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Starlings WB 5th June 2023

Date: 31st May 2023 @ 5:06pm

Welcome to this week's Starlings class Blog. What another fantastic week we have enjoyed




Friday Superstar: Martha

Top Table: Nathan and Alba


Diary Dates:

Monday 5th June           INSET DAY

Friday 16th June            Non-Uniform day in return for a donation to SHARE (please see newsletter)

Tuesday 20th June        Trip to Belwilderwood

Tuesday 21st June         Sports Day

Wednesday 28th June    Reserve Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July       New Class Day



Read Write Inc 

In preparation for the Phonics Screening Check (PSC), your child has a copy of real and alien words in their envelopes containing the sounds they will be assessed on.  Please encourage your child to practise these sounds.  In addition, there is a copy of all the QR sounds in their folder which will support their revision too.


Below I have put links to some fun games that the children have enjoyed playing in class.


Odd and Bob

Phonics Frogs

word pairs

Our RWI lessons start promptly at 9 am.  If you can drop your child off as near to 8.45 as possible it would be very beneficial as we have activities before the class registration.

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 practised in that group.  These words inform our spelling quizzes and regular practice 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 learned that week and use the videos to support their learning.


No spellings will be sent out this half term.  Instead, your child has real and alien words to practice at home.  This ensures the children have lots of exposure in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check.  More will be added to your child's folder but please don't feel you have to review every word each night as it will be too much for them.  I would recommend no more than eight at a time and mix them up daily.




 Our new class text is 'Goldilocks and Just the One Bear'  In this story Little Bear is all grown up and Goldilocks is a distant memory. One day, Little Bear wanders out of the woods and finds himself lost in the Big City. Will he find the city too noisy? Too quiet? Or just right?


In maths, we will be exploring time before moving on to numbers up to 100.



We had great fun building a shelter for Paddington and then testing it for its effectiveness of being both sturdy and waterproof.  This half term we will enjoy looking for signs of Summer as well as continuing to look at materials.


In religion, we will be learning about how Muslims express new beginnings.



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



Children in KS1 receive free fruit.  Children do not have to bring a snack from home but if you wish, we ask that it be a healthy option and just one item, please. Please also remember we are a NUT-FREE SCHOOL. Please can you also make sure that your child only has water in their water bottle; juice, however, is fine at lunchtime if your child brings a packed lunch.



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 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

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