Welcome to Starling Class!
We are a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class taught by Miss Palmer, alongside our teaching assistant Mrs. Lanyon.
Our classroom is a wonderful setting in which to learn. The children are proud of their work, which we are delighted to display.
In our mixed year group class, the children motivate each other to discover new skills. Our aim is to make every day challenging and motivating so that the children can become independent and resilient learners, who are successful and show an enthusiastic attitude towards learning. We expect all children to try their best and develop a good growth mindset.
The past couple of years have been slightly different with regards to school trips, but we are hoping this year to enjoy school trips again. Recently we competed in the Cornwall Music Festival, last year we visited Newquay Zoo, and in the past we have also enjoyed visits to the beach, Falmouth Art Gallery, the Minack Theatre and The Eden Project. We have also competed in a variety of sporting festivals and competitions run by Aspire and the Richard Lander Sports Partnership.
In Starling Class, PE is on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. PE kits are brought into school at the start of every term, and remain in school until the end of that term. Weekly assignments to complete at home are posted on Google Classroom on Mondays and need to be handed in by the following Monday. Please message me by contacting our school email on email@example.com for any assistance with homework, or to let us know if your child needs extra support. We also have weekly spellings and times tables to learn, these are given to the children each Friday and are tested the following Friday.
In Starling Class our learning is based on our termly topics. We have a Phonics lesson every day as well as reading. The children love to read and alongside reading in school, we expect every child to read daily for at least 10-15 minutes, to an adult at home. The adult should then write how much the children have read in their reading record and sign to say they have heard them read. We have recently introduced the Vipers reading scheme, and every child has a copy of this in the back of their reading record. Vipers highlights the 6 key areas of the reading domain, and are there to help prompt your child so that they can improve their comprehension of texts. We ask that you refer to these & ask questions to your child, after listening to them read.
Throughout the year, you can keep up to date via our school bulletin, or our regular posts on Twitter and Facebook.
As always, if you have any questions, make contact via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school secretaries- Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Sleeman.