One Hundred Day Celebration

Dear Parents,

Since the first day of this school year, the students in Year 1 have been counting each day that we have come to school. This coming Thursday, 8th February, will be our 100th day of school. We are going to mark this day with a small celebration for the children. They will be able to visit all three Year 1 classes and work with the teachers and assistants on fun activities connected to the number 100. For example, the students will have the opportunity to make Dalmatian pictures with 100 spots, build models with 100 pieces and make sun glasses in the shape of the number 100.

You might like to talk about this event with your child at home and help them to prepare something to share in class on this day. For example, students could bring in a bag with 100 pieces of lego or pasta in it, make a picture out of 100 dots or draw 100 tally marks. This is completely optional, but could be a fun way of sparking discussions about numbers at home.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

The Year 1 Team

See you in January!

Dear Parents,

We’d like to say a huge thank you for the lovely Year 1 party that you arranged for the children this week. We really appreciated your help preparing the food and drinks, setting up the party and spending time celebrating the end of term with us. The students really enjoyed it.

On Wednesday, the Year 1 students did a great job at the Arts Assembly. They paraded in while playing their musical instruments and then performed for the audience. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend this event and support the children.

Ms. Marlene and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone rested and refreshed again in January!

Best wishes,

Ms. Georgina

 

Message from Ms. Betsy

Dear Y1 Parents,

In music class we are beginning to inquire into how we can create instruments

using recycled materials.

We need your help!

Please bring to school any materials that can be used to create an instrument.

Please clean anything before you send it to school.

We will create the instruments together in Music class, but if your child

feels inspired to experiment at home, by all means, don’t stop them.

Examples of good materials to send to school are:

Plastic Bottles

Bottle Caps

Paper or Plastic Tubes

Boxes

Metal Cans

Plastic Bags

Cardboard

Buttons

Nails

Beads

Etc.

Please encourage your children to tap, shake and scrape their way through

your recyclables to find some suitable things to bring for Music class.

Thank you for your help!

Best Regards,

Betsy Stalter

PYP Music Teacher

Hats and Water Bottles

Dear Parents,

Please make sure that your child brings a hat and a water bottle to school every day. Our P.E. lessons are now taking place outside on the field and it is of great importance that all children wear hats for sun protection and bring water bottles to stay hydrated.

Thank you for your cooperation,

The Year 1 and P.E. Teams

List of Songs from Ms. Betsy

Dear Y1 Parents,

Posted here are the songs we have been singing in music class. Some are in the form of an audio file and some are in the form of a youtube video.
Please have fun at home singing these songs and any more you may know with our year 1 singers!
Also, I will be updating this post periodically as we add songs throughout the year.
Happy Singing!

Kind Regards,
Ms. Betsy
PYP Music Teacher

Make New Friends- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMAxP-95yn4

The Sharing Song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2C4xylXwY

Shalom Chaverim- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZaop5ZoJA (we sing only the English Version)

I Will Be Your Friend- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3dBeHCQFZ8

The Wheels on the Bus- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki_R_4FcFK0

Shake my Sillies Out- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb_2CQmfqoA

Kye Kye Kule-See attached

Hey Yo- See Attached

What a Wonderful World- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddLd0QRf7Vg

Procedures and Expectations for Year 1

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year! The Year 1 team is very excited to have your child in our classes.

We look forward to working together to build a happy, supportive and stimulating classroom community.

Please read the below link to familiarize yourself on how we proceed in Year 1 and what we expect from you and your child.

Procedures and Expectations 2017:2018-2me5lzd

 

Regards,

Year 1 Team