On a Friday morning, St John's joins together to celebrate our 'Stars of the Week'. We think it is important to share our children's 'God-given talents' and praise those who have succeeded in any area of school life. For some, it is the standard of their work we are celebrating, for others it is their attitude to school and for others it is in the way they have shown they are living out the school values.
While we have been in lockdown, we have continued to carry out our Collective worships on Teams Live. On the website, you can see who our stars are and why. Keep scrolling and you can also see examples of their incredible work. Every week the accomplishments are different, and every week we feel so proud of what has been achieved.
Friday 9th July
NUR AM- Yousaf for great improvements in his communication.
Success for fantastic communication skills.
NUR PM - Ajwa and Azaan for fantastic communication skills.
RH - Aiman for his fantastic maths on ‘odds and evens’.
Saffa for practising her handwriting every morning.
RA – Jasmine for her super listening and amazing phonics!
Zayyan for working hard on his independent writing this week.
1S Rayyan Khan and Umaimah for their lovely work all about the importance of bees!
1N Hawwa and Zahra Khan for your fabulous bee books which they wrote independently.
2F Safa for fantastic reading during an online reading group.
Aryan superb work on character description on his JIT5 account.
2B Owais and Sufiyan for writing super alternative story to the Ginger Bread Man
3S Sulaiman and Jesse for their Roman Emperor research.
3HE Marcel for settling so well into 3S this week.
Malaikah for working so hard at her remote learning tasks.
4F Ayaan and Ruhiya for their very detailed visual prompts/aids based on our Birmingham and Johannesburg comparison work.
4A Ziyad and Theo for having a brilliant attitude to learning.
5L Habib and Zara A for excellent contributions in Guided Reading.
5K – Uwais, Yasmin and Mustafaa for excellent improvement in their presentation.
Leah and Amira for always contributing thoughtfully in class discussions and interacting with adults kindly and politely.
6H - Raihan and Saad for excellent contributions to our session on the police.
6W – Sabah and Muhammad – for their fabulous, sketches of dinosaur eyes.
Friday 2nd July
RH Ruqaiya for her fantastic writing and even including sound buttons under all her sounds! Juwairiyah for fantastic knowledge of halving. She could complete her halving activity completely independently!
RA – Daniyal has worked really hard on his writing this week and every morning he practises his letters, it’s been tricky, but he has kept on going and is making so much improvement.
Alia- Her doubling work this week was brilliant and she independently wrote out her doubling number sentences!
1S Aadam and Safurah for their incredible and imaginative independent writing about their secret garden!
1N Seher for her amazing secret garden writing and Aaira for her brilliant ‘Save the Bees’ poster.
2F Amir and Ayesha for bravery in reciting seaside poems in front of the class!
2B Elisei and Jannat for being super role models.
3S Samuel and Safia for great designs of their Roman monsters
3HE Ismail and Hareem for excellent effort with their handwriting
4F Alaynah and Yuvraj for their super efforts with their Zahra narratives. They both worked really hard and produced some lovely writing.
4A Darina and Gurleen for beautiful and thoughtful RE work. Thinking about forgiveness, fresh starts and what that means to us.
5L Habib and Iqra for super responses in guided reading.
5K Jessica and Shiloh for fantastic effort and attitude towards P.E. and exercise.
6H Awais and Isaac for enthusiastic car washing for the fiver challenge.
6W Hafsa Ahmed, during our fiver challenge work this week, Hafsa demonstrated the value of generosity when helping other teams with the fiver challenge.
Abdul Baseer, for showing kindness to the younger key stage one children when carrying out his game for his fiver challenge.
RH - Muhammed Rayyan for fantastic independent writing and using his ‘red words’ independently.
Amara for working incredibly hard in her focussed writing and remembering her ‘sweep up’.
Musa for showing increasing confidence in his writing. He works so hard to hear and write lots of his sounds.
RA – Rayyan for being a really kind friend this week. He has worked hard to include lots of different children in his play and helped children to access activities and play in new areas.
1S Aarav and Sara for their fantastic writing about shrinking in the garden!
1N Mariyah for super reading and Lavinia for trying so hard with her activities and learning so many new things (new to school).
2F Zunaira and Zayan- For trying hard to learn the 2 and 5 times tables.
2B Ruqayyah, Hajara and Inayah- For trying hard to learn the 2 and 5 times tables.
3S Fatimah H and Rashda for Sports Day. Rashda for working well as a team player and Fatimah H for superb goal scoring!
3HE – Safiya, Manmeet and Abubakr for Sports day. Safiya and Manmeet showed excellent sportsmanship when they were cheering on their team mates. Abubakr for amazing football skills.
4F Adam and Ifrahim for being fantastic geographers and identifying different types of physical and human geography from images.
4A Shayaan and Abbas for brilliant effort with their independent writing.
5L - Saad for exceptional sportsmanship and being a real ‘team player’ in PE by making sure he included everyone and offered encouragement. Haleema for being a superstar in Computing and helping Mrs Large figure out what to do on the chromebooks on several occasions throughout the lesson!
5K – Sufyaan K and Sara for excellence in reading. Sufyaan has made really good improvements in summarising what he has read and Sara has maintained her high standards of reading all year. Well done!
6H - Hafsa Ramzen, Farrah and Rayhan Khan – for their outstanding contribution in the Leavers production so far.
6W – Simran and Malac – for their dedication to learning their lines in one week – they had a lot of lines to learn and have done it really well!!
Friday 18th June
RH Hamza for working hard with his writing. He has used his Fred Fingers to hear lots of sounds and did some amazing work on the hungry caterpillar last week.
Zakariya for playing so nicely with his friends.
RA Ibraheem for his amazing writing. He worked really hard on hearing and writing his initial, final and medial sounds and wrote a sentence with help.
Amirah for her incredible maths skills. She has worked so hard on her maths this year and she loves to explore numbers and particularly enjoys challenging herself to write number sentences.
1S Musa and Hajrah for their fantastic imaginative writing
1N Esa and Yousuf K for their super magic bean writing
2F Qurratul and Mikaeel for great teamwork when learning about human and physical geography.
2B Eshal and Khadijah for great teamwork when learning about human and physical geography.
3S Jesse and Abbas for their fabulous ideas when planning the retell of Spartacus
3HE Musa and Fatima for excellent effort in their writing, especially their handwriting (it is a huge improvement since Jan).
4F Hammad and Haadiya for their fabulous Beatriz Milhazes art work.
4A Eshaan and Zayna for brilliant work collecting and recording their own data in Maths using two different types of graph to see why different graphs work for different things
5L Aaliyah and Robert for an excellent effort when learning about Life Cycles.
5K Maila and Haseeb for excellent maths work subtracting decimals to solve problems.
6H Raihan K and Veer for knowledgeable and interesting ideas when discussing the ‘Theory of Evolution’ in science.
6W Hafsa and Umaiyyah for their beautifully presented science work all about variation, adaptation and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
Mrs Hudson Evan's stars: Milena and Farah for their fantastic work on time.
Friday 28th May
NUR AM Azeem, Hasan, and Zayn for brilliant, collaborative building.
NUR PM Naomi for wonderful drawing.
RH Saheim for working hard in phonics and persevering to write his sounds using correct letter formation. I can really see how hard he tries everyday!
Usman brilliant language acquisition since he started in December. Usman came to St John’s from Spain and has picked up so much imaginative language from his play and speaking to his friends. I am very proud of how much he has learnt in a short time.
RA Alia for her fantastic writing. We wrote our own endings to the gingerbread man and her ending was so creative! She has worked hard on her writing and she is independently using her sounds and writing beautifully with finger spaces.
1S Hannah and Umaimah for their beautiful art work
1N Lavinia for settling in well this week
Ahmed for trying really hard with his reading at home
2F Maryam and Lutfiyah for amazing work on new vocabulary from our Katie Morag story.
2B Halima and Inayah for their work on fractions in maths
3S Hawwa and Rehaan for brilliant effort with their maths this week.
3HE Hrudy and Manmeet for brilliant mosaics
4F Blake and Kholsuma for their perseverance in Maths this week, we tackled both the expanded and compact methods and they are not easy to get your head around.
4A Mariam and Adaam for being superstars all week. They’ve both been up the zone board constantly and are always the first ones ready without being prompted. They are also super kind to everyone and look out for everyone.
5L Musa and Robert for amazing geography work finding the Amazon rainforest on maps of South America.
5K Aisha and Eesa for fantastic shading and sketching
6H - Laiba, Haaris, Hafsah for working hard on their Blitz skyine art work.
6W – Amar, Amaan and Hunor for working hard on their Blitz skyline art work.
Friday 30th April
NUR AM- Zoya and Success for making patterns with the colourful compare bears
NUR PM - Daniyal for using the Makaton sign for car and showing superb social skills. Aadam for great building skills and DIY role play (which includes an excellent impression of a drill).
RH - Ishaq and Daniyal for tackling challenges every day in RH. The boys love getting stamps (5 stamps = a prize) and have tried a challenge every day and filling their learning journals with lots of amazing work. Well done boys for challenging yourselves!
RA- Muhammad Salman for being such a super writer this week. He put in lots of effort and had lots of enthusiasm for his writing this week where he made a story map for his own version of the gingerbread man with a donut as the main character.
Ariyanna- being an amazing maths magician! She has worked so hard on her numbers and did some fantastic taking away number sentences this week.
1S - Zakariya and Inaaya for being amazing alchemists and making invisibility potions using their measurement knowledge!
1N Esa and Yousuf K for their wonderful potion making! They measured the ingredients with great accuracy.
2F Maryam and Ayesha for settling so well into a new class and school.
2B Sudais and Rehaan for a super contribution to a class discussion about Ramadan.
3S Hania and Rayyan for supporting their partners with their computer research about light and shadow.
3HE Hareem and Zunairah for creating wonderful shadow puppets when learning about light and shadow.
4F Ehan and Aria for their awesome acrostic poems about the holy month of Ramadan.
4A Maram for settling in so brilliantly and creating a beautiful acrostic poem about Ramadan. Josiah for working incredibly hard on his science experiment to find conductors and insulators he even made some instructions so other people could try it out.
5L Robert and Fatima– for superstar coding using hour of code!
5K Aliviyah and Laura for brilliant coding work.
6H Qasim and Hafsah H – for excellent attitude and skill during cricket coaching
6W Safiyyah and Simran for excellent listening and effort during cricket coaching
Friday 12th March 2021
NUR - Shivam for brilliant number work
Bareeha for doing lots of Padlet work during lockdown
Armaan for working hard on Padlet during lockdown
RH - Ruqaiya and Aizah for working really hard on the creative table after reading ‘The Little Red Hen’.
RA – Haaniya and Meran for being super artists painting little red hens.
1S - Zayn and Amaima for working so hard in our new topic and producing fantastic animal fact files.
1N - Esa for his super Zebra fact file and his effort with writing.
2F Ruqayyah and Alainah for super self portraits.
2B Amelia and Ratneev for super self portraits.
3S Ruqayyah and Farhaan for learning their tier 2 vocabulary through the dice game.
3HE Ruqayyah and Hrudy for creating a lovely forgiveness tree.
4F Eesa and Ayaan for their great river poems.
4A Aizah and Shubomi for incredible attitudes in Maths.
5L Kavya and Inayah, for not only trying hard to live by our school values every day, but for completing some amazing art work based on them!
5K Mustafa for settling so well into St John’s in his first ‘in school’ week. Siam for showing our value of friendship and being helpful and kind to Mustafa.
6H Sam and Rayhan for thoughtful contributions when investigating historical sources.
6W - Milena and Maria for a fantastic retelling of the Ancient myth of Osiris and Isis.
26th February 2021 Stars of the week
NUR AM- Khadija - for enthusiasm in play and her storytelling.
Aadam – for his enthusiasm for play and trying lots of activities on Padlet (including brilliantly acting out a plant growing)
NUR PM - Maryam for learning new words and engaging in all activities with parents.
Tanisha- for showing a 'can do' attitude to home learning.
RH - Hussain for attending our new reading group and for practising his sounds using his special phonics cards. Aliza for working hard in her new reading group.
RA Mikaeel for attending his reading group and answering lots of questions about our book.
Muhammad for working really hard in his reading group and for practising his phonics at home.
1S Inaaya and Sara for their incredible reading on Teams and persevering with some really tricky words
1N Yusrah for creating a fabulous story throughout the week.
2F Eliza for some wonderful geography work on the continent of Africa.
Huda for some super work on 2D shape.
2B Sufiyan and Inayah – for working hard with their home learning, despite having technical issues.
3S Zamun and Arsalan for always coming to reading and putting in massive effort with their reading and engagement. They are both great at talking about what is happening in the story.
3HE Re’neya and Abubakr- for being very enthusiastic about reading- persevering and remembering their phonics sounds.
4F Japdeep and Ridhi for trying really hard and putting their best efforts into all their work.
4A Ibrahim and Bismillaha for always working hard and persevering especially in reading groups.
5L Sufyan and Muhammad for their presentations about the solar system.
5K Leah and Aniba for excellent explanations and place value work with 6 digit numbers.
6H - Sam and Qasim for their amazing research on the Nile.
6W - Kofi and Umar for their tremendous effort in reading sessions.
Mrs Seymour’s star - Aisha RA for her fabulous 3D paintings.
Friday 12th February 2021
NUR AM – Zoya for deep focus in her play and drawing a wonderful, pink dinosaur.
Rumeha for enthusiasm for her play including imaginative role play. Plus, she has impressed us by working hard on her drawing that included arms, legs, and hair. We love the smiles on her drawings too!
NUR PM - Ibrahim for his growth in confidence, commitment to Reading Planet, and joy for play including playing with dinosaurs.
Zakariya for his enthusiasm for the outdoors and outdoor play including playing in the garden or going for a walk on a daily basis.
RH - Aadam for amazing perseverance when writing his number 2.
RA – Zarah for her amazing work on padlet this week. She has been very busy at home and always works hard which is fantastic!
Muntaha for working super hard at home. She’s reading every day and is making amazing progress on her maths using numbots and completing the work at home. She is also learning Arabic at home and is very excited to come back to school and teach us.
1S Aadam for his brilliant attitude to learning in school and brilliant natural collage. Musa for his constant hard work at home across all subjects.
1N Dawud for his super effort during our guided reading sessions.
2F Lutfiyah for incredible geography work on continents and Asia. Owais A for amazing geography work on continents and Europe.
2B Milad and Aleeza for amazing creative work in response to the non-fiction text How Birds Fly.
3S Fatimah H and Joel for challenging themselves in Maths.
3HE - Musa for his amazing imovie about how honey is made. He made it with Samuel (3S) who is also star of the week as they worked together.
4F Inaya J and Yuvraj, for their amazing attitudes to learning and participating in every lesson enthusiastically, hence their excellent work.
4A Manha and Ehsan for always blowing me away with their Maths work. They always try their hardest in everything they do and do it with a smile.
5L - Ismail and Iqra – for amazing contributions during Guided Reading. They have impressed me so much with their dedication and enthusiasm.
5K - Adam and Yahyaa for completing all their school work every single day since Christmas.
6H - Isa and Eeman for writing an amazing non-chronological report on Tigers.
6W – Maria and Isa for their fabulous reports about tigers.
Mrs O's star - Jessica for her positive attitude all week.
4th February 2021 Stars of the week
NUR AM- Ankit for brilliant drawings and number work.
NUR PM - Umamah for working so hard with her reading on Reading Planet
RH Mustafa for working so hard all week on Padlet. Umar for showing super PSE skills (in line with Mental Health Week). We had to show our different emotions using our faces.
RA Ismaeel for his hard work and fantastic reading on reading planet. Munaam for her super handwriting.
1S Mohsin and Aarav for their brilliant writing
1N Laaibah for her great Superhero character design using adjectives. Junaid for his effort and enthusiasm during Marvellous Maths sessions.
2F Rayyan Z and Zunaira for fantastic reading on Reading Planet as well as school books at home.
2B Janat and Aleena for super creativity during Children’s Mental Health week
3S Huzaifa and Ava for their positive affirmation work for Children’s Mental Health Week.
3HE Marcel and Safiya for their excellent effort in reading. They’ve worked really hard to use expression and to make sure they’re being accurate when they read.
4F Jumana and Izyan for attending all their reading sessions.
4A Laiba and Gurleen for being positive and always trying their hardest. They always speak really positively to everyone else and are like little rays of sunshine in the team!
5L Habib and Iman for super independent research projects
5K Sharnayha and Amira for fantastic responses to The Giant’s Necklace story.
6H Haaris and Dylan for participating in every aspect of remote learning from registration to reading groups to handing in work on time to getting stuck into Mental Health Week.
6W - Ayaan for his excellent research, note making and independent writing all about Tigers .
Malac for her enthusiastic participation during Children’s mental health week. She took part in singing, HIIT, yoga and produced some lovely art work.
29th January 2021 Stars of the week
NUR AM- Amira for showing great confidence in her play including a brilliant animal noises video and Zoeya for wonderful block and snow play and practising her name.
NUR PM - Rayyan for brilliance in physical activities including snow play, yoga and playdough and Ajwa for working hard on Numbots, making instruments, role playing cooking and even making real pizza!
RH Asiya for her fantastic work on Padlet. She has been posting pictures everyday showing how hard she is working. Asiya has shown determination with her handwriting. She has also worked on ‘ar’ and the tricky split sound ‘a-e’.
RA - Eliza for her hard work on Padlet and her fantastic snow cave. She has worked so hard at her maths this week. Yaseen has also been working hard at home this week and has made so much progress with his writing at home.
1S Alisha and Wahib for working so hard on their writing at home
1N Shafiqah for her super effort at improving her letter formation at home.
2F Yaqub for an incredible Aztec Sunstone and Mikaeel for a brilliant piece of work on compound words.
2B Aminah for her super research about the history of chocolate.
3S Jesse and Ehsan for their Ancient Greece posters.
3HE Hamza and Rahim for their Ancient Greece posters
4F Ifrahim and Pranati for their super contributions to lessons during the teaching sessions.
4A Habibha and Theo for amazing art work when making dragon’s eyes.
5L Alesha and Kavya for awesome Dragon Art
5K Aleena and Amesh for great work on fractions
6H Haadi and Sophia for being super helpful, supportive and kind on Teams
6W – Fiza – for her fabulous human body Powerpoint and Zayan for continually handing in excellent quality work every day and for making a super quiz that the class could complete.
22nd January 2021 Stars of the week
NUR AM- Saif and Warisha for enthusiasm for learning through play and for brilliant shape and phonics work.
NUR PM - Naila and Laiba for enthusiasm for PE and dancing.
RH Amal for working really hard with mum on Padlet especially with phonics. They have been working together watching all the youtube phonics videos and Amal loves watching her teachers. Zaryab for working really hard this week on Padlet. He even created his own planet (following on from our book the Smeds and the Smoods)
RA Hannah and Turab for working so hard at home and using all remote learning resources every day. Super proud of them both
1S Mariyah and Rayyan for working hard at home and persevering in all subjects
1N Hafsa Ali and Muzammil for their super effort with writing and their maths work.
2F Eliza for a wonderful start at St Johns. She has worked hard and made new friends. Zayyan for a thoughtful piece of RE work on fairness.
2B Jaya for working so hard at home . Ali for a super story matrix.
3S Zerina and Sulaiman for their solutions on how to mend the world in RE.
3HE Hareem and Aavai for their brilliant English work on apostrophes.
4F Hammad and Aruba for persisting with their online learning and attending all the meetings.
4A Alisha and Amelia for incredible effort and perseverance in Maths
5L Manveer and Yakeen for consistently working hard and producing amazing work remotely.
5K Immarius and Iman for thoughtful RE work.
6H Sarim and Taybah for incredible descriptive writing about Victorian London.
6W -Inayah and Ahmad for consistently working hard and handing and their assignments every day without fail. .
15th January 2021 Stars of the week
NUR Subhaan for brilliant Sound of the Week and shape work, Syeda Fatima for excellent shape work, drawing and singing, Amaad for finding lots of lovely shiny things.
RA Aisha and Rayyan for accessing all remote learning every day. Padlet, Numbots and reading planet.
RH Aayan and Sahibdeep for uploading work on to Padlet every day. Working so hard with Phonics, Maths and handwriting.
1S Safurah and Haniya for super sentences with beautiful handwriting.
1N Maria and Hawwa for their fabulous effort and enthusiasm for home learning.
2F Iqra and Mariyah for their commitment to going on TT Rockstars every day since beginning of Lockdown.
2B Zarrah and Hamza for working hard at home and being super independent learners.
3S Eliza and Zainab for their RE Sikhism work
3HE Muhammad and Dante – for being mature, independent learners and showing a great attitude towards their work, even when things are different
4A Ayaan and Eshaan for brilliant writing all about the Vikings
4F Ehan and Hasnain for their consistency and commitment attitude to home learning.
5L Khizerhayat and Aliyah for amazing descriptive writing based on the story of Aladdin.
5K Sara and Yahyaa for excellent standards of work at home.
6W - Sabah and Simran – for their excellent diary entries
6H Ahyan and Hafsah for always completing their work to an incredible standard