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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 5 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

12.12.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria, Yordan, Eva, Alzbieta, Jurko, Livia and Miriam!

 

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

 

This week, the Shooting Stars continued to learn lots of new Christmas vocabulary. They learnt words like: reindeer, candle, wreath, etc. The children also wrote invitations to their parents and practised for the show.

Children: Can you describe this picture?

Writing our Christmas show invitations

Learning Christmas vocabulary

Our elf!

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Our elf! 2

Important information

Parents: 

Our Christmas Show will be on Monday 17th December at 9.30 a.m. Please drop your children at school and then you are welcome to wait in the office, we will come to get you. After the show, there will be some time to talk to the children, have a drink and some biscuits. We would love you to come along!

 

Don't forget, there will be the Christmas Fair on Tuesday afternoon from 2.30-3.30. Please pick up your children early that day. School finishes on Wednesday 19th December.

If you have any questions, please ask.

 

Have a great weekend, everybody!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

04.11.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria, Yordan, Eva, Alzbieta, Jurko, Livia and Miriam!

 

Our Star of the week is Jurko for showing enjoyment this week! We were impressed with the effort he put into the Christmas show rehearsals.

 

On Monday, a very exciting parcel arrived for the children. Inside the parcel was.. a Christmas elf! Can you believe it? frown The Shooting Stars were extremely excited. We decided to call our elf Ben and set some rules. We read the letter from the elf which said we are not allowed to touch him or he will lose his magic. He will be reporting back to Father Christmas so we need to try our best to be good!

Meeting our elf! 03.12.18

The children also learnt new words related to Christmas, like: stocking, presents, tinsel, baubles, etc.  

  

Children: Who lives in the North Pole?

 

What can you see in this picture?

 

Listen and sing along to these songs to practise the new words we learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUi1YJVChpg&list=PL8Hq4m3K-T3Vt3KifIlQJuRfVElFI7bPt 

('Hello, Reindeer' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpJCgTx_auc&list=PL8Hq4m3K-T3Vt3KifIlQJuRfVElFI7bPt&index=6  (Decorate the Christmas tree)

 

Watch this clip to learn more about Elf on the shelf:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KO-Pzpa2ss (Movie: Part 1)

 

Christmas show rehearsals

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Maths

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In Maths, the older children have been learning about measuring in standard units, centimetres. They also briefly learnt about metres. Some of the children also worked on measuring in non-standard units (with cubes, paperclips, etc). The children measured objects around the classroom, compared and estimated lengths. 

 

 

 

What are both of these measuring tools called?

Important information

Parents: we will have a Christmas show very soon. It will be in the morning on Monday 17th December. Please come to see us about the details, we would love it if you could all come to see your children performing.

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

27/11/18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria, Yordan, Eva, Alzbieta, Jurko, Livia and Miriam!

 

Our Star of the week is Miriam for trying really hard in Phonics and settling in well!

 

 

In Literacy, this week the children reviewed vocabulary. The children also learnt new words, like: elbows, chin, wrists, cheeks, etc. 

Children: can you describe what this girl in wearing?

 

What colour is this monster? How many teeth does it have?

Sing along to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7s-Twed45g

 

Body parts and clothes games

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Body parts and clothes games 3
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Important information

Parents: thank you for helping your children with their homework and returning it to us. It is usually always given on a Friday so you and you child can look at it over the weekend smiley

 

Please remember your child needs to come in full uniform to school. This includes: a red tie, white shirt, black jumper or cardigan, skirt or trousers and black shoes, not trainers. Come to see us if you are not sure or have any questions.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

21/11/18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria, Yordan, Eva, Alzbieta, Jurko and Livia! Welcome to our new starter: Miriam!

 

Our Star of the week is Alzbieta from Shooting Stars for showing leadership and contribution this week. She has tried to improve her behaviour and has been helping others. 

 

In Literacy, the children learnt to name clothes and enjoyed playing games to practise the new vocabulary. Here are some games and songs you can play at home to practise:

Games:

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

Songs: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBfb33_KHU ('Hurry up' clothes song) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQxBCvgx70  (Dream English clothes song)

What clothing can you see in this picture?

Clothes vocabulary

Clothes vocabulary 1 We learnt many new words like: skirt, shorts, etc.
Clothes vocabulary 2 What is Jurko wearing?
Clothes vocabulary 3 The children even got dressed up!

Our Literacy wall

Our Literacy wall 1
Our Literacy wall 2
Our Literacy wall 3

Important information

Parents:

As the weather is getting much colder, please make sure your children bring their coat to school every day. We would also recommend a scarf, hat and gloves just in case.

 

Have a good weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

14.11.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria, Yordan, Eva, Alzbieta and Yurko! Welcome to our new starters Livia and Artimis!

 

Our Star of the week is Kevin for showing great contribution in Maths! Great work no

 

In Literacy, this week, on Monday we completed Anti-bullying week activities. The children shared great ideas about being kind to others and showing respect. They also watched and discussed these clips:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJwfPl4X5-Q ('The ugly duckling')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T63MCogI4sM ('For the birds')

 

The children also learnt to name and describe the different parts of the body this week. 

Children: What body part is this?

 

Where is the ball? Here's a clue.. 'On the boy's...'

Learning about the body

Play some games to practise the new words:

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/body-parts-esl-interactive-pirate-board-game/ (Body parts board game)

 

Have fun singing these songs, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_TUJy2TY8 ('Everybody has a body' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZanHgPprl-0 ('Head, shoulders, knees and toes' song)

Maths

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Children in Need

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Important information

Parents, Friday 16th November is Children in Need day. The children can come in to school in pyjamas and bring a teddy but we ask that they bring in a £1.00 donation. Also, please come along to the cake sale at school. Speak to us for more details!

 

Have  great weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

07.11.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria and Yordan! Welcome to our new arrivals: Eva, Alzbieta and Yurko!

 

Our Star of the week is Anna Maria and Jordan for showing great enjoyment this week.

 

In Literacy, the children learnt about Bonfire night and why we celebrate it. They learnt about the gunpowder plot and acted out the story well! frown 

What do people do around a bonfire?

 

What sounds do fireworks make? Should you go near them? Why or why not?

Watch these video to find out some tips about staying safe during bonfire events:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXya9SysmA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnq7aqHLCSM 

 

Play some games:

http://www.michellehenry.fr/bonfire.htm#interg 

 

Gunpowder plot

Making poppies

31.10.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

Welcome to term 2!

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin, Milan, Monika, Anna Maria and Yordan!

 

This week, our Star of the week is.. wait to find out!

 

In Literacy, we learnt how Halloween is celebrated in England and all around the world.

Children, can you remember how most people celebrate Halloween in Scotland, Ireland and China?

Is it the same as here? How so?

Children: what objects can you name in the picture?

 

What traditions do you have in your home country?

Pin the nose on the witch!

Halloween activities

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Halloween activities 3

Morning work

Music day

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Phonics

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Important information

Next week, Parents' evening is on Wednesday 7.11.18. Please make sure you pick a slot to come and speak to us. We want to tell you about all the great things your children have been doing and help them improve even further. If you have any questions, please speak to us.

 

Have a nice weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

16.10.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Noro, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin and Monika! Welcome to our two new starters: Anna Maria and Yordan!

 

This week, our Star of the week was Fabian for trying really hard to improve his writing!

 

In Literacy, we continued to learn about Autumn and reviewed the words we learnt last week. Then, we went on a fun trip to Dane Park! We saw lots of things there! Children: can you name something you heard, something you saw and something you felt?

 

Here are some pictures of the Shooting Stars at the park. We also played some fun games!

Literacy - Autumn vocabulary/ clothes

Literacy - Autumn vocabulary/ clothes 1
Literacy - Autumn vocabulary/ clothes 2

Maths

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Important information

Please remember there will be no school next week. The half term holidays will be from: 20/10/18-28.10.18.

Term 3 starts on Monday 29.10.18.

We will be giving the children homework about Autumn clothes this week. Please help them complete it and return to us on the first day back at school. Thanks.

 

Have a great week off and stay safe!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

10.10.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Noro, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin and Monika! Welcome to our new starter, Asia!

 

Our Star of the week is Monika for showing trust and enjoyment this week! Great job! no

 

In Literacy, at the beginning of the week the Shooting Stars learnt about Harvest. They found out when, how and why it is celebrated. Thank you to all those who brought in some food to be donated. 

Children: can you name any fruits/ vegetables that are harvested at this time of year?

Here's a clue..

 

The Shooting Stars also learnt about the season we are now in, which is... Autumn! They learnt lots of new words like: leaves, frost, acorn, nuts, squirrel, etc. 

Children, can you remember what happens to the trees in Autumn? What is the weather like? What animals can you see? Look at this picture to help you remember. 

 

Listen to this song and sing along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-J17BIxDhk

 

Play some of these games to practise the new words:

http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/fall/games.php 

 

Literacy - Autumn

Harvest baskets

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Harvest baskets 3
Harvest baskets 4
Harvest baskets 5
Harvest baskets 6

Special visit

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Special visit 4

Important information

Next Monday, as a part of our Autumn topic, we will be going to the park. We will be sending a letter home about this but if you have any questions, please come to see us. 

Thanks!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

03.10.18

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda, Kevin and Milan. Welcome to our new starter, Monika! 

 

Our Star of the week is Lucinda for participating more actively in class! Good work!

 

 

In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars learnt to name different food and drink. They also learnt to describe their likes and dislikes. 

Children: what is this boy about to eat? Is it healthy or not?

 

Challenge:

Children answer these questions and tell a friend!

1) What is your favourite food and why?

2) What food/drink don't you like?

3) Is there any type of food you have never tried?

Why not listen to some songs and watch some clips to practise expressing your likes and dislikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddDN30evKPc  ('Do you like.. ' song 1)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5JlHCNKfbI ('Do you like milk' clip)

 

 

Click below to play some games, too!

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

Literacy: Food and drink

Morning work

Morning work 1
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Morning work 3

Important information

Please remember that the children need to bring a healthy packed lunch to school. We do not allow fizzy drinks or sweets and would like you to avoid giving them lots of sweet things like cakes, etc.

Here is an example of a good packed lunch:

Image result for healthy packed lunchbox

 

We will be starting our Family learning sessions every Monday very soon. These sessions are for you to come and see what great learning your children are doing! We will give you more details about the times soon.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

26.09.18

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Maria, Marcel, Melisa, Lucinda and Kevin. Welcome to our new starter, Milan! frown

 

Our Star of the week is Hyusein for showing great endeavour! He always gives things a try, even if they are difficult!

 

In Literacy, this week the children learnt all about feelings. They learnt to ask people: 'How are you?' and describe feelings like: excited, happy, sad, angry, hungry, thirsty, etc.

Children: How do you feel in the morning when you get to school? How do you feel when you get home? What makes you happy?

 

How is this boy feeling?

 

What about this girl? Does she look angry or sad?

 

Play some games to practise the feelings we learnt:

http://www.scholastic.com/earlylearner/parentandchild/feelings/feelinggame.htm

 

You can also sing some songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsISd1AMNYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMOnyPxE_w8

 

 

Literacy - Feelings

European day of languages 26.09.18

Morning work

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Morning work 3

Important information

We will be giving the children homework about feelings. Please make sure they complete it and bring it back to us on Monday 01/10/18. Thanks.

 

If you have any questions, please come see us.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

19.09.18

 

Hi children, parents and carers,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Ruzena, Hyusein, Fabian, Maria and Marcel. We also have some new children: Melisa, Lucinda and Kevin. Welcome! 

 

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

 

In Literacy, the children started learning about important places around school and important school objects. They learnt to name: a pen, pencil, writing book, reading book, stapler, etc!

 

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Children: Which objects do you recognize?

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARreOtrWUg ('What's this?' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DqAS3CfP0g ('Back to school' song)

 

Play this game, too!

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/archived-word-games/find-the-pairs/school

Literacy - School vocabulary

Breakfast and morning work!

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Phonics

Maths

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Important information

If you're children have a packed lunch, please make sure they have a piece of fruit, some water (no fizzy drinks, i.e: Coca-Cola) and a sandwich. Thanks.

If you have any questions about the school uniform or anything else, please come to see usfrown. We are here to help!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

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 Ruzena! 

She is always polite to others and shows great endeavour!

 

 

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!

 

 

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What toys can you see? Which is your favourite?

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