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Starlings WB 31st October 2022

Date: 27th Oct 2022 @ 2:35pm


star.jpgIt was so lovely to see parents this week and share how well everyone has settled into Year 1 and how they are working so well together. The children have worked incredibly hard thishalf term and truly deserve a restful break.  It was also especially lovely to see so many of you at your Harvest Festival.  The children worked so hard with their singing and really enjoyed performing in church.

Friday Superstar: Alba

Top Table: James K and Jayden B


Diary Dates

18th November Children in need – non uniform day and Whole school flu immunization
21st November School photographs
23rd November Film night for children - fundraising event





In our writing lessons we will be finding out who it is who has been nibbling items in our classroom.  Will we be able to catch the culprit?


In maths,we will be exploring what is one more and what is one less than a given number.  We will also be looking at how we can partition numbers using the bar method in addition to the ‘cherry’ diagram we have used previously.



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.



After chatting to many of you at parents evening I have decided to quiz the children in smaller groups.  For this reason, the quiz will now take place on WEDNESDAY to ensure we are able to feedback how your child has done before the weekend. There is no spelling quiz for the week beginning the 31st October.  New spellings will be put in your childs diary WB 31.10.22.



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. 


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.


Book Trade – Message from our new School Councillors: 

We will be holding a book trade on the first Friday back after half-term (Friday 5th November) straight after school. In the half-term holiday, we suggest you sort through your books to find any you don’t want anymore. Please bring them in on book trade day to swap your unwanted books for new ones to enjoy. Recommended for adults too. Thank you from, school council. 


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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