Jan 21st

HI everyone,

Map testing is happening this week. Sunday is Maths, Tuesday is reading and Thursday is Language. The unit 4 Every Day Math test will be tomorrow (Monday) as I will not give the students a MAP test and unit test on the same day.

In UOI our experiments and investigations are going well. Students have a good understanding and application of the Scientific method and can use the words and terms appropriately and meaningfully.

We have some visitors in today to deliver a Science Workshop which is fun!

Keep reading those non fiction books to find information about things that interest you 🙂

Have a great week!

Miss K

Note from Miss Elizabeth

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

Can you please send an empty cereal/shoe/pizza box to school with your child before Tuesday 16th January. We will be using it to create beautiful Pop Art. Many thanks to those of you that have already sent a box to school. If you have any questions, please contact me at etyrrell@uasdubai.ae.


Happy new year 2018!!

Hello everyone,

I hope that you all had a fantastic holiday. Three weeks is a long break and there are quite a few sleepy bodies around today.

With regards to spelling, the students have completed all the  second grade high frequency words and this week we will begin to look at the Words their Way program. The students are going to be grouped according to their spelling level (the test focuses on sounds rather than whole words) so students will learn a spelling pattern rather than a word in isolation.

A reminder that students are able to bring extra reading books home from the class library if they wish, but they are responsible for organising this themselves. I am joking with them, that now they are Grade 2.5 and soon will be in G3 and so we need to get them super independent.

The homework and newsletter is coming home today for your reference, but the spelling list I will send with your child once I have explained their spelling pattern.

I hope you’re having a great Sunday and again, happy new year and all the very best for 2018 🙂


Miss K

Last Week of School 2017!

Hi everyone,

It has been a very long and exhausting first term but we are nearly at the end. I think all teachers and students are ready for the Winter Break! We have a busy, busy week with end of term finishing off, as well as preparation for the KHDA visit the first week back in January.

Today your child will bring their homework, their Math IPP from Unit 2, as well as the IPP for Unit 4 so you can see what is coming up in the next block of work. I have not yet finished the IPP for Unit 3 – some students have not yet finished their test. I will send it as soon as I can 🙂

I wish you all a super week ahead,

Miss K

Sunday 26th November

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is great. This is a very busy week coming up.

Events this week:

Tomorrow we have the G2 field trip to Flip Out. Thank you everyone for sending the permission slips and money. Students need to bring snacks and water bottles. We will eat snack before we leave, get lunch there, then have a fruit snack once we return to school in the afternoon. Please make sure your child is wearing their PE uniform.

Students will take part in six different trampoline activities led by qualified Flip Out staff. Each child will have two slices of cheese pizza, a healthy fruit snack and unlimited water.

Wednesday we have National Day, students are invited to wear UAE dress.

Thursday is no school 🙂

Have a great week!

Miss K

Sunday 19th November

HELLO!!!  I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend with your babies.

Thank you to all who were able to come for the PTC conferences, it is always so enjoyable to spend time getting to know you as parents, so thank you for your time.

This is a busy week.

Monday we have a Korean read aloud in room 222 at 10.20am for our native Korean speakers.

Tuesday we have the visiting author coming so if you would like your child to purchase a book, please fill out the order form and send money with your child in an envelope tomorrow or Tuesday.

Wednesday we have our school photos – the order form came home with your child today, it is in their folder if they brought it, or if they didn’t its with their homework papers.

Monday 27th we have a field trip to Flip Out as part of our healthy bodies unit. The consent form has been sent home with your child today and it needs to be returned by Thursday please 🙂

I think thats all for now….

Have a great evening!

Miss K


Monday 13th November

Hi everyone,

My apologies for being a bit delayed with my update.

The Magrudy’s Book Fair is currently happening, I sent you guys an email already, but just to reiterate that if you would like to send money yo school tomorrow then we can go back again tomorrow to buy any books that they wanted. Today we enjoyed browsing and looking at the wide selection of books available.

Also tomorrow we are supporting diabetes awareness month and staff and students are invited to wear blue to show our support.

I will upload the newsletter and homework grid asap too for your reference.

I hope you are all wonderful!

Miss K

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up.

They will be on November 15 and 16 from 8:00-4:00pm. We ask that you please leave the child at home so that we can have a discussion about their learning. We will schedule all conferences,  3:30pm being the last appointment time.

Conferences will last a maximum of 25 minutes, it is a great time to build the parent-teacher relationship and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Please open this link to complete a quick survey regarding your child, to enable me to prepare for our meeting.
A note about scheduling conferences:

***You received information from UAS Elementary School today on how to access the online portal and how to schedule your child’s Parent Teacher Conference (Nov. 15 and 16 8-4pm). If you have multiple children in the Elementary School, their PTC has already been pre-scheduled. Please log on after Tuesday morning to view your pre-scheduled time. Should you have a conflict with that time, it is your responsibility to edit and reschedule accordingly.

Kindest thanks

Miss K

Notice from the library

The UAS Library has several exciting events happening in November! Don’t miss the Magrudy’s Book Fair, November 12-16, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Students will bring home money envelopes later this week. You can send in money with your child, or you can come visit any time–we will also be open during parent-teacher conferences! We also have a special visiting author, Ying Chang Compestine, coming to elementary November 21-27. Her books will be on sale at the book fair, or you can order from the library using the attached order form. Parents, please come to our “Meet the Author” presentation in the library at 3:30 on November 22. We will sell books there, and Ying will be talking about healthy eating choices and give a cooking demonstration! Check out her website at www.yingc.com. Call or email us (lbaker@uasdubai.ae) or stop by if you have any questions!
Order form is here….

No Swimming on Thursday

I have been asked to pass on this message from the swimming dept

‘UAS is hosting a high school swim meet this Thursday and Friday.   We, therefore, must cancel the elementary swim practice this Thursday, Nov 9th.   Also, due to PT interviews we will have to cancel next Thursday as well.

We will be adding a second practice starting Sunday November 12th  after school.  Please check Ms Terry Papov’s blog for further info.’

Therefore there will be no swimming for 2AK this Thursday, students will take PE instead.