lunes, 22 de mayo de 2017

Homework Week Beginning 22/5/17 etc

Hello Everyone,

Tomorrow we´re off to Castillo de la Luz to see Martin Chirino´s artwork. The children have enjoyed finding out about his sculptures and trying to design some of their own. Paula S´s Mum and Sofía´s Dad will be helping us with the excursion.

We have a student this week who is helping us in the classroom. Her name is Patricia and she is one of our 6th Form students here at Canterbury.

Homework - Week Beginning 22/5/17

Spellings
affect/effect
loose/lose
sense/since
than/then
near/hear
year/ear

The pupils need to know the difference between these words which sound very similar.

Maths

Mental maths - for test on Friday 26th May. Changing digital to analogue times. For example: 10.25 = 25 past 10, 9.55 = 5 to 10 etc.
Maths Sheet - As for last week - to be handed in by Friday 2nd June.

TEFL

As for last week - to be handed in by Thursday 1st June.

Canary Day - Tuesday 30th May 2017

The pupils can bring up to €2 in to spend on Canary Day. Parents are welcome to come and watch the dances which all the pupils have been practising. The gate will be open for parking from 11.30 and the dancing will begin at 11.45 until about 12.30. We hope you can come!

Many thanks, Miss Ali

lunes, 15 de mayo de 2017

Homework week beginning 15/5/17 etc

Dear Everyone,

I do apologise for not putting the homework on the blog last week! I thought I had done it! However, all the children had it written down in their homework books. Some of the homework books are now running out. We will use the spelling books to write down the homework and for any messages.

Here are the words for the spelling test next Monday 22nd May:

Sun/son
to/too/two
be/bee
blue/blew
night/knight
write/right
would/wood 

The mental maths for Friday´s test, 19/5/17, is to revise the six times table and the division facts - the pupils really need to learn these from memory now before moving to 3rd grade.

I will also be sending a maths homework sheet home which needs to be handed in by 2/6/17.

TEFL homework is to write five sentences using 'in' and five sentences using 'on'. This work needs to be done in the TEFL books and handed in by 1/6/17.

Please remember to send your child in with a hat for play time. Miss Julie´s class are all remembering to bring their hats in and wear them every day! Please also make sure that your child has sun cream on every day.

On Friday we have a house team activity so your child will need to wear the colour of their house - a t-shirt, a cap etc.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

martes, 2 de mayo de 2017

Homework week beginning 2/5/17

Dear Everyone,

Here are the spellings to learn for next week´s test - on Monday 8th May.

nation      
detention 
operation
relation
situation
imagination
position
solution
fiction
introduction
caution
correction  

Mental Maths

We are now learning to add multiples of ten to three digit numbers and crossing the hundred. For example: 345 + 70 = 415, 845 + 80 = 925, 144 + 90 = 234. There will be no test on Friday because I think the children need more time to practise these! So the next maths test will be on Friday 12th May. 

Other Homework

TEFL - from last week, due in on Thursday 4th May.
Maths sheet - from last week, due in on Friday 5th May. 

Diaries

I´ve had a very quick look at the holiday diaries and they do look amazing! I hope to look at them in more detail this week and give the pupils their feedback. 

I hope you all had a great few days. I certainly enjoyed the extra day off! 

Many thanks, Miss Ali

martes, 25 de abril de 2017

Homework and uniform

Hello everyone,

Please note that the pupils are to wear their PE kits from now on and for the rest of this term.

The pupils have written what they need to do for homework in their homework diaries but here it is as well!

Spellings - for test on Tuesday 2nd May
fairness, kindness, tidiness, nastiness, loveliness, happiness, darkness, sadness, softness, illness, greatness, rudeness. 

Mental maths - for test on Friday 27th April
Adding multiples of 10 to 3-digit numbers. For example, 345 + 10, 721 + 70, 101 + 80 etc. We will not be crossing the 100 this week - that is, going into the next 100 above.

Maths homework - due in on 5/5/17
Mental maths sums and fractions sheet. This will be sent home today.

TEFL - due in on 4/5/17
Write two sentences using each of these words: happier, happiest, sadder, saddest, busier, busiest, quicker, quickest, slower, slowest. This work should be done in the children´s TEFL books which they will be bringing home. 

Our Assembly!
Our assembly will be on Friday 9th June 2017 at 12.00pm. I hope you can make it!

Many thanks, Miss Ali


lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

Hot weather

I forgot to mention that from tomorrow, Tuesday 18th April, the pupils will be able to come to school in their PE uniform, due to the high temperatures which we are experiencing. If there is any change to the weather we will go back to the ordinary school uniform and we will let you know if this happens.

Please also ensure that your child has a bottle of water. These can be refilled here at school during the day.

On particularly hot days the pupils will not go outside to play but will have activities to do in their classroom.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

Welcome back!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a really great two weeks!

Thank you for your child´s diary. I haven´t had a close look at them yet but am really looking forward to doing so. If your child didn´t manage to finish the diary please don´t worry. I am happy to receive them up until Friday.

Here are the spellings for next week´s test, on Monday 24th April:

enjoyment, pavement, payment, excitement, agreement, improvement, amazement, moment, punishment, entertainment

There are only ten spellings this week as they are a bit more difficult!

Our focus in computing this half term is using Microsoft Word. If you get a chance, please help your child produce pieces of writing using Word at home - if you have access to it!

It is lovely to see all of the pupils in 2A once again and I´m hoping for an exciting and interesting term with them. I will be really focussing on making sure that they all work really hard and get their tasks finished in the time given. We are also aiming to speak just English during the lessons when I am teaching them. 

Please don´t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak to me.

Many thanks, Miss Ali


martes, 28 de marzo de 2017

Holiday homework

Dear all,

What a shame we missed a day of school yesterday! The school is now smoke-free!

The notas appointments with the parents I wanted to see will be at the same time on Monday 17th April. If anyone else would like to come and see me about their child´s notas please make an appointment through the office.

Holiday Homework

  • Revise the spellings we have done ready for a super test on Monday 17th April.
  • Revise the multiplication tables and their division facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 times tables. Test on Friday 21st April.
  • Write a holiday diary, telling me about what you have done everyday. Include pictures and lots of interesting vocabulary! Two pirate points for the best diaries!

We will have the mental maths test and the spelling test today. 

I hope you all have a really wonderful Easter Holiday. I´m off to England for a week to see my family but will be looking forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 17th April.

Many thanks for all your support and help this term. It is very much appreciated.

Miss Ali