Welcome to Starling Class! 

Year 1 & Year 2


 Class Teachers: Mrs Gardiner  

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stone

Miss Murray


We love being outdoors and exploring, so far this term as well as settling back into routines we have been exploring our school environment.

Our class topic is


As the term progresses we will post pictures so that you can see what we have been doing.



An email with our Autumn Term letter was sent to all parents at the start of term but key information is below.



Reading books are changed Monday and Thursday to allow for 'Book Quarantine'

Please hear your children read daily if possible, it really is key to their progress.


 PE is on Wednesday and the children may come to school in PE kit all day. 


Spellings will be given out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. They will also be uploaded to this page weekly.



'Mucky Mondays' started on 21st September! We are having so much fun learning outside and getting very messy!

This term we have been visited by Sneezy the Dragon, he has inspired lots of writing back in the classroom!

Below are some pictures!

We will be doing outside learning all day on Mucky Mondays! So please send your children in school uniform but warm trousers please also send  additional appropriate clothing, sun hats, wellies, warm coats, extra layers, waterproofs etc.



My Maths homework has now been set, well done to everyone who has had a go so far!

Please let us know if you do not have log in details, individual letters were sent home at the start of this half term.



Our Mucky Mondays are proving a winner, we have all had a lot of fun and so far the weather has been kind!

Our suggested 'Blended Learning' weekly timetable and resources will be available from Monday 8am until Friday 8pm for the current week, in the unfortunate event of self isolating or being away from school ill you will be able to follow the timetable, use the links and access learning like the children in school.

Blended Learning access to White Rose Maths tutorials here, click on the link.

Worksheets can be found for each block below!

White Rose Home LearningWhite Rose Maths


We also complete weekly maths and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) mat in Starling Class.

It practices key skills that the children are learning.

If your child is ill or you are self isolating these can be accessed week by week below for the first half of the Autumn term.

Week 1 being 14th September.



Maths Mats for Autumn term 2                                                              

 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 1.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 3.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 4.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 5.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Autumn 2 Mat 6.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 2.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 3.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 4.pdfDownload
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          Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar mats for Autumn term 2

 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 1.pdfDownload
 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 2.pdfDownload
 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 3.pdfDownload
 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 4.pdfDownload
 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 5.pdfDownload
 T-L-51958-Year-1-Autumn-Term-2-SPaG-Activity-Mats - Mat 6.pdfDownload
 yr2 Mat 1.pdfDownload
 yr2 Mat 2.pdfDownload
 yr2 Mat 3.pdfDownload
 yr2 Mat 4.pdfDownload
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The topic worksheets/activities for the current week can be found here... 

 5 senses scavenger hunt.pdfDownload
 Christmas story booklet 4 wks work.pdfDownload
 Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet left handed year 2.pdfDownload
 Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet year 2.pdfDownload
 Wr presentation.pptDownload
 wr word Search Black and White year 2.pdfDownload
 yr 2 letter wr unscramble.pdfDownload
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Weekly Spellings-given on Friday tested the following week... 

 Yr 1 Wk 9 au ey.docDownload
 Yr 2 Wk 9 kn gn.docDownload
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In addition to our weekly spelling list the children the children are expected to be able to spell the following common exception words by the end of the school year. These can also be found in the children's reading diaries.

Mats to support the learning of common exception words can be found below.

 Yr 1 a, the, I, is, was.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 are, has, one, our, put.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 be, he, me, she, we.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 here, there, where, says, push.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 no, go, so,by,my.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 of, said, do, to, you.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 pull, full, love, some, come.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 sure, who, water, again, half.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 today, once, friend, school, house.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 ask, his, were, your, they.pdfDownload
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Phase 4 and 5 tricky word booklets for blended learning are below. 

 Phase 4 tricky words booklet.pdfDownload
 Phase 5 tricky words booklet.pdfDownload
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Activities to support reading can be found below. When you've finished reading a book try and complete an activity.

 Look out for cooking up a character, making comic strips and wanted posters!

 Year 1 Read and respond activities.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Read and respond activities.pdfDownload
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Fantastic Fact Booklets can be downloaded below.

Year 1's will begin at F1 & Year 2's will continue from last year.

We aim to start testing the children in class after half term.

 f1 booklet.pdfDownload
 f2 booklet.pdfDownload
 f3 booklet.pdfDownload
 f4 booklet.pdfDownload
 f5 booklet.pdfDownload
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Daily Phonics Lesson Videos

See Starling Class calculation policy below.

If you are stuck this is how we do maths!