domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

A busy week!

We had a great first week back after the holidays! I now know all the children's names and I am getting to know their characters! We've worked really hard - learning all about haiku poetry in English, 3 digit numbers in maths, living and non-living things in science and facts about Europe in topic. What a busy week!

The mental maths test questions were:

4 x 11=44
8 x 2=16
100 / 10=10
3 x 3=9
15 / 5=3
5 x 7=35
12 x 11=132
27 / 3=9
8 x 4=32
7 x 3=21
121 / 11=11
16 / 4=4
30 / 5=6
7 x 4=28
Image result for baba yaga's black geese44 / 4=11

This week in English we are learning about the story of Baba Yaga's Black Geese as part of our focus on the genre of a warning tale. If you click on this link it will take you to the story: Baba Yaga's Black Geese.

This week's spellings are:

happy, happier, happiest
merry, merrier, merriest
pretty, prettier, prettiest
lazy, lazier, laziest
smelly, smellier, smelliest
bubbly, bubblier, bubbliest
often, early,  earth, island, eight

These will be tested on Monday 23rd January.

In maths we are focussing on doubling and halving and how the 8 times table is double the 4s. The children have already put their mental maths in their homework diaries, to give them a chance to make a start over the weekend. They need to learn the multiplication and division facts for the 8 times table. These will be tested on Friday 20th January.

Have a happy week, everyone, full of lots of lovely learning. Miss Ali

martes, 10 de enero de 2017

Welcome Back!

Hello to you all! I'm Miss Ali. I'm very excited to be your child's new teacher in 2A. I've really enjoyed getting to know your children over the last two days and am looking forward to working with them this year. I have returned to work at Canterbury after spending seven years in England.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Use the homework diary if you have any information you need to give me about your child or if you have any queries about what we are doing in school.

To ease the children back gently into school this week I'm only asking them to practise their spellings and mental maths. The spellings will be tested on Monday 16th January and the mental maths will be tested on Friday 13th January. Here are the spellings to learn:

wide       wider        widest
late         later          latest
nice        nicer         nicest
safe        safer         safest
brave     braver       bravest
large      larger        largest
rude       ruder         rudest
close     closer        closest

For the mental maths test, the pupils need to make sure that they know the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 times tables.

Don't forget to read with your child regularly, making sure that they understand what they are reading! This will really help to improve their vocabulary and pronunciation. I will continue to hear the class read twice a week.

I really appreciate the work you put in at home so that your child can learn their spellings and mental maths and improve their reading.

Thank you, Miss Ali

domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. I will be sending a couple of reading books home for the holiday and a list of verbs in the past tense that the children can practise. As well as this there are the games on Active Learn. Most importantly the children should have lots of fun as they have worked hard. Thank you for all your support.
Miss Lindsay

Last day of school

The children can wear their own clothes. They don't need to bring in money. We are collecting dry foodstuff such as sugar, cereal, baby milk, gofio etc. to pass on to those that need it more than us at this time of the year.
They can bring in a game to play and a snack to share.

Christmas Concert

The Christmas concert for 1º and 2º will be on Tuesday 20th December at 11:30am. The car park will be open from 11:00am.

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2016


We  did the spelling test today and the new words the children have all come from their English work. They are words we have been using. There is no homework to do just learn the words.

Mental Maths and Maths' Homework

The test we did on Friday 9th December had the following questions:
  • 12 ÷ 4 = 3
  • 20 ÷ 4 = 5
  • 0 ÷4 = 0
  • 40 ÷ 4 =10
  • 4 ÷ 4 = 1
  • 16 ÷ 4 = 4
  • 8 ÷ 4 = 2
  • 48 ÷ 4 = 12
  • 24 ÷ 4 = 6
  • 36 ÷ 4 = 9
  • 28 ÷ 4 = 7
  • 44 ÷ 4 =11
  • 32 ÷ 4 = 8
On Friday 16th December the test will be on the 2x, 3x, 4x 5x and 10x table with the related division facts. There will be 13 questions muddled up.

Maths' Homework
Ooops! Sorry I forgot to give the children the sheet on Friday. They got it today Monday and they need to bring it back next Monday 19th December.