Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together

 

Starlings

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Starling class!

 

Our class teacher is Miss Boddy.

In Starlings, we show respect, resilience and determination with everything we do. In the mornings, we have phonics, english and maths and in the afternoons we learn about our topic for the term through geography, music, science, PE, art and history.

Our topics this year are:

  • I Aspire
  • Poles Apart
  • Great Fire of London
  • The Golden Ticket
  • Healthy Planet, Happy Planet
  • Down, down deeper and down

 

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. Please make sure your child has PE shorts and a top with their name in. They can also bring in joggers for when we go outside. Children with glasses will need to wear them with a strap and remove any jewellery. Earrings must be covered up by tape.

Every Friday we set maths homework to be handed in by the following Thursday for marking. On Monday, we set spelling homework to practise for the week and both classes compete against each other to find the most words with that spelling rule. Some spellings will be differentiated too and your child will have two activities to help them learn. Homework will be set on Tapestry so please speak to me if you can’t access Tapestry.

We would appreciate if you could hear your child read at home during the week too as this will help with their fluency and understanding of the books they read. We know life can be busy and reading may not be a priority but reading is a life skill your child will need throughout their life. If your child reads 3 times a week they will receive a hole punch in their loyalty card. Once their card is complete, they will be able to choose a book from our Bookworm loyalty prize box.

Every term we will set topic homework for your child to complete. It may be in the form of a model, picture or a piece of writing. Children will then vote anonymously for their favourite and children with the most votes will receive a prize. Children who have entered will also receive a small prize too. We love seeing what children come up with and we always get some very creative pieces of work!  

We are grateful for all the support and work you do with your child at home. If you have any concerns about helping your child at home please speak to Miss Boddy before or after school.

An important member of our class is Spotty the Starling. He goes home with a child every Friday who has been working hard and trying their best in class. He has his own little book of adventures to record his weekend in and we share these in class. You can also upload any photos or writing onto Tapestry that we can share. The other children love finding out what he gets up to! :)

We can’t wait for an exciting year with your children!

Miss Boddy