We had a great time giving the caring boxes this morning! Thanks again.

This week we have been learning…

  • The sound ‘v’ and revisiting ‘u’.
  • Brainstorming all the ways we use a number line and using them to help some counting on work, number formation and a fun new adding game we have been playing.
  • We wrote another book called ‘The ‘I like, I don’t like’ Book”. Some of the ideas the children came up with were so imaginative and entertaining. They are in our book corner if you would like to come and read them.
  • We have been practicing a new reading power ‘picture power’ where we use the pictures AND the sounds to read words.
  • We had fun decorating our caring boxes and making cards for the people who help us at school.
  • We learnt about some interesting jobs of people who help us in the community and decided which of these jobs would be our favourite. A lifeguard was least popular and mountain rescue was most popular!

Next week we will be preparing for National Day. Children will dress in national dress or colours of the flag on Wednesday. I will also be doing the colour word testing on Sunday.

Have a great weekend!



KG2’s Unit of Inquiry is all about our community and the people who work together to make our community a better place. We would love the opportunity to hear from a variety of people who work in our community. If you have a job that you would be willing to help us learn more about, we would love to have you come visit us! Our unit goes all the way until late January so our times for you to join us would be flexible and we would be more than happy to work around your schedule. Depending on your preferences, you could visit us as a whole group (5 KG2 classes) do 2 sessions with just 2-3 classes at a time. You are welcome to bring a colleague to visit with us as well. If you are interested, please email me and we can sort out a time/date that works best for you!  Thank you!


  • The ‘Caring Boxes’ are looking great, thank you so much!
  • Please can I have 3 parent volunteers to take a small group of children around the UAE National Day Carnival. We think taking small groups is much more manageable than the whole class. The timings would be 8.30am-10 am approx on Wednesday 29th November. Please email me directly if you are interested.
  • Music classes will begin on Monday 4th of December.



  • The children’s photos will be taken on Wednesday at midday, please make sure the money is returned in the envelopes (coming home today) on Wednesday.
  • If you have not donated towards the caring boxes, we would appreciate if you did as some of the boxes are looking a little empty. We will give the boxes on Thursday morning.
  • Please make sure your child is arriving to school on time, this week we have had about 8 late children each day and it can be disruptive to our morning lesson and for those children arriving late. If you are late please collect a blue slip before you are dropping your child to the class.
  • Thank you all very much!

Thank you so much for coming in to meet with me last week, I hope you found it very informative.

Last week was a short week, nevertheless we packed in lots.

  • We practised our counting on skills and number formation.
  • We continued to write our books which we are enjoying sharing with our friends.
  • We made ‘power pointer’ reading sticks to help us focus our powers on each word.
  • We practised reading the words ‘am’, ‘see’, ‘can’ and ‘I’.
  • We played a few phonics games to develop our sounding out skills, ask the children about the game ‘Treasure, Treasure’…they loved it.
  • On top of all this we had a great time at Kidzania and watching the performance of Jack in the Beanstalk.

Please note the children will continue with art classes this week. If you have not donated to the ‘Caring Boxes’ here is a little reminder.




What a fantastic day at Kidzania. We have lots of photos to share at the end of the week.

Just a reminder the Magrudy’s Book Fair is on at the moment and we are signed up to visit tomorrow afternoon. You can send money in for this or we suggest you take your children and pick a book together.


Another fun-filled week in KG2 LA!

This week we…

  • Learnt the sounds Z, W and J
  • Wrote and published our very own pattern books. Feel free to come and read them, they are in our library.
  • We have been learning about base ten and counting on, so counting on ones from 10 to make ‘teen’ numbers.
  • We have created a wonderful doctor’s surgery which the children have been doing great role-play in.
  • We interviewed some of the people who work in our school, the children had so much fun asking them questions.

Next week…

  • On Sunday we will be visiting Kidzania. Please make sure your child is on time to school and that they are wearing their school uniform. Lunch will be provided at Kidzania, however please pack a snack for the afternoon and make sure they bring their water bottles.
  • On Monday the children will be watching a Jack in the Beanstalk production at school…we are really excited about this!
  • On Tuesday 14th it is Diabetes Awareness Day and all children are asked to wear blue in support.
  • Please be reminded that PTCs are on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure you have signed up for a slot.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend with your lovely children!

Here is the link to the ‘3 stars and 2 wishes’ form which was mentioned on the calendar. This form will only take a couple of minutes to complete and helps inform us for our parent teacher conferences. Please complete by the 8th of November.

Please note that you will be able to sign up for a PTC time slot tomorrow, following the instructions which were sent to you by school admin.