Month: May 2018

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Feriha 2‘Building Bahrain’ Project

As part of Year 1’s “Build it up Bahrain” topic this term, parents and children teamed up to take part in our fabulous ‘Building Bahrain’ project. The students in Year 1 spent the week working together to construct eco-friendly buildings using only recycled materials. They applied what they learned on their recent Bahrain trip to create marvelous replicas of notable buildings in Bahrain. They were also taught the importance of recycling and diminishing pollution. It was a fun and enriching challenge for our little architects!

ICT with Ms Rasha

The children of Year 2 had a delightful time having their parents visit them in computing class.  The children proved how tech-savvy they can be by combining various skills they learnt from Ms Rasha, like typing, searching and coding, in order to create an imaginative fairy tale power point presentation. The parents even helped add additional slides to the fairy tale. They also proudly showed their parents how they code blue bots.

School Dress Code Reminder

We want to kindly ask you to remember not to send your children to school wearing accessories that do not abide by the school dress code.

animal ears headbandItems such as earrings, decorated headbands (similar to the ones in the picture), metal hair clips, nail varnish and other jewellery are not allowed in school due to health and safety reasons. We ask all parents to ensure that their children are dressed in the correct clothes and shoes and follow the guidelines on hair and jewellery.

We really appreciate your cooperation regarding this and thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations to all our ‘Super Stars’ this week!

Nursery

3rd May

Reception

Superstars 3rd of May

Year 1

3rd May

Year 2

3rd May

Have a wonderful weekend!

Year 1 Bulletin w/c 6th May

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Year 1 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 6th May

literacy

The next few weeks of Literacy will be based on the story of The Papaya that Spoke, by Pie Corbett.

We will be:
• Creating actions for the story.
• Learning and performing the story.
• Identifying events that happen in the beginning, middle and end of the story.


maths

In Maths we will be having a very practical week investigating position and direction. We will be describing different turns such as whole, half and quarter turns. We will finish the week by applying these skills in designing and making our own mazes. A fun way to practice at home would be to let your child direct you to different places at home or if you are feeling really brave to direct you somewhere familiar in the car!


topic
In Topic we will begin to use our knowledge of buildings to compare old and new structures from around the world. We will also look at the similarities and differences between the United Kingdom and Bahrain, by comparing their landscapes, and begin to learn more about the United Kingdom and its four countries. We will end the week by beginning to look at the Houses of Parliament in London, England.


reminders

Morning drops offs

Please be reminded that children are not to be left alone in the playground in the mornings. Please choose one of the following options instead.

  • Drop your child at the morning club (in the main sports hall) from 7am
  • Drop your child at the ‘drop off zone’ from 7:15am. Children will be escorted to the morning club and then to their classrooms after 7:30 when classrooms are open.
  • Drop your child to their classroom at 7:30 when school begins. Registers are taken by 7:45am.

Children’s jackets/jumpers

While it is hotting up outside, the children often feel a little colder inside under the AC units. It is not always possible to turn the AC off, when many of the children are still warm, so children should continue to bring their over wear in case they are cold in class.

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 must be able to dress and undress themselves quickly to be ready for their slot.


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Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة
(تَ ، تِ ، تُ ، تا ، تي ، تو)

 ( تاج ، تمر ، تين)

يوم الأربعاء 9/5/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس10/5/2018 2/3/5/6/7/

يوم الاثنين

14 /5/2018

يوم الأربعاء 9/5/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس10/5/2018 2/3/5/6/7/9

حرف ( ت ) صفحة (1/2 )

– تمييز الحرف ( ت )

مع أصواته وأشكاله

–  تحليل وتركيب الكلمات

– قراءة كلمات الدرس

– تكوين جملة مفيدة

حرف(ت) لغة عربية

Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter

م

–            Read, write, and pronounce the letter

–           Learn words that contain the letter.

–           Shape of the letter within a word.

–           Sounds of the letter.

–            Use the learnt words to tell simple sentences.

–            The letter activity.

Home English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Bedroom Ghurfa’t Alnawm غرفة النوم
Bed Sareer سَرير
Cupboard Khizana خِزانة

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.

Year 2 Bulletin w/c 6th May

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Year 2 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 6th May

literacy

In Literacy lessons this week the children will spend time focussing on the reading skills of Prediction, Retrieval, Inference, Vocabulary and Sequencing. We will look at a variety of texts and encourage the children to create and answer their own questions. Each day we will also focus on one particular aspect of sentence writing to ensure the quality of their sentences continues to improve.


maths

Our time unit continues. We will revise the o’ clock, half hour and quarter to and past times from last week and also begin to look at the 5 minute divisions that make up the hours of the clock. More able children must be able to read time in 5 minute intervals.

By the end of the week we will be studying duration, how long things last, and solving problems related to duration.

If the movie starts at 6 o’ clock and ends at 8 o’ clock, how long did it last?

Jacob left home at half past 8 and arrived at school at 10 o’ clock. How long was his journey?


topic

The children will continue to learn about the sea this week. They will learn more about famous figures in this historical ‘Golden age of Exploration’ and understand the reasons for sea travel in the past. After that, they will compare modern day cruise ships to the ships of olden day voyages.

Take a sneak preview using this link:


reminders

Morning drops offs

Please be reminded that children are not to be left alone in the playground in the mornings. Please choose one of the following options instead.

  • Drop your child at the morning club (in the main sports hall) from 7am
  • Drop your child at the ‘drop off zone’ from 7:15am. Children will be escorted to the morning club and then to their classrooms after 7:30 when classrooms are open.
  • Drop your child to their classroom at 7:30 when school begins. Registers are taken by 7:45am.

Pioneer’s Day

Have you chosen your famous explorer or pioneer? Start researching now…

Children’s jackets/jumpers

While it is hotting up outside, the children often feel a little colder inside under the AC units. It is not always possible to turn the AC off, when many of the children are still warm, so children should continue to bring their over wear in case they are cold in class.

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 must be able to dress and undress themselves quickly to be ready for their slot.


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Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة
 

إملاء يوم الخميس الموافق 10/5 في الجملتين التاليتين:

 

*أَلْوانُ الْوَرْدِ كَثيرَةٌ.

 

*أَلوانُ الْخَضْراواتِ كَثيرَةٌ.

 

 

9/5

*قراءة درس (في الْحَديقَةِ).

*حل تمارين الدرس رقم 4/3/2/1 في كتاب التدريبات اللغوية من صفحة 77  إلى صفحة 79.

 

 

* قراءة جمل الدرس والتعرف على معناها.

* التركيز على قراءة حرف الواو مع الحركات والمدود.

*التعرف على مفهوم “الفعل المضارع”. 

 

قراءة:

(في الْحَديقَةِ)

 

 

 

لغة عربية

 

ملاحظة : سيتم عمل تقييم عام لأداء الطلبة بتاريخ 13 مايو في الدروس والمواضيع التالية:

{الدروس:*في مَكتبةِ الصَّفِّ.                    *الطَّيارةُ الورقِيَّةُ.             *مَنْ أَنا؟.  “الرجاء الرجوع لكتاب القراءة مع كتاب التدريبات”.

{ التعبير الكتابي من درسي:*الطَّيَارةُ الوَرقيَّةُ”.      * مَن أنا؟.    “الرجاء الرجوع إلى دفتر التعبير”.

Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter

ن

(continue)

 

–         Read, write, and pronounce the letter

–         Learn at least 3 words that contain the letter

    (Fire نار) فانوس)  – Lantern)  (Dragon  تنين).

–         Shape of the letter within a word.

–         Sounds of the letter.

حيوانات المزرعة والغابة

Farm and Jungle Animals

English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Horse

Lion

Hesaan

Asad

حصان

أسد

 

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.

Reception Bulletin w/c 6th May

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Reception

Week Commencing 6th May

literacy

This week we will be learning the nt consonant blend as in went and pant.

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

The tricky word we will be learning is, friend. In class we will be linking this to our PSED, finding ways to show we are friends without literally saying, “I am your friend”.

maths

In Maths we will be developing our understanding of addition by counting on. There is a 2 minute video below which will really help the children’s understanding of this skill.

Why not try playing the … Counting on game

This is a game for 2 players. You will need a deck of cards for the players, with the picture cards removed. The ace is used as a 1.

  • Separate the cards in two piles, one with the cards: ace, 2, 3 and 4 and the other pile with the cards 5 – 10. Shuffle each pile so they’re in a random order and place face down on the playing surface.
  • Players take turns turning over the top two cards. They add the two numbers using the counting on strategy: count on from the larger number, and count on the smaller number. For example, if the two cards turned over were 8 and 4. They would start with 8, count on 4: 9, 10, 11, 12.
  • If players have the correct answer, they get to keep both cards.
  • If the answer is incorrect the other player can have a go at answering the question to keep both the cards.
  • Continue playing until one of the piles run out of cards.
  • The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game.

topic

In topic we are learning about wordless communication. At home you could challenge your child to follow you instructions but only give them hand signals and gestures for what you want them to do … and maybe they could give you some instructions with hand signals and gestures as well!

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This week the students will study :

  • The Arabic letters:  ك))  ( Chair– Korssy ) ( Dog  – Kaleb ) ( Ball – Kora )
  • The long Sound : ( كا – كو- كي- كيـ )
  • Unit : Farm Animals :  ( Horse )
  • Activity : Relating to the Farm Animals ( Horse )
  • Song : The letter (ك )

  (ق )     سيدرس الطالب هذا الأسبوع

* حرف ( ك ) ( كرسي  – كلب – كرة

* وحدة الحيوانات المزرعة: ( حصان

* الصوت الطويل : ( كا – كو – كي – كيـ

* نشاط : : عمل نشاط تطبيقي وحدة الحيوانات ( حصان

النشيد ( ك – كلبٌ عاش جواري       يحرس غنمي يحرسُ داري

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. It would help immensely if the goggles come to school correctly adjusted for your child.

The Reception Summer Concert will be on Thursday 21st June.  Please pay the BD8 costume money to your class representative by Thursday 10th May.

Nursery Bulletin w/c 6th May

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Nursery

Week Commencing 6th May

topic

This week is the culmination of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and we will be finishing with a rumbustious celebration for our swashbuckling Pirate Day on Thursday 10th May. To get in the mood, see what Meg and Mog get up to in this episode where they run into some not so friendly pirates. How will they get away?!

literacy

As part of our pirate theme this week we will be looking at the special words that only pirates use, as well as the way that they say them. We are all going to practice having a bit of a pirate swagger and a pirate tone of voice!  If you want to get a head start with some special ‘pirate’ language, have a go at the song below… we’ll be practising our pirate phrases in class too 🙂

maths

We will be exploring treasure maps and how to give directions so we can find the way to the ‘X’ on the map. You never know, we may even find some real treasure!

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In Arabic we will be learning:

  • Topic: Shapes (Circle)
  • Read and color the letter wow (و)
  • Pronounce at least 3 words that contain the letter
  • Colour: White
  • Song:  shapes song

reminders

Pirate Day – Thursday 10th May

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.

Could you also provide some ‘under the sea’ themed party food for the day 🙂

Dates for your Diary

  • 10th May- Pirate Day
  • 31st May- End of Year Concert
  • 14th June until 18th June- Half Term Holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
  • 25th June- Scrapbook Share
  • 28th June- Last Day of Term