martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Spellings and mental maths

Hello Everybody

Here are the spellings for the next test, which will be on Monday 6th March.

badly, lovely, nicely, safely, properly, likely, loudly, slowly, softly, quickly, softly, rudely, sweetly, strongly, sadly, bravely.


http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/english-spelling/year-2-suffix-ly/ Play the game related link.

It´s lovely to be back and to see the class again. 

The mental maths will be the 4 and 8 times tables and related divisions again this week. Test again on Friday 3rd March.

Thank you very much.

Miss Ali


viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

Mental maths and spellings

Hello everyone

Today´s mental maths test questions were:

6 / 3 = 2, 4 x 6 = 24, 60 / 6 = 10, 36 / 3 = 12, 11 x 3 = 33, 9 x 3 = 27, 9 x 6 = 54, 33 / 3 = 11,
54 / 6 = 9,  66 / 6 = 11, 42 / 6 = 7, 8 x 6 = 48, 8 x 3 = 24, 5 x 3 = 15, 30 / 6 = 5.

Next week the test will be on the multiplication and división facts for the 4 and 8 times tables.

The spellings for the test on Monday 20th February are:

queen, quack, quick , quickly, quiet, quite, squash, squashed, squish, squished, squeeze, squeezed, where, which, when.

Miss Lindsay will be checking that the TEFL homework is handed in on Monday 13th February. She will be giving out a maths sheet at the end of next week for homework.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I´ll be looking forward to seeing all the children when I return to school on Monday 20th February.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

jueves, 9 de febrero de 2017

Homework reminders and uniform

Dear everyone

Just a quick reminder that the maths homework sheet is due in tomorrow and the TEFL is due in on Monday.

Please could I also remind you about school uniform. Students should not be wearing tops underneath their school t-shirts. It does get hot during the day and it is better to have layers on top of the t-shirt rather than underneath so that they can be taken off easily. Please ensure that the correct uniform is being worn at all times.

Miss Lindsay will be teaching 2A while I´m in England next week. I´ll be looking forward to seeing all the children again on Monday 20th February.

I will put the mental maths and spellings on the blog tomorrow.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017

Maths sheet for homework and other news

Dear Parents,

I´ve just allocated some games and activities for the pupils to practise on Abacus. I am also sending home a maths sheet for them to do at home. I would like this back by Friday 10th February please.

The awards this week go to Fran, for the head teachers award for working well in a team, Darío, for the class award for trying really, really hard with his work, and Clara for the Spanish award.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

PS Just to clarify 'to', 'too' and 'two'!

I go to the shops everyday.

I like to eat honey on my toast.

Don´t eat too many sweets.

I have that book too.

I´ve got two pencils.

I have got two sisters.

I will give the pupils a sentence using each word and they will have to choose which is the correct 'to'.

Thank you, Miss Ali

TEFL homework

Hello again,

Over the next couple of weeks we are practising saying 'I would like...' and 'I want ...'. 'I would like..' is the polite way of asking for something in English and what we would use in shops or generally when talking to other people. 'I want ...' is more demanding and forceful - something we would use when talking to our children!

I would like the children to practise writing conversations between people and shop assistants. For example "Hello" said the boy. "Hello, what can I get you?" "I would like an ice cream please". "Which one do you want?" asked the shop assistant. "I would like vanilla please" said the boy. "Thank you". Three different conversations written in the spelling books.

This is due in on Monday 20th February.

Many thanks, Miss Ali

Homework and this week´s news

Hello everyone

The mental maths questions for today´s test were:

double 24, half of 90, double 18, half of 32, double 25, half of 82, double 50, half of 72, double 28, half of 98, double 37, half of 78, double 48, half of 66, double 20.

The mental maths which the pupils need to work on for next week´s test is the 3 and 6 times tables and their division facts.

The spellings to start learning for the test on Monday 20th February are:

Fly, flies, try, tries, reply, replies, copy,  copies, baby, babies, sky, skies, body, bodies, country, countries, carry, carries, goose, geese, sheep.

This week we have finished our English focus on the story of Baba Yaga. The children have all written their own warning tale. Next week we will look at an information text about geese. This will lead to the children writing their own information texts.

Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Miss Ali




lunes, 30 de enero de 2017

Homework and this week

Hello everyone,

Firstly, I would like to apologise for not putting the spellings on the blog last week!

Here are the spellings for this week. The test will be on Monday 6th February.


write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wreck, wrack, wren, wrath, wring, called, cold, too, two, to
The mental maths test on Friday was:
25+75, 86+14, 64+36, 22+78, 57+43, 41+59, 52+48, 30+70, 17+83, 29+71, 98+2, 7+93, 33+67, 79+21, 81+19.
The mental maths for the test this Friday 3rd February is learning the halves and doubles up to 100. For example double 24 = 48, half of 50 = 25, double 38 = 76, half of 88 = 44 and so on!
Some of you may have had a difficulty opening the link to the equivalent fractions game last week. This will probably be because your computer at home doesn´t have flash player. This is a free download and enables you to open most games.
The house activity session on Friday afternoon was great fun. The different houses did some fantastic team-building activities and everyone seemed to have really enjoyed it.
I have noticed that some of the pupils have not had their test books with them at times. Please could you make sure that they are in their bags.
If your child has any changes to their usual transport please, please, please let me know by writing a note in the homework book. It is really difficult when a child says that they are not going to a club or are being picked up by car - they might have got it wrong! So we really need a written note or a phone call to the office. We are responsible for making sure that the children get home safely. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
Many thanks, Miss Ali