Week 2 in Year 1.1

Dear Parents,

For the past two weeks we have spent time getting to know each other, establishing essential agreements (class rules), drawing about the things we like the most and writing on an ALL ABOUT ME poster some information about ourselves. This week it was very visible that the students are feeling more confident about the routines in Year 1.

The main learning engagements that the children have been involved were: drawing their family portraits showing all the people in their family; drawing their self-portrait and making a collage of their main features; finding their home country in our class map.

In Math time we are working on number recognition and one to one correspondence, by matching the number of objects to the numeral they correspond with. We did some data handling when we made a graph showing the different eye colours in class. Also, in small groups we spent time practicing writing the numerals 0 and 1 and exploring what these quantities really mean in practice.

In Language time we started to explore name writing with upper and lowercase letters and each child has started to add a writing piece to their journal, which at this stage can mean a drawing with the first letter of a word or just the drawing or the drawing with one word.

During exploration and discovery time, some students are making books and they have been encouraged to talk about the stories they have created.

This week we have enjoyed reading lots of books with the students and finding out how well they comprehend what they have heard or read.

By this coming Monday, the Year 1 team will start sending reading books home with the children, please read the letter sent in your child’s home folder today.

Please sign in for our parent teacher connection meeting. I am looking forward to getting to know you and  finding out valuable information about your child, so I can better support his/her learning.

Note: Please send a family photo in your child’s home folder as soon as possible or a digital photo to my email.


  • Please make sure that your child comes to school with a hat and a water bottle.
  • As mentioned in our procedures and expectations in Year 1 letter, please ensure your child’s snack is a healthy one! For example: a sandwich, yogurt, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. Soda, chocolate, gum and candy are not allowed at school.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Kind regards,

Ms. Georgina

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.

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Year 1 Team


Welcome to Year 1.1

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 1.1, my name is Georgina Angélica and I will be your child’s teacher for this academic year. This is my sixth year at Luanda International School. Previously, I taught in Portugal and England. I’m originally from Portugal, but I have been teaching abroad for ten years now. To assist me is Ms. Marlene Satuta who has been working at Luanda International School for six years as well. Previously, she worked at our school Early Learning Center before moving to Year 1.  We look forward to getting to know both you and your children. 

This year our main means of communication to parents about learning in Year 1 will be through our class blog. On this blog, I will be sharing information about the students’ learning engagements, the curriculum, photos and some recommendations about how you, as parents, can assist your child’s learning.  I not only recommend that you check the blog regularly, but I also advise you to subscribe to our blog so that you can receive a weekly email with links to the newest postings. We hope you will enjoy seeing many of the exciting things we will be getting up to this year and take the time to discuss the blog posts with your child.

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Students have their own Home Folder which is used for parent-teacher communication and Home Reading. Please bring the folder to school every day.

Please ensure that each day your child has a labelled bottle of water and a hat.

Swimming: Include a swimsuit, towel and flip flops in a separate bag. Students are required to independently change themselves after swim class, and we appreciate your support on this initiative at home.

PE: Students should come to school in appropriate shoes for running and other activities. If your child cannot tie their own shoelaces, please ensure they have shoes without laces (e.g. Velcro).

Library: Parents need to supply library bags for books (big enough to accommodate large books).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards,