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Starlings WB 27.09.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 8:36pm

 

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

We continue to be proud of all our Starlings as they continue to try their best and work hard in their lessons. We have been super historians this week when we used our skills and knowledge to place a range of bikes in chronological order.

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home this week. The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

English

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our text ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and we will be discussing how the characters in the book are feeling at different points in the story.

Maths

Next week we will be exploring ordinal numbers before progressing to the composition of numbers 0 to 5.  We will be participating in lots of practical activities and using our maths resources to support our learning.

RWI

 

Blue Group - Miss Gillam 24.9.2021 

Hairy Fairy 

A job for Hairy Fairy 

It’s so hairy 

New sounds: 

  • o-e Phone home
  • u-e Huge brute  
  • aw Yawn at dawn 
  • are care and share 

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud and taking note of the punctuation when reading. What does the author want us to do when we get to a comma or a full stop?  

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

 

Grey Group – Miss Gillam 24.9.2021 

I dare you 

Men on the moon 

Nancy Roman’s space telescope  

New sounds: 

  • o-e Phone home
  • u-e Huge brute  
  • aw Yawn at dawn 
  • are care and share

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud and taking note of the punctuation when reading. What does the author want us to do when we get to a comma or a full stop?  

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

  

Yellow Group – Mrs Elson 24.09.21 

Tom Thumb 

Stuck in fog 

Bugs 

New sounds: 

 I-e  nice smile 

  • o-e- phone home 
  • aw– yawn at dawn 
  • are-care and share 

 ur – nurse with a purse 

 

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

Reading focus: Using our red Fred words to become a speedier reader. To read and notice punctuation to help with our story telling voice. 

  

Orange Group – Mrs Southern 24.09.21 

Follow me 

Can you see me? 

New sounds: 

  • o-e phone home
  • u-e huge brute
  • aw yawn at dawn
  • are care and share

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

Reading focus: Attempting to ‘Fred in our head’ more when reading a story. 

 

 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling 24.09.2021 

In the sun 

Rags 

New sounds: 

  • o-e Phone home
  • u-e huge brute  
  • aw Yawn at dawn
  • are care and share

 

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud and taking note of the punctuation when reading. What does the author want us to do when we get to a comma or a full stop?  

 

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

 

Green Group – Mrs Judge / Mrs Hoskins 24.09.21 

The Spell 

A Witch’s Lunch 

New sounds: 

  • oo– poo at the zoo 
  • oo– look at a book 
  • ar– start the car 
  • or – shut the door

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

Reading focus: Using our red Fred words to become a speedier reader. To read and notice punctuation to help with our story telling voice. 

 

 

 

Red Group – Mrs Judge 

Cat in a Pot 

The Bug 

New sounds: 

  • qu– qu, qu, queen 
  • ng – a thing on a string
  • nk– I think I stink 

 

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

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

 

Ditty Group – Mrs Southern 24.09.21 

Ditty sheets 1,2,3 and 4 

New sounds:  

  • i
  • n
  • p
  • g
  • o

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

 

Homework

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

Spellings –

During the Autumn term our spellings will be focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page from the previous week's page. 

This weeks spellings to be quizzed on Friday 1st October are

one two three four five

PE

Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

Starlings WB 20.09.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 9:14pm

 

STARLINGS CLASS

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

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

English

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our text ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.  We have already used clues from the text to make predictions about what the story may be about. We have also helped out at the ‘Lost and Found'  office where we wrote labels for the missing animals!

Maths

In maths, we will be continuing to compare quantities and measures up to 10.  This week we have used our maths resources to support our learning of greater than, less than and equal to.  Next week we will be exploring ‘parts’ and ‘wholes.

RWI

The children are enjoying being in their phonics groups.  They will continue to bring home new books each Friday which they can keep at home to be returned the following Friday.  The children each have a sounds booklet in their book bag.  Please practice the sounds that your child has been taught that week to consolidate learning and boost confidence.

Read Write Inc

Please see below for details of our new sounds and the texts we have been reading in our Read Write Inc groups this week. To support your child’s progress, it would help if they read and spell the words containing each sound at home.

Blue Group - Miss Gillam 

The Poor Goose  

A horse on Dartmoor 

Running contests 

New sounds: 

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

 

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud.  

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

 

Grey Group – Miss Gillam 

The lion’s paw 

King Midas 

The Romans 

New sounds: 

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

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

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud.  

 

Yellow Group – Mrs Elson 

Off Sick 

Miss Smith is ill 

What happens to your sandwich 

New sounds: 

 u-e huge brute 

  • ea- cup of tea and ee – what can you see 
  • oi– spoil the boy 
  • a-e- Make a cake

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

Reading focus: Using our Fred talk when reading unfamiliar words and not just having a guess. Fred in our heads helps us to be more fluent readers.  

 

Orange Group – Mrs Southern 

I think I want to be a bee  

A vet’s week 

New sounds: 

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

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

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud. 

 

Pink Group – Mrs Esling  

Tab the cat  

Pip the parrot 

New sounds: 

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

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

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud. 

 

Green Group – Mrs Judge 

My Dog Ned 

Pat, the Vet 

New sounds: 

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

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

Reading focus: Using an exciting, expressive reading voice to bring the story to life while reading aloud. 

 

Spellings

The children will receive a list of spellings each week and we will quiz them on a Friday morning. The next quiz will be on 24th September and the spellings are:

be he she me we

PE

Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water.

Starlings WB 13.09.21, by Mrs Esling

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 5:00pm

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

Mrs Southern and I are so proud of how well the children have settled in and how well they are working, they really are all superstars.

English

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our text ‘Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.  We have already used clues from the text to make predictions about what the story may be about.

Maths

In maths, we will be continuing to compare quantities and measures up to 10.  Already we have been exploring our maths resources and using them to explain our thinking.

RWI

The children have been assessed to ascertain their groups for Read Write Inc.  They will be bringing a book home each Friday to have for the week before returning it the following Friday to exchange for their new book.

Spellings

The children will receive a list of spellings each week and we will quiz them on a Friday morning. The next quiz will be on 17th September and the spellings are:

the     my     no      of       me

 

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Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. Please can you also make sure that if your child is wearing laced up trainers they are able to tie them independently.

Thank you

 

Starlings Final Blog, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 19th Jul 2021 @ 9:36pm

Weekly Blog

Our final day!

 

Hello Starlings and welcome last weekly blog page of Year One!

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for everything. It has been a challenging year with remote learning and lock downs and we have finally made it to the end which feels bitter sweet. The children (and us) are so ready for a rest but to say goodbye to this lovely class of children will be difficult for us all.

Every single one of our lovely Starlings has put a huge effort into their learning this year and they have made huge amounts of progress. They have also grown so much and have made us so incredibly proud!

Phonics round-up

This week our groups have reviewed our set 2 and set 3 sounds and we have played games to help us to learn and review sounds.

Can we please ask that any RWI books you have at home be returned as soon as you can?

 

Fun-Day

The children had an absolute blast on the bouncy castle during our Friday fun-day and it was lovely to see the wide smiles on their faces and to hear the giggles and laughter after such a challenging year. Thank you for your contributions.

 

Have the very best summer, stay safe and we will see you in September!

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Blog w/c 12/7/21, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 8:54pm

Weekly Blog

Week commencing Monday 12th July

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

Well we are heading into our final full week of Year One! Summer is fast approaching and we are so excited that FOOTBALL IS COMING HOME! Whatever happens in Sunday's final, there will be a lot for our Starlings to talk about and learn about. We are so excited. 

 

English

In writing we have finished reading the ‘Toys in Space’ story by Mini Grey and we have planned our own adventure stories inspired by the events in the book.

Next week, we will be using our plans to write our stories.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been learning all about numbers to 100. We have explored number patterns and used our knowledge of tens and ones to partition numbers.

Next week we will be continuing our work on numbers to 100 by comparing and ordering numbers using < > and = to help us.

 

Design and Technology   

This week we have enjoyed designing and making our own vehicles. We learnt about wheels and axels and tried to make sure all of our own vehicles had their own wheels and axels. Keeping to our plan was tricky but we did a really good job!

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Pink Group

Sounds focus: i_e, o_e, u_e

Book: In the Sun

Orange Group

Sounds focus: e, ie

Book: Follow Me

Yellow Group – Mrs. Southern’s Group

Sounds focus: i_e, o_e, u_e

Book: The Gingerbread Man

Yellow Group – Mrs. Esling’s Group

Sounds focus: i_e, o_e, u_e

Book: Tom Thumb

Blue Group

Sounds focus: tious/cious, e, ie

Book: The Poor Goose

Grey Group

Sounds focus: tious/cious, e, ie

Book: Toad

 

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Class Blog w/c 5th July, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 4th Jul 2021 @ 8:30pm

Weekly Blog

Week commencing Monday 5th July

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

We cannot believe there are only 3 weeks left in Starlings class. The children are continuing to amaze us every day and make us proud. Here’s a little snapshot of what we have achieved in this past week and will be learning in the week ahead.  

 

English

In writing we have continued to use the text ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey to inspire our writing. We have been learning to add suffixes to words when writing in the past tense and we have written some letters for different purposes, including to say sorry to a friend and to invite friends to a party.

Next week, we will be completing our unit of work on ‘Toys in Space’. We will reading the end of the story and using the past tense to write diary recounts of important events in the book. We will also be sequencing the events from the story before planning and writing our own adventure stories inspired by ‘Toys in Space’.  

 

Maths

In Maths we have been solving addition and subtraction word problems using numbers to 50. We also reviewed our home learning focus and completed lots of practical activities to support our knowledge and learning of measurements for weight and capacity.

Next week we will be preparing for Year 2 by learning all about numbers to 100. We will be learning to count to 100, and to explore number patterns and partition numbers to 100 using what we already know to help us.   

 

 

 

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Pink Group

Sounds focus: ea, oi, a_e

Book: Tab the Cat  

Orange Group

Sounds focus: ure, tion, tious/cious

Book: Playday

Yellow Group – Mrs. Southern’s Group

Sounds focus: ea, oi, a_e

Book: The Duckchick

Yellow Group – Mrs. Esling’s Group

Sounds focus: ea, oi, a_e

Book: Off Sick

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ear, ure, tion

Book: Barker

Grey Group

Sounds focus: ear, ure, tion

Book: Wailing Winny’s Car Boot Sale

 

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Class Blog w/c 21st June, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 8:55pm

Weekly Blog

Week commencing Monday 21st June

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

We have had another busy and sun-filled week in Starlings class and are so proud of the hard work we are doing to join our handwriting.

 

English

In writing we have continued to use the text ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey to inspire our writing. We have been looking at the different characters in the book and thinking about how we can describe and compare them. In our sentence writing, we have been learning to use ! and ? at the end of our sentences.

Next week, we will be using the senses to help us to explore how the toys might be feeling. We will also be writing descriptive sentences for our own space creatures.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been using our knowledge of numbers to 50 and the symbols less than < and greater than  >  to help us to compare and order objects and numbers.

Next week we will be counting in twos and fives, and we will be applying our learning to help us to solve word problems for addition and subtraction.  

 

History

In topic this week we have been using our history skills to learn about how cars have changed throughout time and exploring the differences in their size, shapes, what materials they were made from and what they were used for. We made timelines to show chronological order.

 

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Red Group

Sounds focus: ck, sh

Book: A Cat in a Pot

Green Group

Sounds focus: ay, ee, igh

Book: The Web

Pink Group

Sounds focus: ai, oa, ew

Book: Snow  

Orange Group

Sounds focus: ie, au, e_e

Book: My Best Shirt

Yellow Group

Sounds focus: cious/tious, e, ie

Book: Robin Hood

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ai, oa, ew

Book: JellyBean

Grey Group

Sounds focus: ai, oa, ew

Book: How Silly!

 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings wb 14.6.21, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 13th Jun 2021 @ 10:23pm

Weekly Blog

14th June 2021

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

Last week we had a wonderful return to school following the half term break and we have been very busy learning and having fun in the sunshine!

 

English

In writing we have started our brand new text ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey. We have been introduced to the different characters and have been using the very important skill of inference to think about how the toys might feel and what they might be thinking. We then wrote sentences to share our ideas, using the word ‘and’ to join more than one idea in a sentence.

This week we will be learning to punctuate sentences with ? ! and .

We will also be comparing the different characters from the book.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been learning all about numbers to 50. We can now count to 50 and find missing numbers to 50, and we can use part part whole to represent numbers to 50 by using tens and ones.

This week we will be counting in twos, and then using < and > to compare sets of objects.

 

Topic

Last week we learned all about The Flying Scotsman, we found out where it got its name from, plotted where it travelled on the map, talked about the impact it made on people’s lives and measured out its length.

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Red Group

Sounds focus: ng, nk

Book: Wuff Wuff

Green Group

Sounds focus: ir, ou, oy

Book: Tug Tug

Pink Group

Sounds focus: ue, er, ow

Book: The Greedy Gremlin  

Orange Group

Sounds focus: tion, tious/cious

Book: My sort of house

Yellow Group

Sounds focus: ure, tion, tious/cious

Book: The Gingerbread Man

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ue, er, ow

Book: Hairy Fairy

Grey Group

Sounds focus: eu, er, ow

 

 

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Class Blog 28th May, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 27th May 2021 @ 8:55pm

Weekly Blog

28th May 2021

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our final weekly blog of this half term.

After another fantastic week in Starlings class, we wanted to share what we have learnt this week and what we are looking forward to next half term.

 

English

This week our writing was inspired by our Creepy Crawly Show! We wrote a recount of the day the creepy crawlies visited our class, and we wrote our own poems in the style of “We Can” by Michael Rosen.

After half term we will begin a new unit of work based on the book ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working hard on our addition and subtraction facts within 20. We compared addition and subtraction facts using the symbols <, > and =.  

After half term our maths work will focus on numbers to 50, then numbers to 100.

Creepy Crawly Show

Wow, what a fantastic experience this week when the Creepy Crawly show visited school. All of the children were incredibly brave and they showed our school rules of ready, respectful, safe beautifully.

We loved learning about, looking at and touching a tarantula, 2 species of snake, a cockroach, a gecko, and even a tenrec. That’s a relative of the humble hedgehog!

It was a truly amazing day.

Topic

Next half term, we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing in History. In Geography we will learn all about the local area of Lostock, and in Science we will be learning about materials.

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Red Group

Sounds focus: qu, x

Book: Pick it Up

Green Group

Sounds focus: ar, or, air

Book: Black Hat Bob

Pink Group

Sounds focus: aw, are

Book: Tab’s Kitten

Orange Group

Sounds focus: ire, ear, ure

Book: Come on Margo!

Yellow Group

Sounds focus: ire, ear

Book: Off Sick

Blue Group

Sounds focus: u_e, aw, are

Book: The Poor Goose

Grey Group

Sounds focus: u_e, aw, are

Book: I dare you

Wishing you all a lovely, safe and happy half term break. We will see you back in school on Monday 7th June.  Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Class Blog 21st May 2021, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 20th May 2021 @ 8:56pm

Weekly Blog

21st May 2021

 

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

After another fantastic week in Starlings class, we wanted to share what we have learnt this week and what we are looking forward to next week.

 

English

In writing we have completed our writing unit inspired by our class text ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’. We used the plans we wrote last week to write a story which uses the same structure as our class text, but included our own animals and setting in the story.

Next week we will learn all about poetry and we will be writing our own poems.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working hard to subtract within 20. We have learned all about crossing tens when subtracting which was quite tricky but we tried hard and think we have cracked it!

Next week we will practise our addition and subtraction facts to 20 and solve some word and picture problems to test out learning!

History

In History this week we continued our learning on inventions and transport. We used ipads to help us to find out more with the use of a “padlet”, it was so much fun! We learned all about different inventions and then we found out about the inventor George Stephenson and made posters to celebrate our learning.

PSHE

In PSHE this week we began our P4C work and discussed some “big questions”. Did you manage to continue the discussion at home? We hope the lovely stickers helped you to do so!

 

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

Red Group

Sounds focus:z, ch

Book: Jam

Green Group

Sounds focus: ow, oo, oo

Book: The spell 

Pink Group

Sounds focus: u_e, i_e, o_e

Book: The dressing up box

Orange Group

Sounds focus: ai, oa, ew

Book: A good cook? 

Yellow Group

Sounds focus: ai, oa, ew

Book: Tom Thumb

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ie, i_e, o_e

Book: King of the Birds 

Grey Group

Sounds focus: ie, i_e, o_e

Book: The Lion's Paw 

 

Wishing you all a lovely, safe and happy weekend. Please remember that Monday is an INSET day so we will be back to school on Tuesday.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Blog 26/3/2021, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 8:36pm

Weekly Blog

26th March 2021

Hello Starlings and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

What another excellent week we have had in school, we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

English

In writing we have continued with our class text ‘The Lion Inside’. We have enjoyed orally retelling the story with our friends. We have also been exploring how the animals were feeling at different points of the story.

Next week we will be writing our own stories inspired by the text.

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

 

Gold Group

Ditty sheets

Green Group

Sounds focus: air, or, ir

Book: Black Hat Bob

Pink Group

Sounds focus: or, air, ir

Book: Tab the Cat

Orange Group

Sounds focus: aw, are, ur

Book: Look-Out

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ew, ire, ear

Book: The Poor Goose

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at ‘how many are left?’ We have looked at the number as a whole and subtracted a part to find what was left.

Next week we are continuing with subtraction and will be exploring counting back.

 

We have been so excited to see the frog spawn in our class tank hatch into tadpoles! We cannot wait to see them develop more and turn into frogs.

We also enjoyed planting trees in our school environment.

 

R.E.

In RE this week we learned all about ‘The Last Supper’.

Spellings

As next week is our last week and it’s a short week, we won’t be having a spelling quiz.

 

Wishing you all a lovely, safe and happy weekend.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern.

Starlings Blog 19/3/2021, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 18th Mar 2021 @ 8:26pm

Weekly Blog

19th March 2021

Hello to our lovely Starlings family and welcome back to our weekly class blog.

The children have enjoyed another fun-filled week of learning in school and have been impressing us all so much with their resilience, super attitude to learning and their smiles.

English

In writing we have been exploring our class text ‘The Lion Inside’. We have enjoyed looking at the different characters and describing their feelings and we have been mastering the use of ! in sentences too.

Phonics

This week our groups have been learning:

 

Gold Group

Ditty sheets

Green Group

Sounds focus: ow, oo, oo, ar

Book: Six Fish

Pink Group

Sounds focus: oo, oo, ar

Book: In the Sun

Orange Group

Sounds focus: i_e, o_e, u_e

Book: Haircuts

Blue Group

Sounds focus: ow, ai, oa

Book: Hairy Fairy

Maths

In Maths this week we have been exploring number bonds and now we are moving onto subtraction.

Why not challenge us to make a number bonds rainbow at home and see how well we can recall them now!

 

Science

In Science we are making the most of the changes in our outdoor environment in school by using our senses to identify signs of Spring on a scavenger hunt. We have also been looking at the weather and exploring how the weather changes with the seasons.

History

This week in History we have learned all about what the past is and we have enjoyed writing sentences about something we enjoyed doing which is in the past.

Spellings

You will find spellings in your reading diary, but for your reference, this week’s words are

Are

Your

Come

Push

Where

The quiz will take place on Friday 26th March so please practise at home beforehand, thank you! 😊

 

Wishing you all a lovely, safe and happy weekend.

Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern

Starlings Weekly Blog W/C 8th March, by Mrs Judge

Date: 10th Mar 2021 @ 3:22pm

Hello Starlings and welcome to this week's blog,

It has been so lovely having you back in school and seeing so many happy, smiling faces.

We have been celebrating National Science Week this week with a focus on ‘innovation’. We have learnt how crayons are made and all about the Crayola inventor and even made our own crayon scratch art. We have learnt about the Mars Rover mission and drawn our own Mars Rovers. We have investigated the best material to make a parachute with and designed our very own machines from recycled material.

In worship, we have been celebrating being back together and we will relaunch our ‘Global Goals’.

For writing, we have been making predictions and describing settings in our new book ‘The Lion Inside’ and for maths we have been making number bonds to 10.

We have also re-done our Read, Write, Inc assessments so a sticker will be put into diaries with information about changes. Each week, the children will bring home their RWI book, a RWI reading book and a bedtime book which we would love or you to share with them.

We cannot thank you enough for all of your support with home learning this term - it means so much to us and is had a great impact on the children. 

Stay safe,

Mrs. Judge, Mrs. O’Marah, Mrs. Esling and Mrs. Southern

 

Starlings Home Learning 5th March, by Mrs O'Marah

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 11:27pm

Friday 5th March 2021   

Happy Friday everyone. Here we are again at the end of another hard working week. You are all amazing and we are just so proud of how much enthusiasm and hard work you are putting into your school jobs.

Well done superstars- we couldn’t be more proud of the amazing children we have at Lostock Gralam and don’t forget to tell your adults that we think they are superheroes. You have blown our socks off Starlings, you have had a smile on your faces every morning and you have tried your best with your home learning tasks every day. Well done!

 Worship

Click on the link for Mrs Powell’s worship today: https://youtu.be/MTgdJpAbcc4

 Science

Next week in school we will be celebrating Science week and we have lots of fun activities planned for you and the whole-school focus for the week will be on ‘Innovating for the Future’, that means using Science to come up with new ideas and technology that will change the World one day. We want to celebrate the Mars Rover robot landing in Space, so to launch this we would like you to learn about the astronaut Mae Jemison today. 

Have a look at the lesson video to find out more: https://youtu.be/dQoGJnhiP2A 

Reflect and return to school task:

Today we would like you to just reflect on the last 8 weeks of remote learning and to think ahead to your return to school. There are some lovely activities below to help you to do this. You might want to print them from the attachment, or you might want to create your own doodles in your own style.

If you want, you could play this lovely relaxing music whilst you create your ideas today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2UEqBdU7go&list=RD-j2uKUK5P10&index=2