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In the Shooting Star classroom our motto is:

 

Dream, believe, succeed, achieve!

 

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                                                   Welcome, everyone!

 

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We hope you have a great first week back!

05/09/17

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 6 classes) to drop them off in the morning. Your children will go back to their main class in the afternoon, so ask us where to pick them up at the end of the day.

 

Clubs: There are lots of lunchtime or after school clubs your child can join. some examples are: art club, sports, etc. but we can give you the full list. 

 

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

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Family Learning 20.11.17

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Cinderella - learning about the fairytale

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Making our own text maps

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Maths - 3D shapes and lines of symmetry

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15.11.17

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting stars are: Iliya, Matus, Marcel, Samuel, Christian, Zayna, Sofia, Vanesa and Hyussein.

 

Our Star of the week this week is Sofia for showing respect and endeavour. She showed off her super Phonics skills by blending really well and was kind to others!  Great job, Sofia! nofrown

 

             

This week we have focussed on what it means to be kind to one another. Children, can you remember? Take a look at this video and see if you can see any kind acts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwelE8yyY0U 

('Colour your world with kindness')

Being kind is important

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 The Shooting Stars learnt lots of new words, like: friendly, caring, loving, fluffy, hard, nasty, etc.

Look at this picture. Children: what is happening? Who is being kind? How?

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Anti-bullying week - Showing kindness

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Important information

We have sent homework home about our learning this week. Please help your child/ren complete this and return to us on Monday 20/11/17. Thanks!

 

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NEWS: We are sorry to change the session day again but we will be having Family learning on a Monday from now on.

 

Have a relaxing weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

09.11.17

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting stars are: Iliya, Matus, Marcel, Samuel, Christian, Zayna, Sofia, Vanesa and Hyussein.

 

Our Star of the week this week is Hyussein for showing great fairness and contribution. He has shared well with others and put a lot of effort into writing independently!

 

This week we learnt all about bonfire night and the gunpowder plot. The children learnt lots of new words, like:

crackle, whizz, whoosh, fizz, gunpowder, plot, etc.

They had fun doing some sensory activities like pulling crackers, tasting popping candy and watching sparklers.

Take a look at our pictures!

Learning about Bonfire night

Sensory activities - fireworks

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Children: can you remember who this famous man was?

Gunpowder plot work

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Remembrance Day - 2017

Anti bullying day - 10.11.17

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Important information

 

This week our Family learning session is on Friday 10.11.17 from 9.00-10.30. It would be great to see you there!frown

 

Please remember to help your child/ren complete the homework we have given them and return it to us on Monday 13/11/17.

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

02/11/17

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel, Matus, Marcel, Zayna and Christian!

 

Our Star of the week this week is Iliya for showing good leadership and trust. He has helped the younger children a lot this week. Well done frown!

 

Clever hands activities!

Phonics

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In Literacy this week the Shooting Stars were learning all about the celebration Halloween. They learnt lots of new vocabulary like: witch, vampire, spooky, black cat, pumpkin, trick or treat and many more.

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Children: what can you see in this picture?

 

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Children: did you dress up this year? What as?

 

We sang songs to help us remember the new words. Have a go yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPRaY5QWKIk ('Spooky spooky')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpIeZCZdQG0 (Knock, knock')

 

You can also play some games to help you practice even more.

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

 

The Shooting Stars also discussed the traditions here in England and in Slovakia or Bulgaria. They completed writing  activities and made their very own biscuits, mummies, and skeletons. Here are some pictures.

 

Maths - 2D vs 3d shapes

In Maths, this week the older children learnt to tell the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.

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Challenge

Children, can you remember which 3D shape is similar to a circle?

Which 3D is most like a square?

Play some interactive games to practise the different shapes.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=3d%20shapes

 

Important information

 

This week our Family learning session is on Friday 03.11.17 from 9.00-10.30. We would love to see you there! no

 

Please don't forget we have Parents' Evening on Thursday 09.11.17 . If you have any questions about this, please come to see us.

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There is no school for children on Monday 06.11.17 as it is a Staff Training Day. 

 

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban    

19/10/17

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel, Matus, Marcel, Zayna and Christian!

 

Our Star of the week this week is..

Matus for showing enjoyment and contribution. He has been participating lots in class and had been trying really hard to improve the speed of his writing as well as checking his spelling.

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In Literacy this week we started learning to name and identify different fruits. The Shooting Stars learnt lots of new vocabulary like: bumpy, smooth, orange, banana, watermelon, pineapple and so on.

 

Children: what fruits can you name in this picture?

 

We also played many games related to our new vocabulary and had a chance to feel and taste the different fruit. Take a look at the pictures!

Exploring fruit vocabulary!

Tasting and making a fantastic fruit salad!

The children loved the fruit salad!

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The older children started a new topic this week.. 2D shapes!

Can you remember what 2D means? Your challenge is to find out and tell me after the holidays!

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Can you see any of these shapes around you?

 

Here are some songs and games you can use to practise what we learnt:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=2d%20shapes (2D games)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0    (Shapes song 2)

 

Maths - learning about 2D shapes

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Important information

 

This week our Family learning session will be a bit later due to morning assembly. The next session is on Friday 20/10/17 from 9.25-10.30 a.m.

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Remember, there will be no school for 1 week, from 23.10.17- 29/10/17. Our new term starts on Monday 30/10/17. 

 

We hope you have a fantastic week off!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

Phonics and clever hands

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12/10/17

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel, Matus, Marcel, Zayna and Christian!

 

Our Star of the week this week is..

Zayna for showing great enjoyment and willingness to learn. She was eager to write independently which is amazing! frownmailno

                                         

 

In Literacy this week, the Shooting Stars continued learning about Autumn and all about different vegetables. Can you remember any of the names of the vegetables in the picture below, children?

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Children: point to the pumpkin, the onions and the cabbage.

 

We have been singing this song to practise each vegetable name. Go on.. Sing along!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE5tvaveVak    ('Vegetable song')

Vegetables - hide and seek game!

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Vegetables - writing activities and how to make soup

 

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In Maths, the older children continued to work on finding amounts of pence and pounds. They also added amounts up to £5.00.

 

Here is a game you can play to practise this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/money/play/popup.shtml

Maths - Counting and adding up British coins

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Important information

 

Please remember our Family Learning sessions have changed. Our next Family learning session is on Friday 13/10/17 from 9.00-10.30. Please come to see how well your child is getting on!

 

Recently, quite a few bags and coats have been misplaced by the children. Please write their name inside so it makes it easier for us to find them.Thanks!

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

05/10/17

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel, Matus, Marcel, Zayna and Christian!

 

Our Star of the week this week is..

Hyussein for great contribution. He has been doing great listening and worked well with his classmates! no

 

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In Literacy, this week we have been learning all about Autumn. The Shooting Stars learnt about the changes that happen outside and discussed what we can find in the garden or park for example. They learnt many new words like: conkers, leaves, bark, foliage, and so on.

The children also learnt vocabulary related to fruit, vegetables and other food we have at this time of year.

 

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Children: what can you see in this picture?

 

On Thursday there was also a special Harvest assembly. Here are the songs the children sang to celebrate Harvest frown!

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

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

Learning all about Autumn and Harvest

 

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Children: which animals love Autumn?

 

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In Maths, the older children started working on identifying British coins. They worked on making and identifying amounts up to £2.00.

Children: practise this some more by playing some games.

Click on this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/money

    

Important information

 

We will now be having our Family learning sessions on Fridays not Mondays. Our next Family learning session is on Friday 13/10/17 from 9.00-10.30.

 

As it is now October, it is getting colder outside and raining more. Please make sure your child has a coat, a scarf and gloves so they are nice and warm at playtime.

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Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

28.09.17

 

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel, Matus and Marcel!

Our Star of the week this week is... Sofia F. for showing all of the values. She is a pleasure to teach and has shown fairness as she has worked very well with her classmates!frownno Great work, Sofia!

 

 

In Literacy, this week we have been learning to name and identify the different body parts we have. Can you remember any of their names?

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Where are the eyes? Where is the nose? Where are the legs?

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The Shooting Stars learnt to name lots of different body parts like: knees, face, shoulders, hands, fingers and so on.

 

         

           We labelled the different parts by drawing around Marcel! He found it very funny smiley!

Feel free to practise all the new words we learnt by listening to these songs:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eueDYPTIg ('Head, shoulders, knees and toes')

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European day of languages - 26/09/17

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Clever hands!

Morning work - taking turns and sharing

Maths - writing and locating numbers up to 110 and adding 10

Older children

Play this game to review numbers up to 100 and adding ten here:

http://www.ictgames.com/100huntplus10.html

 

Younger children

Practise counting up to 10 by playing this game:

http://www.sparkisland.com/down_on_the_farm_3/launch.html

 

 

Important information

Don't forget our next Family learning session is on Monday 02.10.17, from 9.00-10.30. Please come along frown

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

21/09/17

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

Our new arrivals this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel and Matus. We also have a new arrival whose name is Marcel!

Our Stars of the week this week were...

 

                    

                 Matus                and          Vanessa  

 

Matus showed great respect to everyone and Vanessa was very brave this week. Well done, guys! nofrown

 

Here are some pictures of our morning Phonics and letter formation.

 

 

 

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This week, in Literacy we have been learning to name and identify both school objects and stationery. The children learnt many new words like:

pencil, table, chair, window, school bag, scissors, stapler, and so on.

 

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       Children: what can you see in these pictures? What are the children talking about?

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Maths - counting in tens

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Important information

Our second Family learning session is on Monday 02.10.17. Please join us frown!  We would love to see you there!

Remember that if your child brings in a packed lunch, it should look something like this:

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                Please give your children healthy snacks and water.

 

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                 No fizzy drinks like Coca Cola, Fanta, etc.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

Our first day in the Shooting Stars classroom - 13.09.17

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14.09.17

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

A very big WELCOME to the Shooting Stars classroom!

Our new arrivals this week are: Iliya, Vanessa, Sofia G., Sofia F., Hyusein, Samuel and Matus. We also have Zayna back with us too! frownno

 

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This week, we have been focussing on settling in to Drapers Mills, learning all about school rules. We started to learn the days of the week and months of the year too.

On Thursday, we went on a tour of the school and learnt the different names of the places around school. The children are starting to find their way around now which is great!

Take a look at some of the pictures.

Days of the week and the weather

Tour of the school

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In Maths with the older children, we also practised counting up to 100, ordering numbers and locating them on a number square. We played some fun games. Have a look at these online activities:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

 

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Important information

Our first Family learning session in on Monday 18.09.17. Please join us to see how well your children are doing in the Shooting Stars classroom! 

If you need any information about the school day or anything else please see us! We are here to help! smiley

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

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