In preparation for our 11th annual International Day celebration at UAS, which is hosted by the PTSO on Saturday March 3, students are invited to wear clothes to school that represent their country – International Dress-down Day. The dress-down day will be on Wednesday, February 28! Students will be engaged in cultural activities within their classroom instead of a parade.If you would like to send in traditional snacks from your country to share with the class, please do! (Just ensure they are nut-free 🙂 I hope to do at least one activity to celebrate all the nationalities in our class. If you have any nice songs or games from your country that you think the children might enjoy, please do share them with me! 🙂 I am really looking forward to celebrating and teaching the children more about each others countries & cultures. It is amazing and heart warming to see how excited they get when we talk about their home country in class and when they get to share this with their friends. You may have noticed a page gone home in home folders asking questions about your child’s home country. This is not mandatory but rather a nice activity to spark a discussion which we will then share in class. It can be nice to talk about moms and dads home countries if they are different. There is no pressure to do this, it is entirely optional!

Thank you 🙂

Dates to remember

  • 25th No school Teacher PD
  • 26th Fieldtrip to Arabian Wildlife Center. Children must wear their uniform, bring plenty of food, water and juice. We will be gone all day.
  • 28th International Dress Day. The children may come to school dressed in the National dress of their home country. They can also wear the colors of their flag.
  • Saturday, March 3rd International Day. A great day out with the family. Come and celebrate our diversity.
  • Sunday, March 4 This is the beginning of Book Week. Children may wear the new t-shirt if they bought one or wear any t-shirt that has words on it!
  • March 8th Dress as your favorite storybook character. There will be a short parade right at 8:00 (similar to the Halloween parade)


Reminder- Sports Day Tomorrow (Tuesday) 9.00am


-Please be on time as Sports Day will start at 9.00am and we will have a small snack before we leave.

-Children to wear blue and sports shoes

-All children will need a water bottle and a hat, it is getting hot outside!

-Children can be taken home once we have finished, just please inform me and get a leave slip from the attendance office

We can’t wait!!!


  • Sports day is on Tuesday 20th. Our class will wear BLUE. It starts at 8.30am and finishes at around 11am. Parents are welcome to take their children home after. This is such an exciting day for children! 🙂
  • Cookie day will be on Thursday 22nd. This is a a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is a really worthy cause

.        Cookies will cost 5 dirham each and children can buy a maximum of two cookies.

  • Our next field trip will be Monday 26th February to Arabian Wildlife  Centre. Please send me an email if you would like to join us. We need 3  volunteers, thank you. The bus leaves at 8am and we will return to school at about 2pm.
  • There will be no school for children on Sunday 25th February.

Thank you 🙂

Habitats Project

This week the children worked collaboratively to create different animal habitats. They had to decide what animals and other living things live in their chosen habitat. They then painted the background, made their animal/plant of choice and put it all together to make an amazing piece of art! Here are some pictures from the painting Continue reading →

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Just to remind you there is no school for children on Sunday 🙂 Please check your child’s home folder when it is sent from school. I send notes and other information home this way. Thanks you.

We have started guided reading in class. Please make sure you are reading the small reader every evening. This will help with your child’s fluency. When your child can read the book well they will be given their new book. It is important you send this in every day. I could not give out new books to some children as they did not return the first books to school. Your child needs to be reading every day, this is important for confidence and fluency. I forgot to put the sight word assessment in the home folders today so I will send them home on Monday! The children did very well.

This week we looked at different types of weather and wrote a weather report. The children really enjoyed making their windsocks! 🙂 We have been learning about living things, non living things and different animal habitats. The children created amazing artworks which will be displayed in the corridor.  We will be going to the desert on Tuesday. In maths we have been looking at the different ways we can measure things and the language we use eg. tall, short, long, heavier, lighter etc

Have a lovely weekend!


A note went home today with the new dates for trips. If you have already sent in the permission slip you do not need to send it again. 🙂