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St Paul's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Year 1 - Starfish

Welcome to Year 1 - Starfish!



Welcome to the Starfish Class! The Starfish Teacher is Mrs Moody and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Clark. Mrs Lewer teaches us on Fridays.


In Year 1 The Starfish and The Seahorse Classes work closely alongside each other, learning and playing together. Have a look on The Seahorses' Page for information about their staff etc.


Visit this page for termly updates about the different topics the children will be learning about. We will also add photographs of what the children have been up to in class and around school.




Home Readers

Each child has a set reading day but there may be other times when your child is asked to read so could you ensure that they bring their reading book to school every day.

In order for your child to progress with their reading they need to be reading every day.  We recommend short periods of no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Please add a short comment in your child's reading record each time they have read with you.



Our P.E days are Monday and Tuesday each week.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days with all items clearly labelled. Please remember children must not wear earrings on PE days and long hair should be tied up. 






Spellings will be sent home every Friday, for a test on the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practise these, through them sounding out the word using the sounds we have learnt that week, i.e. sh-i-p, b-oo-t.

Starfish Class have been learning about instructions in Literacy this week. They have followed instructions to make a Christmas Tree and have written their own instructions for how to make chocolate crispie cakes - they then had to follow their instructions to make the cakes!

We enjoyed using charcoal to draw as many different lines we could think of during our Art lesson. We got very messy!

Starfish Class are enjoying our Literacy topic - 'Zog' (stories with a repetitive pattern). They had lots of fun acting out the story and predicting an ending.

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Starfish Class enjoyed their time in the Life Education Van. We learnt all about our bodies and how important it is to stay healthy. We named body parts and talked about the different food groups and how they help us to stay healthy.

Starfish Class are learning about measurement this week. They have enjoyed using the cubes to measure the length of various items found in the classroom.

Starfish Class have been busy learning how to use a variety of simple equipment as part of our DT topic. We have been cutting, slicing, squeezing and peeling fruit. We even got to try the fruit and drink the orange juice at the end!

Please have a look at our Curriculum Map to see what your child will be learning in Year 1 this term.