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Starlings WB 4.7.22, by Mrs Esling

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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

English

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.

 

Maths

This week we have been looking at halves and quarters.

 

Here are the you tube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children also love coconut multiples which helps them with their multiples of numbers facts.

Science

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!

Geography

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.

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 27.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 5:41pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

Wow, what amazing performers the gorgeous Starlings are.

They have worked so hard and always with a smile on their gorgeous faces.  We could not be prouder of them all.

 

Capture(1).JPG

 

Snack

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.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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 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

English

This week we have been writing letters to yoghurt companies.  We have learnt that even when yoghurt pots are recycled at the recycling plants, small fragments break off and fly away ultimately landing in the water and travelling to the sea.  We have written to different companies telling them how much we love yoghurt but please could they research a more environmentally way to package it.  We will let you know how we get on! 

Maths

This week we continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the you tube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children also love coconut multiples which helps them with their multiples of numbers facts.

Science

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 best 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!

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 1st July

unloved unhappy unfair unlucky unwanted

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 20.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 12th Jun 2022 @ 8:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What another busy week we have had.

We have been so busy practising our songs for our production and are so excited to perform for you next week.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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 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

English

We are enjoying our class text.  We are quite concerned that toys have been left out at night in the dark.

toys in space.JPG

 

 

Maths

This week we will continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children have also been practising their recall of the multiples with an interactive game they all love

coconut multiples

 

 

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  With this knowledge, we will investigate alternative options for cling film or tin foil-wrapped sandwiches as part of our Global Goals School project.

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 24th June

beam probe float thought dawn

 

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 13.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 12th Jun 2022 @ 7:43pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What a sports day we enjoyed.  The children were so excited and enjoyed the day's fun.

 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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 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

English

Last week we focused on ‘The Queens Hat’ but this week we will be finding out what our new class text is going to be about using clues left for us.

toys in space.JPG

 

 

Maths

This week we will continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  With this knowledge, we will investigate alternative options for cling film or tin foil-wrapped sandwiches as part of our Global Goals School project.

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will be 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 17th June

grew quiet scared clever helpful

 

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 06.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 5th Jun 2022 @ 6:28pm

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

We hope you have all had a restful week and have enjoyed the jubilee celebrations.

 

sports day.JPG

 

The weather is looking good for sports day on Friday.  Please make sure your child has sunscreen on when they arrive at school, a hat and a labelled water bottle.

 

global goals.JPG

 

The children may have told you all about the video we watched as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

global goals.JPG

 

 

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.  We will also be testing different materials to find out which are the best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry.

English

We all thoroughly enjoyed the class text ‘Goldilocks and just the one bear’ and the children wrote the most amazing pieces of work. 

This week, in account of the platinum jubilee we will be completing some writing around the text ‘The Queen’s hat’ by Steve Antony.  We will then move on to ‘Toys in Space by Mini Grey. 

queens hat.JPGtoys in space.JPG

 

 

 

Maths

This week we will be looking at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

Reading

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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 17th June

(Please note these spellings will be sent home in diaries on the 10th of June)

grew quiet scared clever helpful

 

Our PE  sessions are   Wednesday’s 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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 23.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 6:55pm

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

What another busy week we have had.  Can you believe we have received the end of yet another half term!!

We hope you enjoy a lovely week with your little Starlings.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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 to 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

English

 Bear has finally met Goldilocks after all this time! The children enthusiastically got into character and modelled the conversation they thought they would have.

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

Maths

We continue to focus on multiplication and this week we have been looking at arrays and the value of items in columns and rows.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 27th May 2022

some one once bear every

 

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 16.05.22, by Mrs Esling

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

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.

 

Reading

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!

English

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

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!!

 

Maths

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

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 09.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 3rd May 2022 @ 6:11pm

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

We are also going to make bird feeders as part of our work on reducing, reusing and recycling plastic containers.  We are looking for empty yoghurt pots or anything else of a similar size, please.

 

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.

 

Reading

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 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!

English

This week has seen Bear enter Snooty Towers to escape the noisy street.  We explored different rooms and used our phonics knowledge to label the different nouns we spotted and also included an adjective. 

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

Maths

In maths, this week Starlings have looked at measuring weight and volume.  We have used our knowledge to first of all estimate which items were the heaviest before using our hands or the balance scale to compare. 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 13th May 2022

saw come when who with

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.  

 

 

 

Starlings WB 02.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 8:58pm

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

What another busy week we have had.  

 

 

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

English

This week has seen Bear enter the city and he is feeling quite perturbed with the unfamiliar noises.  Along Princess Avenue we have noticed shops such as Mr B.G.Gruffs hairdressers, Beanstalk Bank an The Glass Slipper to name a few!  Starlings have created their own shop names where we have focused on ensuring these have capital letters as they are proper nouns.

 

Maths

In maths, this week Starlings have looked at measuring length using non-standard forms of measurement and standard forms.  Next week we will be looking at weight and volume. 

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 6th May 2022

Saturday Sunday loved unloved school

 Miss Birch from Rudheath Senior Academy has completed her sessions with us.  We have all thoroughly enjoyed working with her these past few weeks and hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the near future.  Our PE  sessions will now return to  Wednesday 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.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 25.04.22, by Mrs Esling

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

 

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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.

English

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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?

 

Maths

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.

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 14.3.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 5th Mar 2022 @ 7:36pm

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 of 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 story books 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.

 

English

We have started reading our class text.  So far Oscar has been woken up by a strange noise and discovered a woolly mammoth whose name is Timothy!  Timothy is looking for his little brother Teddy.  Oscar and Timothy have chased him up the steps to the museum where they have discovered many strange happenings.

 

 

Maths

In maths Starlings class have been looking at numbers up to 50.  We have been counting forwards and backwards and discussing what is one more and one less than different numbers. We have then partitioned two-digit numbers into tens and ones.

 

In Religion we have been exploring Good News.  We have discussed how we might share news and we thought about how we take photographs to remember lovely times we have experienced and how we might send these to families and friends. We also discussed good new stories in the bible and we remembered God’s beautiful creation, Jesus being born and Jesus rising on Easter Sunday.

In history we are going to be looking at Mary Anning and the impact she had not only as a palaeontologist but as an influential woman.

 In Science, we continue to explore the topic of animals and humans.  We will be looking at answering some of the questions we wanted to find the answer to before the holidays.

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 18th March 2022

Where, there, here, were, want

 

 

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.

 

 

Starlings 7.3.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 2nd Mar 2022 @ 11:53am

Welcome back to our Starling families.  We hope you all enjoy a well-deserved break.  Can you believe we are half way through the year already!

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 of 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 story books 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.

 

English

Starlings were asked to investigate a strange occurrence in the playground this week.  We tiptoed out and found bones!! We thought about why they were there, who had left them and what animal they might have come from. Maybe when we start reading our new class text we will discover the answers to our questions.

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Maths

In maths Starlings class are working on using the < (less than, smaller than) > (greater than, more than) and = (equal to) symbols.

 

In Religion we have been exploring Good News.  We have discussed how we might share news and we thought about how we take photographs to remember lovely times we have experienced and how we might send these to families and friends. We also discussed good new stories in the bible and we remembered God’s beautiful creation, Jesus being born and Jesus rising on Easter Sunday.

In history we are going to be looking at Mary Anning and the impact she had not only as a palaeontologist but as an influential woman.

 In Science, we continue to explore the topic of animals and humans.  We will be looking at answering some of the questions we wanted to find the answer to before the holidays.

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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 12th March 2022

said they your you was

 

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 14.02.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 7th Feb 2022 @ 9:09pm

Can you believe we are at the end of another half term?  Starlings class have been working so hard and they are definitely ready for a well-earned break.  We hope you all enjoy a restful break with your little Starling next week. Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home. 

 

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 story books 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.

 

English

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This week in English we have been writing about how Mouse would feel when he came nose to nose with lion.  We have been writing exclamative sentences to add drama to our writing

Maths

Starlings class are looking at numbers up to 20. This week we have learned how to use our number bonds to help with the subtraction of 1-digit numbers.  We have developed our skills by applying our new knowledge to help us work out challenging word problems.

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why. This past week we looked at ‘The Flying Scotsman’ and how its improved people’s lives

 In Science, we continue to explore the topic of animals and humans.  This week we have used our senses to spot signs of winter.  We also discussed the appropriate clothing we should wear in winter.

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

This week’s quiz will be the 17th February.

discover rock sand paw mane

 

PE

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 07.02.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 1st Feb 2022 @ 7:55pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books for Christmas that you think other children will enjoy please do let me know and I will try and order them for the 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.

 

English

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This week in English we have been using our skills to find words in our class text with the suffixes -est, -ing, -ed and -er. We have then used these words in our writing when we write a diary entry n the character of Mouse.

Maths

Starlings class are looking at numbers up to 20. This week we have learned how to use our number bonds to help with the addition of 1-digit numbers.  We have then progressed on to subtraction.

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why. This past week we have researched George Stephenson and discussed how important his invention of ‘The Rocket’ has been and the impact it has on our lives today.

. In Science, we continue to explore the topic of animals and humans.  This week we have discussed what we would like to find out ourselves.  So far, we are going to research why some people have allergies and what is the fastest animal on earth?

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

This week’s quiz will be on the 11th of February.

Slumber ignore brave happy unhappy

PE

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 31.01.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 25th Jan 2022 @ 10:03pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books for Christmas that you think other children will enjoy please do let me know and I will try and order them in for the 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 story books 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.

 

English

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This week in English we have been writing statements about Lion and Mouse who are the two main characters in our class text.  We have also been asking them questions and practising using a question mark.

Maths

Starlings class are looking at numbers up to 20. This week we have revisited our number bonds to 10 and then progressed t exploring number bonds to 20.  Starlings worked together using the numicon to support their thinking. 

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why. This past week we have researched George Stephenson and discussed how important his invention of ‘The Rocket’ has been and the impact it has on our lives today.

. In Science, we continue to explore the topic of animals and humans.  This week we have discussed what we would like to find out ourselves.  So far we are going to research why some people have allergies and what is the fastest animal on earth?

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

house mouse lion brave friend

PE

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 24.01.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 18th Jan 2022 @ 6:04pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books for Christmas that you think other children will enjoy please do let me know and I will try and order them in for the 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 story books 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.

 

English

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This week we have looked at an image from the book and written about what we could see with a focus on using adjectives to make our writing more interesting.  We really enjoyed watching the opening scene from ‘The Lion King’ and seeing all the different animals. The children then chose their favourite animal from the clip and write sentences describing them and how they moved.

Maths

Starlings class looking at numbers up to 20.

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why. This past week we have explored how people travelled 100 years ago.  We decided that having to walk everywhere or ride a horse would mean our journey would take much longer than it would in a car today  In geography we will continue with our exploration of the United Kingdom and locate other places as we explore our topic. In Science, we have looked at classifying animals.  Initially, we classified them into our own groups – animals with legs, animals that can fly, animals that live in water etc.  We then watched a film clip about reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and insects and the children worked in groups to classify pictures of animals using this information.

 

Reading

 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. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

all call tall small ball

PE

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.

 

 

Starlings WB 17.01.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 15th Jan 2022 @ 5:22pm

Wow! What a busy week.  I think  the children (and adults) were shattered after the first week back in school. Starlings class have written a gorgeous recount all about Nibbles and his adventures and I have been blown away by their progress.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books for Christmas that you think other children will enjoy please do let me know and I will try and order them in for the 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.

 

English

This week we have been introduced to our new class text ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.  We have made inferences on what we think the story is going to be about and created a story pathway to show our predictions.

Maths

Starlings class are moving on to look at numbers up to 20.

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why. This past week we have explored how people travelled 100 years ago.  We decided that having to walk everywhere or ride a horse would mean our journey would take much longer than it would in a car today  In geography we will continue with our exploration of the United Kingdom and locate other places as we explore our topic.

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

they by here there were

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

Starlings WB 03.01.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 5th Jan 2022 @ 7:04pm

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Happy new year to all our Starling families.  We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmastime with your children. Hopefully, you will all have been able to have a good rest.  The children certainly seemed well-rested when they arrived bright and breezy on Tuesday morning.

 

By next week we will be starting our new class text.  ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel bright is an inspiring story that shows we all have a lion inside of us! It truly is a wonderful text and the children always really enjoy it

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Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books for Christmas that you think other children will enjoy please do let me know and I will try and order them for the 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.

 

English

This week we have written a diary entry based on our class text ‘Nibble the book monster’.  I will be sad to say goodbye to Nibbles as the children have really been excited to read about his exploits.  If this is not a book you have at home I would definitely recommend it.

Maths

Starlings class are currently looking at multiples of 10 up to 100.

 

In Religion, we are looking at the wonder of God’s creation.  We have already been out for a walk in the school grounds and explored the beauty of our outdoor world using our senses. In history, we are looking at some of the inventions in transport and looking at how vehicles have changed over the years and why.  In geography, we will continue with our exploration of the United Kingdom.

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

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.

Spellings

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. 

There is no spelling quiz on Friday 7th January.  Spellings will be put  in your child’s homework diary on the 7th January for the following week

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

Starlings WB 29.11.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 9:48pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog!

We have had such a lovely week.  We have been practising the songs for our Christmas play and I have to say we are so proud of how well they are doing and they already sound amazing!

We are also loving the enthusiasm and excitement the children are showing with our new class text ‘Nibbles’.  The work they have already produced  is fantastic

You may have had a visit from Bertie or Matilda.  Starlings class are looking at the seasons and the changes that occur and in particular, we have been discussing how it goes darker much earlier in Autumn and Winter than it does in Spring and Summer.

😊.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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.

 

English

This week we the children have been introduced to our new class text ‘Nibbles’. He has already nibbled through the book and some paper and now he has nibbled through Goldilocks and the three bears and eaten Baby Bear’s porridge! This week Nibbles has eaten his way through Little Red and taken her cape! What will he do next?

Maths

Starlings class have continued to explore the inverse operations of numbers.  We have also been looking at how addition is commutative and even when the numbers change the sum remains the same ( 4 + 2 = 6, 2 + 4 = 6)

RWI 

 

 

Orange Group- Miss Gillam 26.11.2021

Follow Me

Can you see me?

 

New sounds:

  • ire- fire
  • ear- hear with your ear
  • ure- sure it’s pure
  • tion- pay attention it’s a celebration

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

 

 

Yellow Group – Miss Gillam 26.11.2021

  • Fun at the fair
  • A mouse in the house

 

New sounds: New sounds:

  • ire- fire fire
  • ear- hear with your ear
  • ure- sure it’s pure
  • tion- pay attention it’s a celebration

 

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

Blue Group– Mrs Elson 26.11.21

At the seaside

A hole in my tooth

New sounds:

  • Ire- fire fire
  • ear- hear with your ear
  • ure- sure it’s pure
  • tion- pay attention it’s a celebration

Reading focus:  We are continuing to revisit our sounds and we have been looking at our non-fiction books and the features of those books.

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound cards. There are also speed words in the back of the books too.

 

Green Group – Mrs Southern 26.11.21

Tug, Tug

Lots of fish

New sounds:

  • igh – fly high
  • ow – blow the snow
  • oo – poo at the zoo
  • oo – look at a book
  • ar – start the car

Reading focus: Check for special friends in every word.

 

Please continue to use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 26.11.21

The dressing up box

Sam’s Bag

 

New sounds

  • ai – snail in the rain
  • oa – goat in a boat
  • ew – chew the stew

 

Reading focus This week we have been focusing on the punctuation in our book and changing the intonation In our voice to reflect this.

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

 

Grey Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 26.11.21

 

Dear Vampire

The Train of Fear

Mythical Monsters

 

This week, we have been learning about using ‘y’ as a suffix and learning the rules about doubling the last consonant before adding ‘y’.

 

Practise reading and writing these words using our new rule:

mud = muddy, sag = saggy, bog = boggy, fun = funny, run = runny

 

Reading focus: We have been looking at clues in the text to tell us what might happen next in the story.

 

Please use your sounds book to practise words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Brennan 26.11.21

 

The Foolish Witch

Tom’s Cooking Class

What’s in the Woods?

 

We have been revising our Set 3 sounds:

  • ew – chew the stew
  • are – care and share
  • ur – nurse with a purse

 

 

Reading focus: This week we have been focusing on being super speedy readers.

 

Please use your sounds book to read words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

 

 

Red Group – Mrs Southern 26.11.21

Pin it on

Let’s get wet

Practise our sounds of the week:

  • ch
  • qu
  • ng
  • nk

 

Reading focus: Re-cap the story to check your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 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. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on 3rd December are

do to today so day

 

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

Starlings WB 22.11.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 21st Nov 2021 @ 10:06pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog!

We have had such a lovely week.  We have been practising the songs for our Christmas play and I have to say we are so proud of how well they are doing and they already sound amazing!

We are also loving the enthusiasm and excitement the children are showing with our new class text ‘Nibbles’.  The work they have already produced is fantastic.

You may have had a visit from Bertie or Matilda.  Starlings class are looking at the seasons and the changes that occur and in particular, we have been discussing how it goes darker much earlier in Autumn and Winter than it does in Spring and Summer.

😊.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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 story books 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.

 

English

This week we the chdilren have been introduced to our new class text ‘Nibbles’. He has already nibbled through the book and some paper and now he has nibbled through Goldilocks and the three bears and eaten Baby Bear’s porridge!

Maths

This week following form our addition work we have been looking at subtraction and missing numbers.  Starlings class have also been exploring the fact that addition and subtraction are inverse operations and how understanding this helps us to calculate number sentences with missing numbers.

RWI 

Orange Group- Miss Gillam 19.11.2021 

A bad fright 

Fright night  

 

New sounds: 

er – A better letter 

ow – brown cow  

ai – snail in the rain  

oa – goat in a boat 

ew – chew the stew  

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!  

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card. 

 

 

Yellow Group – Miss Gillam 19.11.2021 

  • A sweetcorn salad
  • In the Park

 

New sounds: New sounds: 

er – A better letter 

ow – brown cow  

ai – snail in the rain  

oa – goat in a boat 

ew – chew the stew 

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!  

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.  

 

 

Blue Group– Mrs Elson 19.11.21 

The hole on the hill 

All alone 

Making sounds with instruments 

 

New sounds: 

  • er – better letter
  • ow- brown cow
  • oa- goat inboat 
  • ai – snail in the rain
  • ew– chew the stew 

  

Reading focus:  We are continuing to revisit our sounds and we have been focusing on using  tone and pace with our voice to help with understand and enjoying the story better. 

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

Green Group  Mrs Southern 19.11.21 

The Spell 

A witch’s lunch 

New sounds: 

  • ir–whirl and twirl 
  • ou– shout it out 
  • oy– a toy to enjoy 
  • ay– may I play? 
  • ee– what can you see? 

Reading focus: Point to the words as you are reading them. 

 

Please continue to use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 19.11.21 

In The Sun 

Rags 

New sounds 

  • are – care and share
  • ur – nurse with a purse
  • er – a better letter
  • ow – brown cow

 

 

Reading focus:  We are continuing to revisit our sounds and we have been looking at the speedy words at the back of the book to help improve the pace of our reading. We aim to be super, speedy readers. 

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.  

 

Grey Group Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 19.11.21 

 

Andrew 

The Lifeboat Crew 

The Deep Blue Sea 

 

This week, we have continued looking at the soft ‘c’ sound which comes before e, i and y. 

 

Practise reading and writing these words with the soft ‘c’ sound:  

circus, price, notice, concentrate, police 

 

Reading focus: We have been finding evidence in the text to prove what we know 

 

Please use your sounds book to practise words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.   

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Brennan 19.11.21 

 

Danny and the Bump-a-lump 

Just Let Me Sleep 

Fun at Night 

 

 

New sounds: 

  • kn – knock, knock
  • ph– take a photo 
  • wh– whisk, whisk 

 

Reading focus: This week we have been focusing on speed reading so we can become super speedy readers. Remember that if we know the word, we don’t need to Fred talk it. 

 

Please use your sounds book to read words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

 

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 19.11.21 

Ditty sheets 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 

Practise our sounds of the week: 

  • nk
  • ck
  • th
  • sh
  • ch

 

Reading focus: Re-cap the story to check your understanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 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. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 26thth November are

I put are says were

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

Starlings WB 15.11.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 6:47pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog!

We have had such a lovely week and the children are especially our new writing text ‘Nibbles’.

😊.

Can you believe we are now on the Christmas stretch and what exciting things we have to look forward to this half term

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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.

 

 

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English

This week we the children have been introduced to our new class text ‘Nibbles’. He has already nibbled through the book and some paper and we are wondering what he might nibble next!

Maths

This week our focus has been on adding numbers using various resources to support our learning.

RWI  

Orange Group- Miss Gillam 12.11.2021

I think I want to be a bee

A vet’s week

New sounds:

  • o-e phone home
  • u-e – huge brute
  • are – care and share
  • ur – nurse with a purse
  • aw – yawn at dawn

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

 

 

Yellow Group – Miss Gillam 12.11.2021

The Foolish Witch

Tom’s cooking class

What’s in the woods?

 

New sounds:

  • o-e phone home
  • u-e – huge brute
  • are – care and share
  • ur – nurse with a purse
  • aw – yawn at dawn
  •  

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading at an appropriate pace this week. Not too fast, not too slow!

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Group– Mrs Elson 12.11.21

A box full of light

Dick Whittingham

The Sun

New sounds:

  • o-e phone home
  • u-e – huge brute
  • are – care and share
  • ur – nurse with a purse

 

Reading focus:  We are continuing to revisit our sounds and we have been looking at the speedy words at the back of the book to help improve the pace of our reading. We aim to be super, speedy readers.

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

Green Group – Mrs Southern 12.11.21

My dog Ned

Pat, the vet

New sounds:

  • oo– poo at the zoo
  • oo – look at a book
  • ar – start the car
  • or – shut the door
  • air – that’s not fair

Reading focus: Point to the words as you are reading them.

 

Please continue to use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 12.11.21

Tab the cat

Pip the parrot

New sounds

  • i_e  - nice smile
  • o_e -  phone home
  • u_e -  huge brute
  • aw -  yawn at dawn

 

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on using Fred in our head to help us to become speedier readers this week. Remember to spot special friends, Fred talk and then read the word. 

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card.

 

Grey Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 12.11.21

 

Toad

Frog or Toad?

Pond Life

 

This week, we have continued our new RWI spelling scheme and spelling the or sound spelt a before 1 and ll. We have also started looking at the soft ‘c’ sound which we will continue with next week.

 

Practise reading and writing these words with the or sound: wall, talk, almost, stalk, chalk

Practise reading and writing these words with the soft ‘c’ sound: mice, icy, race, fancy, pencil

 

Reading focus: We have been focussing on comparing our text with other books we have read.

 

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Brennan 12.11.21

 

Lost

No Way!

Which Way is it?

 

 

New sounds:

  • ie – terrible tie
  • au – Paul the Astronaut :
  • e-e – Go Steve and Pete!
  • kn – knock, knock

 

Reading focus: This week we have been focusing on punctuation and exploring how an exclamation mark in a sentence changes the way we say the word and encourages our use of expression in our reading.

 

Please use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

 

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 12.11.21

Ditty sheets 16, 17, 18

Practise our sounds of the week:

  • ch
  • q
  • x
  • ng
  • nk

 

Reading focus: Re-cap the story to check your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 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. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 19th November are

is were the was they

 

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

Starlings WB 8.11.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 4th Nov 2021 @ 7:19pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog!

We hope you enjoyed a lovely half term and had lots of fun as a family.

😊.

Can you believe we are now on the Christmas stretch and what exciting things we have to look forward to this half term.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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.

 

English

We are currently having a sentence focus.  We have been exploring how we can make our sentences interesting and we have also been improving my incorrect sentences.

Maths

This week we have been exploring adding numbers together. We have worked hard to group objects and then explore the different ways we can write a number sentence.

RWI 

Orange Group- Miss Gillam 5.11.2021 

Playday  

We can play! 

Jam tarts 

 

New sounds: 

  • ea – cup of tea
  • oi – spoil the boy
  • a_e – make a cake
  • i_e – nice smile

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on using Fred in our head to help us to become speedier readers this week. Remember to spot special friends, Fred talk and then read the word.   

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card. 

 

Yellow Group – Miss Gillam 5.11.2021 

Grow your own radishes  

The radish contest  

plants 

 

New sounds: 

  • ea – a cup of tea
  • oi – spoil the boy
  • a_e – make a cake
  • i_e – nice smile

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on using Fred in our head to help us to become speedier readers this week. Remember to spot special friends, Fred talk and then read the word.   

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card. 

 

Blue Group– Mrs Elson 5.11.21 

Jelly Bean 

Small but deadly 

Beastly Pet 

New sounds: 

  • ea- cup of tea
  • oi – spoil the boy
  • a-e – make a cake
  • I-e – nice smile

  

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

Reading focus:  We are continuing to revisit our sounds and we have been looking at different ways of spelling the same in differently. 

 

Green Group  Mrs Southern 5.11.21 

On the bus 

The din on the bus 

New sounds: 

  • ay – may I play?
  • ee – what can you see?
  • igh – fly high
  • ow – blow the snow

Please continue to use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

Reading focus: Use the table at the back of the book to speed read the words from the story. 

  

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 5.11.21 

Scruffy Ted 

Scruffy Ted gets lost 

new sounds 

  • ea – cup of tea
  • oi – spoil the boy
  • a_e – make a cake
  • i_e – nice smile

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on using Fred in our head to help us to become speedier readers this week. Remember to spot special friends, Fred talk and then read the word.   

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of each speed sound card. 

 

Grey Group Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 5.11.21 

 

Wailing Winny’s Car Boot Sale 

Dad Makes a Mistake 

Amazing Caves 

 

This week, we have started our new RWI spelling scheme and have focussed on spelling the or sound spelt a before 1 and ll 

 

Practise reading and writing these words: tall, small, also, always, altogether, already  

 

Reading focus: We have been focussing on reading with expression and using punctuation marks to convey how the characters are feeling. 

 

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Brennan 5.11.21 

 

Robin Hood 

A Big Bag of Cash 

Bushcraft  

  • Practise our new sounds: 
  • e– he, she, we, be, me 
  • ie –terrible tie 
  • au – Paul the astronaut  

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Reading focus: This week we have been focusing on punctuation and exploring how a question mark in a sentence changes the way we say the word and encourages our use of expression in our reading. 

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 5.11.21 

Ditty sheets 12, 13,14 & 15  

Practise our sounds of the week: 

  • y
  • w
  • th
  • z

 

Reading focus: Continue to ‘Fred talk’ faster to help you to blend the words. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 12th November are

 

said   your   you   what   I'm

 

 

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

STARLINGS WB 18.10.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 4:22pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog! We have had another super week of learning in Starlings Class and I can’t quite believe his is the last week of the first half term.  😊.

We continue to be proud of all our Starlings as they continue to try their best and work hard in their lessons.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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 story books 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.

 

English

In our English lessons next week, we will be coming to the end of our unit.  As a class we have created a story pathway help us sequence the events. We will then write our own adventure story based on the ‘Lost and Found text’ but with a new character.

Maths

Next week we will be exploring the composition of numbers 6-10 and we will continue to discuss odd and even numbers.

RWI 

 

Blue Group - Miss Gillam 15.10.2021 

 

The jar of oil 

A second jar of oil 

Our invisible planet 

 

New sounds: 

  • ear – hear with your ear
  • ure– sure it’s pure 
  • tion– pay attention, it’s a celebration 
  • tious– scrumptious delicious  

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading for meaning again this week, taking time to discuss the key events in the text. When becoming a speedy reader, it is important that we understand what we are reading. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the RWI text to test your child’s understanding of what they have read. Perhaps you could record your answers and show me next week?   

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card. 

  

 

 

 

 

Grey Group – Miss Gillam 15.10.2021 

Wailing Winny’s car boot sale 

Dad makes a mistake  

Amazing caves  

New sounds: 

  • ear – hear with your ear
  • ure – sure it’s pure
  • tion – pay attention, it’s a celebration
  • tious – scrumptious delicious 

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading for meaning again this week, taking time to discuss the key events in the text. When becoming a speedy reader, it is important that we understand what we are reading. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the RWI text to test your child’s understanding of what they have read. Perhaps you could record your answers and show me next week?   

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

 

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Elson 15.10.21 

The gingerbread Man 

A hungry Fox 

Grab a snack 

New sounds: 

  • tious–scrumptious and delicious 
  • ck- tick tock
  • au- Paul the astronaut
  • e-e Go Pete and Steve!
  • kn- Knockknock who’s there? 

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

Reading focus: We have been continuing to look at speedy reading and we have been practicing reading our green words by saying in our head; Special friends, Fred talk read the word. How many green words can you speed read now? 

 

Orange Group – Mrs Southern 15.10.21 

My sort of horse 

Born on a farm 

New sounds: 

  • ire – firefire! 
  • ure– sure it’s pure 
  • tion– pay attention, it’s a celebration! 
  • tious/cious– Scrumptious delicious 

Please continue to use your sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

Reading focus: Do we understand what we have just read? Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the books to check your understanding. 

 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 15.10.21 

Sanjay stays in bed 

My holiday 

new sounds 

  • ire – fire, fire
  • are – care and share
  • ure- sure it's pure

 

 

Reading focus: This week we have been focusing on punctuation and exploring how an exclamation mark in a sentence changes the way we say the word and encourages our use of expression in our reading. 

 

Please continue to use your new sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. You will find the words on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

Green Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 15.10.21 

 

The web 

Leggy  

 

Practise our sounds of the week: 

  • ar– start the car 
  • or – shut the door 
  • air – That's not fair
  • ir– whirl and twirl 

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Reading focus: Keep practicing the red words to become a speedier reader. Remember, you can’t Fred a red! How many red words can you read in 30 seconds? Please use the red words written in the front of ‘The Web’ to play this game. You may end up reading the same word several times 😊. 

 

 

 

Red Group – Mrs Judge 15.10.21 

Let’s sing 

The band  

 

Practise our sounds of the week: 

  • ar– start the car 
  • or – shut the door 
  • air – That's not fair
  • ir– whirl and twirl 

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Reading focus: Keep practicing the red words to become a speedier reader. Remember, you can’t Fred a red! How many red words can you read in 30 seconds? Please use the red words written in the front of ‘Let’s sing’ to play this game. You may end up reading the same word several times 😊.  

 

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 15.10.21 

Ditty sheets 10 and 11 

New sounds:  

  • sh
  • r
  • j
  • v

Reading focus: Does the word I am saying fit with the sentence? When blending a word, think about the words you have already said in the sentence and think whether it makes sense. 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 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. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Thursday 21st October are

sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

 

STARLINGS WB 11.10.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 7th Oct 2021 @ 2:37pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog! We have had another super week of learning in Starlings Class 😊.

We continue to be proud of all our Starlings as they continue to try their best and work hard in their lessons.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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 story books 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.

 

English

In our English lessons next week, we will be coming to the end of our unit.  As a class we have created a story pathway help us sequence the events. We will then write our own adventure story based on the ‘Lost and Found text’ but with a new character.

Maths

Next week we will be exploring the composition of numbers 6-10 and we will continue to discuss odd and even numbers.

RWI 

Blue Group - Miss Gillam 8.10.2021

Our House

Greyhounds

Cool Houses

 

New sounds:

  • Ire – fire fire
  • Ew – chew the stew
  • Oa – Goat in a boat
  • Ai – snail in the rain

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading for meaning this week, taking time to discuss the key events in the text. When becoming a speedy reader, it is important that we understand what we are reading. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the RWI text to test your child’s understanding of what they have read. Perhaps you could record your answers and show me next week?  

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card.

 

 

 

 

Grey Group – Miss Gillam 8.10.2021

How silly!

Silly games

April Fool!

 

New sounds:

  • Ire – fire fire
  • Ew – chew the stew
  • Oa – Goat in a boat
  • Ai – snail in the rain

 

Reading focus: We have been focusing on reading for meaning this week, taking time to discuss the key events in the text. When becoming a speedy reader, it is important that we understand what we are reading. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the RWI text to test your child’s understanding of what they have read. Perhaps you could record your answers and show me next week?

 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card.

 

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Elson 8.10.21

Lost

Which way is it ?

No way

New sounds:

  • ew – chew the stew
  • ear – hear with your ear
  • ure- sure it's pure
  • tion – it’s a celebration

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

Reading focus: We have been looking at speedy reading and we have been practicing reading our red words. You can’t Fred a red! These focus red words are found at the beginning of the book.

We have also been practising our speedy green words by saying; Special friends, Fred talk read the word.

 

Orange Group – Mrs Southern 08.10.21

Come on Margo

Dads and karts

New sounds:

  • oa – goat in a boat
  • ew – chew the stew
  • ire – fire fire!
  • ear – hear with your ear

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

Reading focus: Trying to read using ‘Fred in our head’ instead of fed talking out loud.

 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 08.10.21

Tab’s Kitten

Yap Yap

  • new sounds
  • ai - snail in the rain
  • oa –goat in a boat
  • ew – chew the stew

 

Reading focus: keep practicing the red words to become a speedier reader. Remember, you can’t Fred a red!

 

Please continue to use your new sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. You will find the words on the back of the speed sound card.

 

Green Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 08.10.21

Chips

Beth’s Chip Shop

 

Practise our sounds of the week:

  • ee – what can you see?
  • igh – fly high
  • ow – blow the snow
  • oo –look at a book

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

Reading focus: keep practicing the red words to become a speedier reader. Remember, you can’t Fred a red!

 

 

 

Red Group – Mrs Judge 08.10.21

Wuff Wuff

Nip, Nip, Nip

 

New sounds:

  • ay – may I play?
  • ee – what can you see
  • igh – fly high
  • ow – blow the snow

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.

 

Reading focus: keep practicing the red words to become a speedier reader. Remember, you can’t Fred a red!

 

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 08.10.21

Ditty sheets 7,8 and 9

New sounds:

  • f
  • e
  • l
  • h

Reading focus: Fred talking a little faster so that words can be blended easier.

 

Reading

 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. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 15th October are

first second third fourth fifth

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

Design & technology

Thank you so much for all the ‘junk modelling’ you kindly brought in for the children.   They had a fantastic ‘tinkering’ session where they designed and built a vehicle after which we tested it for strength and suitability.  We discovered that we needed to design something that would enable the wheels to turn and we also needed something stronger than a straw to support the wheels! 

 

 

STARLINGS WB 4.10.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 29th Sep 2021 @ 9:13pm

 

Hello Starling families and welcome to our weekly blog! We have had another super week of learning in Starlings Class 😊.

 

I have really enjoyed talking to you and letting you know how fantastically well your little Starling has settled into Year 1.

Thank you so much for your continued support, Mrs Southern and I  really appreciate it.

Our gorgeous Starlings, together with the other children in KS1, have really enjoyed attending worship in the hall. We have also all been on a tour of the school as this is a brand-new experience for them all.

We continue to be proud of all our Starlings as they continue to try their best and work hard in their lessons.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. 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.

 

English

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our text ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.  We have been discussing how the different characters have felt during the story and we will be continuing with this next week when we create an emotions graph together.  We have also been enjoying our additional class text ‘Meerkat mail’ by Emily Gravett. So Far Sunny has left home and has sent a postcard to his family telling them of his adventures.

Maths

Next week we will be continuing exploring the composition of numbers 0-5 before progressing on to the composition of numbers 6-10.

RWI 

 

Blue Group - Miss Gillam 1.10.2021 

King of the birds 

The thirsty cow 

Birds! 

New sounds: 

  • ur– nurse with a purse 
  • er- a better letter
  • ow – brown cow
  • ai – snail in the rain

Reading focus: We have had a vocabulary focus in our RWI session’s this week. Can your Swallow share some of their favourite word choices from the text with you? Can they give you a definition to explain what the word means? Can they use the same word in a different spoken sentence? 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

 

Grey Group – Miss Gillam 1.10.2021 

Looking after a hamster 

Bert the explorer 

A pet or pest? 

 

New sounds: 

  • ur– nurse with a purse 
  • er- a better letter
  • ow – brown cow
  • ai – snail in the rain
  •  

Reading focus: We have had a vocabulary focus in our RWI session’s this week. Can your Swallow share some of their favourite word choices from the text with you? Can they give you a definition to explain what the word means? Can they use the same word in a different spoken sentence? 

Please continue to use your little sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. Remember, we are now focusing on being super speedy readers and need to be able to spot the special friends, Fred talk and read the word using Fred in our head as quickly as possible. You will find lots of words to read on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Elson 1.10.21 

 

Robin Hood 

A big bag of cash 

Bushcraft 

 

New sounds: 

er- better letter 

ow – brown cow 

ai- snail in the rain 

oa - goat in a boat 

  

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. Can you find the special friends really quickly? 

Reading focus: We have been looking at our punctuation this week. Can you find the question marks and exclamations? The punctuation helps us with our reading and our understanding of the story. 

 

 

Orange Group – Mrs Southern 01.10.21 

 

Too much! 

A bad mood 

 

New sounds: 

  • ur- nurse with a purse 
  • er - a better letter
  • ow - brown cow
  • ai – snail in the rain
  •  

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card. 

Reading focus: Watching out for exclamation marks so that we can really emphasise the word. 

 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 01.10.2020 

The dressing up box 

Sam’s Bag 

 

  • New sounds
  • ur– nurse with a purse 
  • er- a better letter
  • ow – brown cow

 

Reading focus: Practise ‘Fred in your head’ so we can get speedy! 

 

Please continue to use your new sounds book to read words containing each of our new sounds for this week. You will find the words on the back of the speed sound card. 

 

Green Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 01.10.21 

 

Black Hat Bob 

Red Hat Rob 

 

New sounds: 

  • ir– whirl and twirl 
  • ou– shout it out 
  • oy – toy to enjoy

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Reading focus: Practise ‘Fred in your head’ so we can get speedy! 

 

 

 

Red Group – Mrs Judge 01.10.21 

Jam 

The Big Net 

Practise our special friends: 

  • qu– qu, qu, queen 
  • ng – a thing on a string
  • nk– I think I stink 
  • sh– shhhh says the horse to the hissing snake 
  • th– thank you says the princess to the horse 
  • ch– ch ch choooo sneezes the horse 

 

Please use your new sounds book to read new words containing each sound on the back of the speed sound card.  

 

Reading focus: Using our red Fred words to become a speedier reader.  

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 01.10.21 

Ditty sheets 4,5 and 6 

New sounds:  

  • c
  • k
  • u
  • b

Reading focus: Fred talking a little faster so that words can be blended easier. 

 Homework

Reading – Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

Spellings

During the Autumn 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 week's. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 8th October are

six seven eight nine ten

PE

Our PE days will be 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.

 

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