steve Antony.  We will then move on to ‘Toys in Space by Mini Grey. 

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This week we will be looking at division and how we can share into different groups.


Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's



Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 



Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.


During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 17th June

(Please note these spellings will be sent home in diaries on the 10th of June)

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Our PE  sessions are   Wednesday’s and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.




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