Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together





Welcome to Starling class!

Our class teacher is Miss Boddy and our teaching assistant is Miss Salt. Sometimes Ms Worton is in our class to teach us, too. Feel free to speak to any of us before or after school on the door, we are always happy to help!

In Starlings, we work hard, have fun and never give up. In the mornings, we have phonics, literacy and numeracy and in the afternoons we learn all about our topic for the term. We do geography, music, science, PE, art and history through our cross-curriculum.

Our topics this year are:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Poles Apart
  • London’s Burning
  • The Golden Ticket
  • Sound of the Underground
  • Picture Perfect

Miss Wilson is our school sports coach and she teaches us PE on Wednesday afternoons. Miss Boddy also teaches us PE on a Friday morning.

Every Friday we set maths homework to be handed in by the following Wednesday for marking. On Monday, we set spelling homework to practise for the week and children are tested on Friday during Literacy. We appreciate all your support at home and would appreciate if you could hear your child read during the week too.

An important member of our class is Pickle the Penguin. He goes home with a child every Friday who has been working hard and trying their best in class. He has his own little black book of adventures to record his weekend in. We then share his weekend in class.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office, Miss Boddy or Miss Salt.