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 several times.

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 incase your child is absent when they are given out or they are mislaid.

PE sessions will take place each 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 homelearning (see below).

We add weekly 'homelearning' 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!

The children will be bringing home a Common Exception workbook to work through at their own pace this term. The same booklet is available to download on our home learning page. 



My Maths homework click here...

You could also install the new White Rose 1 minute maths app. Great for practising maths skills... check out the link here.

1 Minute Maths link

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS-Logins will soon be set for year 2's.

Timetable Rockstar Link Here!

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.





This week's spellings (ie saying igh- yr 1) ( adding es to y- yr 2)

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This week's maths homework (optional)

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Spellings, Maths & SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) homework for this week can be found here!

Yr 1 homework to support learning on place value to 20 (2 weeks work)

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Yr 2 Homework to support multiplication (2 weeks work)

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Year 1 & 2 homework to support work on adjectives

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Year 1 Phonics Homework

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Year 2 Spelling game

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Maths Homework for half term

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'Mucky Mondays Mornings have begun in earnest! We have been learning about the Leaf Man book and using nature to make our own characters which we will use as our writing inspiration this week. 


We will be doing outside learning all morning on Mucky Mondays! Please remember appropriate clothing, sun hats and suncream at this time of year!



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...


Espresso Game Zone

Try the link below to some Spring STEM challenges for those of you who like experiments!

Science Sparks Spring Challenges


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.

Espresso link


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!

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Music is very important for our wellbeing, try to listen to some music each day.

Somerset Music's link 'Singing for Wellbeing' is below...

Somerset Music Link


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!'  

Oak Academy


Short videos suitable for KS1 to explain the recent invasion of Ukraine can also be found below.

Ukraine for KS1

KS1 Ukraine video



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 2 bath, path, any, many, busy.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 climb, wild, eye, could, should.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 climb, wild, eye, could, should.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 door, floor, poor, because, hold.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 fast, last, past, father, Christmas.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 find, kind, mind, behind, child.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 most, only, great, even, after.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 most, only, great, even, after.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 move, prove, every, pretty, now.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 parents, break, steak, children, everybody.pdfDownload
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Phase 4 and 5 tricky word booklets for blended learning are below. 

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See Starling Class calculation policy below.

If you are stuck this is how we do maths!