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Starfish Blog



This week in starfish class we've been enjoying lots of Halloween activities.

Take a look at some of the things we've been up to. 



On Friday we had our cooking lesson with Aimee. We made toffee and pear buns...they were very yummy!! We made sure we washed our hands before starting to cook and then we peeled the pears ready for cooking. We mixed all the ingredients together and then we shared the mixture into the trays and cooked for 20 minutes. 


In Literacy we have been reading the book 'The Colour Monster'. The Colour Monster was very confused because he couldn't make sense of his feelings. His friend told him to sort his feelings out into different jars to stop him feeling confused.  

We made our own colour monsters and discussed when we feel sadness, happiness, anger, fear and calm. We then made these into sentences and made our very own book. 


In PE on Wednesday we played 'cat and mouse', the cat had to chase the mice round the hall until all the mice were caught. We then completed an obstacle course where we focused on our balancing skills.  


This week in starfish we have been reading the book called 'the bad tempered ladybird'. We have been looking at our feelings and what things make us bad tempered.

On Monday we made our own ladybirds. We practiced our cutting skills when making the wings, and then painted them red and added our spots.

On Tuesday in numeracy we looked at time. We ordered our school day from waking up to going to bed, we then looked to see if we could match a time to a certain time in the day.

On Wednesday in P.E we started looking at the game rounders. We had a fielding team and a batting team and had to do really good looking to catch the ball. We had lots of fun.

On Thursday in Literacy we looked again at what made us bad tempered, we then practiced our writing and typing skills and made another ladybird to stick these on.

 In the afternoon we practiced our singing and signing, we are working on the song "you've got a friend in me" from toy story. In a few weeks we will share our finished piece with you, but for now here are a few pictures from this week and the star of the week video from last week.


We've had such a busy week in starfish class. We've been looking at the book Elmer and how we are all different, we spoke about how some of us are cheeky, funny, caring, happy, friendly.  Have a look at some of the things we've been up to.


On Friday we celebrated Keaton's birthday. We played musical chairs, musical bumps and pass the parcel. We sang happy birthday to Keaton and shared a chocolate cake. 


On Monday we painted paper plates and stuck on hair, lips and eyes to make our faces, as part of our recipe for friendship display. 


We had our swimming lesson on Tuesday. Aimee and Alice joined us in the pool, we had lots of fun! 


On Wednesday morning we played lots of turn taking games. We played the 'pass the beanbag' song where you had to pass a beanbag round the circle at different speeds.  


During the afternoon we set up our own hairdressers. Eva was shop manager and Joshua, Luqmaan, Joseph and Samuel were the barbers. We had lots of fun!!


Have a lovely weekend!


Rachael and the Starfish class


This week in Starfish class we have had very busy brains.

On Monday we made colourful balloons to decorate our birthday board in class and our first Starfish birthday will be on Friday. Keaton is going to be 9.

On Tuesday we had our first swimming lesson with Becks. We had lots of fun, we went underwater to find different toys. 

On Wednesday we looked through Ted's happy box, inside were 2 wind up toys. We used our voting blocks to guess which one would win.  

On Thursday we went to the outside classroom where we built 'who, where and what' sentences. 

Please look at our photos!!


We've had a lovely first week in starfish. Here are a few photos of what we've been up to.


This week we couldn't just choose one star of the week so all the children in starfish are our stars, for having such an amazing year. Here's a little look back at some of the things we got up to this year. 


It been lovely welcoming some of Starfish class back this week. We've had lots of fun with are friends.



Good Moring,
I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend. 
This week we are going to be looking at money. below are some ideas and interactives games which might help to support learning. 
A family game of money bingo would be a brilliant way to help with coin recognition. 
Please remember to keep those pictures coming, I'd love to see what you are achieving at home.



Good morning Starfish, 

It's Mrs Gumbs. Please watch my video to play along with my new game. It's called 'What's in the Slime?' You have you guess which numbers are hiding in my slime!

Grab your number lines and your number flashcards from your learning pack. When you think you have the right number hold it up and shout it out!



Good Morning Starfish,
This week we are going to be looking at creating some repeating patterns using some found materials as well as some materials from your learning pack.
I'd love to see how these repeating patterns turned out so please remember to ask you grown ups to send me your pictures so I can share them with Mrs Sweet. 
Missing you all,


20th April 2020

More adjectives here from Mrs Gumbs!


Character descriptions

I have done a character description from one of my favourite stories about Alvin the smelly alien. Have a go at doing a character description of your favourite character from a book, or television or even one of your toys. 


Good Morning Starfish,
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter. I have posted some numeracy and literacy ideas on here for you all to have attempt at home with your families. 
Below are some links of songs/websites which are familiar to the children in Starfish class.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y - This number song is great, pause the song on a multiple of 10 and encourage to say what number comes next. 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering - This is great interactive game where you can order/sequence different numbers...you can select level appropriate to your child. 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns - This is an interactive game where children have to select the next shape in the sequence...once again you can select the most appropriate level for your child. 
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf - This is a phonics game where children are encouraged to read the cvc word and match it to the picture. 


Please look on the Topmarks website as there are some amazing interactive games focusing on all areas of the curriculum. You can also select the most appropriate level for your child....this will help to encourage independent leaning. 
Also https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents are offering free membership for parents. There are some amazing resources/worksheets ready to print off which will help to support home learning.