Starlings WB 4.7.22
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 8:42pm
Hello everyone and welcome 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 as part of our Global Goals project. 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 have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox
This week has seen us continue with our new class text ‘ toys in space’. We have been comparing toys using the -er and -est prefixes.
This week we have been looking at halves and quarters.
Here are the you tube clips we have been enjoying to help us.
The children also love coconut multiples which helps them with their multiples of numbers facts.
In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for. We have carried out an investigation to find out which material is best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry. We discovered that a reusable plastic container was the best item for keeping our sandwiches fresh. However, one of our Super Starlings said that we could use a washed-out butter container, that way we save money and the environment!
This week we have been learning about the compass points North, South, East and West. We have tested out our knowledge outside and we have also followed instructions to find items on grids.
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 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 8th July
what why when who where
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.