Welcome to Shooting Stars Class page!
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.
wb. 6th January
Star of the week is Anka Kararadeva for settling in quickly in Shooting Stars and showing leadership by helping younger or newer students feel comfortable in class everyday.
Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and are rested ready for learning.
First day back we talked about our holidays and we practiced using Simple Past Tense. The next couple of days we leaned vocabulary to do with New Years Celebrations and we were writing our New Year's Resolutions.
Can you remember any words we learned last week?
The school will start on Monday 6th January. See you soon!
The time before Christmas was extremely busy! Look what we have been up to!
First a special parcel has been delivered to our class. It was Santa's Elf that we called Chippy. He said he will stay in our classroom until Christmas to make sure we are well bahaved.
One of the tasks from Chippy was to decorate the Christmas tree and learn related vocabulary. We were very excited to do it all!
On Tuesday 17th December children in Shooting Stars will present the Nativity Play to their families. You are all invited!
Preparations are underway and we would like to ask you to support the children in learning the songs!
wb. 2nd December
Star of the week is Lucia Harvanova for displaying leadership and enjoyment in our Nativity rehearsals. Lucia has a role of an Angel and is leading the other angels and shepherds to see baby Jesus in truly angelic fashion.
wb 25th November
Star of the week is Diana Dudova for working extremely hard in her Phonics and Daily Supported Reading Sessions. Diana is now able to use her new skills to support her learning in her mainstream class too.
This week we were learning about parts of the body. We drew around Nikolay and then we labeled his outline.
wb. 18th November 2019
All Shooting Stars were learning in their mainstream classes due to KS2 Mock Sats.
wb 11th November 2019
Vivian Dudova- for showing endeavor in learning a new language. Vivian used to be a bit reluctant to use the English vocabulary, but she has recently started to speak to her class teachers using sentences! We are very proud of her and we hope it is only the beginning.
This was a busy week!
On Monday, children learnt about the Remembrance Day. We were learning about its meaning and we observed 2 minute silence at 11.00.
Last week was the Anti- Bullying week. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we completed a range of activities regarding this topic. We discussed and acted out kind and unkind behaviour and how to be a good friend.
On Friday we came to school wearing our pyjamas as we celebrated the BBC Children in Need. We donated a pound each to the charity and we were thinking about other ways of supporting the children.
In Maths Red group continued adding the numbers but this time by counting on from a number. We also learned numbers 11-20.
Purple group continued discovering numbers on a number square. They were adding and taking away 1 and 10. They were also trying to solve problems with different numbers using this the knowledge they had.
We also continued our Phonics and Reading lessons.
wb 4th November 2019
Gabriel Frater - for showing enjoyment and respect to others in Shooting Stars. Gabriel always has a big smile on his face and he always gives everything a go!
We had a great week. On Monday we welcomed our new teaching assistant- Miss Wong. She is very nice and we hope we didn't scare her off and she will be back on Monday ;)
This week we listened and we recorded the story of The Gunpowder plot. We looked at the fireworks and talked about the way they look and sounds they make. We learned lots of new vocabulary.
The star of the week goes to... Daria Dzhenkova. Daria has only recently joined our school and Shooting Stars, but she is already displaying each single one of our school values. She has settled very well and her understanding of English language is growing every day.
Welcome to a new term everyone! We hope you had a great week off!
This week on Thursday we celebrated Halloween, so we learned all of the vocabulary to do with it. Can you remember any words?
We completed lots of Halloween activities and even tried apple bobbing!Have a look!
We also completed lots of phonics activities and practiced blending sounds.
...and counting forwards and backwards in 10s from 0 and from any number. They were using a 100 square.
We are very sorry to say goodbye to our lovely class support Vera. She will be working in the office now, but we would like to say a big thank you for all of the support she has given us in Shooting Stars.
We are very lucky as there is a new Teaching Assistant joining us on Monday. Her name is Miss Wong and we can't wait to meet her.
wb 14th October 2019
Daneil Georgiev is our star of the week for presenting fantastic leadership skills by supporting a new starter in everyday classroom life.
This week we covered vocabulary connected to Health and Sickness. We were learning how to ask someone what's wrong with them and how to answer if someone is asking us.
In Maths we reviewed all of the skills learned during the last term.
Please don't forget to practice!
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.
Can you guess what feelings we are all showing?
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,
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.
Don't forget to practice!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-RBQcSMYOk&t=2s Jolly Phonics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idexNu0SZpU High Frequency Words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGKXZVxAffM Counting to 100
wb 30th September 2019
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!
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.
Why don't you listen to High Frequency Words songs too?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.