Reception - Starfish 2017 - 2018

Mrs Nolan

Welcome to the Starfish Class Webpage!

It has been another exciting week in the Starfish Class. The Animal Man came to visit on Tuesday and brought lots of different animals which the children all got to touch, feeling their textures and describing their textures. The children were learning names for each animal: tarantula, bird eating spider, chameleon, chinchilla, snakes, cockroaches, tree frog, scorpion.

The children also enjoyed dressing in spots or Pudsey clothes on Friday for Children In Need, some children enjoyed making their own Pudsey masks and decorating a spotty biscuit.

What are we learning this week in the Starfish Class?

As part of our Religious Education we will be visiting the church. We will be learning all about the Nativity Story which links in to our practising our Nativity Play ‘The Wriggly Nativity’.

Letters and Sounds

This week we will be learning Phase 3: ng ee igh ai

We will be practising reading the High Frequency Words: of it is in at an

We will be practising reading the tricky words: to no go the I she he we said was me

We will be learning the tricky and HFW words: be they went on



This week we will be comparing quantities, saying when we have sets of objects that have more or fewer in.


Forest School- Muddy Monday

We are continuing to use natural treasures to create our own art work. The children will also use some new colour tiles to go on a colour hunt. We will be linking maths learning in the forest school, counting out our natural treasures and comparing quantities.


Just to let you know….

With only just over two weeks left before we invite you to come and watch your children in their Nativity Performance we will be having several practises and so there will be some changes to our timetable. We will need to use our hall time to practise and this means that the children will not be getting specific PE sessions in the hall. However, the children will be doing Physical activity during their Forest School Sessions and Outdoor Play. The children can leave their PE kits on their pegs in case we do have time to do PE.


Useful Website ideas:

A great website to use for Forest School and outside activities is the nature detectives website.

Jolly Phonics

Phonics Play

Number Gym

The Animal Man



Poppy in Starfish was awarded the Head Teacher's Award this week for excellent singing and trying hard with her Letters and Sounds and writing!

Mrs Nolan (Starfish Teacher)


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Christian Theme of the Month

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

In school we will be:

Helping children to explore and understand the concept of truth.

Encouraging all members of the school community to be truthful in their interaction with one another.

Exploring the concept of being true to oneself.

Encouraging children to develop their understanding of the moral choices we are sometimes faced with in life.

Exploring how through Jesus's teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way he means us to live.

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