Year 3/4- Starlings: Blog items

Starlings Class vocabulary work

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:18pm

This week we have started to look at the Rio Olympics 2016 advert as part of our rainforest topic.

We wanted to really understand how the animals felt as they lined up ready to compete so we took on the role of the panther and come up with some fantastic vocabulary!


Times tables and Spellings stars in Starlings!

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:13pm

A big well done to our spelling and times table award winners this week!

Keep up the enthusiasm


Starlings Star of the Week

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 5:11pm

Well done to our Star of the Week in Starlings this week who has worked exceptionally hard and has shown a lot of resilience in all his learning. He has come up with some amazing vocabulary in Writing and has really shown a can do attitude this week.


Friday awards in Starlings

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:26pm

Congratulations to our Friday winners!

our star of the week has worked extremely hard this week on her animal fact file. Well done!

We also have our spelling and times table winners and our reading challenge winner.

Perimeter Challenge

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 5:29pm

In Starlings we have started to learn how to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Today, we have completed a range of challenges based on finding the perimeter using one centimetre squares.

Some children were creating shapes using elastic bands, others were drawing an object or writing out their name then finding the total perimeter.


Remembrance Day in Starlings

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 4:52pm

This year we were lucky enough to host the Remembrance Day assembly. Everyone in class worked extremely hard to read and learn their lines and it was a touching start to a very special day. You can find the assembly by following the two links below. (Starling Class Assembly) (The Last Post- Performed by Mrs Richmond)

We then placed our poppies outside at the front of the school as a sign of respect for those people that died in battle locally and worldwide.


Digital Leader in Starlings

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 5:17pm

A big congratulations to our new Digital Leader in Starlings.

With all the new technology in school, it is the Digital Leaders role to support and set a fantastic example to others. We are looking forward to hearing all about your training next week with Mrs Jarrett!


Weekly awards in Starlings

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 5:11pm

A big well done to Starling Class this week for continuing to work extremely hard in different circumstances. Everyone has done exceptionally well and it was very tricky to pick these awards!

Well done to our Star of the Week, Always Child, Reading Winners and our first ever Timestable and Spelling Heroes.


Digital Citizenship in Starlings

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 3:47pm

This half term we have been learning about digital citizenship and how to keep safe online.

We read the story 'Troll Stinks!' Then created our own dramas based on keeping safe online.


Starlings Homework

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 2:38pm

We have had some amazing pieces of homework linked to rainforests this term. Keep up the great work Starlings!


Starlings Super Readers!

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 4:17pm

Well done to our reading challenge winners so far this term who have achieved green!

Enjoy your Shakespeare plays.


Starlings-Raft Building

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 5:47pm

This morning we were faced with the extreme challenge of building a raft exactly like the protagonist in our class novel, Fred.

just like him, we had only two materials. These happened to be sticks (branches) and wool (vines).

Starlings rose to the challenge! They started to really empathise and understand the challenges Fred faced and how he must have felt when building his raft.


Rainforest Jars

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 3:40pm

In Topic, we created some rainforest jars showing the four layers of a tropical rainforest.
They look incredible!


Rainforest Homework

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 3:17pm

Another fantastic piece of homework has been brought in today!

This person has decided to create the forest floor and with lots of wild flowers and bushes. They have even created a cave and river! It looks just like a scene from our class novel 'The Explorer'


Puzzling Maths in Starlings!

Date: 9th Oct 2020 @ 3:48pm

We have been perfecting our column addition in Maths this week and what better way to test our brains than a puzzle!

We worked out the answer to each question to build up the pieces and get to the end.


Starlings Star of the Week

Date: 9th Oct 2020 @ 3:34pm

Well done to our star this week!

You have been an excellent role model and given 100% in all your lessons this week. Well done!


Lower Key Stage 2 - School Councillors

Date: 6th Oct 2020 @ 12:49pm

School Council Elections - 

Lower Key Stage 2 have held their elections this week! The children produced some fantastic written speeches which were read and spoken so very well. The teachers were extremely proud of the way the children committed themselves and there were some extremely talented and very honest individuals. Some of these could have easily made it to parliament! Well done to all who put themselves forward. 


Big Question

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 4:53pm

Take a look at our SMSC board in Starlings.

We have been learning all about Yom Kippur this week for our Big Question



Starlings Star of the Week

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 2:09pm

Well done to our Star of the Week!

This award is extremely well deserved this week.

Well done to our star for being ready to learn each and every day and putting 100% into everything. He is a fantastic role model to not only his class but to the whole school.


Roman Numerals

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 12:24pm

We have been learning about Roman numerals in Starlings today.

We created numbers up to 100 using matchsticks and some of us even did calculations!


Home Achievements in Starlings

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 3:21pm

We have had some amazing home achievements uploaded onto SeeSaw this week!

There are some very talented children here in Starlings, well done!


Using our senses in Writing

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 5:17pm

In Starlings, we have been looking at different ways to describe a rainforest and decided to start off today by going outside and coming up with inventive ways to describe our school playground using our five senses.

Back inside, we used this to help us write a description of the Amazon Rainforest focussing on our senses.



Homework in Starlings

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 5:12pm

Take a look at some of the wonderful homework that is starting to come in!

Well done Starlings


Variation in Starlings

Date: 24th Sep 2020 @ 3:31pm

We have been looking at variation in Science and sorting animals into their different groups. 

We created flow charts on our tables and came up with our own questions to sort the different groups.



Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 3:44pm

In Starlings this afternoon, we played some games that were dependent on teamwork. The children did really well!


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