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

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

clock to practise telling the time

Dear Everyone,

The children are telling me that the clock tool doesn´t work at home so here´s a link to one on the internet which can be used:

Many thanks, Miss Ali

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Homework for week beginning 20th March 2017

Dear Everyone,

Our words for next week´s spelling test are:

badge, bridge, badger, dodge, fudge, budge, edge, ledge, wedge, hedge, sledge, lodge

We will work on time again for our mental maths test on Friday 24th March. Many of the children need to continue to learn these. I have put the clock tool on Active Learn and shown the pupils how to use it to practise telling the time. 

We have lots of practices this week for the show. The costumes need to be in school by Friday.

TEFL homework is to write five sentences, using conjunctions, to describe themselves. Conjunctions are and, because, but, so, yet, nor, or. For example, My eyes are blue but my sister´s are brown. This homework is due in on Thursday 30th March and needs to be done in the children´s TEFL books which they will bring home.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

martes, 14 de marzo de 2017

Spellings to learn

Dear all,

I hope you´ve had a chance to look at the lovely photos of the excursion!

The spellings for next week are:

hopeless, painless, careless, useless, harmless, fearless, unless, tasteless, breathless, endless, homeless, toothless, where, were and went.

The suffix ´less´ means 'without'. So, for example, ´painless' means without pain.

The pupils are working hard on the dance for the show - we managed to get it finished today which was great! It now just needs a bit of tidying up and adding some ´twinkly' music!

One of the pupils mentioned that there was a problem getting a hat for the wood cutter´s costume. One of these types would be ok and they seem to be available in Chinese shops:

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Many thanks, Miss Ali

Fire Station Trip

Dear Everyone,

We had an excellent trip yesterday to the Fire Station. It was extremely interesting and a lot of fun too. Many thanks to Darío´s Mum and Sophie´s Dad for all their help. Our thanks must also go to all the firemen and particularly Victor.

Miss Ali

Here are some photos:

viernes, 10 de marzo de 2017

Mental maths and the excursion

Dear Everyone,

What a very warm end to the week!

The pupils are all looking forward to our trip to the fire station on Monday morning. Please could you make sure that your child has a small bag for their snack and water. If the weather is very hot again - but it looks as though it will be around 21 degrees - please provide your child with a hat and put sun cream on before school. We will be setting off at about 9am. The parents who are going to support us are Sophie´s Dad and Darío's Mum. Many thanks to all of you who volunteered to help, it´s very much appreciated. It should be an interesting trip.

The mental maths questions today were:

125+99= 224, 125+9=134, 77+99=176, 77+9=86, 203+99=302, 203+9=212, 135+99=234, 135+9=144, 865+99=964, 865+9=874, 509+99=608, 509+9=518, 466+99=565, 466+99=565, 172+99=271

I am aware that a few pupils found it quite tricky. Adding 100 then taking away 1 or adding 10 then taking away 1 are excellent mental maths strategies!

The test next week will be on Time. I will show the pupils a time using an analogue clock and they will need to write the time in words. For example, half past 3, 10 past 2, 5 to 4. I will only use the minutes 5 past, 10 past, quarter past, 20 past, 25 past, half past, 25 to, 20 to, quarter to, 10 to and 5 to. I hope that makes sense!

I have sent home a homework sheet based on the work we´ve been doing on time. This will need to be handed in on Friday 17th March.

We had an excellent rehearsal this morning in the theatre for our dance for the Show. Just a reminder that the show for 1st and 2nd grade parents will be on March 30th at 11am. I hope you will all be able to come.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Ali

domingo, 5 de marzo de 2017


Hello Everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Here are the spellings for next week´s test on Tuesday 14th March:













The test will be on Tuesday instead of Monday because we have our trip to the Fire Station on Monday. Many thanks to the parents who have volunteered to come with us. I will let you know tomorrow who will be coming with us.

Have a good week, Miss Ali