Welcome to Starfish Class! 

Welcome to the Starfish Class! We are a mixed pre-school and reception class and cater for children between the ages of 3-5 years-old. In the Starfish class we fully implement the EYFS framework where learning through play is at the heart of our curriculum and 'Laughter and Learning' is our ethos.  Mrs Fielder is the class teacher and Mrs Taylor, Mrs Worrall and Miss Boulton are the class assistants.

Our current topic is 'Muck, Mess and Mixture' and in this topic our focus is on growing, change and exploring the world around. We send home a topic fact sheet about the our learning which includes topic tasks, key topic vocabularly, books and questions that we are focusing on in our topic. You can also see it here too by clicking the links below. 

We have PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons. This term we are developing our PE skills in races and 'fun adn games.'

We usually hold a Book and Bisuit on a Wednesday morning at 9.00-9.30am and welcome all parents or carers to come and read a story with us. However during this time of Covid restrictions on visitors to our school, we will not be able to do this until further notice. We will be supporting your child to choose his/her library book to take home and share with you. 

New class reading books are given twice a week and we encourage these class readers to be read with daily at home to support your child's developing reading skills. Reading books from RWI scheme will also be sent home for the phonic stage of reading for your child.  

Home phonics folders are sent home to practise daily with phonic sheets or ditties to practise with your child in the Autumn and spring term. Maths/literacy will also be sent home on alternating weeks starting in the final term of the school year. These activities support the maths, phonics and letter formation skills we are practising in class. Throughout the year we will be holding a Phonics and Reading workshop as well as a Early maths workshop. In these we will discuss you on how we teach these early skills and how these important skills can be further supported at home. This year we will hold these by Zoom and strongly recommend you attend these as we discuss ideas and activities to help support your child's learning at home as well as the methods of teaching we use. 

We will also be updating our Class Dojo page and your child's portfolio on the Dojo app with these home learning tasks and other activities. You child will receive Dojo points for their efforts at school, such as taking pride in their work, working together as a team, homework and reading tasks completed and being ambitious in thier learning. As well as the Class Dojo, you can also access your child's Tapestry account with your individual username and password to view your child's learning and activities in class. Please check these daily and add comments, photos and videos of activities your child likes to do at home. We love to see them!

Mrs Fielder, Mrs Worral, Mrs Taylor and Miss Ballard.

Topic Fact Sheets

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