Welcome to Starling Class!
Year 1 & Year 2
Class Teachers: Mrs Gardiner (Monday-Thursday) Mrs Stanley (Friday)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stone & Mrs Cameron
This page will be used for other activities, links and resources that are not necessarily timetabled weekly but that you may wish to try. You will find sections for Science, PSHE (to support wellbeing), Music, PE and Reading.
Reading Books will be changed every Monday and Thursday-please ensure books and reading records are sent in daily. Please read each book more than once.
Less fluent readers should read the first time for decoding, second time for fluency and a third time for comprehension. This may be a sentence or a page at a time.
Our spelling tests will take place each Monday -please practise spellings and the rules which the children will be learning in our phonics sessions and ensure spelling books are sent in each week. The spelling list for each current week will be listed below in case your child is absent when they are given out or they are mislaid.
PE sessions will take place each Tuesday & Wednesday-children will need to bring in their kit in at the start of the week and it can be taken home again at the end of the week for washing or left on pegs until the end of half term whichever you prefer!
Homework will be daily reading of between 10/15 minutes, practice of weekly spellings and MyMaths as set as well as optional maths and SPaG home learning (see below).
We add weekly 'home learning' maths and SPaG work to support the work being completed in class each week, these are intended for use as homework if you so wish or if you feel your child needs a little extra support with their maths work. (answers are usually supplied with the sheets for you to mark at home)
Please feel free however to access any of the learning on this page below if you would like to supplement homework with extra activities such as science, music or PE!
NEW Year 1 & 2 MYMATHS HOMEWORK has now been set-Have a look!!
You could also install the new White Rose 1 minute maths app. Great for practising maths skills... check out the link here.
TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS-Logins will soon be set for year 2's.
Please check back regularly as we will update when we can.
Please ensure that you are reading regularly with your child, both sharing books and hearing them read.
Spellings, Maths & SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) homework for this week can be found here!
Resources to support wellbeing and mental health can be found below...
Mymaths homework link can be found below!
Have a look at the games on Espresso or Top Marks...
Try the link below to some Spring STEM challenges for those of you who like experiments!
or explore the changing seasons with Espresso and Oak Academy...
There are some great videos on YouTube (Letters and Sounds) or Espresso to support phonics.
For an extra challenge when you finish the sheets you could write some sentences using the words in your exercise book.
You can also access lots of free resources through Oxford Owl.
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!
Music is very important for our wellbeing, try to listen to some music each day.
Somerset Music's link 'Singing for Wellbeing' is below...
Use the oak academy below to learn about Pulse in music, linked to our classwork this term.
If you would like some support your child deal with their current emotions there are a series of short videos & lessons from the Oak National Academy.
The unit is called, 'It's OK not to be OK!'
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.pdf
|Yr 1 are, has, one, our, put.pdf
|Yr 1 be, he, me, she, we.pdf
|Yr 1 here, there, where, says, push.pdf
|Yr 1 no, go, so,by,my.pdf
|Yr 1 of, said, do, to, you.pdf
|Yr 1 pull, full, love, some, come.pdf
|Yr 1 sure, who, water, again, half.pdf
|Yr 1 today, once, friend, school, house.pdf
|Yr 2 ask, his, were, your, they.pdf
Phase 4 and 5 tricky word booklets for blended learning are below.
See Starling Class calculation policy below.
If you are stuck this is how we do maths!