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Starlings 2022 - 2023




Welcome new Starlings and your families.  What an exciting year we have planned.


My name is Mrs Esling and I am the class teacher.  Mrs Westland is our teaching assistant and we are excited to be working together in Starlings class.  Please remember the link to our weekly blog is at the bottom of this page.  


Look what we learn about in Year 1:


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Our theme for the year is


This term we will be

'World Explorers

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Autumn Term


Our first text this Autumn is The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. This is the story of a lonely little boy, a whale washed up on a beach and a friendship that will change both their lives forever.  This text will inspire us to write our own version of the story using the skills we will learn along the way.

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Our second text, 'Lost and Found'  by Oliver Jeffers is a story about a boy and the day he found a penguin at his door...he didn't know where it came from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole... 


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Emma Yarletts's book 'Nibbles'is a wonderful story about a very naughty book monster who chomps, munches and nibbles his way through fairy tales that don't belong to him!











In maths, we will be focusing on comparing quantities and measures.  we will practise using the vocabulary smaller and taller, shorter and longer and heavier and lighter.  We will be comparing items in and around our classroom and using the appropriate language to compare them as well as mathematical symbols.


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PSHCE - No Outsiders, Heartsmart, Mindfulness

This half term we will focus on 'Get Heart Smart' and then move on to 'Don't forget to let love in' after half term. We will use Smiling mind, peer massage and mindfulness activities to help us to learn about the importance of our mental health and well-being. Our No outsiders books are Elmer by David Mckee and Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow & Simon Rickerty



PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term. 

On PE days your child will come to school wearing their PE uniform and remain in it all day.

PE Uniform is a school t-shirt,  school jumper/school hoody, black joggers/black leggings, and trainers. if your child is wearing trainers with places they must be able to tie them independently.

Please remember all long hair must be tied back and earrings either covered with tape or removed at home. Please also ensure that your child has appropriate footwear. If they have lace-up trainers they must be able to tie them independently.

Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water



The children will have a spelling quiz every Friday morning which are the 'red words' linked to the RWI phonics programme.  Please check the weekly blog for the current list of spellings.





 If you ever have any questions or concerns, then we are always here to help.


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