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Welcome to Star Class

Class Teacher: Ms Harwood

Class TA: Ms Simpson

LSA: Ms Rickwood


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For Autumn 1 our focus is for children to:

Settle happily into their new class

Learn the class routines and expectations

Make new friends

Explore their new learning environment

Manage their personal hygiene and be able to dress themselves

Talk about themselves and their families



Enjoying familiar stories

We have been learning to read with expression joining in with repeated phrases in much loved books.  We recently read ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and have loved joining in with Bill when he says ‘I want my mummy!’ We have also been reading other books such as ‘So much!’ and ‘The Smartest Giant in Town.’  Your child may like to listen to the stories again at home with you and discuss what happens : )

Enjoying Learning Outdoors
The children have very much enjoyed exploring different resources outside.  We creatively built some dens.  We measured how many tyres tall we are too for example! been enjoying finding different minibeasts outside in the garden such as snails, slugs and worms. They have enjoyed observing what they notice about these.  For example, they have noticed lines on worms and different patterns on slugs and how snails differ in size.  We also caught a few bees and observed these with magnifying glasses!  We then explored together why we need to release the bees back to their environment and how we can help care for these. 

We have began learning phonics!

(Phonics helps your child to read and write) 


You can click on the documents below and spend some time with your child having a go at doing the different activities.  Can your child try to say the sounds at home? You might like to have a go at writing the different sounds/ letters.  We will send home sheets for your child to do this for different letters we are currently learning to write.  You may like to have fun playing the match up game. Try to match the initial sound with the picture e.g., a is for apple 😊 Enjoy!

Your child can listen to the jolly phonics song below to hear the phase 2 phonics sounds being said. 

Your child can enjoy singing the songs, saying the sounds and creating the actions!