Welcome to our Starfish Class page.
Starfish Class Weekly News
We started the week off by making Christmas decorations and enjoying our first festive lunch in the school hall. We were amazed to see Santa arriving in the car park! After lunch we played party games, told jokes and danced to festive tunes. On Friday, we wore Christmas jumpers in support of 'Save the Children' and took part in a whole school 'Santa Dash' around the astro turf to keep fit. What a fun festive week!
Starfish class have been very festive this week and have been making sparkly hats to wear at next weeks Christmas lunch and doing some 'top secret' Christmas filming... all will be revealed at the end of term! The children have also been really busy in our Elf workshop, wrapping gifts and writing 'to do' lists for Santa. We have been learning about the Nativity story and writing sentences about what happened. In Power Maths, we have been thinking about 'time' and sequencing events that happen in our day.
This week we have been busy practising our phonic skills by writing initial sounds and CVC words. In Power Maths we have been devising simple '1 less' stories using the structure, 'first, then and now' and doing lots of counting forwards and backwards. During free-flow we enjoyed bowling, cycling, completing jigsaw challenges and being creative at the art table. Another busy week of learning and fun in Starfish class.
We started off the week wearing odd socks in support of anti bullying and talked about the fact that everyone is unique and that it's okay to be different. We also started a mini topic about vegetables, writing shopping lists and tasting different vegetables. Red pepper was the favourite in our taste test. Everyone helped to peel and chop vegetables to go into our vegetable soup. Finally we got to eat our delicious soup. Yet another busy week in Starfish class!
We really enjoyed exploring the school garden and looking for signs of autumn. We used time connectives such as first, then and next to create a recount of our autumn walk. We worked collaboratively to create firework art and then added words to describe the sounds of the fireworks. We observed the two minute silence on Remembrance Day and finished the week in our pyjamas in support of Children in Need. Yet another busy week in Starfish class!
This week we have been making 2-D shape rocket pictures and talking about the properties of 2-D shapes. We learnt about how to keep safe around fireworks. In free-flow, we enjoyed dancing and playing the musical instruments, building together and practising our hula-hooping skills. The children really enjoyed their first swimming lesson and tried really hard to be independent when getting changed.
We have enjoyed exploring our exciting new P.E. equipment. The children have been practising their hopping, skipping, galloping, side-stepping and balancing skills.
What a busy time we have had this term ! A big thank you for your continued support.
Have a great half-term and see you soon.
We have had another busy week in Starfish class. We have continued to learn about changes that happen in the season of autumn. We enjoyed being scientists and looking closely at the colourful leaves in our discovery tray. We have been making hedgehog collages and printing with autumn leaves. We have been learning about the festival of harvest and collecting food donations for our local Harp charity.
This week in Starfish class we enjoyed our first yoga session in the hall with Mrs Lawrence. We have taken part in our Daily Mile Destinations challenge, keeping fit by running laps of the playground. In Power Maths we have been learning to make different number patterns on a ten frame. We have continued to write and act out our Rainbow fish 'shared stories'.
Starfish class have coped really well during their first full week at school. The children enjoyed dressing up in yellow, red and orange in support of Golden Geese. Thank you for donating so generously to this special charity. We also enjoyed work based on the story of 'The Rainbow Fish" and thought about the importance of sharing and being a kind friend to others.
Starfish class have had a great time at school this week and have really enjoyed staying for lunch. They had fun mixing with the children from Coral and Seahorse during our free-flow sessions. The children have been painting self portraits and also worked together to create some Starfish class rules to keep us safe and happy.
Starfish class have had a lovely time getting to know each other during thier first week at school. They have had time to play, explore and investigate some of our foundation stage resources. We have been very impressed by their smiling faces as they come into class. Well done Starfish class!