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Starlings WB 10th October

Date: 5th Oct 2022 @ 7:04am

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.



What a lovely week we have enjoyed.

As always, thank you for your support.  It is much appreciated.



Friday Superstar: James

Top Table: Brayden and Evie


We have been busy practising for our Harvest festival. We really hope you can come and watch us perform on Monday 17th October at 10.30am.


Also, if you have child due to start school in September 2023 or know of someone locally, please tell them about our Open Day on Saturday 8th October! 


This week:  

Writing: In our writing this week we have researched information about penguins!  We needed to help Frank find out how to look after the penguin.  We found out that penguins particularly like to eat baby squid and krill! Next week we will be going on a journey through the stormy sea and we will create an emotion graph to show how Frank was feeling at different points of the story.


Spelling: The spelling quiz will take place on 14thOctober


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Maths:   In maths we have been looking how numbers can be partitioned in different ways.  Next week we will be focusing on numbers 0-5 and recognising names, numerals and quantities. We will be encouraging the children to subitise for the numbers 1 to 5, where they will be able to recognise values without counting them. We will also be learning about ordinal numbers (first, second third etc)


PE: Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 



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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

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.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 


On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.


Children in KS1 receive free fruit.  Children do not have to bring a snack from home but if you wish to do so we ask that it is a healthy option and just one item, please.



We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland


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