Reception - Starfish 2019 - 2020

Miss Coles

Have a look on the 'Children's Achievements' tab to see some of the brilliant things Starfish Class have been doing as part of their home learning. 


Monday 6th July 

Good morning my lovely little lot, 

I hope this finds you all well and happy smiley

Here we are at Monday morning again! Time seems to be flying by at the moment - I can't believe we only have 2 weeks of term and 2 weeks of being Starfish left! How on earth has that happened already? But, we still have 2 whole weeks to go and I plan on making the very most of every last second of getting to be your teacher.  

Last week was a brilliant one for me because I got to see and chat to nearly all of my lovely Starfish during our online meetings. Those children I chatted to at home did a brilliant job of sharing some of their favourite toys with me and the rest of the group and I loved seeing everyone in school and getting to see how brilliantly you have completed some of the jobs we've been planning for you. I can't wait for this week's meetings, the details of which I will email out to you a bit later today. 

As we come towards the end of our school year, there are a few exciting things I need to tell you about. First of all can I point you towards the main school 'Home Learning' tab which is where you will find all the information you need to take part in Sports Week 2020. This has been set up to make up for us missing out on our usual school Sport's Day, and includes lots of exciting activities for you to take part in at home to go towards winning points for your house teams. All the information you need is on the 'Sports Week 2020' tab which you will find on the drop down menu that comes up when you click on the 'Home Learning' tab on the main school homepage. 

Secondly Mrs Polisena, the very lovely lady who gets to be your teacher in Year 1, will be in touch with you soon to invite you to join a 'Virtual Move-up Meeting' with her on Teams. Just like in our online meetings, you will need to login and join the meeting at the specified time, but this meeting will hopefully have all of the Starfish together at the same time. This will include the children who are in school and will be a great chance for you to get to know Mrs Polisena a little bit and to hear about some of her favourite things. I've already told her that she is getting the best class in the whole school, so I know she is very excited to meet you all. 

Everything you need for this week is up and ready to roll on our 'Home Learning' tab, including a new video of me reading this week's story, Zog. As always, if you've got anything fabulous you want to share with me, I would love to hear from you so drop me an email at

Have a brilliant week my fabulous Starfish! The best part of my week will be when I get to see your faces and chat with you in our meetings - I can't wait until then!

With lots of love and a hug from me, 

Miss Coles x


Monday 29th June

Hello my fabulous Starfish, 

I hope you are all well and had lots of fun in the sunshine last week laugh

It was so lovely to see your faces and to have a chat with some of you during our online meetings last week, and I can't wait to do it all again this Wednesday. Keep your eyes peeled as later today, I'll be sending out this week's invitations with all the details you'll need for your meeting. Children in school, I'll also be setting up a meeting with you in your classrooms this week so we can all say hello to each other too. How exciting! 

Everything you need for this week is up and ready to roll on our 'Home Learning' tab, including a new video of me reading this week's story, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox. 

As always, if you've got anything fabulous you'd like to share with me, send me an email at I love hearing from you and seeing what you've been up to, and I look forward to seeing what amazing things this week brings. 

Have a brilliant week everyone - I can't wait to see your faces during our meetings!

In the meantime, take care, stay safe and have fun! 

With lots of love and a hug from me, 

Miss Coles x 



Monday 22nd June 

Happy Monday to you my lovely little lot smiley

I hope this finds you all well and having had another brilliant week full of fun, learning and exploring. 

This week's work is all based around the fabulous Julia Donaldson story, The Princess and the Wizard. I've made you a video version of the story to watch this week which is ready and waiting for you either at the bottom of this page, or on our 'Home Learning' tab. Just scroll down to find it. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed reading it! The 'Home Learning' tab is also where you can find all of your other Maths and Literacy bits and bobs to keep you busy this week, as well as some ideas based around our new topic 'Crazy Castles'. 

If you're looking for extra arts and crafts ideas, don't forget to look at the 'Home Learning' tab on the main school homepage. Here you can find lots of brilliant activities to have a go at, including some provided by our very own, and very fabulous, Mrs R. 

As always, I'm missing you and thinking of you all the time. Keep those brilliant emails full of photos and examples of all the amazing things you've been getting up to coming to me at They really do make my day! 

We'll be in touch soon with more information on our upcoming online meetings - I can't wait to catch up with some of you! 

In the meantime, take care everyone. Stay safe and have fun! 

With lots of love from 

Miss Coles xx


Thursday 18th June 

Hello everyone!

A little mid-week update for you today. Have a look at the video below to see our new story, The Princess and the Wizard. Keep listening to the end for some exciting information about what we've got planned for the next few weeks. 

Love from Miss Coles and Miss Morris 


Monday 15th June 

Good morning Starfish laugh

I hope this finds you all well and ready for another exciting week of learning and exploring, whether that be at home or in school. All the bits and bobs you need for Week 8 are up on the 'Home Learning' tab and don't forget to head to our 'Children's Achievements' tab so you can see what all of your friends have busy doing too. I can't believe how much work is on there now! It's amazing to look and see all of the brilliant things you have been doing. Well done all of you, you're all amazing and I am so proud of you! 

If you've got any work you'd like to see up on the tab too, send me an email at and I'll put it straight up ready for all your friends to see. Hearing from you is my favourite part of the day so I shall look forward to seeing what this week brings. 

I can't tell you how much I miss you and how much I hope we can all see each other again soon. 

Until then, I am sending you all lots of love and a hug from me, 

Miss Coles x



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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Community'.

"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

In school we will be:

Exploring our core school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to show community spirit.

Exploring the local and wider communities we are a part of.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.

Contact the School

Meole Brace Primary School

Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Tel: 01743 351027