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Starlings WB 28th November, by Mrs Esling

Date: 23rd Nov 2022 @ 6:58pm

It is that time again! What another busy week we have had in Starlings class.

 

 

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Friday Superstar: Grayson

Top Table: Corey and Gracie Mae

 

Diary Dates

Monday 12th December - Non uniform day in exchange for items for the school fair.  Starlings class have been asked to donate pre-loved books for any age.

Tuesday 13th December is our whole school trip to watch the panto at the Grange School

 Tuesday 13th December from 2.30pm-5pm, Christmas Fair.

 

Please note that school closes on 16th December at 1pm

 

Writing

 

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Nibbles has eaten through Jack and the beanstalk and he has bit the giant on his bottom! 

Now we have found out that Nibbles is going on holiday but what should he take with him.  This will provide us with a fantastic opportinity to practie our -s and -es suffixes on nouns.

Maths

In maths we will be exploring subtraction and challenging ourselves with missing box equations.  

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

 

SPELLINGS

The quiz for the spellings will be on WEDNESDAY 30th November.  The spellings are:

baby he paint be what

 

PE

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL. Please can you also make sure that your child only has water in their water bottle.  Juice, howver, is fine at lunchtimes if your child brings a packed lunch.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

Starlings WB 14.11.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 10th Nov 2022 @ 9:17pm

It is that time again! What another busy week we have had in Starlings class.

 

 

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Friday Superstar: Katie

Top Table: Heidi and Jayden H

 

Diary Dates

18th November Children in need – non uniform day and Whole school flu immunization
21st November School photographs
23rd November Film night for children - fundraising event £3 per child

 Tuesday 13th December from 2.30pm-5pm, Christmas Fair

 

Writing

 

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Nibbles has eathen through Goldilocks and the three bears!  Goldilocks was shocked and upset that she had been blamed.  I wonder which fairy story Nibbels will eat through next? 

This week the children have enjoyed retelling the story of Goldilocks and the three bears.  Next week we will be discussing how Little Red is going to feel when she is also the victim of Nibbles and his antics!! we will also be exploring the plural noun  suffixes of -s and -es.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our theme of addition but will explore it further using missing number equations which will support our understanding of inverse operations.

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

 

SPELLINGS

The quiz for the spellings will be on WEDNESDAY 16th November.  The spellings are:

  is she was they were 

 

PE

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL. Please can you also make sure that your child only has water in their water bottle.  Juice, howver, is fine at lunchtimes if your child brings a packed lunch.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

Starlings WB 7th November 2022, by Mrs Esling

Date: 29th Oct 2022 @ 4:41pm

 

It is that time again! What another busy week we have had in Starlings class.

 

On Friday 11th November, we will be visiting the cenotaph in our church grounds to commemorate Remembrance Day. The children will explore the significance of the poppy and reflect upon the sacrifices the soldiers gave for us. 

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Friday Superstar: Teddy H

Top Table: Teddy G and Evelyn

 

Diary Dates

18th November Children in need – non uniform day and Whole school flu immunization
21st November School photographs
23rd November Film night for children - fundraising event £3 per child

 

Writing

 

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In our writing lessons we have found out that the culprit is Nibbles the book eating monster!  We have rewritten the mising labels he damaged and we have also been designing traps to catch him.  This week sees him visiting Goldilocks and the three bears.  What mischief will he cause there?

Maths

In maths,we will be exploring addition and looking at how two parts can be added together to form an equations.

 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

 

SPELLINGS

The quiz for the spellings will be on WEDNESDAY 16th November.  The spellings are:

  is she was they were 

 

PE

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL. Please can you also make sure taht your child only has water in their water bottle.  Juice, howver, is fine at lunchtimes if your child brings a packed lunch.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starlings WB 31st October 2022, by Mrs Esling

Date: 27th Oct 2022 @ 2:35pm

 

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

Friday Superstar: Alba

Top Table: James K and Jayden B

 

Diary Dates

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

 

Writing

 

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

Maths

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

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

 

SPELLINGS

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

 

PE

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

 

Book Trade – Message from our new School Councillors: 

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

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STARLINGS WB 17th October 2022, by Mrs Esling

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 6:43pm

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.

 

 

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

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

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Friday Superstar: Harriet

Top Table: Imogen & Nathan

 

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

 

We have been busy practising for our Harvest festival. We really hope you can come and watch us perform on Monday 17th October at 10.30am.

 

 

 

This week:  

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

 

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

 

she some so  to me

 

 

 

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

what is 1 more than 7?

what is 1 less than 8?

 

PE: Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

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. Please also rembember we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

 

Starlings WB 10th October, by Mrs Esling

Date: 5th Oct 2022 @ 7:04am

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.

 

 

What a lovely week we have enjoyed.

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

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Friday Superstar: James

Top Table: Brayden and Evie

 

We have been busy practising for our Harvest festival. We really hope you can come and watch us perform on Monday 17th October at 10.30am.

 

Also, if you have child due to start school in September 2023 or know of someone locally, please tell them about our Open Day on Saturday 8th October! 

 

This week:  

Writing: In our writing this week we have researched information about penguins!  We needed to help Frank find out how to look after the penguin.  We found out that penguins particularly like to eat baby squid and krill! Next week we will be going on a journey through the stormy sea and we will create an emotion graph to show how Frank was feeling at different points of the story.

 

Spelling: The spelling quiz will take place on 14thOctober

 

want call we her go

 

Maths:   In maths we have been looking how numbers can be partitioned in different ways.  Next week we will be focusing on numbers 0-5 and recognising names, numerals and quantities. We will be encouraging the children to subitise for the numbers 1 to 5, where they will be able to recognise values without counting them. We will also be learning about ordinal numbers (first, second third etc)

 

PE: Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

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.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

 

Starlings WB 03.10.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 28th Sep 2022 @ 7:10pm

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.

 

 

What a lovely week we have enjoyed.

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

 

 

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Friday Superstar: Rory

Top Table: Gracie Mae and Charlotte

 

This week we have had to choose our class Ethos represetatives. It was really difficult as so many children expressed a wish to be involved.  We decided the fairest way was to pick straws (in our case lolly sticks) and we are therefore proud to announce that the Starling ethos representatives are

Harriet Jack Harry and Gracie Mae

 

We are sure they will be wonderful particpants in worship.

 

 

This week:  

Writing: In our writing  we have name the boy in our story Frank.  A penguin has appeared at Frank's door and he doesnt know why.  Frank has taken the penguin to the 'Lost and Found' office but noone has lost a penguin. Next week we will be reseraching facts about penguins and also planning what we may need to pack for the journey to take him home.

Spelling:The spelling quiz will take place on 7thOctober

be are all like I’ve 

Maths:   In maths we have continued to explore how a 'whole' can be represented by froups of objects.  Next week we will be focusing on how a whole group can be composed of two or more parts and can be represented using a part-part-whole 'cherry' diagram.

 

PE: Our PE days  are Wednesdays and Fridays . Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lesssons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

 

On the class page I have uploaded three new files named Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.  These contain the QR codes for all the sounds.  Each video is about ten minutes long and can be viewed by your child independently.  Please check your child's bookbag on a Friday to see which new sounds they have learnt that week and use the videos to support their learning.

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.

 

Birthdays

We love celebrating the children's birthdays and hearing about all the exciting things they are doing. We appreciate that it is not always possible to invite the whole class and we would ask therefore that in these instances that invites are given out before or after school.  Thank you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

Starlings WB 26th September, by Mrs Esling

Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 7:18pm

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.

 

 

What a lovely week we have enjoyed.

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

 

 

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Friday Superstar: Heidi

Top Table: Logan and Grayson

 

 

 

 

This week:  

 

Writing: We have changed text and are now looking at 'Lost and Found' by Oliver jeffers. we hve predicted what we think the story is going to be about using the clues we had.  We think a penguin is going to be lost and the boy is going to take him home.  We are going to be looking at why the penguin is lost using our investigative skills

Spelling:The spelling quiz will take place on 30th September.

for he your said you

Maths:   In maths we will be looking at whole and parts of numbers up to 10.

PE: Our PE days  are Wednesdays and Fridays . Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

Our RWI lesssons start promptly at 9am.  If you are able to drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial.

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606 668270 

Many thanks Mrs Esling and Mrs Westland

Starlings WB 12.09.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 8th Sep 2022 @ 8:23pm

Welcome to Starlings weekly blog.

 

What a fantastic week we have had.

Mrs Westland and I are so proud of how well thay have all adapted to the changes in Year 1.

 

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Friday Superstar: Isla

Top Table: Henry and Lily

 

 

We have enjoyed spending time getting to know each other this week and we especially enjoyed the activity we did based on 'The Invisible String'.

 

This week:  

Wednesday 14th September: Please sign up for one of the four slots on our Meet the Teacher evening. 3.15pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm or 5.15pm - these are for parents and there will be a creche available for your children to attend on the evening.

We will continue to have lots of lovely activities to support getting to know each other and the classroom and to help us all settle quickly into our routines. 

Writing: We continue to enjoy our new class text 'The Storm Whale.we have identified nouns and joined them using the conjunction 'and'.  next week we continue with the text and we will be completing activities on verbs in the past tense.

Spelling: We will set our first set of spellings to go home to learn next Friday 16th September. This will be explained to you in more detail at the meet the teacher evening.

Maths:   Our focus will continue to be on measure.  We will be comparing groups of items using our class resources.

PE: Our PE days  are Wednesddays and Fridays . Please come to school wearing appropriate PE kit- White t-shirt, black/blue plain hoodie and tracksuit bottoms or shorts, hair tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI book mark.  On this book mark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practise supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via a note in your child’s diary or through the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child.  admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk     01606668270 

Mrs Esling

Starlings WB 05.09.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 4th Sep 2022 @ 12:58pm

 

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A huge welcome to Starlings class.  We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful summer break and feel refreshed for the new school year ahead. 

Mrs Westland and I are so excited and looking forward to this new exciting year.

This week we will initially be spending time getting to know each other and settling back into school life.

 

Writing

In our writing lessons, we will be making predictions based on our new class text ‘The Storm whale’.  What will our story be about?  Where will it be set?

Look out for us on twitter when we explore the clues left for us.

Maths

Our maths focus this week will be comparing measure.  Who is  taller / shorter?

Which is longer / shorter? Which is heavier / lighter?

 

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. 

Read Write Inc 

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

Please check your child’s diary to find out which group they are in, which sounds they have learnt that week and which books they have in their book bag.  Each time they move to a new group they will receive a RWI bookmark.  On this bookmark are the ‘red’ words that are practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practice supports fluency and confidence in writing. 

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. Please also make sure that your child brings a named water bottle with water in it daily.

 

Uniform

Please make sure your child's uniform is clearly marked with their name.  

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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

 

 

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.

English

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

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.

curious case of the missing mammoth.png

 

 

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

the lion inside image.png

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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

the lion inside image.png

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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

the lion inside image.png

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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.

 

 

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