Year 1 and Year 2 End of Term Class Party

Dear Parents and Children

The end of term has arrived. We would like to celebrate the children’s success in learning. We are happy with the progress they have made and we will have a combined Year 1 and Year 2 party. On Friday the students should each bring a drink for themselves(not fizzy) and a piece of fruit to share with their friends. We will provide some snacks and biscuits. The teachers have prepared a game and fun activities as well as prizes for those who earned the most “marbles throughout Term 1.

Also, please send home reading books to school to be exchanged on Thursday and if you have not yet sent plastic bottles for our balloon car projects please also send them on Thursday.

Thank you for all your efforts and support you have given us this term. we wish you a happy and joyous festive season. We are looking forward to more dynamic and exciting learning in Term 2.

Thank you,

Ms. You and Mr. Kearney

Reminder to bring 500 ml Plastic Bottle

Hi Parents and Children

This is a gentle reminder that this week we will complete our IPC unit on The Magic Toy-maker. We will be constructing a balloon car and examining the science of what makes it move. In preparation for this project the students are asked to bring 1 x 500 ml plastic bottle of some sort. Any kind will do but the more colorful the better.

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Many thanks,

Mr Kearney

Well Done, reports, spelling and weekly news

Spelling:

Year 1 will be doing a review of CVC words learned in the last few weeks.

Year 2: Rehearse, Estimate, Height, Taller, Folder, About, Different, Moving, Guess, Before.

Hi Parents and Children

What an eventful week! I’m sure you all enjoyed the fantastic Winter Show! Well done to our teachers and children for their hard work in making the production a success and thank you to the parents for all their support, especially the PTA for the delicious intermission snacks. If you have any photos from the evening that you would like to share please email them to Ms. You or Mr. Kearney and we will post them on the class web page.

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Thank you to the men and women of the Fire Department for assisting with our fire drill. The children did well in calmly following instructions to exit the building quickly but in an orderly fashion. As a reward they got to play on the fire truck!

Term 1 Student Reports went home today. Make sure to check your children’s bags, read them, fill in the comments section and sign it in preparation for the parent-teacher interviews on Wednesday.

Next week we will complete our IPC unit on The Magic Toymaker. We will be constructing a balloon car and examining the science of what makes it move. In preparation for this project the students are asked to bring 1 x 500ml plastic bottle of some sort. Any kind will do but the more colorful the better.

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Even with the Winter Show, students kept busy this week. The students created spectacular moving robot toys in IPC and in English they are writing stories about their toys and in year 2 they learned about contractions. In Math we continued our unit on Measuring, finding creative ways to estimate and measure height and weight and using measurement to draw accurate shapes. We began to explore measuring time, learning the months of the year and how to read a calendar.

In I.C.T the students showed their artistic skills by creating wonderful drawings in MS Paint and in Mr Kearney’s P.E. class we developed our own new game called “Scoot”. Ask your children how to play it. Enjoy the pictures from these week’s dynamic learning activities and events.20171204_100906

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Changes to the Wizard of Oz Costumes.

Hi Parents and Children

Practices for the Winter Show have been going well. There are a few changes to the lineup that affect the costumes. Please take note of the new costume requirements. Should any parents wish to volunteer to spare some time on Monday afternoon to assist with making costumes it will be greatly appreciated.

Everyone should wear black inner wear and tights.

1.Over the rainbow – All (Year 1 and 2)

Girls: A vivid color top (vest, cardigan or big T-shirt) that is red, orange, yellow or green: (If you are unable to find a plain one it can have a little picture on it)

Red – Juveria,

Yellow – Olivia, Rana

Orange – Anna Luisa, Leila (If you are unable to find orange please wear red or yellow.)

Green – Lois

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Boys: A vivid color top that is blue or navy (If you are unable to find a plain one it can have a little picture on it) and beige or brown trousers (Not jeans):

Blue – Nikolay, Seong Yun, Fawwaz, Rayyan, Prewitt, Affan,

Navy – Satyam, Jeremy, Ameer, Amru, Selim, Rossi, Hidayat, Felix

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2.We’re off to see the Wizard –  Over the rainbow costumes from the previous song and a scarf and a woolly hat:

Woolly hat and Scarf: Nikolai, Leila, Satyam, Seong Yun, Ameer, Rana, Felix, Prewitt, Anna Luisa, Selim

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3.Witch and Magic Monkey –

Witches –  Juveria, Lois, Rayyan, Rossi, Affan- a black witch hat with black gloves – Teachers to make witches hats.

Magic Monkey’s – Fawwaz, Amru, Jeremy, Hidayat – black/brown monkey tail (stuffed sock with cotton or tissues – Teachers to provide)

A wand (We will make in class).

4.We came along – Emerald castle –  All (Year 1 and 2)  – Green felt tie (we make in class).

We would like to have a  the costumes ready for a dress rehearsal on the morning of Wednesday 6 December . 

Thank you for your cooperation and support for what promises to be a fantastic performance.

Have a great evening and keep warm.

Mr Kearney.

Spelling and weekly news

Hi Parents and Children

Spelling:

Year 1: mat, wet, fin, how, mug, (CVC words) or, by, one, had, not, (High frequency words).

Year 2: Weight, metre, gram, cooperate, kilogram, don’t, world, going, want, didn’t

It’s been a wonderful winter week and the students have been busy.  Practices for the Winter Show are in full swing and everyone is learning their parts well getting ready for  Wednesday. It promises to be a fun and entertaining evening. Please use the weekend to get the children’s costumes ready for the rehearsal on Wednesday morning and contact  Ms. You or Mr Kearney if you have any queries.

This week in English we practiced using capital letters for proper nouns.  Some students staged a little play of “Little Red Riding Hood” from their guided reading books and wrote instructions for how to make a Thaumatrope. The children then followed up those instructions and made working Thaumatropes in IPC. We will continue to explore the history and science of toys next week. In Math the children had a lot of fun learning about measuring weight and metres in our measurement unit. We continued our IT learning by making folders on our computers and developing our mouse skills. In P.E the Year 1  / 2 students conducted a game of kick-baseball independently. Well done!

Enjoy the photos from this week, have a wonderful weekend and do keep warm.

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