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Welcome to our Shooting Stars page! Our chosen university is.. Canterbury Christ Church!

Welcome to our Shooting Stars page! Our chosen university is.. Canterbury Christ Church! 1
Welcome to our Shooting Stars page! Our chosen university is.. Canterbury Christ Church! 2

The EAL team

The EAL team  1 Mrs Urban (on the left) & Miss Lamb (on the right)

In the Shooting Star classroom our motto is:

 

Dream, believe, succeed, achieve!

 

 

06/09/16

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

Welcome to our Shooting Star page where you can find out all about what your child learns with us. If you would like more information, please come to see us or visit our EAL page by clicking here: http://www.drapersmillsprimary.co.uk/eal/

 

Important information

The school day runs from 8.45 a.m. -3.15 p.m. but the children can come in for early learning from 8.30 a.m. Please come to the side door (by the Year 5 classes) to drop them off and pick them up at the end of the day. There are also lots of lunchtime or after school clubs your child can join.

 

P.E: Please bring in your P.E kit in a separate bag so your child can take part in all the fun activities.

 

Uniform: It is really important for every child to wear the correct uniform which includes black school shoes, not trainers. Here's what it looks like: http://www.drapersmillsprimary.co.uk/uniform/

 

New arrivals: If your child is new to the school and English is not their first language, we are here to help them learn basic vocabulary, understand the school routines and help them settle into Drapers!

Your child will be with us every morning for Literacy and Maths and will then go back to their main class in the afternoon. We teach children from Year 1 all the way to Year 6, which means they will make lots of friends and settle in quicker smileyno.

 

Homework:

We will be sending out homework every week to review the topics covered. Please help your child with this and return to us after the weekend.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We are here to help!

 

Thanks,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

10.07.17

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is.. wait and find out on Friday!

 

In Literacy this week we are learning all about the seaside.

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The children have learnt many new words related to the beach, like:

beach hut, deckchair, sandcastle, pier, lifeboat, lighthouse, bucket, spade and many more!

 

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Children: what new words can you use to describe this picture?

Image result for computer gamesWhy not play some games to practise using the new vocabulary:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/vocabulary-exercises/beach 

http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/summerHangman.htm (Summer vocabulary guessing game)

 

Our trip to Margate beach, Dreamland and the Turner gallery!

Beach games

Beach games 1
Beach games 2
Beach games 3
Beach games 4
Beach games 5
Beach games 6

Last day in Shooting Stars

Important information

Parents:

We are having an exciting trip to Margate beach on Thursday 13.07.17. You will receive a letter about this but if you have any questions, please come to see us.

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This will be the children's last week in Shooting Stars as next week they will go back to their main class full time. If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to ask us about any questions you may have.

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

06.07.17

Hi everyone,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is Patrik for overcoming obstacles and for showing great endeavour and trust. He has changed his attitude around and put great effort into his writing this week. Image result for star cartoon

 

In Literacy, this week we have been learning all about different sports, like: badminton, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket, and so on.

The children learnt to describe the equipment needed for each sport and how each one is played. they learnt how to use verbs related to each sport like: bounce, kick, throw, etc.

 

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                 Children: How do you play these sports? Use the verbs we learnt in class!

What sport do you think this minion is playing? What equipment does he need?

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                               Can you name the different equipment vocabulary in these pictures?

                 Image result for sports equipment cartoon   Related image 

Sports vocabulary

Important information

Parents:

We hope your children enjoyed meeting their new teachers today!

Let us know if you have any questions about September.

Please join us next Monday 10.07.17 for our 'Family learning session' smiley.

 

Have a fun weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

29.06.17

Hi all,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week will be decided next week due to INSET days on Monday and Friday.

 

In Literacy this week we continued learning about animals and their habitats. The Shooting Stars learnt to use new vocabulary like:

the countryside, town, village, city, desert, mountain, lake, forest, bat, bear, gorilla and more!  

Children: Where do these creatures live?

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Children: see what you can remember from our learning this week and answer these questions.

1.) Would gorillas live in the jungle or the desert?

2.) Would a bat live in a cave or a lake?

3.) Would a hippo live on a mountain or a river?  

Image result for gorilla and its habitat  Image result for gorilla and its habitat

 

What is your favourite wild animal? Miss Lamb loves elephants and Mrs Urban likes tigers frown!

 

Play these game to practise all the new words you have learnt and discover even more facts: no

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=habitats

https://ssec.si.edu/habitats

Creatures and their habitats

Creatures and their habitats 1
Creatures and their habitats 2
Creatures and their habitats 3
Creatures and their habitats 4
Creatures and their habitats 5

Building sentences

Building sentences 1
Building sentences 2
Building sentences 3
Building sentences 4
Building sentences 5

Important information

Parents:

Please remember there is no school on Friday 30.06.17 or Monday 03.07.17  as they are training days for staff. 

There will also be a 'transition' day for children to meet their new teachers this week for next year.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

22.06.17

Hello children, parents and carers,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is: Sibel  for being extremely helpful and showing great enthusiasm in every task she completes! nofrown 

 

In Literacy this week we learnt about sea creatures. The children learnt to name and describe: a whale, a dolphin, a coral snake, a shark and many more. They also described their features and learnt many new words like: fin, tail, scales, etc.  

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Children: can you describe the picture? What sea creatures can you see?

 

         Image result for whale in sea  Image result for seahorse

 

Children: What facts can you remember about the sea creatures above? What is special about them and their bodies?

Wild animal art!

Exploring sea creatures

Children:

Listen to some songs to practise using the new vocabulary we have learnt. Press on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-xqosckJ5c ('Animals in the Ocean')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fb1Xv9mZl4 ('Under the water')

 

You can also have fun playing this online game:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/ocean/animaloceangame.htm

 

How to stay safe in the sun

Important information

Parents:

It is Sports day next week! KS2 children (Years 3,4,5 & 6) will have it on Wednesday (28.06.17) afternoon and KS1 (Years 1 & 2) will have it on Thursday (29.06.17) afternoon.  Please make sure your children have their P.E kits ready for the relevant day! Thanks. If you are unsure about anything, feel free to speak to us.

 

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Also, we have given the children homework to do with sea creatures. Please help them complete this and return to us on: 26/06/17. Our next Family learning session will be on the same day. Please join us frown

 

Have a lovely weekend in the sun but remember to be sun smart!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

15.06.17

Hi children, parents and carers,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is: Zayna for showing great enjoyment and working collaboratively with her classmates.

 

This week in Literacy we finished reviewing farm animals and prepositions through various activities. Take a look at some of the places this cat has been sitting!

 

 

Can you remember the clues we were given by the farmer to guess which animal was in each picture?

 

 

 

 

The children also learnt to name zoo animals this week. They learnt to identify animals like: hippo, monkey, tiger, lion, zebra and many more.

Look at the picture of this zoo. What animals can you name?

 

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Children: which animal is on top of the elephant?

 

All the animals we learnt about this week are animals we do not find around us at home, at the park or at the farm. They are called wild animals. Which wild animals can you see in the pictures below?

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Children: have you ever been to a zoo? Was it fun? Why?

Learning about wild animals

Morning work!

Morning work! 1 Justin has been working hard on his handwriting.
Morning work! 2 Sara was helping the younger girls!

Comparing zoo animals

Important information

Parents:

Please remember to give your children a bottle of water and hat now that the weather is getting warmer. You can also put suncream in their bag and let us know if you would like it put on you child or they can put it on by themselves.

 

We have given the children homework to do with zoo animals. Please help them complete this and return to us on: 19/06/17. Our next Family learning session will be on that day too, if you would like to join.

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

08.06.17

Hello everyone,

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Welcome to the last term of school, children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.Image result for star of the week

Our star of the week this week is: Justin for always being on his best behaviour and applying his phonics knowledge well this week!

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning all about farm animals!

They learnt words like: horse, foal, cow, cat, kitten, duck, duckling and many more. 

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Children: how many animals can you name in the picture above?

 

We also discussed the difference between the male, female and baby in each family and learnt their names.

            

               Children: what is a baby goat called?

 

Oh no! This mother cow has lost her baby! Can you help her find it by saying its name?

Image result for farm animals on a field

 

The Shooting Stars also learnt what sound each animal makes. Sing along to these songs to practise these words:

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=t99ULJjCsaM  (The animals sounds song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwIOkOibTgM ('Walk around the farm')

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We also learnt how to identify where each animal or objects were. Can you remember what type of words we used? Yes, prepositions (of place)!

 

Challenge:

Have a look at the pictures below, practise using each preposition and then translate it into your home language frownno! How many do you know?  

 

Practise these words further through these online games:

http://www.mes-games.com/prepositions1.php

Farm animal activities and games

In Maths, the older children continued to work on fractions this week but focussed on identifying quarters and thirds. The children worked on writing simple fractions and finding fractions of shapes as well as numbers.

 We learnt key vocabulary like: numerator and a denominator. Children: in a fraction, which number goes on the bottom and which one goes on the top?

 

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Children: what fraction do we have here?    

 

  The older children played some fun fraction games! 

 

Have a go yourself by clicking here:  

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/fractions_shoot.htm

Important information

Parents:

We have given the children homework to do with farm animals. Please help them complete this and return to us on: 12/06/17.

Also, it would be great to see you at our next family learning session on Monday smiley . Please join us!

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

25.05.17

Hi children, parents and carers,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Nikola, Zayna, Sarlota and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is: Ferihan, for being a delightful member of the class. She is extremely hardworking and has ignored silly behaviour around her this week. Image result for happy star cartoon

 

 

In Literacy this week we have continued to work on minibeasts and have focussed on the caterpillar and butterfly. Look what we made!smileylaugh

 

 

The children have also been learning all about this famous story..

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Do you know it? If you want to refresh your memory, watch this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

The children discussed their likes and dislikes through a fun tasting session. We tried the same food as the very hungry caterpillar! However, we weren't as greedy as him! Can you remember all the different things he ate? Here is a clue..

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Children: how many of each fruit did he eat?

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Can you name the other things he gobbled up?

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - food tasting

In Maths, the older children have been learning about fractions this week. They learnt to identify a whole, half and quarters of different shapes.

 

The children also practised their numbers and did exercise. Watch this video if you'd like to do the same!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXP47uZJ8qc ('Count to 100')

 

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Important information

Children:

It is a fun-filled Friday tomorrow; make sure you come to school so you don't miss out! frown

Parents:

We have given the children homework about the story we learnt this week. Please help them complete this and return to us on: 05/06/17. As the weather is getting hotter, please give your children a bottle of water and a hat if possible. Thanks!

Remember, next week is half term and we have a week off school. School starts again on Monday 05/06/17.

 

Have a great break, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

18.05.17

Hello everyone,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Nikola, Zayna, Sabrina, Sarlota, Kevin and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is: Nikola for putting a great deal of effort into her writing and speaking more confidently in class.

 

 

In Literacy this week we started learning about minibeasts and their habitats. The children learnt to name many different minibeasts, like: butterfly, slug, snail, cranefly, fly, worm, woodlouse and many more!

 

 

Children: can you name all these insects?

 

Take this little quiz to see what you can remember!Image result for quiz

 

1.) How many legs does a spider have?

2.) What colour wings can butterflies have?

3.) What do bees eat?

4.) Do grasshoppers have antennae?

 

 

 

Listen to some of these songs to practise using the vocabulary we learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=Pjw2A3QU8Qg&list=PLyitPFkxk2OV6mY_vDsa9KTq5Is92isEl (Ant song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoIeeIEPGJI ('Creepy crawlies' song)

 

You can also play some of these fun games too frown!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=minibeast

Minibeast hunt and work!

Minibeast work

Minibeast work 1
Minibeast work 2
Minibeast work 3

Finding ants and making an ant world!

In Maths, this week the older children continued to work on time activities: mainly focussing on quarter past and quarter to.

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Children: What time is it? What does 'quarter' mean?

 

Important information

We have given the children homework on minibeasts. Please help them complete this and return to us on: 22/05/17. 

We would love to see you at our next learning together session on this day too frown!

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

08/05/17

 

Hello parents, carers and children,

This week the Shooting Stars joined in with learning in their afternoon classes as we had to help with SATs in Year 6.

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                     Image result for SATs

 

On Friday, as testing was over, the Shooting Stars finished a mini science experiment. They puts seeds in various pots one without air, one without any soil, one that had no water and one that had all these things. They predicted that the pot that would enable a plant to grow the fastest would have air, soil, light and water. Guess what! They were right! frownlaughno Take a look at the pictures.

 

 

                   

 

               

 

We will be back to normal next week! smiley

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

04.05.17

Hi everyone,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Nikola, Zayna, Sabrina, Sarlota, Kevin and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is:

Kevin for trying his best, coming out of his shell and being a pleasure to teach. Unfortunately, it is his last day tomorrow and he will be missed! Well done, Kevin for all your hard work! Related image

 

 

In Literacy this week we continued working on learning more complex jobs such as: mountain rescuer, paramedic, milk deliverer, and so on. We also learnt to name where people work and what equipment each person would need in their job.

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Children: what equipment does each person need?

 

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                        Children, can you name and point to each building?

 

Have a go at this game to practise all the words we learnt this week! smiley

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/jobs-vocabulary-memory-game-for-esl-efl-learning/

Here is another video to help you practise tool names no:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R69YKFmlcnA

Learning all about jobs!

In Maths, this week the older children continued to work on telling the time; specifically working on time word problems, counting in 15 minutes forwards and back and identifying different times in words/digits.

 

Image result for quarter past and quarter to

Children: what time does it say on each clock?

 

Practise putting the clock hands in the correct place by playing this game:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Set-the-Clock-297

 

Important information

 

There will be no Family learning session next week due to Year 6 SATs.

Please come to join us for next learning together session, on Monday 15th May. frown

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

27/04/17

Hi everyone,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Nikola, Zayna, Sabrina, Sarlota, Kevin and Justin.

Our stars of the week this week are:

Dusan, for showing maturity and taking the time to think about his choices.

Justin, for showing more enthusiasm and being a role model to his peers in terms of behaviour.  Image result for happy star

 

This week, in Literacy we started learning about different jobs. The children learnt to name and identify jobs like: doctor, chef, teacher, nurse, dentist, fire fighter, police officer, farmer, and so on.

On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to visit Margate Fire and Rescue station. It was great fun and we learnt lots about what fire fighters do on a daily basis! The children got to try on their uniform and used a real hose. Have a look at our pictures!

 

Children: what jobs do you recognise in this picture?

 

Why don't you sing along to some jobs songs no:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBXaupIJHr8 ('People in my town' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORGLQudvMWE ('People work')

 

Play some games to practise these words even more frown:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/jobs 

In Maths, the older children continued working on telling the time. They continued to focus on counting in 15 minutes.

 

Play some of these games to practise everything we've been working on! http://www.ictgames.com/time.htm

Important information

 

Please remember that on Monday 01/05/2017 there is no school as it is a bank holiday. We will see you back on Tuesday 02/05/2017.

 

Have a nice weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

20/04/17

Hello everyone! Welcome back to school and..

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We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are happy to be back at school!

Our star of the week is Ani  for being a delightful member of the class and being so enthusiastic and polite.  frown      

 

This week, in Literacy the children have discussed the seasons and learnt all about Spring. They learnt about what happens during Spring in terms of the weather and in nature. They also learnt new vocabulary, like: bud, blossom, nest, twig, branch, petal, stem and many more!

 

Image result for spring animals

Children: what can you see in this picture?

We also got the chance to go on a nature hunt to see different insects and plants at the pond area. Take a look at the pictures!

 

Nature hunt 19.04.17

We played various games to practise using the new vocabulary and kids had lots of fun!

                   

In Maths, the older children continued to worked on telling the time, focussing on using vocabulary like:

'quarter to', 'quarter past' and identifying how many exact minutes there were on different clocks.

 

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Children: what is the exact time here?

Why don't you talk to a friend about these questions:

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What time do you get up?               What time do you go to school?              When do you have dinner?

Important information

 

We have given the children homework about Spring to do over the weekend.

Please help them complete this and return to us on Monday 24.04.17.

We also wanted to remind you that Parents' evening is today: 20.04.17. We hope you can all make it!

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

30/03/17

Hi all!

 

We have made it to the end of term 4! One more day of school left, and guess what.. It's a Fun day! The children have been asked to bring in £1.00 and each class will have a fun afternoon/morning no. Some children need to come dressed up, too. Please ask a member of staff if you unsure.

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Sara, Dusan, Patrik, Ani, Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Nikola, Zayna, Sabrina, Sarlota, Kevin and Justin.

Our star of the week this week is:

Sabrina for showing endeavour in everything she does and really improving her English.
Hristina for showing great maturity and making a great deal of effort during independent writing tasks.
 

This week, in Literacy we have been learning about..

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The children learnt relevant vocabulary like: bunny/rabbit, cross, hot cross buns, basket, chick, daffodils and so on.

We learnt about traditions in the U.K but also around the world. 

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Children: can you remember any of the things we eat at Easter time in England?

The Easter bunny left us some Easter eggs! Yay!

History of Drapers Day 30.03.17

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History of Drapers Day 30.03.17 2
History of Drapers Day 30.03.17 3

Easter party and activities!

In Maths, the older children learnt how to tell the time this week. They worked on what each clock hand is for and focussed on  recognising 'o'clock, half past' and so on.

Related image  Image result for telling the time clip art

 

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Children: practise playing some games to review telling the time:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling+time

Important information

 

We have given the children homework to complete over the holidays.

Please help them complete this. 

We also wanted to remind you that Parents' evening will be on 20.04.17. Please speak to us about getting a slot. We want to tell you how well your children are doing!

 

Have a lovely Easter holiday. Remember: school will be closed for 2 weeks and open again on  Tuesday 18.04.17.

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

23/03/17

Hello everyone!

 

We hope you are all well and getting ready to have a great last week of term. Not long now until you can rest over Easter!

In Literacy, this week we have been learning about Mother's day. We learnt all about this special day and what we do to say 'thank you' to our mums frown!

 

Image result for mothers day

Children: can you remember what traditions do we have in England and around the world? 

 

 

We discussed traditions in England and globally and also learnt relevant vocabulary like: love, card, bouquet/ bunch of flowers, kind, gentle etc.

Children: what 1 word would you choose to describe your Mum? heart

Image result for mums and kids

Mother's day activities!

Making Mother's day presents!

Important information

 

Parents: please don't forget that tomorrow is a non school uniform day because it is Red Nose Day. The children should come wearing something red and with £1 to donate. Thanks!

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In case you were wondering, our Easter holidays are from 01/04/2017-17/04/17.

We start term 5 on Tuesday 18/04/17 

Also, our next Family learning session will be on Tuesday 28.03.17. Please join us smiley!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

14.03.17

Hi all!

 

This week was a shorter week for the Shooting Stars as Mrs Urban and I needed to support Year 6 children with their exam practice tests.

We had two days of learning together, however, and we started to name and identify park vocabulary. The children learnt words like: bench, roundabout, slide, climbing frame, goal posts, etc. We played games to practise using all these new words and based our writing around this topic.

 

Image result for park clipart

Children: what can you name in this picture?

 

Here are some pictures of our fun learning! smiley

 

 

Park vocabulary!

Have a go at playing this game to practise all your new words:

http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/muds/angles/eduland/index.htm

 

St Patrick's day fun!

In Maths, the older children continued to explore 3D shapes and their properties. Take a look frown!

3D shapes are great!

Important information

 

Parents: we will be having our next Family learning session on Tuesday 21.03.17. Please come along smiley!

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

08.03.17

Hi everyone,

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Ani, Sara, Kevin, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan, Sabrina, Nikola, Patrik and Sarlota. Our Star of the week is: wait and find out!

This week in Literacy we have been learning how to describe places around town. Children: can you name any of the places in this picture?

Image result for places in town

Have you been to all the places in the picture? What is your favourite place and why?

 

Listen to this song to practise using this vocabulary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkfROvtrDl8 ('Where are you going?' song)

 

Why not play this game to practise even more frown:

http://www.freddiesville.com/games/places-in-a-city-memory-game/ 

 

Places around town activities

In Maths, the younger children played a variety of games to consolidate their knowledge of numbers up to 10.

Have a look at this website for some fun games to play at home no:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

 

The older children reviewed 2D shapes and started to identify and discuss the properties of 3D shapes.

Image result for 3d shapes

Children: can you name any of these shapes? What are they in your home language?

Important information

 

We have given the children homework about places. Please help them complete it and return it to us on Monday 13.03.17. Thanks!

Unfortunately, we will not have a Family learning on Monday but this will start again on Monday 20.03.17. We would love to see you there smiley!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

02.03.17

Hello everyone,

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Ani, Sara, Kevin, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan, Sabrina, Nikola, Patrik and Sarlota. Our Star of the week is: Victoria for becoming much more confident and making progress in every area. Well done, Vicky!Image result for star cartoon   

This week was a special week as we had many events on. In Literacy, we started the week learning about Pancake day which can also be called 'Shrove Tuesday'. This year, we celebrated it on Tuesday 28.02.16.

 

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Children: can you remember why we celebrate this day in England?

Watch this video to learn some more about this great day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDQMr3hYCIo

Making delicious pancakes!

This week we also celebrated World Book day. Most children and even staff dressed up as their favourite book character.

Children: what is your favourite book and why?

 

The children looked at an unusual picture and discussed what the story behind the picture could be. Here are some pictures!

World Book Day 2017

We were also lucky enough to have some lovely Japanese visitors in school yesterday. They came to see what school in England is like and in the afternoon, they did some fun Japanese workshops. Take a look at our pictures!

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Important information

Parents: we have given your children some homework. Please help them complete it and return to us on Monday smiley!

 

Our next Family learning session is on Monday 06.03.17. Please come to see how well your children are doing no

 

Have a good weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

22.02.17

 

Welcome back everyone,

 

We are now in Term 4! Wow! frown

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Ani, Sara, Kevin, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan, Sabrina, Nikola, Patrik and Sarlota. Our Star of the week is: Ani, for being a pleasure to have in class and working hard on her phonics knowledge.   Image result for star cartoon

 

 

This week, in Literacy we have been learning about a special day that took place last week. Children: do you know what the day of love is called? It's Valentine's day!

 

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Valentine's day is celebrated on the 14th of February every year. On this day, people celebrate the fact they love someone, whether it be a girlfriend, boyfriend or even a friend or family member. People write special cards and sometimes give gifts.

Watch these videos to find out more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCvcMs-p0g  (Valentine's day facts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKZepHMFWE (History of Valentine's day)

 

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Can you remember what gifts are given on Valentine's day?

Valentine's day work

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'I love you' in different languages!

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The children learnt about Valentine's day traditions in other countries like: Denmark, South Korea, Brazil, etc.

Declaration of love in another language!

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'I love you' part 3

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'I love you' part 4

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'I love you' part 5

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'I love you' part 6

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In Maths, this week the older children have been learning to name and identify 2D shapes, like: circle, square, triangle, rectangle and so on.

 

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Children: can you name any of the shapes in this picture? Which one is your favourite and why?

 

Why not listen to a song to practise naming the different shapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs 

 

You could also play this game to practise identifying them:

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/14/m3_14_00_x.swf

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What shapes make up this man?

 

Important information

Parents: please remember to read your children's letters carefully and fill in all the information needed. If you have any questions about them, we are here to help smiley!

 

Our next Family learning session is on Monday 27.02.17. Please join us  no

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

07.02.17

Hello everyone,

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sara, Matus, Kevin, Vesko, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan, Sabrina, Nikola, Matus, Patrik and Sarlota. Our

Stars of the week are: Kevin and Nikola for showing great enjoyment and respect. Both children have been good role models to their classmates and often behave better than their older peers.  Image result for star cartoon

This week in English, we continued working on the Chinese New Year Story and worked on putting the events in the story in order. First, we watched the story again and made puppets, then we talked about the story and acted it out. Finally, we put the story pictures in the right order and wrote about it. Take a look at some of the photos we took.

 

  

 

 

Acting out the Chinese New Year story!

We made a traditional Chinese stir fry too!

The Shooting Stars used chopsticks and ate fortune cookies!

Important information

Parents: please remember on Friday 10.02.17 it is a non school uniform day so the children can wear whatever they like smiley!

Please give them £1.00 to put towards Mr Stacey's marathon. Thank you!

 

Also, next week from 13.02.17-19.02.17 it is half term so there is no school. We start school again on 20.02.17.

 

Our next Family learning session is on Monday 20.02.17. Please join us to see how well your children are getting on in our class no!

 

Have a great week and an even better week offfrown!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

02/02/17

Hi there!

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sara, Matus, Kevin, Vesko, Kevin, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan and Sarlota. Our Star of the week is: Patrik for working well independently, showing respect and being more sensible in class. 

 

In English, this week we continued learning about China and the Chinese New Year story! Do you know it? It's a great tale! Have a look at this video to find out more no: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=eVClAj8q_lY

 

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Children: can you remember the main characters in this story? How many animals were there in total?

 

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Can you name the other animals?

 

 

Family learning 30/01/17 - Making a Chinese dragon!

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We also set up some stations for the children to use throughout the morning but especially for early morning work smiley! Here are the children hard at work!

 

This week was also an important week because it was kindness week.

 

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We discussed what it means to be kind with the Shooting Stars and promised we would try to be kind to (at least) one person each day. Can you remember who you helped and how?

Take a look at this video about people being kind to one another, it might give you some ideas frownindecisionmail!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufQpgYSDRdU

Important information

Parents: please remember to provide your children with a good variety of things in their lunch boxes if they have packed lunch. We suggest a sandwich, some fruit and a bottle of water or some juice.  

 

On Monday we also have our fourth 'Learning together' session of 2017. Please join us to see all the great things your children are achieving! The session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

25/01/17

Hello everyone!

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sara, Matus, Kevin, Vesko, Kevin, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan and Sarlota. Our Star of the week is: Sabrina for overcoming her difficulties, trying her best to settle in and coming to school with a smile on her face  frown!

 

In English, this week we started learning about the China and the New Year there! Did you know that in China, they don't celebrate on 31st of December like us? They celebrate nearly a month later, on 28th of January!

 

Children: can you remember why the colour red is so important in China?

 

In China, the dragon represents power.

 

 

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Here is the Chinese flag!                                        Have you ever tried any Chinese dishes? Which ones?

 

Children: what other facts can you remember?

 

Have a look at this video to find out moresmiley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4H-x-j-shQ

Exploring China

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A fun little experiment!

19/01/17

 

Hi all,

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Ivana, Patrik, Nikola, Aleksandra, Sabrina, Amalie, Mateo, Sara, Matus, Kevin, Vesko, Victoria, Zayna, Dusan and Sarlota. Our Stars of the week are: Hristina for always following the school rules and having excellent manners and Sara for trying to turn her behaviour around in the Shooting Star classroom.  Image result for star

 

In English, this week we continued to work on learning about winter, describing the weather and thinking about what activities we do during this time of year. Can you remember any winter sports?

 

                                            What is this one?

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                             It is sledging!

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Children: What are the family doing here?

 

The Shooting Stars thought about what they like to do when the weather gets so cold and one thing they decided on was eating a nice winter soup! So we made one! nofrown We learnt how to use instructions and describe each step using time connectives ('First, Next, Last..') The children washed, peeled and chopped lots of vegetables for this delicious soup. Here are some pictures!

 

Making a delicious winter soup!

We also went to do some learning in the ICT suite. The children practised naming and identifying what clothes you need in summer vs winter.

 

 

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Children: What clothes are these children wearing?

Practise using the winter vocabulary we've been learning by playing this game:

http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/winterQuiz.htm

Important information

Parents: please remember to give your children the right shoes to wear to school. School shoes only, no boots please. Thanks!

 

On Monday we also have our second 'Learning together' session of 2017. It will give you the chance to see all the fantastic things your children have been learning about and can do! We really hope you can make it!

This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

13/01/17

 

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sara, Matus, Kevin, Vesko, Kevin, Victoria and our New Arrivals: Zayna, Dusan and Sarlota from Slovakia and Aleksandra from Bulgaria! Welcome!

 

Our star of the week this week is Mateo for working so hard on his writing, he has really concentrated on writing independently! Great job! Image result for star cartoon

 

Over the last two weeks in English, we have been learning about the New Year and how we can make a resolution to be better at something. For example, Miss Lamb’s resolution is to stop biting her nails and Mrs Urban wants to eat less chocolate!

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Children: do you have any resolutions?

 

Making our very own snowmen!

We have also been working on describing the different seasons in a year. Can you remember what season we're in now? That's right, it's WINTER! We learnt lots of new words like snow, snowflake, sleigh, ice-skates as well as all the warm clothes' names. The children also worked on building their own snowmen out of sweets!

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Children: What is this boy wearing to keep warm?

 

Listen to these songs to practise some of the new words you learntfrown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HboTmLb9iCc (Winter song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-U1eQqBmk ('I'm a little snowman')

 

The children also went outside on Friday and saw snowflakes falling! They were very excited smileyno

 

Important information

Parents: please remember to give your children warm clothes to take to school now the weather is getting colder. They need a coat, a hat and gloves so they can stay nice and warm! Thanks!

 

On Monday we also have our first 'Learning together' session of 2017. Both us and the children would love it if you could join. This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

03.01.17

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Welcome back Shooting Stars! Let's have a great year!

CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!

We were extremely busy before the Christmas Break. Look at the photos to see what we got up to!!!

 

Our Christmas Play. The children made us proud! The turnout was great too!

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We had a real Christmas party with Christmas crackers and lots of fun games like pass the parcel. The children found some presents under the Christmas tree!

Week 7

Hello everyone smiley!

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani, Nikola, Patrick, Ivana ,Alex,  Odisey and Veselin.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania star of the week

This week's Star of the Week is ....Ivana! We've chosen her for growing in confidence and changing her attitude to learning :))Well done Ivana!

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In English we've been reviewing the vocabulary related to house.

Can you remember the names of all of the rooms and furniture we can find in each one of them?

 

 

In Maths the older Shooting Stars were learning the names and value of English money. Our younger children were trying to recognize the numbers 0-10 and recite them up to 100.

We have also been practicing our Christmas Play. Why don't you try singing our songs at home. See how much you can remember and try to teach the actions to your family!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0mWb8gs265UBIrmRT1figeCRm-JDo4La

Here is the preview of what you can expect :)

 

 

Our Christmas Play will take place on Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 2.00 in the school's small hall. Please come and see your children performing!!!

Week 6

 

Hello parents, carers and children!

We hope you enjoyed your long weekend and are feeling well rested smiley!

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani, Nikola, Patrick, Ivana and Alex. We also have two new children! They are called Odisey and Veselin and are both from Bulgaria!

 

Our Star of the week is.... Wait until tomorrow to find out!

 

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In English, this week have been learning more vocabulary related to the house. We worked on two more rooms, the bedroom and the living room. Can you name any of the items in each room?

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Children: what do your bedrooms look like?                       What do you think is missing in this living room?

 

Challenge: How many lamps and telephones can you see?

 

Watch and sing along to these songs to continue practising all the words you learntno:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3wY31aF2W4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR4Ys137CBU

 

You can also try this game to get even better at describing items in a living room! smiley

http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/livingRoomMatching.htm

 

Guess what.. This week is also a special week because it is now DECEMBER! The last month of the year! This means it's not long until Christmas frown!

Because of this, we have a visitor coming in called Ruby the reindeer! She is friends with Father Christmas! Let's show her all the great things we do and how well behaved we can be.

 

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Parents: We are practising a Christmas play that the Shooting stars will perform in the last week of term. We would love for you to come and see your children in the show! Please ask us if you have any questions about this but we will confirm the date and time very soon. 

 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

Week 5

It's been a short week as we have only been in school for 4 days this week! We have still managed to learn a lot!

Our Shooting stars were: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani. Nikola, Patrick, Ivana and Alex smiley.

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Our younger Shooting Stars read the 'Let's Run' story and completed a lot of phonics activities based around it.

The other children learned igh and ur sound and also practiced it through variety of task they've completed.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania english

In English we continued learning about the house and learned the names and vocabulary for two rooms: bathroom and kitchen. We also learned the names of the cutlery and other things we use to set up a table.

Can you name the objects on the table?

 

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What can you see in the bathroom and in the kitchen?

   

  

 

Don't forget there's no school on Monday and Friday!!!

We will see you back on Tuesday 29th November :)

Have a lovely long weekend :)

Week 4 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani. Nikola, Patrick, Ivana and Alex smiley.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania star of the week

 

Our star of a week this week is Kevin working really hard on his handwriting and phonics.

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This week our younger Shooting Stars practiced handwriting, blending and segmenting by reading a Pin it on story. They also played a Pin a tail on a donkey game to get better understanding.

Our older children revised last weeks sounds and learned two new ones : ar and or.

Remember to have a look at Jolly Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU and Alphablocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episodes/b01cz0p1?suggid=b01cz0p1 so the children can practice at home.

You can also practice the new skills by playing one of the online games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

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This week we started learning about the house. We now know what rooms there are in the house and what is the area outside of it called. Can you name the rooms you can see on the picture below?

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania rooms in the house

Why don't you sing this song to practice the new vocabulary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsmlxP8T720

 

This week was anti- bullying week. We learned what bullying means and what to do if someone is nasty to us or somebody else.

We also learned, with some hands on activities, that unpleasant things that have been said or done, can't always be taken back even if we feel sorry for what we have done.

 

 

 

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On Friday we were collecting donations for Children in Need Charity. We all wore spotty clothes and talked about the charity itself and why we are collecting money. We also completed some activities related to Pudsey the bear- the charity mascot :)

Look at us wearing Pudsey the bear ears- that we made ourselves :)

 

 

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Parents/Carers!!!

Did you remember to ask your child what a Playdough Disco is? If not, check it out here!!!

 

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Don't forget that on Monday we're inviting you to our 5th Learning together session that will take place between 9.00 and 10.30.

 

Have a great weekend :)

 

Mrs Urban and Miss Lamb

Week 3 

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani. Nikola, Patrick, Ivana and our eturning new arrival Alex smiley

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania star of the week

 

Our star of a week this week is Patrik  for building up his confidence and beginning to join in more class activities.

    Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania phonics 

 

This week our younger Shooting Stars learned sounds ll and ss.  They also practiced applying them in reading and writing via various games and activities.

The older ones learned diagraphs ee, oo and ai. Both groups worked on blending  and segmenting them. They also practiced their handwriting.

Remember to have a look at Jolly Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU and Alphablocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episodes/b01cz0p1?suggid=b01cz0p1 so the children can practice at home.

You can also practice the new skills by playing one of the games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

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In English we were exploring vocabulary related to people e.g man, woman, boy, girl, baby.

We also talked about our families and learned how to name the members of our families in English for example mum, dad, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather. We were also talking about different relationships in the family like husband, wife, daughter, son.

 

Can you name the members or this family?

Who is in your family?

On Friday 11th November we celebrated the Rememberence Day. We talked about what it means, why and how we celebrate it in England. We also made our own popies. 

 

Why don't you look at this video that will help children to understand the idea of the Rememberance Day better. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p4zsl 

 

Parents! Ask your children what a 'Playdough Disco' is! They absolutely love it!!!

 

Don't forget that on Monday we're inviting you to our 5th Learning together session that will take place between 9.00 and 10.30.

 

Have a great weekend :)

 

Mrs Urban and Miss Lamb

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2  

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie, Ani. Nikola, Patrick and Ivana smiley!

 

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania star of the week

 

Our star of a week this week is Muserref  for working really hard and overcoming initial settling in difficulties!!!

 

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This week our younger Shooting Stars learned sounds h, b, f and ff. The older ones learned diagraphs sh, ch, th and ng. Both groups worked on blending  and segmenting them. They also practiced their handwriting.

Remember to have a look at Jolly Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU and Alphablocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episodes/b01cz0p1?suggid=b01cz0p1 so the children can practice at home.

You can also practice the new skills by playing one of the games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

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In English we followed up last week's topic which was parts of the body and discussed symptoms and illnesses. We also learned what to say if we don't feel well and how to ask if somebody is alright.

Can you tell what is wrong with people below?

 

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We also learned how to name our feelings. Children: can you say how are these children feeling?

      

 

 

We have given your children homework related to sickness and feelings to complete over the weekend. Please help them to do this and return to us on Monday 7/11/16. Many thanks!

 

Don't forget that on Monday we're inviting you to our 5th Learning together session that will take place between 9.00 and 10.30.

 

Have a great weekend :)

 

Mrs Urban and Miss Lamb

Welcome back to school and Term 2!

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31/10/16

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a great week and rested so you are ready to learnsmiley! We have got lots of fun things to learn about this term. Parents, if you have any questions about your child or the school day please come to see us.

 

 

Have a fantastic first week back!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

 

Family learning session 4!

20/10/16

 

Hi parents, carers and children, 

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria, Amalie! Our new children are Ani, Nikola, Patrik and Ivana. They speak Bulgarian, Slovak and Croatian! Welcome to you all smiley!

 

Our star of the week this week is Mateo for showing endeavour, working really hard on his sounds and handwriting. Well done, Mateo!

 

In Phonics, the younger children learnt the sounds 'ck', 'e', 'u' and ‘r’ whilst the older children learnt 'z', ‘zz’, ‘qu’ and ‘y’.

 

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning to name and identify body parts.

They learnt vocabulary like: head, neck, eyes, ears, hair, shoulders, feet, legs, toes, fingers and many more.

 

Children: what body parts can you see in this picture?

 

We also sang various songs to practise naming body parts and to help remember each one! Check out these songs here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Vpnkwjblc&list=RDD3Vpnkwjblc#t=2 (‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_TUJy2TY8 (Body parts song)

 

Here are some fun interactive games to memorise the different body parts no.

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/body/

 

The older children have also been learning to identify and use British coins to make various amounts up to £1.00. They also learnt how to tell if a number was larger of smaller using hundred squares. Here are some pictures of them calculating different quantities smiley!

   

Naming and labelling each body part!

Important information

 

Please remember it is half term next week which means there is NO school from 24/10/16-28/10/16.

 

We have given your children homework about body parts to complete over the week. Please help them to do this and return to us next term, on Monday 31/10/16. Many thanks!

 

On Monday we also have our fifth 'Learning together' session. Both us and the children would love it if you could join. This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a great week off, everyone! Make sure you get lots of sleep but also have fun frown!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

Family learning session 3 - Autumn fun!

14/10/16

 

Hi parents, carers and children, 

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara, Sumeyye, Muserref, Matus, Kevin, Ege, Victoria and we have a returnee: Amalie!

 

Our star of the week this week is..wait and see!  Image result for star

 

In Phonics, the younger children learnt the sounds 'c', 'k', 'ck' and ‘e’ whilst the older children learnt 'j', ‘v’, 'w’, ‘x’ and ‘y.

 

Here are some of our Shooting Stars about to sing our 'Days of the week' song!

 

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning to name and identify clothes.

They learnt vocabulary like: shirt, dress, skirt, trousers, socks, tights, t-shirt, jumper, cardigan and so on.

 

Children: what clothes and accessories are these people wearing?

 

We also sang various songs to practise naming clothes and to help remember each one! Check out these songs here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBfb33_KHU ('Put on your shoes')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taoCF1cKZSY (Clothing chant)

 

The children also played some fun interactive games to memorise the clothes’ names.

Here are some more if you would like to practise at home smiley:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/clothes

 

                          

Challenge: how many scarves can you see? How many hats are there?

 

We have given your children homework related to clothes to complete over the weekend. Please help them to do this and return to us on Monday 17/10/16. Thank you very much!

 

On Monday we also have our fourth 'Learning together' session. The children were pleased to see some of their parents last week and we would love to see you there. This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a great week and weekend frown!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

The Shooting stars learn about clothes and dress up!

Family learning session 2

06/10/16

 

Hello parents, carers and children, 

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara and our new children are: Egge, Matus, Muserref and Sumeyye.

 

Our star of the week this week is Sebastian for being a great classmate and friend. He has helped new children settle in and put effort into his writing.Well done, Sebi!

 

In Phonics, the younger children learnt the sounds 'd', 'g', 'o' whilst the older children learnt 'ss' and 'll'.

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning about autumn and the changes that happen around this year.

They learnt autumn vocabulary like: acorn, pinecone, tree bark, leaf, leaves, twigs and so on.

 

Can you name any autumn objects in this picture?

Children: what is the weather like in autumn? Is it hot or cold?

 

  

 

The children went on an autumn nature hunt to look for these objects. Take a look at our pictures! J

Autumn nature hunt

Cooking an autumn soup!

Important information

We have given your children homework about autumn vocabulary to complete over the weekend. Please help them to do this and return to us on Monday 10/10/16. Many thanks!

 

On Monday we also have our third 'Learning together' session. The children were pleased to see some of their parents last week and we would love for you to join if you can. This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have fantastic weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

Family learning session and more!

29/09/16

 

Hello parents, carers and children, 

 

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, and Sara.

 

In Phonics, the younger children learnt the sounds 'p', 'i', 'n' whilst the older children learnt 'h', 'b', and 'f'.

 

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning to name and identify fruits and vegetables. As you know, it is nearly October which is when we celebrate harvest. Can you remember any of the fruits and vegetables we eat around this time of year?

Image result for october harvest

 

Sing along to some of songs we have been practising:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdIrlTlXks ('Harvest Samba')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQEQgyGAGA ('Cauliflowers fluffy')        

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9mvrkQbzgc ('Autumn days')

 

 

If you like cooking, please take a look at this page and try some recipes together frown    

http://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/seasonal-cooking.html

Image result for chef

 

In Maths, this week the younger children continued to review English numbers up to 10 and recognise different quantities.

 

Practise counting by listening and singing along to these songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRTtwZGwj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs

 

The older children learnt to count in 10s up to 100 and identify two-digit numbers of a hundred square. They also worked on ordering numbers from smallest-biggest and started learning about English money.

      

 

Important information

We have given your children homework about school vocabulary to complete over the weekend. Please help them to do this and return to us on Monday 03/10/16. Many thanks!

 

On Monday we also have our second 'Learning together' session. The children were pleased to see some of their parents last week and we would love for you to join if you can. This session runs from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

22/09/16

 

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Welcome to you all! We hope you are well and your children have settled well into Drapers Mills!

Our Shooting stars this week are: Sibel, Ferihan, Hristina, Mateo, Sebastian, Anna Maria, Sara and Zinedine.

 

In Phonics, the younger children learnt the sounds 's', 'a', 't' whilst the older children learnt 'ck', 'e', and 'u'.

 

In Literacy, this week the children have been learning to name and identify school vocabulary. We had a tour around the school and learnt words like: toilet, classroom, hall, playground, etc. We also learnt all about school routines. The children also learnt to name everyday school items such as pencil, book, paper, bag, scissors and so on.

 

What items can you see in this picture?

Image result for school equipment

 

In Maths, this week the younger children learnt English numbers up to 10 and recognise different quantities. The older children learnt to name and identify numbers up to 20 and worked on adding one digit numbers.

 

Which numbers can you remember?

Image result for number line to 20

 

Listen to these songs to practise saying the numbers smiley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E

 

Important information

We have given your children homework about school vocabulary to complete over the weekend. Please help them to do this and return to us on Monday 26/09/16. Many thanks!

 

Also, on Monday it is our first 'Learning together' session. We would love you to join us and the children to see what they have learnt from 9.00- 10.30 a.m.

 

Please remember to give your children the correct P.E kit at the beginning of the week so they can take part. Do not forget we are here to help if you have any questions no

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

 

 

 

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