Starfish Class

Starfish are a Key Stage 2 class taught by Miss Smith and the team.

Half termly updates!

Summer two will see Starfish and Jellyfish Class learning together.

Our class team will be Miss Smith (class teacher) Mr Adumetey, Miss Melia and Miss Anderson (Behaviour and Learning Support) and Miss Kendrew (Higher Level Teaching Assistant). Please take a look at the learning that we will be engaging in.

In English the pupils will be looking at and creating their own narratives based around a well known story. Our focus book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Pupils will explore settings and characters to enable them to plan their own ideas. Our nonfiction focus will be explanatory texts. Pupils will write explanations of how to use video games and websites that interest them. This is something that you could start talking to your child about now to get those creative juices flowing! We shall also celebrate poetry by reading and reciting free verse poems. Pupils will use these examples to create their own. I am hoping that our pupils will volunteer to celebrate these in our whole school assembly on Fridays.

Our class will continue to practice and learn phonics and spellings daily, to improve our reading and writing skills. Please remember that your child is welcome to take a book home from school to practice their reading skills with you or by themselves. Pupils are also encouraged to bring in any reading material that they are enjoying at home. Remember that you can read instructions for games, magazines, comics and other things!

In maths we will be learning about time, mass, capacity, temperature and position and direction. All pupils will practice these skills in a variety of ways with an emphasis on problem solving. Problem solving skills enable pupils to think deeper about their learning and provide them with opportunities to explore reasoning skills. Please remember that you can encourage your child by asking them to practice their tables at home.You can also support your child by using TTRockstars which is an online game, if this is available to them.

In PSHE our pupils will be learning about changes. We shall also learn about mental health and emotional well being and how to care for them. Water safety and online safety; specifically cyber bullying.

Our topic is Different types of Settlements in the UK. Pupils will learn what settlements are and who settlers are. They will also learn about how places names reveal information about the town’s origin. Pupils will be taught about how rural and urban land is used and describe their main functions.