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Starfish Class Weekly News

 

Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Friday 8th November 2019

 

This week we have really enjoyed sharing the children’s holiday home-learning challenges. The children have impressed us with their creativity and we now have a lovely display in class. Thank you for supporting the children in carrying out their challenges. With Bonfire Night in mind, we talked about our ‘ASPIRE’ value of ‘Safety’ and how to be safe around fireworks. We then became artists, working together to create pieces of Bonfire Night art. We used different tools to create paint effects and added sparkle to create different textures on our art work. We then thought about the noises associated with fireworks and added words to our picture. We were all very pleased with our end result.

We have been busy as usual during free-flow, playing co-operatively and exploring the different resources.  Some of us practised our aiming skills and some of us enjoyed writing warning signs to go with the train that had been created using the crates. We also had a great time on Thursday when we had our first swimming lesson at school.

We are looking forward to our autumn walk next week. Let’s hope the sun shines!

Have a good weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019

 

What a fantastic first term Starfish class have had at school! They have settled in brilliantly and have been really busy learning new skills and building friendships. We hope the children have a well- deserved rest over half term. We look forward to seeing any of the autumn home-learning challenges the children complete. 

See you back at school on Tuesday 5th November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019

 

This week we have learnt even more Jolly Phonics sounds, songs and actions. We have been reading lots of autumn stories and thinking about seasonal change. We managed to dodge most of the showers and enjoyed some busy ‘free flow’ time with children challenging themselves to ride the balance bikes over the ramp. We also had some budding crossing patrol people directing operations with the scooters and trikes. We have enjoyed exploring and being creative with our new magnetic construction equipment. In maths we have been thinking carefully about the number five as well as counting and using Numicon to make different amounts.

We continued to think about our emotions and how we are feeling each day. We are practising ‘sharing a smile’ with our friends. On Thursday we were extremely lucky to be involved in the ‘Borrow the Moon’ project. The children were able to hold meteorites and see actual samples of moon dust and rocks. What an amazing way to finish off the week! We hope the children tell you all about it.

Have a good weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019

 

This week we have begun to learn about some of the changes that happen in the autumn. We started work on an autumn display and everyone contributed a colourful hand-print which we used as autumn leaves. During ‘free-flow’ we practised our balancing skills, made music with the Tune Tubes and enjoyed playing number games with friends. We have also been learning more Jolly Phonics sounds, songs and actions and then enjoyed sorting objects to match their initial sounds. In maths we have been thinking really carefully about the number four and how we can represent it in different ways.  We also had great fun acting out more of our ‘Rainbow Fish’ stories.

We all took part in a sponsored ‘skip for five’ minutes on Tuesday. Everyone did their best and impressed us by managing to keep going for the whole time. Thursday’s focus was on mental health which linked in nicely with our ‘Jigsaw Jenny’ PSHE activity. Wearing bright yellow clothes we talked about what makes us feel happy or sad and decided that simply ‘sharing a smile’ with others can be a really positive thing. We all worked together to make ourselves a reminder by creating a big happy emoji face. In our music appreciation lesson we listened to the song ‘Happy’ and some of the children helped Mrs Eden by demonstrating how to sing and dance in time to the music. What a busy week!

Have a great weekend.

The Starfish team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

Monday 30th September 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019

 

We’ve had another busy week in Starfish class and have enjoyed learning the Jolly Phonics songs and stories for the sounds s, a, t, I and p. We have even tried thinking of other words beginning with these sounds. We have introduced our new ‘Power Maths’ scheme by thinking carefully about the number 3. We have been spotting and describing groups of 3 objects as well as lots of counting activities. We also read the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ which is all about sharing with friends. Some of the children decided to write ‘shared stories’ based on this story and we had great fun acting out these stories in class.

We enjoyed taking part in a physical carousel of activities on Friday. This included parachute teamwork games, developing our ball skills and spatial awareness and following instructions. We have enjoyed meeting up with our friends in Seahorse and Coral class during ‘free-flow’ time and exploring a wide range of activities and resources. The children have shown great co-operation and teamwork whilst interacting with the rest of the year group. We have been thinking about our classroom rules too and decided an important one is that we only have 4 people in the sand pit at a time. We had some time in the ICT suite practising using a computer mouse and using a number program on the computer. Lunches have been going well and many children chose to have the special census lunch on Thursday. The ‘all day breakfast’ option was a definite hit!

Hopefully the children are not too tired after their first full week at school!

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

 

Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019

 

The children have had a busy week exploring and getting to know the classroom resources and learning about our school routines. Lunchtimes have gone really well and the children have enjoyed visiting the lunch hall and chatting with their friends. Mr Hautler came to visit us and ended up building with the Lego! We finished the week with a non-uniform day in support of the ‘Gold Geese’ charity and the children looked really colourful in their various shades of gold. Next week the children will be bringing home a sharing book and some words to start learning.

Have a good weekend!

The Starfish team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019

 

Well what a great start to the term!

We have really enjoyed getting to know our new little Starfish during their first week of mornings at school. We have been impressed by the way the children come into class happily each morning and how they have set about getting to know their new classmates. The children are really looking forward to staying for lunch next week.

Have a good weekend.

 The Starfish team

 

 

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