Friday, 18 November 2016

November 2016

Hi from everyone in First Class!
We have been so busy this month with lots of exciting learning and activities taking place at Shaheeda Zainab School. Take a look to see what we have been up to in the pat month!

In our maths classes we have been busy bees consolidating our number work to 20. We have enjoyed playing lots of fun games in class and working very hard to know all the number combinations to 20!

We have also been learning about pattern and had great fun making our own patterns using lots of manipulatives! Take a look below!

It has been a very enjoyable month in our literacy classes. We have been taking part in paired reading with a Transition Year class from Riversdale Secondary School. Each week the boys and girls get very excited when the visitors arrive to our class and take part in paired reading with us. We are reading the book " The Day the Crayons Quit" and doing some fun activities too! Take a look!

We did some fun Autumn writing too, the boys and girls went outside to choose a "magic leaf" which could take them anywhere. They then wrote about it, We are now finished working on "Recount Writing" and have moved onto "Procedural writing in First Class for the next month. Here is a picture of us getting our magic leaves for our story.

First Class are wonderful writers and should continue to write at home as often as they can. Getting your child a free writing copy at home where they can write their own stories is highly recommended! We also took part in a handwriting competition recently. We had to write a poem in English and Arabic. We received wonderful news during the week that a girl in our class was highly commended and came in 3rd place! We are very proud of her, well done!
We are scientists in First Class! One topic we  were learning about was how materials change when heated. We made pancakes in school to learn all about this. The boys and girls learned many new words and of course we enjoyed eating them too!

As well as all this learning , we managed to squeeze in Maths week where did some maths games and a maths hunt, Science week was wonderful as a Lego Workshop visited our school and we made catapults! We also have been very creative during art class. . . take a look below!


In Arabic this month we have enjoyed practising Arabic and reading our book for this month. We learned so many new sounds, words and Arabic stories. It has been great fun and we are hard workers during Arabic class.

Note from Miss Lynch
Please ensure your child has the correct pencils, rubbers etc in school with them every day. Power hour is ongoing in our class. We love getting new books each week! Please ensure that parents sign the power hour sheet each night when you read with your child . It is important that you read with your child and make reading an enjoyable experience for them.