Friday, 15 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 14.06.2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:   FS2                                                     Week Ending: 07.06.2018
Communication and Language and Literacy
Our story this week was ‘The Enormous Turnip’ we had fun drawing the characters in the story and using our sounds, we did our best to label all the characters we drew. We also practised ordering our story into a beginning, middle, and an end.  In addition to this, we had to describe our characters by how they looked, while our friends used these clues to guess the character we had in mind.  This week’s phonics lessons continued with the review of all the sounds we have covered so far and we continued practising how to use these sounds to both write and read words.
Physical Development
This week, we continued developing our fine motor skills. We traced both of our hands all by ourselves. We did our best to do this with a smooth and continuous line. It was not as easy as it looked! We practised writing on a straight line as well as making sure our letters were properly formed and oriented. During PE, we had enjoyable time catching and throwing a ball, and on the playground we had all our usual fun. We climbed, we ran, we hopped, we dug up sand, we jumped and so much more. We are getting stronger and stronger day by day!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
This week, we focused on the importance of personal hygiene and good manners. We looked at proper sneezing and coughing etiquette.   
Understanding of the World  Around Us
The question this week was What are germs? We discussed the importance of good hygiene and how it reduces the spread of germs. Did you know that viruses and bacteria are names of germs that we can get when we don’t keep clean? 
Mathematics
We counted to 50 and we continued with our focus on addition and subtraction (within 10) and telling the time (O’clock). 
Expressive Art and Design
This week we took turns to role play the different characters in the story, some of us took on the role of a farmer while others took on the role of the little old woman and the other animals.  We also created a poster with the hands we traced to remind us to always use tissue when we sneeze or cough.
Contact
Miss Evaezi   - eobaseki@ise.edu.eg
Miss Hanadi - hashraf@ise.edu.eg
OF THE WEEK
This week the following children received the Star of the Week Certificate!
FS2A – Ali Ahmed
FS2B – Marla Mena
FS2C – Farida Ibrahim


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 07.06.2018


Weekly Learning Review

Class:   FS2                          Week Ending: 07.06.2018
Communication and Language and Literacy
‘Anansi and the Turtle go for Dinner’ was our story for the week. We had so much fun sequencing the story and talking about what happened first, next and at the end! We looked at pictures of lots of things that could be found in the story and labelled the pictures with their initial sounds and some of us were able to use our phonics skills to write the whole word.  We took turns thinking of  the why, what, when and who questions that had to do with the story and we got our friends to answer them. This week was packed with loads of learning and we revisited the digraphs /ch/, /sh/, /th/, /ow/, /ou/ and /oi/ and /oy/ and we practised reading and writing words with these digraphs in them.
Physical Development
With continued guidance, we worked on improving our fine motor skills by colouring nicely within defined lines, as well as cutting straight and curved lines. We were very happy when we walked round the class on all fours as we pretended to walk slowly like a turtle and quickly like the spider. Also, just like the turtle, we practised washing our hands like Anansi the spider had asked the turtle to do just before he would be allowed to take food from the table to eat. 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
Empathy was this week’s focus. We thought about how others felt in different situations and we also came up with some ways in which we could help others when something bad or not nice happens to them. We were able to show empathy towards the turtle when he had to go home hungry after Anansi had treated him badly during dinner time. 
Understanding of the World  Around Us
Did you know that Anansi the spider comes from Africa?  Well he does! To be specific, he comes from West Africa. This week we looked at the life – cycle of a spider. We looked at a few different types of spiders such as - Daddy long legs and a Tarantula, and we also talked about some of the things they eat.
Mathematics
We continued with our focus on addition and subtraction (within 10) and telling the time (O’clock). 
Expressive Art and Design
This week ,we created our own spider and turtle with coloured paper and cardboard to represent the characters in our story. Some of us turned our projects into puppets; we had lots of fun using them to role play our characters in this week’s story. It was interesting talking slowly like a turtle would and walking like the spider.  
Contact
Miss Evaezi   - eobaseki@ise.edu.eg
Miss Hanadi - hashraf@ise.edu.eg
OF THE WEEK
This week the following children received the Star of the Week Certificate!
FS2A – Ahmed Hisham
FS2B –
FS2C –

                       STAR OF THE WEEK
The following children received the Star of the Week Certificate
FS2A – Chris Emad
FS2B – Oady Sherif
FS2C – Laila Ahmed

Friday, 1 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 31st of May 2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:   FS2                                                     Week Ending: 31.05.2018
Communication and Language and Literacy
/ou/ and /ow/ was our phonics focus for the week. We looked for them in words in books; we listened carefully to stories told and shouted /ou/ and /ow/ when we heard a word that had the sound in it. With our understanding of sounds and blending, we had fun drawing pictures of things that had this week’s sound in them and we did our very best to label our pictures correctly. Our shared story this week was ‘Treasures in the Garden’ and we had fun using our imagination to talk about and describe all the treasure we would find in our own garden.
Physical Development
We continued developing our gross motor skills, we ran, we jumped and we climbed! In class, we were pirates and we had fun pretending to dig quickly for hidden treasure as well as dig slowly and carefully because we didn’t want to break any of the precious treasure hidden in the ground. We used our fingers to tear paper for our ‘OW for Owl newspaper project’. We also worked on our hand grip and coordination as we had to tear strips of our newspaper, just the right length and width!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
This week we focused on being resilient. We used the word to describe how we should behave when things get a little tricky for us. We talked about different situations when resilience should come into play. 
Understanding of the World  Around Us
This week we continued with our learning about maps and we focused on how they help us find places. We talked about pirate maps and how pirates of old would use maps to find hidden treasures. We will soon be making maps of our own!
Mathematics
We continued with our focus on addition, subtraction and telling the time (O’clock).  
Expressive Art and Design
In groups, we created our very own stories and acted them out for our friends to see. Some of our stories had treasures and pirates in them and some of them didn’t. Nonetheless, it was fun acting in front of our friends. We also very excited to use newspaper to create the feathers on our owl for our ‘Owl for Ow’ project.
Contact
Miss Evaezi   - eobaseki@ise.edu.eg
Miss Hanadi - hashraf@ise.edu.eg

STAR OF THE WEEK
The following children received the Star of the Week Certificate:
FS2A – Chris Emad
FS2B – Oady Sherif
FS2C – Laila Ahmed

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 24 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:   FS2         Week Ending: 24.5.2018
Communication and Language and Literacy
This week, we focused on the digraphs /oy/ and /oi/ and we noticed lots of pictures like (coins, soil, foil, join, voice, spoil,  joy boy, annoy, toys ). The children guessed the names and  tried to write the words independently. We also practised our blending skills using familiar sounds. We focused on forming sentences by filling in the missing word in the sentence. High frequency words for this week – (with, old, of)
“Treasure in the Garden” was the story of the week.  We asked the children focus on any changes that were in the story.
We focused on reading a higher level library book to encourage the children to read and to improve their reading and blending skills.


Physical Development
This week, we focused on cutting within the lines; writing on a line; leaving finger space between the words.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
We focused on the word “Resilience” and what it means. We gave examples to the children like (we never give up on our work; we always try; we never say I don’t know; we always say I will try my best? )
Understanding of the World  Around Us
We talked about maps in past and in present.
Mathematics
We focused on counting forwards and backwards from 50 and we are learning to tell the time.
Expressive Art and Design
Each child coloured and decorated a paper watch.
Contact
Miss Evaezi   - eobaseki@ise.edu.eg
Miss Hanadi - hashraf@ise.edu.eg
Miss Heidi - hjohnson@ise.edu.eg

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review -Week Ending: 17th of May

Class:   FS2         Week Ending: 17.5.2018
Communication and Language and Literacy
This week, we focused on the digraphs /or/ and /ar/  and we learnt lots of words that  have sounds like car, far, bar, star and for, more, storm, torn, born, corn and sports. We also practised our blending skills using familiar sounds. We focused on forming sentences by undertaking filling in the missing word in the sentences activity. High frequency words for this week – ( they,this,why)
“The Ugly Duckling” was the story of the week.  We asked the children to focus on any changes that were in the story.
We focused on reading a higher level library book to encourage reading and to improve  reading and blending skills.


Physical Development
This week, we focused on cutting within the lines; writing on a line; leaving finger spaces between the words; holding paint brushes; using paint and painting within the lines carefully without taking lots of paint on the brush and trying not to go out of the lines while painting.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
We focused on the word “Empathy” and what it means. We gave examples to the children like ‘If someone falls down, will you laugh at her/ him?’; ‘What will you do in this situation?’. You should help her/ him out and not laugh at her/ him.
Understanding of the World  Around Us
We learned about the life cycle of a duck; the name of each stage and how it grows.
Mathematics
We focused on word problems; identifying “all together” in a paragraph thus meaning that they are adding and finding “How many left?thus meaning that they will need to take away.

Expressive Art and Design
 The children enjoyed making Ramadan Lanterns and crafts.
Contact
Miss Evaezi   - eobaseki@ise.edu.eg
Miss Hanadi - hashraf@ise.edu.eg
Miss Heidi - hjohnson@ise.edu.eg