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Shooting Stars

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!

04/09/18

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

Your teachers are..

Your teachers are.. 1 Mrs Urban
Your teachers are.. 2 Miss Lamb

04.09.18

 

Welcome to Term 1, children!

Let's have a great year!

We look forward to meeting our new Shooting Stars and getting to know them!smiley

12.09.18

 

Hi children, parents and carers,

 

Welcome to Term 1! This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Maria and Marcel. We are very glad to have them back and look forward to new children arriving in the next few weeks.

 

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

 

In Literacy, at the beginning of the week, the children discussed their summer holidays and what they did. We also reviewed summer vocabulary.

On Wednesday, we started learning about toys. The children learnt to name:

a toy car, a ball, a doll, a doll-house, a boat/ship, and many more!

 

 

Literacy

Literacy 1
Literacy 2
Literacy 3

19.07.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Sebi, Jozef, Pepik, Laura, Maria E, Kiara, Maria, Fabian, Ricardo, Hyusein and Ruzena.

 

Our Star of the week this week is.. wait to find out!

This week the Shooting Stars learnt to identify prepositions of place. These special words tell us where an object is. For example: The cat is on the bed.

Children: which prepositions can you remember? Describe this picture:

 

 

 

Listen to these songs to practise using the new words you learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0NYBBKczM ('Where is it?' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xERTESWbqhU ('In front of, behind, between' song)

 

Play these games, too!

https://www.mes-games.com/prepositions1.php (mixed games)

http://www.engames.eu/Prepositions_place/Prepositions%20of%20place%20online%20(Web)/index.html 

Challenge: Answer these questions using one of these prepositions of place -> on, in, in front of, between, behind, beside, etc.

1.) Where is the cat?

2.) Where is the boat?

3.) Where is the palm tree? 

Morning work!

Songs

Songs 1
Songs 2
Songs 3
Songs 4
Songs 5
Songs 6
Songs 7
Songs 8
Songs 9

Prepositions of place activities

Important information

As we already mentioned, this week is the last week for the children in Shooting Stars. We will be sad to see them go but are also very proud of them all. Well done for your hard work, children no!

Please remember that on Monday and Tuesday they will be back with their afternoon teachers all day.  The summer holidays start on 25.07.18. School will start again on 04.09.18.

 

We hope you have a fantastic time during the summer holidays and that the children come back relaxed and ready to learn in September frown!

 

Enjoy and take care!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

12.07.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Sebi, Jozef, Pepik, Laura, Maria E, Kiara, Maria, Fabian, Ricardo, Hyusein and Ruzena.

 

Our Star of the week this week is Jozef for showing leadership and endeavour. He has worked hard during independent tasks in Maths. Great work!

Morning work - seaside/ holiday vocabulary

In Maths, the younger children continued working on counting to twenty and writing each digit carefully. 

 

The older children learnt to identify multiples of three and started to count backwards.

Maths

Important information

Please make sure your children have a bottle of water and a hat with them now the weather is so hot! Feel free to put sun cream on them in the morning, too. Thanks!

 

      

Next week is the children's last week in Shooting StarsOn Monday 23rd they will be returning to their afternoon classes all day. Please come to see us if you have any questions.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

05.07.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Sebi, Jozef, Pepik, Laura, Maria E, Kiara, Maria, Fabian, Ricardo, Hyusein and Ruzena.

 

Our Star of the week this week is Jozef H. for being so polite and using his phonics skills to sound out words!

 

In Literacy, this week the children started learning about summer. They learnt lots of new words related to holidays, from activities like: swimming, fishing, rowing, etc. to popular places people go on holiday to.

Children, can you describe the pictures below:

 

             

What is another word for beach?           Where do people usually go camping?

 

 

Where did these bunnies decide to go on holiday? To the countryside, or on a cruise?

Making summer skewers!

Summer craft activity

Summer craft activity 1
Summer craft activity 2
Summer craft activity 3
Summer craft activity 4

Morning work

28.06.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Sebi, Jozef, Pepik, Laura, Maria E, Kiara, Maria, Fabian, Ricardo, Hyusein and Ruzena.

 

Our star of the week was.. wait and see next week!

 

In Literacy, the children continued to learn about sports and the different equipment needed for each one. 

 

 

Children: which objects can you name in this picture?

 

Sing along to these songs to practise all the new words you have learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUSHk6JaTY 

('What do you like?' sports song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZXI7l3eaOs (Sports equipment song)

 

Have fun playing this game:

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/sports-vocabulary-esl-memory-game/

Sports activities

Important information

Please don't forget that there is no school this Friday. School will be back again on Monday.

KS1 Sports day is on Thursday from 1.00-3.00 p.m. Please come to see your children take part in this fun event!

 

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

21.06.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Kiara, Maria, Jozef, Sebi, Ruzena, Hyusein, Ricardo, Maria E., Pepik, Laura.

 

Our star of the Week this week is Maria E. for showing trust, always being polite and having a smile on her face! frown   

 

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In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars learnt about the World Cup. They learnt why and how people celebrate it as well as lots of football related words! Some of these words were: referee, trophy, cup, whistle, pitch, goalie, players, team, etc.

 

 

Children: Can you name the people/ objects in the pictures below?

 

 

                                       

 

The children also learnt about two special countries: Uruguay and Poland, as they are Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban's home countries! 

Here is the Uruguayan flag:                    Here is the Polish flag:

           

 

 

 

Children: What does your home country's flag look like?

 

The children learnt about the culture of these countries and words in both languages. They also had fun dancing to traditional Polish music and tasting a special caramel spread from Uruguay!

Photos will come soon!

Maths  

The younger children continued working on identifying numbers and counting up to 10/15/20. Sing along to this song to practise your numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diMJIlv-4N0 ('Counting to ten' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azIG0kLIlgs ('Count to twenty' song)

 

 

How many players can you see?

 

The older children continued to work on multiplication. They counted up in threes through songs, activities and on the KS2 playground hundred square. 

Practise your times tables and along to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY (Three times table 'Uptown funk' cover song)

 

Challenge: Children, if two goal keepers have three pairs of gloves each, how many gloves do they have in total? 

Important information

 

Next week Sports day is on!

 

Here are the dates:

 

KS2 Years 3,4,5 & 6 Tuesday 26 June 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

KS1 Years 1&2 Thursday 28 June 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Nursery and Reception Tuesday 10 July 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Please make sure your children have their P.E kit ready (red shirt, black shorts, trainers or plimsolls), a bottle of water, suncream and a hat with them.

If you have any questions about this, please come and ask us.

 

Enjoy your weekend! 

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

14.06.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Samuel, Marcel, Vanesa, Kiara, Maria, Jozef, Sebi, Ruzena, Hyusein, Ricardo, Pepik and Laura. We also have a new child: Maria! Welcome! 

 

Our star of the week was Laura for showing respect to everyone and great maturity. She puts lots of effort into her work! 

 

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In Literacy, the Shooting Stars have been learning to name and describe different jobs. They also learnt to name the places people work.

 

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Children: which jobs do you recognise in this picture?

 

Sing along to these songs to practise all the new words we learnt!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckKQclquAXU ('What do you do?' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nesqKP9-5c ('What do you see?' song)

 

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Challenge: Can you answer these questions?

1. Where does a cook work?

2. Where does a waiter work?

3. What does a postman deliver?

 

07.06.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Samuel, Marcel, Vanesa, Kiara, Maria, Jozef, Sebi, Ruzena, Hyusein and Ricardo. We also have two new children: Pepik and Laura! Welcome!

 

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This week the Shooting Stars continued learning about family members.

They described their own families and found out about each other's frown!

We discovered that our family trees all look slightly different! Some are big, some are medium sized and some are small.

 

What does your family tree look like?

 

Challenge: Children, ask a friend about their family tree!

Listen to this song and sing along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_WQEw13TCo 

 

Watch this clip and see how many family members you can name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGPcJ7nrANU (Horrid Henry - 'Happy family')

Family tree work

Holiday craft

Holiday craft 1

Our fun trip to Margate Fire station

Phonics

Trip to Thanet Earth!

 

 

The younger children continued to work on counting, ordering and grouping.

Play these fun games to get even better!

 

http://www.primarygames.com/math/countingbatsmemory/ (Memory counting game)

 

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How many red dots are there in the picture?

The older children continued working on multiplication and counting in 3s. 

Sing along to this song to practise your times tables!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find (all times table games)

 

Kings and queens

24.05.18

 

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Christian, Zayna, Vanesa, Kiara, Vanesa, Ricardo, Hyusein, Samuel, Marcel, Jozef, Damian, Maria, Sebi and Ruzena.

 

Our star of the week is Ruzena for showing true endeavour. She has worked really hard to use the sounds she has learnt in both Phonics and Literacy. Ruzena has shown trust and settled in well.

 

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In Literacy, this week the children learnt to name and identify family members. We discussed how many people there were in their families and the children completed fun activities on this topic. We learnt that we all have different families and different habits!

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What does your family look like? Is it big or small?

 

Listen to this song and play some games to practise the key words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p4k-P8Cn4U  (Family song)

https://englishflashgames.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/family-vocabulary-game.html  

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/archived-word-games/paint-the-words/family

 

Family vocabulary

Royal artwork!

Royal artwork! 1
Royal artwork! 2

In Maths, the younger children continued working on counting to 10/15/20 securely.

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Children: How many boys/ men are there in this family? How many girls/ women are there? How many people are there all together?

 

 

The older children continued to work on multiplication and their 2,5 and 10 times tables. They then started working on their 3 times table.

Sing along to this song to become experts!frown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3U03MC-SfQ  (Percy Parker 5x table song)

Play this game to practise your times tables even more!

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

Important information

Please remember, next week there is no school. The holidays go from 26.05.18- 03.05.18.  

 

Please join us for our next Family learning session on Monday 04.06.18 from 9.00-10.30. We'd love to see you there!

 

Have a lovely week off!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

Tea party 18.05.18

10.05.18

 

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Christian, Zayna, Vanesa, Kiara, Vanesa, Ricardo, Hyusein, Samuel, Marcel, Jozef, Damian, Maria and Sebi. This week we also had a new starter called Ruzena! Welcomefrown!

 

Our star of the week is Vanesa for displaying all of the school values! She puts effort into everything she does. Well done, Vanesa!

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In Literacy, this week we have been learning to name and identify both fruits and vegetables. Which ones can you name in the picture below?

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The Shooting Stars had great fun making and tasting their very own fruit salad. Children: can you remember what the different steps were? What did we do first?

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What fruits did we use? Which are soft and which and hard?

Fruit and vegetables

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In Maths, the younger children practised identifying and combining amounts of numbers 1 - 10. How many tomatoes can you see in the picture? How many apples are there? How many fruits and vegetables are there all together?

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The older children finished working on telling the time (for now) and started a new topic: multiplication. Practise your times tables by singing these songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs ('Dancing 2's' Jack H.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?=RDGvTcpfSnOMQ&start_radio=1 

(Counting by twos)

Maths

Maths 1
Maths 2
Maths 3
Maths 4

Important information

Please join us for our next Family learning session on Monday 21.05.18 from 9.00-10.30. It would be great to see you!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

03.05.18

 

Hi parents, carers and children!

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Christian, Zayna, Vanesa, Kiara, Vanesa, Ricardo, Hyusein, Samuel, Damian and Sebi.  This week we also had a new starter called Maria! Welcomefrown!

 

Our star of the week is Rikardo for making great progress with his phonics. He has contributed extremely well in class this week and applied the skills he has learnt. Great work!

 

Phonics

In Literacy, this week we were learning all about minibeasts and specifically about a very long one with many legs.. Can you remember what it's called?

That's right! A caterpillar!!

 

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Can you remember the story? What did this caterpillar eat on each day of the week? Watch this video if you need a reminder!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siTVaOz2EtM (Story read aloud)

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Children: What happened to the caterpillar? How did he change?
 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

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In Maths, the younger children continued to work on recognising number up to 20. Listen and sing along to this song to practise your numbers!

 

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How many strawberries can you see? How many pears can you count?

 

The older boys worked on telling the time, working on minutes past the hour. Play any of these games to practise this:

https://gb.education.com/games/time/
 

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How many minutes past the hour is it?

Important information

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There will be no school on Monday 07.05.18 as it is a bank holiday in England. Enjoy the day off! We start school again on Tuesday 08.05.18.

 

Please join us for our next Family learning session on Monday 14.05.18. We would love you to see all the great things you're children are achieving in the Shooting Stars classroom no!

 

If you have any questions please come to see us smiley.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

26.04.18

 

Hello parents, carers and children!

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Christian, Zayna, Vanesa, Kiara, Vanesa, Ricardo, Hyusein, Samuel, Damian and Sebi. 

 

Our Star of the week this week is Kiara for showing trust and enjoyment. She has settled in well to Shooting Stars. Good work, Kiara! 

 

 

This week, the children have been learning all about mini beasts and their habitats. A habitat is a a fancy word for a place to live. Can you name any of the insects or habitats in these pictures?

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

Minibeast hunt

Ant adventures!

Ant adventures! 1
Ant adventures! 2
Ant adventures! 3

Morning work

Morning work 1

Maths

Maths 1
Maths 2
Maths 3

Important information

Our next Family Learning sessions is on Monday 30.04.18, from 9.00-10.30. Please come to see how well your child is doing! 

The weather is unpredictable at the moment so please make sure your child brings in both their school jumper and a coat just in case it rains! Thanks.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

19.04.18

Hi everyone!

 

Welcome to Term 5!

 

This week, our Shooting Stars are: Fabian, Christian, Zayna, Vanesa, Kiara, Vanesa, Ricardo, Hyusein, Samuel, Damian and Sebi.

 

Our Star of the week this week is Fabian for showing great contritbution and leadership. He is participating a great deal in class. Well done, Fabian! no

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In Literacy the Shooting Stars have been learning about different seasons. Children, can you remember which one we're in now? That's right.... Spring!!

 

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What can you see it this picture?

 

Sing along to this song to practise all the new words we learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZXdJ46IX0I

Watch this video too if you like!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A16Cu6Ic1pA

Some of the new words the children learnt this week were: ladybird, lamb, duckling, blossom, flower buds, etc.

 

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What happens to plants in Spring?

Spring work and walk!

Phonics

Phonics 1
Phonics 2
Phonics 3
Phonics 4
Phonics 5

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In Maths, the younger children have been working on number recognition for numbers up to 10 and beyond.

The older children have started working on telling the time. They learnt to identify 'o'clock, half past' and 'quarter past' hours.

 

Children: practise this at home with your parents! frown

 

 

Important information

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Now the weather is getting nicer, please make sure your children bring in a bottle of water in case it is warm but also a coat in case it rains. The weather is very unpredictable!

 

We have given everyone a form to fill in if you would like to buy our class photo. Please do so and return the form with the money in the envelope if you would like to buy this photo.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

27.03.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian, Sebastian, Damian, Vanesa, Justin and Sofia! We also had a new starter, Kiara! Welcome frown!

 

This week our Star of the week is Samuel for showing great enjoyment and facing his fears this week by going on a trip to Wingham!

 

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In Literacy, we learnt all about how people celebrate Easter around the world! 

 

How do you celebrate in your country? We've love to know!

 

 

Watch this video to find out more about Easter traditions in England!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlJgYF-Ki8 

Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race

Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 1
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 2
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 3
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 4
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 5
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 6
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 7
Egg hunt/ egg and spoon race 8

Phonics

Phonics 1
Phonics 2
Phonics 3

Maths

Maths 1
Maths 2

Important information

The Easter holidays start this Friday.

There will be no school from 30.03.18 - 15.04.18

We start school again on Monday 16.04.18.

 

 

Have a great two weeks off! Get plenty of rest and have fun!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

22.03.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian, Sebastian, Damian, Vanesa, Justin and Sofia!

 

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Our Star of the week is Damian for showing endeavour and trying his best to complete his mock SATs! Good work, Damian!

 

This week was a little different, as the Shooting Stars were only with us for three mornings as we had to help Year 6 with their practise tests.

In Literacy, this week we have been learning all about the Easter Story.

Can you remember the main characters in the story? Where were they going?

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Were people happy or sad to see Jesus?

 

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What did he share with his friends?

The Easter story

The Easter story 1
The Easter story 2
The Easter story 3
The Easter story 4

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In Maths, the younger continued general counting activities. Play some of these games to practise these skills!

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html (Counting/ ordering game)

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The older children continued working on measuring capacities and also worked on counting up in fives. 

Listen and sing along to this song to practise this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8 (Counting in fives song by Jack H.)

 

 

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What other containers can hold 1 litre?

 

Play one of these games to practise measuring different quantities:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/alien_cookbook/big_sound/full.shtml

Important information

On Tuesday 27.03.18, Year 1 children are going on a fantastic trip to the zoo. We would like all the children to be involved but need you to sign a form and pay £15.00 for this. Please come to see us and we can give you more information. Thanks!

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Next week is the last week at school before the Easter holidays. There will be no school from 30.03.18 - 13.04.18.

We start school again on Monday 14.04.18.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian, Sebastian, Damian, Vanesa, Justin and Sofia! frown

 

This week in Literacy, the Shooting Stars learnt to name objects we can find in a living room. What items can you remember? 

Is there a mirror in this photo? Is there a picture? Where?

Our Star of the week was.. Sofia for showing trust and enjoyment! Well done! frown

 

 

House vocabulary

St Patrick's Day

This week we also celebrated Science week and completed some fun experiments! 

 

Maths

Maths 1
Maths 2
Maths 3
Maths 4
Maths 5

Important information

Our next Family learning session will be on Monday 19.03.18, please come along to see the great things you child is doing!

 

We hope you have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

08.03.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian, Sebastian, Damian, Vanesa, Justin and Sofia! frown

Our Star of the week was Vanesa this week for settling in well and completing tasks with a smile. Well done, Vanesa!no

 

This week in Literacy, the Shooting Stars continued to work on house vocabulary last the beginning of the week. On Wednesday, we celebrated World Book Day and the children came dressed up! They had fun describing who they were dressed as, talking about their favourite stories and writing a book review. Here are some pictures! 

World Book Day 2018!

On Sunday, it is Mother's Day in England. The Shooting Stars learnt about this special day and how you can say thank you to their Mums! They also made and wrote some lovely cards. We hope you like them!

 

Mother's Day activities

Mother's Day activities 1
Mother's Day activities 2
Mother's Day activities 3

Phonics

Important information

There will be no Family Learning session will be on Monday 12.03.18.  Our next session will be on Monday 19.03.18.

 

Thank you to all the parents who came to Parents' Evening this week. It was great to see you there and discuss how well your children are doing!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

01.03.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian and Sebastian! We also had some new children this week. Welcome: Damian, Vanesa, Justin and Sofia! frown

 

 

 

Our Star of the week is.. wait and see! 

 

This week in Literacy, the Shooting Stars learnt all about objects we find in the kitchen and dining room. Have a look at these pictures and see if you can name any of the objects!

 

Children: where do you wash your hands? What machine can you use to clean the dishes? 

 

What cutlery can you see? What do we use to cut up food? What do we eat on?

 

Play these games to practise all the new words you learnt! no:

 

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/tableware-vocabulary-esl-memory-game/ (Cutlery memory game)

 

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/kitchen-vocabulary-memory-game-for-esl-practice/ (Kitchen vocabulary memory game) 

Kitchen vocabulary

Phonics/ Morning work

 

 

In Maths, the older children continued to learn about how we use different types of scales and compared their weights. Children: which objects did we compare? Which were heavier/ lighter? How can you tell? 

 

 

Children: Did we weigh the desk and chair? Why/ why not?

 

How much do these apples weigh? Are we using grams or kilos? Why?

 

The younger children continued to work on counting and grouping using Numicon. 

 

 

Important information

Our next Family Learning session will be on Monday 05.03.18. Please join us!

Because of all the snow, World Book Day will now be celebrated on Wednesday 07.03.18. Parents: children should come dressed up as their favourite book character. 

 

Enjoy the snow but please be careful and keep warm! 

 

Parents: We hope the weather will be better next week but just in case, please make sure your child brings a thick coat, gloves, hat and scarf to school. Thanks!

 

Have a great long weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

19.02.18

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To Term 4!

22.02.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Fabian and Sebastian!

 

Our Star of the week is Hyussein for showing amazing contribution in Phonics and great respect towards his classmates. Great work! smileyno

 

Our magic bean has grown!

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This week, in Literacy the Shooting Stars learnt to name the different parts of a house, both inside and outside. 

 

Children: which rooms can you name? What can you see outside/ around the house? 

 

Listen to this song to practise all the new words:

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

 

Play this game, too!

https://matchthememory.com/partsofthehouse (Memory game)

 

In Maths, the older children worked on measurement, identifying the difference between grams, kilos and tonnes. 

 

 

The younger children continued to work on number recognition and grouping.

Important information

Our next Family Learning session will be on Monday 26.02.18. Please come along frown!

 

Please remember:

 

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When? Thursday 01.03.18

What? Children must dress up as their favourite book character.

 

 

We have given the children homework related to parts of the house. Please complete it with them and return to us on Monday no. Thanks! 

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

09.02.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Sofia, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Iliya, Fabian and Sebastian!

 

Our Star of the week is Fabian for settling in well to the Shooting Stars, collaborating with his peers and showing endeavour with his writing. 

 

This week, the children were in their main classes on Monday and Tuesday but back in the Shooting Stars classroom from Wednesday to Friday frown

We started learning about internet safety and how to stay safe online.

 

Parents: here are some tips:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/technology-toys-and-the-internet/

We also talked about Children's Mental Health Week and what it means to be uniqueheart. 

 

 

 

Children: What makes you special?

In Literacy, The Shooting Stars finished learning about 'Jack and the beanstalk' analysing the characters, settings, etc. and worked on expressing their likes and dislikes. 

Children: which character did you like the most and why? 

 

How could you describe the giant? Was he nice to Jack? Why/ why not?

Jack and the beanstalk - likes and dislikes

Children's Mental Health week 09.02.18

 

 

In Maths, the younger children continued to learn about adding one digit numbers together.

Children: How much are two yellow beans plus three green beans all together? 

 

 

 

 

The older children started a new topic: measurement. They learnt what units we use to measure small objects vs larger ones, estimated measurements and then calculated them carefully. Here are some pictures! 

 

 

Important information

Our next Family Learning session will be on Monday 19.02.18.

Please remember that there is no school next week, from 12.02.18 until 18.02.18. Term 4 starts on 19.02.18.

 

We have given the children homework. Please complete it with them and return to us on that first Monday back no. Thanks!

If you have any questions, please come to see us frown.

 

Have a fantastic week off, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

Phonics - practising our HFW and new sounds

01.02.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Sofia, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon, Iliya, Fabian and Sebastian!

 

We had two Stars of the week this week: basic-5-point-gold-star-beveled.jpg

 

Sofia: for showing great willingness to learn, being a role model to her peers and coming along very well in both Maths and Phonics.

Iliya: for showing great enthusiasm, contribution and leadership in class.

 

We will miss both of you in Shooting Stars but think you are ready for a new challenge!

 

We continued to work on Jack and the beanstalk this week. The children were very excited because Miss Lamb received a magic bean from the postman on Monday! We then learnt all about the lifecycle of a bean and how to look after it.

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                                        Children: what do all plants need to survive?

 

 

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In Maths, the younger children started to work on adding one digit numbers.

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Children: How many beans do Ralph and Flora have altogether? 

 

 

 

The older children continued comparing fractions of amounts, discussing whether they were 'larger than, equal to' or 'smaller than' another. They also tried to solve word problems related to fractions and then moved on to a new topic: measuring.

 

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Try this word problem. What do you think? Can you tell an adult why?

 

 

Important information

There will unfortunately be no Family Learning session on

Monday 05.02.18.

We have given the children homework on Jack and the Beanstalk. Please complete it with them and return to us on Monday. Thanks!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

25.01.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Sofia, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon and Iliya. We have two new children this week: Fabian and Sebastian. Welcome! 

 

Our Star of the week is Sebastian for showing great contribution and trust this week! Well done, Sebi!frownno

 

In Literacy, this week we continued analysing the story of 'Jack and the beanstalk'. The Shooting Stars discussed the main events at the beginning, middle and end of the story, acted out the actions and completed their own text maps.

         Children: what is Jack holding and who is at the top of the beanstalk?

 

Who are the main characters in the story?

Jack and the beanstalk actions and text maps

Maths - Exploring greater than/ less than

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Important information

Our next Family learning session is on Monday 29.01.18, from 9.00-10.30

Please come to see how well your children are doing frown! We have given your children homework. Please complete it with them and return to us on Monday. Thanks!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

18.01.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Sofia, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon and Iliya.

 

Our Star of the week is Matus for trying his best during Maths and understanding problems related to fractions. He has shown great endeavour! Well done! frown

Learning winter vocabulary/ making 'snow'!

Jack and the beanstalk

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In Maths, this week the younger children continued to work on recognising numbers up to 10 and also practised counting in tens.

Children: sing along to this song to practise your numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RfIKqkvHTY

('Counting up to 10')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8

('Counting by tens')

 

Why don't you play some games with your parents, too! Click here: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting 

 

The older children worked on finding quarters of different amounts, especially 3/4. Here are some pictures!no​​​​​​​

Finding quarters of amounts

Important information

Our next Family learning session is on Monday 22.01.18, from 9.00-10.30

Please come to see the fantastic things your children are learning!frown We would love to see you!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

11.01.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Our Shooting Stars this week are: Samuel, Christian, Hyussein, Sofia, Vanesa, Zayna, Marcel, Matus, Redon and Iliya.

 

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Our Star of the week is Samuel for doing some great segmenting and blending! Your reading improving so much - well done!

 

Welcome to Term 3! We hope you had a lovely, relaxing Christmas break and have come back feeling refreshed frown!

 

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This week, in Literacy we talked about our holidays and wrote about what we got up to, using lots of verbs in the Past Simple!

The Shooting Stars also learnt about how people celebrate starting a new year in England and around the world.

 

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Children: did you see any fireworks? What colours were they and what did they sound like?

 

Can you remember how people celebrate New Year's Eve in England?

What do they drink and eat? What do they say and do?

 

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Learning about the New Year - 2018

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Morning work

In Maths, the younger children continued to review counting up to 10 backwards and forwards, linking amounts to the number, ordering numbers and so on.

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The older children continued to work on fractions, identifying quarters, half and started to learn about equivalent fractions. Here are some pictures!

Important information

 

We have given the children homework. Please help them complete this and return to us on Monday 15.01.18.

 

Our next Family learning session will be next Monday, from 9.00-10.30.

Please join us!frownno  

 

We hope your children have enjoyed their first week back but have noticed that there are quite a few children across school who are poorly at the moment. Please make sure your child comes in with the correct clothes on as well as a hat, scarf and gloves on very cold days. If you're child has a bad cough or anything like this, please  speak to us and the office if you would like them to have medicine.

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

A little treat from Rick..

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Making Christmas biscuits - 15.12.17

Well done, Shooting Stars!

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Maths - finding fractions of quantities

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 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone! 

 

Important information

Please remember there is no school tomorrow, Thursday 21.12.17.

The school holidays are up until 08.01.18! Enjoy them!

 

We will see you in the New Year!  

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

13.12.17

Hi all,

 

 

 

 

This week the Shooting Stars have been learning about how Christmas in celebrated in England and all over the world.

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Children: how do you celebrate Christmas? Do you eat anything different?

 

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In England, we like having a big meal with family and friends. Can you remember what things people eat?

Family learning 11.12.17

Our elf: Rick

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Christmas around the world writing activities

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Getting ready for our show!

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05.12.17

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Vanessa for showing enjoyment in her learning. She has participated more confidently in class and is getting good at our Christmas songs!

 

In Literacy, this week we started learning about Christmas and lots of new vocabulary like: bauble, lights, tinsel, Christmas tree, decorate, and so on.

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Children: what can you see in this picture? Use this structure: 'I can see..'

 

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  Can you name any of the items above?

 

Guess what Elf on the Shelf (Rick) left us this morning! A beautiful Christmas tree! Take a look at the pictures of the Shooting stars decorating it! no

Morning work

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Our elf on the shelf was naughty!

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   As we mentioned this morning, our Christmas show is on Monday 18th    December at 9.15 in the small hall.

   That morning, please go to the office and wait there. We will come and get you smiley. We hope you can all make it! The children have been practising lots! 

In Maths, the older children started learning about fractions. They learnt to identify half, quarters and thirds.

Here you can see how we divide up a cake into different parts or fractions.

                          

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Children: what's another way of saying the total or all of a cake?

Important information

 

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Our next Family Learning session is on Monday 11.12.17 from 9.00-10.30 - please come to see the great things your child is learning!                    

 

Mr Manclark, our Headteacher, has asked that parents drop their children off at the door and do not come in to school anymore. Mrs Urban and I will stand on the door if you have any questions, feel free to ask us then smiley.

 

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

30.11.17

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Redon! He has settled in to school very well and has shown great trust. Great work!frown

 

 

In Literacy, we continued working on Cinderella and during our Family Learning session, The Shooting Stars performed the story to the parents! They also made their own slipper and/or lizard.

We then moved on to discussing the different characters/ settings in Cinderella.

Have a look at some of the pictures of the children's work.

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We have started learning about the Nativity story and practising the songs the children will perform in their Christmas shows.

Please help them practise these songs at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVQPmtjHzh4    ('Little donkey')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi45JkZtUnM     ('Away in a manger')

 

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The Christmas story / Nativity songs

Cinderella work

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A special Christmas package arrived!

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In Maths, the older children continued working on finding lines of symmetry in different shapes. They loved using mirrors to find these!

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Children: which of these shapes have 2 or more lines of symmetry?

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30.11.17

Important information

We have given the children homework about our learning this week. Please help your child do it and return to us on Monday 04/12/17. Thanks!

Our next Family learning will be next Monday. Please come along!

 

Please make sure your child is wrapped up nice and warm as it is so cold outside now!

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Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

23.11.17

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week our Shooting stars are: Iliya, Matus, Marcel, Samuel, Christian, Zayna, Sofia, Vanesa and Hyussein.We also have a new arrival called Redon! Welcome!

 

Our Star of the week is Marcel! He has shown great enjoyment and his behaviour has really improved since he first came to Drapers. Good work!

 

In Literacy, this week we have been learning about the story of Cinderella and her nasty sisters. Can you remember what it was about? Watch this video to find out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQSTlR7LtAE (Cinderella short story)

 

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Children: can you answer these questions?

1.) How many sisters did Cinderella have?

2.) Why were her sisters unkind to Cinderella?

3.) Did Cinderella want to go to the ball? Why?

 

The children learnt lots of new words, such as: handsome, beautiful, curfew, ball, stepmother, stepsister, etc.

Have a go at playing this game:

https://www.learner.org/interactives/story/characters.html (Characters in Cinderella)

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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Phonics

Maths - 3D shapes and lines of symmetry

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Important information

We have sent homework home about our learning this week. Please help your child complete it and return to us on Monday 27/11/17. Thanks!

Our next Family learning will be next Monday. Please join us!

 

Please remember that your child needs to bring their coat to school every day. We don't want them to be cold on the playground.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

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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Kind cards

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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