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Starlings WB 16.05.22

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 12:43pm

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

What another busy week we have had


The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching and 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.



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 are going to be carrying out a survey across the school!




This week we have written a diary entry from Bear describing his day in the city and all the things he saw.  We thought it hilarious that the bed was too frothy and the chair too spiky.  Silly Bear had sat in the bath and then on a cactus!!



In maths, this week Starlings are beginning to explore multiplication with a focus on 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.


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 spelling 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 20th May 2022

what was where there were

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays 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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