Welcome to Starfish Class!
Starfish class is made up of lots of kind, caring, mindful Year 3s who are taught by Mrs King.
Starfish classroom is in the main building and looks out onto the playground.
Mrs King - Class Teacher
Mrs Salt - Class Teacher on Wednesdays
Mrs Saunders - Teaching assistant (a.m)
Mrs Day - 1:1
When you come into our class you will see us using our Growth Mindset attitudes to learning. We believe in the 'Power of Yet' - we might not be able to do something yet, but with effort and practise, we will soon be able to!
We also embrace our mistakes because we know we learn from them, and one of our favourite sayings is: "Have you made a wonderful, glorious mistake today?"
What do we like to do?
We love reading and talking about stories! We also like Poetry and we are very good at learning poems off by heart! We enjoy our mindful 'Brain Breaks' during the day as they help calm us down and prepare our brains for learning.
Within our bright and colourful classroom you will find helpful learning walls. These help the children as they work and learn. Our English and Maths displays show the children their learning steps and objectives which we share at the start of each lesson and refer to them throughout the lessons. We also encourage the children to use them to complete their self-assessments at the end lessons.
There is regular and often detailed marking of work, including the use of 'next steps' ideas and peer assessment. The children also use green pens to show they have edited their work and used the feedback from teachers to improve their work.
On Tuesdays Spelling homework is sent home in a Spelling Folder which is to be returned on the following Monday.
On Fridays Maths homework, which supports our learning in class that week, is sent home in a Maths Folder which is to be returned by the following Friday.
It is really important that we read at home regularly too! If we read 5 times during a week we get a golden ticket. At the end of each half term a golden ticket is picked out of our 'Golden Box' to decide who will win a book token.
Parental support is encouraged in Starfish class to enable parents to share in their child's learning. Each Friday we give a certificate to someone who has really impressed us in our 'Show and Share' assembly, which parents are invited to attend.
We have an 'open door' policy where parents are welcome to come and discuss any worries or concerns.
Please find below copies of our Information letter, Timetable and Curriculum Jigsaw detailing the topics we are covering this term.