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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 Home Explorers.

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The text that will inspire us to write a story about a small lost creature is 'BEEGU By Alexis Deacon.  It is a story about a friendly little creature who is lost, but the Earth people don't seem very friendly.










In maths, we will be adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 before moving on to exploring numbers to 50.  This term we will also be investigating length and height and mass and capacity.



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In Science we will be looking at materials.  we will be investigating objects and working out what material they are made from.  we will be describing the materials and conducting experiments to find ouw which materials sink and which float.  we will use the findings from our experiments to build a boat for Paddington that will keep him dry and safe.



In Geography we will locate Lostock Gralam on the map before looking at the countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities.  We wil then continue our investigations and explore the continent that our country is in. we will also locate the Oceans and map the route that Paddingtpon travelled from Peru.




In History we will continue to look at inventions in transport.  We have already learnt about how bikes helped people to travel further but now we willbe looking at cars and the changes in design over the years.


In religion we will learn all about the Easter story

Click below to see the children depict the story through drama.




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This half term we will be looling at 'Fake is a Mistake' and 'Dont rub it in.... Rub it out'.   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:

Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale, Alexandra Strick & Ros Asquith

To understand that our bodies work in different ways


Want to play trucks? By Ann Scott and Bob Graham

To find ways to play together


Hair, it’s a family affair by Mylo Freeman

Proud to be me




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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Starlings: Blog items

Starlings WB 27.3.23, by Mrs Esling

Starlings WB 20th March, by Mrs Esling

Starlings WB 13th March, by Mrs Esling

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