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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

26.06.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Melisa, Peter, Noro, Vivien, Peter, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Ludevit, Alena, Tomas, Peter, Miriam, Diana, and Lucia!

 

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

 

In Literacy, the children continued working on describe jobs and learning about what people do in each role. The Shooting Stars learnt more new words like: tailor, plumber, babysitter and so on. 

 

 

Children, can you remember what a tailor does?

 

Try this a quiz to practise using all the new words you learnt and describing each job:

1.) Who can help us if there's a fire?

2.) Who cooks for people in a restaurant?

3.) Who can you call if you are lost or in danger?

4.) Who helps us cross the road outside of school?

 

Here is another game to play (with the help from an adult):

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

 

 

Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1)

Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 1
Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 2
Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 3
Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 4
Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 5
Meeting a tree surgeon! (Part 1) 6

Important information

Parents: There are ice lollies being sold for 20p at lunch time. If you give your children money, please make sure they keep it safe and you only give them the exact amount. We do not want them to lose the money or be upset. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

 

Have  a wonderful weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

19.06.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Yordan, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas. Welcome to our new children: Peter, Miriam and Lucia!

 

Our Star of the week is Kevin for showing trust and enjoyment this week. He has helped new children settle in and worked well independently.

 

The Shooting Stars have been learning to identify different jobs this week. They also described what people do in each role. 

Children: what job does this lady do? Who does she help?

 

Listen to this song to practise all the new jobs we learnt to name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nesqKP9-5c ('Jobs song for kids')

 

Here is a game you can also play:

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/jobs-places-esl-interactive-vocabulary-practice-board-game/ 

Learning about jobs

Meeting a real vet!

Getting to know the Shooting Stars!

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This week, we practised asking others about themselves. The children spoke about where they are from and what their favourite colour/food is. Enjoy!

Miss Lamb

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Mrs Urban

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Sevlen

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Tomas

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Kevin

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What's your favourite colour?

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What's your favourite colour (2)?

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Morning work

Morning work 1
Morning work 2
Morning work 3
Morning work 4

Important information

Parents:

We have an INSET day in July which means there will be no school for the children. All the details are in the letter sent recently but please come to speak to us about this if you need to.

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

12.06.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Yordan, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas. We also have two new children!

 

Our Star of the week is Maria for being an amazing helper and working well with her peers. Maria showed great trust this week!

This week, the Shooting Stars have been learning to name and describe different vegetables. They also learnt how to describe their likes and dislikes. The younger children worked on the difference between fruit and vegetables too. We also made a delicious soup and the children worked well together following instructions carefully!   

 

Picture 1 Children, what fruit and vegetables can you see?

Making a delicious vegetable soup!

In Maths, the younger children continued working on adding to 10 and 20.

Listen to this song to practise your number bonds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0 ('I know my number bonds' song)

 

Try a game to practise even more!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families 

 

The older children worked on measuring liquids. Children: can you remember what we use to measure water?

 

Play this game to practise measuring capacity:

https://www.splashmath.com/measurement-games

Important information

As we have had some crazy weather and we are never sure whether it will rain or not, please make sure your children bring a coat to school.

Thank you to everyone who has been trying hard to get their children to look smart in their uniform! smiley

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

05.06.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Yordan, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas. We also have two new children!

 

Our Star of the week is Peter Horvath for being amazing both in phonics and in Literacy this week! He has shown fantastic contribution.

 

 

In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars have learnt to name, identify and describe fruit. 

Children: what type of fruit can you see in the picture above?

 

What colour and shape are these apples and peaches?

 

Listen to this song to practise the key words we learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfReSbQ7jzE ('Fruit song for kids')

 

Play these game to practise even more!

https://www.mes-games.com/fruit.php (Interactive games)

Important information

Parents:

Mr Manclark has sent a letter home about your children wearing the correct school uniform. Please remember that everyone should wear a tie and trainers are not allowed. If you have any questions about this, please speak to us smiley.

The children will be getting some homework to complete over the weekend. Please help them with this. Thanks

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

22.05.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Yordan, Alban, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas. We also have two new children! Welcome!

 

Our Star of the week is Noro for trying his best, using key vocabulary well and listening to directions carefully. Great work this week, Noro!

The Shooting Stars have been reviewing places around town and learnt new words, such as: bank, museum, library, etc. The children also learnt to recognise and use directions like: left, right, forwards, back.

Children: what can you see in this picture? What would you do in this place?

 

Listen to this song to practise the key words:

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

 

Here is a game you could play, too!

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/node/694 (British council game)

 

Can you remember the new words we learnt this week and what they meant? Try this quiz and find out!

Quiz:

1. What could you see in a museum?

2. Where can you buy toys?

3. Where can you buy fruit and vegetables?

4. Can I buy shoes at the cinema? Why/ why not?

 

Places around town/ directions

Important information

Parents:

Next week is half term, so there is no school from 25.05.19 - 03.06.19. School starts again on Tuesday 04.06.19. If you have any questions about this, please speak to us smiley.

We will be giving the children some activities to complete over the week off. Please help them with these. Thank you.

 

Have a lovely break!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

17.05.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Yordan, Alban, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas.

 

Our Star of the week was Ludevit for being brave as he is still settling in. He also showed enjoyment and willingness to learn this week.

 

 

 

This week, because SATs were from Monday- Thursday in Year 6, we only had the Shooting Stars on Friday. We hope the children enjoyed their time with their afternoon teachers and classmates laugh! Here are some pictures of the learning on Friday:

Morning work

Maths

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

08.05.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Alban, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Kevin, Ludevit, Alena and Tomas.

 

Our Star of the week was Sofia for showing enjoyment and being willing to give things a go! Sofia has become a lot more resilient and has made some great contributions recently!

 

In Literacy, the Shooting Stars reviewed prepositions (like: in, on, under, beside, behind, between, etc.) and practised using park vocabulary.

Children, listen to these songs to practise them: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm9-4zCiQng ('Prepositions fish' song)

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

 

Children: where is the cat and what is it doing?

 

What can you see behind the forest?

 

You can also practise prepositions by playing these games:

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

 

 

Phonics

Maths

Important information

Parents: As the weather is different every day, please make sure your child brings a coat to school.

Also, if your child brings a drink to school, please give them water and not fizzy drinks/ juice. Thank you smiley.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

01.05.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Tomas and Alena.

 

Our Star of the week was Miriam for being willing to learn and share her ideas!

In Literacy, this week the children learnt to name different places around town, like: a shop, a beach, a school, home, a friend's house, a restaurant, etc. They also learnt to identify things you find in a park.

 

Children: what activities can you do in a park and what can you see there?

Places and park

Places and park 1
Places and park 2
Places and park 3

In Maths, the younger children continued working on counting to 20 and also worked on number bonds to 10. Practise these by listening to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZi-6_-Uhwc (Number Pairs song)

 

You can also play this game: 

http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html (Save the whale game)

 

The older children continued working on reading the minutes past and to the hour.

Important information

Parents

Please remember there is no school on Monday 06.05.19 as it is a bank holiday. School starts again on Tuesday 07.05.19.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

 

 

Welcome to Term 5! We hope you had a lovely Easter break smiley!

23.04.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, our Shooting Stars were: Miriam, Melisa, Lucinda, Peter, Noro, Sofia, Justin, Jurko, Eva, Maria, Fabian, Dzhengis, Dzhaner, Sevlen, Emine, Dani, Tomas and Alena.

 

Our Star of the week was Dani for showing respect and helping some of his classmates this week.

 

In Literacy, this week the children discussed and wrote about all the fun things they got up to in the Easter holidays. They also learnt about St George's day. Can you remember the story?

If you're not sure, watch this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl4YZc7fOIk ('George and the dragon' British Council)

 

 

 

 

Ask an adult to help you play this game:

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon 

St George's day

St George's day 1

The older children have been working on understanding what a second, minute and hour means. They also worked on reading minutes past the hour. Play this game to help practise reading the time:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock (Time game)

 

The younger children continued to work on counting to 20 and adding one more to different amounts. 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCaterpillar/index.html (Counting caterpillar)

Important information

Parents: we have given the children some handwriting homework. Please help them with this and return to us on Monday 29.04.19.

The weather is unpredictable at the moment, so please make your children have a jumper and rain coat in case it does rain. Thanks.

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban 

03.04.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Milan, Yordan, Eva, Noro, Fabian, Jurko, Sofia, Justin, Peter, Dani and Miriam! We also have some new children joining us from Newlands' for the morning. 

 

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

This week, the Shooting Stars have been learning all about Easter in Literacy. First, the children learnt why people celebrate Easter and about the Easter story. Then, we discussed how Easter is celebrated in other countries like: Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Scotland, etc. 

 

 

Watch this clip if you want to remember the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI  (The Christian Easter story)

 

During Easter, we also hear about a special animal... That's right! It's the Easter bunny! Children: can you remember what this bunny brings and hides?

Easter activities

Important information

 

This week is the last week at school before the Easter holidays. There will be no school for two weeks, from 06.04.19-22.04.19. School starts again on Tuesday 23.04.19.

Have a wonderful break, everyone! We look forward to seeing you ready to learn in Term 5 frown!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

28.03.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Milan, Yordan, Eva, Noro, Fabian, Jurko, Sofia, Justin, Peter, Dani and Miriam! We also have some new children joining us from Newlands' for the morning. Welcome frown!

 

Our Star of the week is Maria for trying hard and working on her independent writing!

On Monday, the Shooting Stars went on a lovely walk to the pond area. They hunted for signs of Spring like: insects, seedlings, blossom on the trees and had lots of fun spotting the fish and tadpoles! 

The children learnt lots of new words like: daffodil, blossom, insects, seedling, chick, lamb, etc.

Children: what signs of Spring can you see in this picture?

Listen to these songs to practise them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU ('Spring is here' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcDUEgMgmY (Sing a song of flowers)

20.03.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

This week, the children in Shooting Stars were: Hyusein, Maria, Melisa, Lucinda, Milan, Yordan, Eva, Noro, Fabian, Jurko, Sofia, Justin, Peter, Dani and Miriam!

 

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

This week, the Shooting Stars learnt to name and recognise different farm animals. They also learnt to describe what sounds they make. Children: can you name the animals in the pictures below?

 

 

Listen to these songs to practise the key words and prepositions we learnt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXEq-QO3xTg ('The animals on the farm' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmFyHJq6FY ('All around the farm' song)

 

Play this game and count the farm animals:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/farm/animalfarmgame.htm

Farm animals

Farm animals 1
Farm animals 2
Farm animals 3
Farm animals 4
Farm animals 5

Maths w/c 14.03.19

Important information

Thanks to all the parents who came to Parents' evening last week. If you were not able to come, please feel free to speak to us about your child. We would like to discuss what they are doing well and what they need to practise at home.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

12.03.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Noro for showing amazing endeavour and enjoyment!

In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars kept working on the house but focussed on the outside. The children learnt lots of new words like: garden, roof, chimney, shed, etc.

Listen and sing along to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUNTMKpoLAI (House song)

 

Play this game to practise the words you learnt: 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/parts-building ('Parts of a building' game)

Children: How man windows does this house have? Is there a garden? What's in it?

Maths

Maths 1
Maths 2
Maths 3
Maths 4

05.03.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Justin for working well independently in both English and Maths!

 

 

In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars continued to work on different vocabulary related to the kitchen and bathroom. 

Listen to these songs to practise the new words/ chants:  https://www.youtube.com/watchv=nR4Ys137CBU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpAWKK0YS58&list=RDjpAWKK0YS58&start_radio=1

The Shooting Stars learnt to name and recognise kitchen items. Can you point to: a microwave, a fridge, sink and oven in this picture.

The children also learnt about Pancake day (also known as 'Shrove Tuesday') which is a special day celebrated in the U.K. Children, can you remember what people eat on this day? That's right, pancakes!

 

Children: what toppings do you like on your pancakes?

 

 

Making pancakes - 05.03.19

 

In Maths, the younger children are still working on counting. Children, practise your numbers by signing along to these songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E (Counting to 20)

The older children started learning about the time and worked on 'o'clock and half past' times.

Children: sing along to this time songs: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6tJAy_7AL4 ('Hip hop around the clock' song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBvmO7NgUp0 ('What's the time?' song)

 

You can also play this game:  http://www.abcya.com/telling_time.htm (Interactive game)

 

Important information

Parents: we have given the children homework on things we find in a house. Please help them complete it and return to us on Monday 11.30.19.

 

Parents' evening will be on Thursday 14.03.19, starting at 3.30 in the large hall. Please come to see us about meeting us that afternoon. We look forward to telling you about the great things your children have been learning!

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

26.02.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

Welcome to Term 4! We hope you had a lovely half term break!

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

 

Our Stars of the week are:

Monika: for showing all of the values and being a great team player. Well done! 

Sofia: for showing leadership and enjoyment this week. Sofia has found it hard to settle back in at times but is making clear progress. Great work!

 

In Literacy, on Monday the Shooting Stars discussed what they did in the holidays using the Past Simple. For the rest of the week, they will be learning to name and identify parts of a house. 

What room is the lady in in the picture below:

 

Where would you have a shower or clean your teeth?

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjnlkdZvYTE (House song by Matt)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsmlxP8T720 (What is this room? song)

 

Play some games to help you even more:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/rooms (British Council matching game)

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/home-objects (Home objects game)

House vocabulary

Important information

We have given the children homework related to parts of the house. Please help them with this and return to us on Monday 04.03.19.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

13.02.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Hyusein for being willing to try anything and very positive!

In Literacy, this week have been learning all about Chinese New Year. They started learning about the Chinese New Year story which had 12 animals in it. Can you remember which ones?

Children: Which animal won the race? 

 

Watch the video again to check:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVClAj8q_lY&t=5s (Chinese New Year Story)

 

The children learn about how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China and around the world. Watch this video to learn all about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-R-aIq3_E (Chinese New Year traditions)

 

The children had a great time making and tasting a traditional dish: Chinese noodles. Have a look at these pictures smiley!

Chinese New Year activities

Making Chinese noodles!

Children: if you want to make noodles with your family, show them this video smiley. Make sure you get an adult to help you with cooking this dish. This is a chicken noodle recipe but it's just as nice without chicken! Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLetWzLDKvs (Chicken stir fry noodles recipe)

 

Chinese calligraphy and Valentine's messages!

Important information

Parents, please remember there is no school next week. Term 4 starts on Monday 25th February.

Have a lovely week off, everyone! We hope you have fun and rest frown

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

06.02.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

Peter, Dani and Miriam!

 

Our Star of the week is Eva, for being helpful to others and putting effort into her writing!

 

 

In Literacy, this week the Shooting Stars were only with us for one whole day as Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban had to help with SATs practice tests in Year 6. On Tuesday, they learnt about how to stay safe online.

 

 

Here are some clips to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMSHtE42mmI&t=6s (Online safety video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGr_KFiCX4s (Little Red Riding hood on Facebook)

   

 

Remember: any public information you put online can be seen by strangers so be careful. Children: Should you post personal information? Who should you ask for help if a stranger is talking to you online?

Maths - exploring measuring in grams

Phonics

Phonics 1
Phonics 2
Phonics 3
Phonics 4
Phonics 5
Phonics 6
Phonics 7

Important information

Parents: Please remember the children need to wear their ties every day. They also need to read at home, please help them with this smiley.

 

We have given the children homework related to their learning. Please help them complete it and return to us on Monday 11.02.19. Thanks.

 

Have a relaxing weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

30.01.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Dani for settling in well and trying hard to follow instructions! 

This week, the Shooting Stars have been learning about the season we are in now.. Winter!

On Monday, we went on a trip to the park and hunted for different things we see at this time of year. Here are some examples:

                         

 

Children: can you remember what they are called? What else did we see?

 

The Shooting Stars learnt new words related to winter and discussed what happens during each season. Have a look at this picture, can you remember what happens in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter?

 

Important information

Parents: We have given the children homework related to their learning. Please help them complete it and return to us on Monday. Thanks.

 

Have a good weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

23.01.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is.. you will soon find out!

 

In Literacy, first, we finished working on the fairytale Cinderella and the children discussed the characters in more detail. 

Can you describe this character using 3 adjectives?

 

Next, the children learnt about a new topic: family. The children have been learning to name and identify: mum, dad, sister, brother, grandpa, grandma. They also described their own family.

 

Children: can you name the family members here? Are there two brothers? How do you know?

 

Can you name the family members in the picture? 

 

Listen and sing along to these songs to help you remember the different people in a family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii_LtHrEiao (Sesame Street: Family Song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiRUF7hvWuM ('We are family' song)

 

You can also practise the words by listening to them here: 

http://englishvocabularylists.blogspot.com/2010/10/family-vocabulary-list.html 

 

Play this game, too!

http://www.english-time.eu/hry/family-tree.php?zpet=teacher (Family tree game)

https://www.mes-games.com/family.php (Memory game)

Family survey

 

We continued to work on the same topics as last week. Please play some games to practise different skills. 

Younger children: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers 

Older children:  http://www.ictgames.com/weight.html 

                          http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

 

 

Important information

Parents: We have given the children homework related to their learning. Please help them complete it and return to us on Monday 28.01.19. Thanks.

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

16.01.19

Hello parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Lucinda for being very kind and helpful towards new children!

This week, in Literacy we have been learning about the fairytale Cinderella. Can you remember who some of the characters are? Here is the main one, Cinderella! 

Children: can you describe her at the beginning of the story? Did she look like this? 

 

Where did Cinderella go and who did she meet? 

 

Watch this clip to help you remember the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SOL5wG7t1g (Cinderella story summary)

 

Here are some games you could complete, too! 

http://www.hellokids.com/c_27329/free-online-games/kids-puzzles-games/disney-princesses-online-puzzles/cinderella  (Puzzle)

http://kids-learn.org/cinderella/shoematch.html (Memory game)

 

Learning about Cinderella - 14.01.18

Acting out the story

Phonics and morning work

Pantomime - Cinderella

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In Maths, the younger children continued to working on number recognition. Listen and sing along to this clip to practise counting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbh1vOwI2Yo

 

The older children have been learning about weight this week and using grams/kilos. Play this game to practise reading scales: 

http://www.ictgames.com/weight.html

 

Maths

Important information

Parents: This Thursday there is a special winter lunch on in the canteen. It costs £2.15 and we would like as many children as possible to have it. Please come and see if you need help filling in the form.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

09.01.19

Hi parents, carers and children,

 

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

 

Our Star of the week is Alzbieta for showing great leadership, coming back willing to learn and help others!

 

In Literacy, this week we have been learning about New Year's Eve. Children, can you remember when the last day of the year is? What is the month and year now?

That's right! The last day of the year is the 31st of December, it's now January and the year is 2019!

 

   

Can you remember what people wear on New Year's Eve? What do people eat and drink?

 

 

In the U.K we say ' Happy New Year when the clock strikes midnight! What do you say in your home language?

Lots of people also like watching firework displays. Have you ever seen any?

 

 

Watch this clip to see the fireworks in London this year frown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BatuRWEQY4 

New Year's Eve vocabulary

NYE food tasting

Important information

Parents: 

Please make sure your children bring in their coats every day! It is very cold outside now. 

All children should also have their P.E kit in their lockers during the week. 

 

If you have any questions, please ask.

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Miss Lamb and Mrs Urban

19.12.18

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!

 

This week was a busy one! On Monday, we had our Christmas show which was a great success! Thank you for all those who came to see their children perform. We were very proud of them all frown! Well done, children!

On Tuesday, we had a leaving party and completed Christmas activities. On Wednesday, we went to the church for the carol service. It was great but we got wet walking back because it was raining so we decided to have a nice hot chocolate to warm up no. Here are some pictures!

 

Our Christmas show and crafts

The last days of term

Parents: We have given the children some activities to complete over the holidays.

Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, 20.12.18.

The Christmas holidays start tomorrow, until 06.01.19. School starts again on 07.01.19.

 

All that's left to say is: 

 

 

Enjoy the holidays!

 

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!

Our elf! 1
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

Maths 1

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

Body parts and clothes games 1
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Body parts and clothes games 3
Body parts and clothes games 4

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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Children in Need 4

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

Halloween activities 1
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Halloween activities 3

Morning work

Music day

Music day 1
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Music day 3
Music day 4
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Music day 6
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Music day 12
Music day 13

Phonics

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Phonics 14

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

Maths 1
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Maths 6
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Maths 9

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
Morning work 2
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

Morning work 1
Morning work 2
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?