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Shooting Stars

    Welcome to Shooting Stars Class page!

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Urban

Class Support: Mrs Tokarova

 

All newly arrived children who don't speak English as a first language come to Shooting Stars room in the morning (for Phonics, Literacy and Maths)  to learn basic English vocabulary like counting, initial sounds, classroom vocabulary and everyday language. 

 

On this page you will find all of the important information as well as exciting learning taking place in our class.

 

                   Term 1
 

wb 7th October 2019

 

Our star of the week this week is Rudolf Horvath- for settliingvery well in Shooting Stars and and showing leadership and enjoyment by eagerly attempting maths tasks and encouraging others to do the same.

 

We started the week with learning about feelings. Children, do you remeber any of them? Try to copy them looking in the mirror.

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Can you guess what feelings we are all showing?

 

 

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In Phonics we reviewed the sounds learned last week.So i,n,m and d for younger children and ck,e,u,r for older ones.

In Maths Red group continued adding to 5,

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Yellow group practiced addition on a number line

and Purple group reviewed number bonds to ten and using this knowledge to add multiples of ten.

 

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This week the star of the week goes to Adrian Duzda-Brook for working hard on his handwriting and showing enjoyment in his everyday learning.

 

On Monday we read Eric Carle's book called "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". This has inspired us to talk about food and our likes and dislikes.

We had a food tasting session where we tried most of the food that the caterpillar ate. 

We said whether we liked or disliked the food using "I like...." or "I don't like...". Why don't you practice at home?

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday we were retelling the story, drawing the pictures for it and learning new vocabulary.

 

In Maths Red group was working on adding to 5 by combining sets. Please make sure that the children are practicing their numbers recognition and counting skills as well as the number formation. Try singing some of the songs. It helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkYaj0m6cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA

 

 

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Yellow group were working on understanding addition on a number line.
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Purple group were practicing their recognition of numbers to 100 and ordering them.

In Phonics Yellow and Red group learned sounds i,n,m,d and Purple group learned ck,e,u and r.

 

Don't forget to practice them by singing Jolly Phonics songs.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jolly+phonics+in+order

Why don't you listen to High Frequency Words songs too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

w/b 23rd September 2019

Our Star of the week this week is Peter Husar for showing endevour and leadership in completing his Maths work independently and being able to recognize and correct his mistakes.

 

Summer ended and Autumn started this week so we learned the vocabulary to do with this season. We were describing what we can see in Autumn , identifying what we can wear and how Autumn is different to Summer, Winter and Spring. 

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We joined the Harvest Assembly and we talked about what Harvest means and what food can be harvested. We even made a yummy vegetable soup that can warm us up on cold Autumn evenings.

In Phonics we reviewed the sounds learned last and we played some games to remember them well.

In Maths Red Group was counting and learning about greater and smaller amounts. Yellow group was adding by counting on and using number line. Purple group continued working on place value.

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                                                      w/b 16th September 2019


 

This week's star of the week goes to Nikolas Godla for showing great listening skills and endeavour in completing his language work.

 

This week we were learning where the different places like hall, office, playground, canteen, ICT suite etc are in our school.

We also learned the names for the furniture in our classroom. Here you can see us on the tour around the school.

 

 

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We also found out the names of school stationery. Can you remember any? Sing this song and see if you can find any of the items at home!

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

 

 

 

In Phonics Purple Group  learned sounds g,o, c, k and Yellow and Red groups learned s,a,t,p. 

Try to sing our Jolly Phonics songs to remember them well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-RBQcSMYOk

 

In Maths Red Group was identifying numbers and counting objects, Yellow Group  was adding and subtracting and Purple Group was learning about place value.

 

 

We also made playdough so we can use it for Playdough Disco! Here is the recipe.

https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/

 

w/b 9th September 2019

This week's star of the week goes to Kevin Kovac for always doing a right thing and following every single one of our values.

This week we worked on getting to know each other and establishing the rules in our classroom. We made hand prints and decorated them in different  things that can describe us. We stuck them in our classroom corridor windows. 

We also talked about our holidays and tried to remember some summer vocabulary.

On Friday we celebrated Roald Dahl's Day by reading one of his books called "The Enormous Crocodile" and completing some work to do with this story.

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