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STARLINGS WB 17th October 2022

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 6:43pm

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.



What a lovely week we have enjoyed.Can you believe we are in the last week of half term.

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



Friday Superstar: Harriet

Top Table: Imogen & Nathan


DIARY DATE: Please remember to book your parents evening slots for Wednesday 19th October between 13.10pm and 6 pm.  Also Thursday 20th October between 15.30pm and 6pm. Thses are face-to-face appointments.  Telephone appointments can be requested and these will take place on a day to be confirmed.


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.




This week:  

Writing: In our writing this week we have been thinking about how Frank and the penguin have been feeling at different points of the story. Next week we will be coming to the end of our class text and we will be retelling the story to our friends using images.


Spelling: The spelling quiz will take place on 21st October


she some so  to me




Maths:   In maths we have been looking at ordinal numbers and have enjoyed watching a clip on you tube.  Next week we are going to be focusing on numbers 6 to 10.  When you are out and about encourage your child to count to 10 and ask them questions such as:

what is 1 more than 7?

what is 1 less than 8?


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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.



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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