Starlings WB 25.04.22
Date: 14th Mar 2022 @ 6:55pm
Hello everyone and welcome back to Starling's weekly blog 😊
What a busy first week back we have had. The children have worked so hard this week and we have enjoyed the introduction to our new class text. We participated in an eco-warrior assembly this week work links in with our whole school Global Goal project where Starings class are focusing on Global goal number 15 'Life on Land'
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.
This week we have been 'hooked' on our new class text and we have made predictions as to what we think the story may be about using the clues presented. So far we think it is a story about Baby Bear now that he has grown up. Will our predictions be right?
In maths, this week Starlings will be progressing on to measure where we will use standard and non-standard units of measurements in our maths work. We will be using the vocabulary shorter, longer, shortest, longest and compare.
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.
During the Spring term, our spellings will be 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 29th April 2022
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Our PE days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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.