Month: April 2018

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Arabic Activities Day

The Nursery and Reception classrooms were buzzing with Arabic this week. Our Arabic team arranged a fantastic day of different activities for students to help their learning come alive.

Here are some highlights of the day:

Nursery

Reception

Theatre Trip to the Cultural Hall

Field trips to live theatre are a totally different experience from watching performances on TV – it is a true experience. This week, our Nursery and Reception children were taken to a trip to the Cultural Hall to experience live theatre with the adaptation of Eric Carle’s timeless classic story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The children enjoyed themselves immensely as they were taken into the world of the characters on the stage.

Congratulations to all our ‘Super Stars’ this week!

Nursery

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Reception

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Year 1

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Year 2

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Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend!

Nursery Bulletin w/c 22nd April

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Nursery

Week Commencing 22nd April

topic

We are continuing with our under the sea theme for the next few weeks. We have been learning about different kinds of sea animals and plants including sharks, jellyfish, puffer fish, crabs, oysters, coral and anemones. We have been investigating the characteristics of the different animals and plants we study such as whether they have scales or shells, how many legs they have, what they eat and how big they are. There is a lot to talk about!

A fun song you can learn together that names some of the different animals is, ‘There’s a Hole at the Bottom of the Sea!’ We hope you enjoy it 🙂

literacy

We have been learning the song, ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea Sea’ in our music lessons. It is actually a fantastic per-literacy skills song for a number of different reasons. We are playing with language as we sing it. We are building our ability to sequence and remember the order that the song develops. We are also crossing our midline with the hand gestures which helps to get us ready for writing! There is a lot going on 🙂 If you would like to try at home, here is a video with the actions:

maths

As we are counting how many legs, tentacles and other parts the different animals and plants have, we are also matching them to the corresponding numeral. If you want to join in the fun, here is a super counting game where you need to count the number of animals on the screen and then click the corresponding numeral that matches the quantity. Have fun 🙂

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

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In Arabic we will be learning:

  • Topic: Jobs (Carpenter).
  • Read and colour the letter seen (م).
  • Pronounce at least 3 words that contain the letter.
  • We will learn about the Carpenter (where he works/ what tools he uses/ what he wears).
  • Colour: Black
  • Song: عمي  منصور النجار.

reminders

Concert Costumes

A gentle reminder to pass 8BD for your child’s costume to your class link by Sunday 29th April.

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Pirate Day

Pirate Day will be on Thursday 10th May. We are challenging you and your children to make a homemade pirate costume (no pre-bought costumes please). Your children have shown us how imaginative and creative they can be so it would be great if you could work on this project with them at home.

We will have a party food snack time on this day and your teacher will be coordinating with your class link to organise this.

List of Upcoming Dates

  • 1st May- Labour Day
  • 10th May- Pirate Day
  • 31st May- End of Year Concert
  • 14th June until 18th June- Half Term Holiday for Eid Al-Faitr
  • 28th June- Last Day of Term

Reception Bulletin w/c 22nd April

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Reception

Week Commencing 22nd April

literacy

This week we will be learning the tr and st sound as in trick and stop.  Please see the video below for a short video reminder of some st words.For additional practice the children could hunt for st words in a book that they enjoy at home; if they list the st words the class teachers would really love to see them.

If the children would like to each bring a small st or tr object (labelled with their name if they want it back) or a story about a trick or a stamp or any other tr or st thing, the teachers would love to share them with the class.

The tricky word we will be learning is, what. On the way to school in the car the children could practise asking what questions such as, “what colour is the car in front of us?” or “ what is man doing on the pavement?”

maths

In Maths we will be learning to understand and use words and phrases used for direction eg turn left, turn right, go forwards, go backwards. There is a fun Pirate game at http://pbskids.org/peg/games/hungry-pirates where the children can practise following directions using the arrows on the keyboard.

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In topic we are still learning about letters and how they are written and delivered all around the world as we find out more about ‘Keeping in touch’. If you have time writing a postcard with your child and going together to buy a stamp and posting it at the post office would really help the children to understand the way letters work, particularly if you write the letter to yourself so that it is delivered back home again.

Watching “Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels” would help the children’s understanding too 🙂

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This week the students will study :

  • The Arabic letters:  ف))  ( Butterfly – Farachah ) (Strawberries  – Farawlah ) ( Elephant – Feel )
  • The long Sound : ( فا – فو- في- فيـ )
  • Unit : Healthy Food :  (Bread– Khoboz ) ( Pasta  – Maakaronah – Cake – Kaak  )
  • Activity : Relating to the letter (ف )
  • Song : The letter (ف )

     سيدرس الطالب هذا الأسبوع

* حرف ( ف ) ( فراشة  – فراولة – فيل )

* وحدة الطعام الصحي : ( الخبز ) ( المعكرونة – الكعك )

* الصوت الطويل : ( فا – فو – في – فيـ )

* نشاط : : عمل نشاط تطبيقي على الحرف المدروس ( فراشة ).

النشيد ( ف – فيلٌ ذو أنياب       فهو صديق يا أصحاب

reminders

Swimming Lessons will continue for the rest of this term. Please ensure towels, caps, goggles, swimming costumes etc are all labelled with your child’s name and class.

The Reception Summer Concert will be on Thursday 21st June.  Please inform the class teacher if your child will not be in school on that date.

Spare Clothing  If a child has an accident at school they are loaned spare clothing from Ms Sabera’s store in the Reception Corridor.  We ask that the clothes are returned to school freshly laundered as soon as possible.  Unfortunately not everyone remembers to return these items of clothing (dresses, shirts, trousers, shorts, underpants, panties, socks etc) and the store is now almost empty.  If your child has ever borrowed some of our spare clothes please could you check your cupboards, and if you find anything that may have come from school, please return it. It would also be helpful if nannies could be reminded of the need to return any borrowed clothes, too.

If you have any school uniform or undergarments which your child has grown out of, and you no longer have a use for, we would be very grateful to have them to add to our store of spare clothing.

Year 2 Bulletin w/c 15th April

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Year 2 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 15th April

literacy

We will be studying a wonderful visual literacy story for the next few weeks. A story where the characters surprise us, we might change our opinions of them. A nice lesson in life. The children will learn about the characters, explore and evaluate the decisions the characters made and then answer comprehension questions to show their understanding of each character.

At home, can you make a list of adjectives to describe good characters and a list to describe bad characters?


maths

We continue to learn about position and direction this week. Many of the children still confuse their left and right hands/directions. This is something to practise at home. The children will again rehearse the language of direction and turns then apply this to shapes; making shape patterns by turning the shapes.

We will also explore some word problems involving the positional language.

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After our waxworks museum starter last week, the children will begin to learn more about exploration and journeys. They will learn about journeys made in the past and compare these to fictional journeys in story books. Additionally, the children will begin their new DT project which involves sewing.


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Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة
 

إملاء يوم الخميس الموافق 19/4 في الجملتين التاليتين:

 

*خَرَجَ الْمُعَلمُ وَ تَلاميذهُ في رِحْلَةٍ.

 

*مُنْتَزَهُ عَيْنِ عَذاري في الْمَنامَةِ.

 

 

 

 

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* قراءة درس (في مَكْتَبَةِ الصَّفِّ).

 

*حل تمارين الدرس رقم3/8/12/13/14 في كتاب التدريبات اللغوية صفحة57/60/62.

 

 

 

* قراءة جمل الدرس والتعرف على معناها.

 

* التركيز على قراءة حرف التاء مع الحركات والمدود.

 

*تدريب الطلبة على التمييز بين التاء المربوطة والتاء المفتوحة.

 

 

 

 

قراءة:

(في مَكْتَبَةِ الصَّفِّ)

 

 

 

 

 

لغة عربية

 

 

 

 

Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter

ل

 

–         Read, write, and pronounce the letter

–         Learn at least 3 words that contain the letter

    (Milkحليب ) علوم )  – Science)  (Pens أقلام).

–         Shape of the letter within a word.

–         Sounds of the letter.

  English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Chicken Dajajah دجاجة

Please note this is a basic overview of the planning for this week. It is impossible to cover in this outline all the learning that takes place during a week.


reminders

SWIMMING

Swimming lessons have now commenced for some classes.  Please remember that swimming is part of the curriculum and it is expected that all children will swim. A doctor’s note must be provided if your child is unable to join their session. They MUST wear a swim cap in the pool and be able to dress and undress themselves quickly to be ready for their slot.

CLUBS

Club sign-ups commenced last week and clubs will begin from Sunday, 22nd April.

Year 1 Bulletin w/c 15th April

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Year 1 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 15th April

literacy

In literacy this week children will begin learning how to write their own recount of personal experiences of events from the recent past, such as Pyjama Day.

By the end of the week children will be able to:

  • Use regular past tense verbs to recount events from personal experiences
  • Write chronologically using time sequence words such as: First, Next, Then, After that, Finally etc.
  • Use a wide range of adjectives to describe feelings
  • Share their recount with a partner or small group

maths

This week in maths we are going to explore division. To help us understand division we are going to look at halving and sharing. We are going to share objects into groups of 5 and 10.

You can try these at home to help you with division.

And don’t forget to log onto MyMaths and give it a go.


topic

This week in Topic we will continue our learning about materials. We will explore a variety of different materials such as metal, wood, plastic and fabric and begin to learn about their properties. We will then build a roof for our own Lego house and explore which materials would make the best waterproof roof!

Take a look here:


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Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة
(ثَ،ثِ،ثُ،ثا،ثي،ثو)

 ( ثامر ،كثير ، ثوم)

يوم الأربعاء 18/4/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس19/4/2018 2/3/5/6/7/

يوم الاثنين

23 /4/2018

يوم الأربعاء 18/4/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس19/4/2018 2/3/5/6/7/9

حرف ( ص ) صفحة (1/2

تمييز الحرف ( ث )

أصوات الحرف ( ث )

(ثَ،ثِ،ثُ،ثا،ثي،ثو)

أشكال الحرف ( ث )

( ثـ ، ـثـ ، ـث، ث )

  تحليل وتركيب الكلمات

قراءة كلمات الدرس

حرف(ث) لغة عربية

Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter

ك

  • Read, write, and pronounce the letter
  • Learn at least 3 words that contain the letter.
  • Shape of the letter within a word.
  • Sounds of the letter.
  • The letter activity.
Shapes

 

English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Circle Da’era دائرة

Please note this is a basic overview of the planning for this week. It is impossible to cover in this outline all the learning that takes place during a week.

Headteacher’s News

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Feriha 2Welcome to the Summer Term

Dear Parents,

A very warm welcome back to school for the Summer Term. I hope you all had a wonderful Spring holiday! The Summer Term is truly in full swing at BSB Infant School! The pupils have returned from the holidays with great enthusiasm, ready for learning and new challenges. It is fantastic to see so many happy faces around school again.

The Summer Term is always a very busy time of the year for the children, parents and the staff and this year is no exception.  In the next couple of months children and staff will be occupied with loads of interesting and exciting trips, concerts and end of term celebrations.

Here are a few notable occasions which the Summer Term has in store for us:

  • Nursery and Reception Concerts
  • Nursery and Reception trips to the theater
  • Reception Concert
  • Year 2 Dance
  • Year 2 Graduation Ceremony

I am really looking forward to an action packed Summer Term!

With my best wishes.

Year 2 – Wax-work Museum of Pioneers

Year 2 children had a fun-filled day on Thursday morning. They had another stunning start to their topic on ‘Explorers and Inventors’. An exciting hunt made history come alive as the Year 2 teachers dressed up as different explorers and inventors so that the students could hot seat them and find out interesting facts about each person. The children got to meet real life versions of the great explorers and inventors such as Jacques Costeau, Amella Earhard, Jeanne Baret, Roald Amundsen, Yuri Gagarin and more.

It was fascinating to see the children intrigued and inspired, and asking lots of questions to the different important characters.

Well done Year 2 team!

Congratulations to all our ‘Super Stars’ this week!

Nursery

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Reception

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Year 2

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Wishing everyone a super weekend!

 

 

 

Nursery Bulletin w/c 15th April

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Week Commencing 15th April

topic

This week we will continue to investigate things that live under the sea. A good game you can try at home is this under the sea guessing game. Can your child guess what animal is being drawn?

literacy

Our literacy activities will come from our theatre visit on Monday to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will be talking about the days of the week and building on our conceptual understandings of what a week is.

There is a lovely version of the story here that you can watch together at home:

maths

Our maths activities will also be motivated by our trip to the theatre. We will be focusing on matching quantities of items to a numeral and talking about time.

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On Wednesday we will have our Arabic Day where the Arabic team have prepared some special activities for the children. We are all excited to find out what we will be doing!

reminders

Trip to the Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar theatre trip is on Monday 16th April. All the children must be at school no later than 7:45. The classroom doors are open from 7:30 and we strongly recommend planning on getting to school early on this day. The buses that will take us to the theatre have to leave school at 8am in order for us to reach the theatre in time to watch the show. We are not able to make the buses wait for late children as it means that all the children who have arrived on time would also miss part of the show. Thank you as always for all your help with this, especially given our current parking difficulties.

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Dates for your Diary

  • 16th April – ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Theatre Trip
  • 1st May – Labour Day
  • 10th May – Pirate Day
  • 31st May – End of Year Concert
  • 14th June until 18th June- Half Term Holiday
  • 28th June- Last Day of Term