We have had yet another busy week. On Wednesday we went exploring in the Library Gardens and looked for signs of autumn. Thank you to all our lovely helpers who did a great job encouraging the children to investigate and collect their autumn treasures. On Thursday we met up with the children from Beluga class. These Year 6 children will be our ‘Reading Buddies’ for the whole year. We enjoyed sharing stories with them and look forward to visiting them in their classroom next term
For those of you who couldn’t attend our Phonics Workshop, the presentation can be found on the website at >about us>curriculum>reception.
We can’t believe it’s half term already, the weeks have flown by and the children have done a great job of settling into school. There are some ‘Autumn home learning challenges’ in the children’s book bags to keep them busy over the holidays. We look forward to sharing any ‘homework’ on our return to school.
Have a lovely half term break.
The Starfish Team.
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
We have had yet another busy and enjoyable week in Starfish class. We have been busy practising our Jolly Phonics sounds, actions and songs. Thank you to those of you who attended our parents phonics work-shop, we hope you found it useful. Some of our activities this week have included reading and listening to stories in our book tent, working co-operatively with the water play equipment and designing our own autumn hedgehogs collages at the creative table. We also enjoyed celebrating ‘Leigh in Pink’ day on Friday.
Have a lovely weekend.
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
Thank you for your kind Harvest donations, we’re sure they will be gratefully received.
Continuing with our Autumn theme we have been making leaf prints for a display. Some of the children enjoyed planting daffodil bulbs with Mrs Kasai-Harte in the Courtyard Garden.
We have seen lots great child-led activities during Free-Flow including independent writing, puppet shows and reading for pleasure in our “Reading Tent”. The children are also showing great team-work at tidy-up time.
We also joined the rest of the school for our first Celebration Assembly on Friday.
We hope you have a good weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the Phonic Workshop on Tuesday.
The Starfish Team
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
We have had another busy week in Starfish class and the children have been getting used to staying at school all day. We have completed our self-portraits by designing our own frames. They look really colourful and the children were proud to display their work in the classroom. We have been discussing the changes that happen during Autumn time and have enjoyed investigating the wonderful Autumn ‘finds’ the children brought in to show us. We have been continuing to get to know each other and have enjoyed using the computers, going to music and ICT.
Thank you for supporting the children at home with their reading and the children will be bringing home their first word-sheet on Friday. We hope you will be able to join us at our reading and phonics workshop on the 10th October.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
The children have really enjoyed staying for lunch this week and are quickly becoming familiar with our lunchtime routines. We have been very impressed in the mornings with almost all of the children coming up the ramp into class independently. We have been busy painting self-portraits, exploring the outdoor area and resources, listening to stories and getting to know one another.
Next week, we plan to set up an autumn interest table with conkers, leaves, pine cones etc. We would love to add any autumn ‘finds’ you may come across at the weekend.
Monday 11th September – Friday 15th September 2017
Welcome to our Starfish Class page.
We have enjoyed getting to know the children during their first few days at school and we are getting better at remembering everyone’s names!
The children have been exploring the classroom, making friends and trying out the snack bar.
Have a lovely weekend, see you all next week.
From the Starfish Team