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Dear parents,

Next Monday I am not going to ask the Tricky words to the children. I am going to ask them to write some words with a and some words with e, such as hat, van, vet and bed. Study words from black flat file.

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Dear parents,

I have allocated new Phonics Bug eBooks. Please encourage your kids to read them.

Now we have finished all the English letter sounds and letter names. Next week we are going to start learning the digraphs and trigraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound and trigraphs are three letters that make one sound. In year 1 the children are going to learn the following digraphs:

ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa and oo

Ms.Olivia

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zzzDear Parents,

I have updated the Outings Page, the Activities Page and the English Phonics page.

I have also allocated new Phonics Bugs books. Please encourage your kids to read them.

Today’s HW is for Wednesday, since tomorrow we have the carnival activities and school finishes at 12:00. For tomorrow the kids have to bring a small bag with lunch, water and pencilcase. Please check their pencilcase regularly. They have to have a set of labeled plastic colours (narrow ones and please no pencil colours), 2 sharped HB pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a whiteboard marker, a glue and a small pair of scissors.

I wish to thank you for not sending your kids to school when they are sick and I wish a get well soon to all the kids who are sick at home. I will give them all the missed work when they get back to school and they can do some of it each day.

Thank you for your cooperation

Ms.Olivia

Updates

Dear parents,

We have started Unit 3 of the Phonics Bug Programme.  I have allocated 4 new eBooks. Please encourage your kids to read them. I have also updated the English Phonics and Online Games Page where children can watch videos and play games on the new sounds of Unit 3.

Note: By next Wednesday please get some white cotton wool (tajjar)

Regards

Ms.Olivia

 

 

Dear parents,

Our class received about 100 books from the literacy campaign ‘Aqra kemm tiflah’. Every Friday each child will be given a library book from our class to take home for a week. I am going to give their library card back to them, so that you can get more books from any public library. Please explain to your kids that the book is on loan and must be taken care of.

The children need to bring an A4 pink plastic button file to put the book in it. They also need a copybook with blank pages, covered in pink and labeled ‘library books’. Every Friday they need to write the title of their book on top, draw a picture of their favourite part of the story and write a simple sentence in Maltese or English (depending on the book) about the story at the bottom of the page. The copybook will be collected every Monday.

I will also be giving them a list of books where you have to sign near the title of their book as a proof that they have read the book. If you think that the book is too difficult for your child to read, then read the story to him/her your self and help him experience the joy of reading.

Some important points about reading with your child:

  • Whilst reading point to the print.
  • Stick to one language depending on the book. do not translate.
  • Read the book more than once during the week because repetition is very important.
  • Discuss the picture on the front page. ‘What do you think the story is about?’ Talk about title and author. Children need to understand that the book is written by a person.
  • Change tone, follow punctuation eg. pauses after commas.
  • Make sure that you have a positive attitude whilst reading. Do not give the impression that you are doing it by force.
  • Timing is very important. Do not read the book when your child is about to fall asleep.
  • Talk about prediction. ‘What do you think will happen next?’
  • Reading about 10 mins everyday  is enough at this age.
  • If your child stops you during the story, listen to what he has to say than continue reading.
  • Ask your child to point at Tricky words done at school.
  • Ask questions and talk about the pictures. ‘What colour is the …?’

Regards

Ms.Olivia

wwDear parents,

I would like to inform you that at the moment we are doing Units 1 & 2 which cover the following sounds: s, t, p, i, n, m, d, a

We are focusing on the letter a because it has a different sound from the Maltese a sound. Press on the English Phonics Page to view the videos of the a sound. Encourage your kids to read and write some of the words of Units 1 & 2 from the handouts in the black flat file every day.

Help your kids to study the following Tricky Words for next Monday:

I, the, he, she, to & into.

I would like to remind you that next Wednesday at 9:00 am there is going to be a meeting at school regarding the teaching of English using the Phonics Bug.

I have allocated 4 Phonics Bug eBooks. Press here to read the books. Every child has a password in his/her notebook.

Thank you for your co-operation

Ms.Olivia

 

Updates

Dear parents,

I have updated the following pages: Maths, Maltese, English Vocabulary and Birthdays.

I have added three new pages:

  • English Phonics & Online Games (with videos and online games on the letter sounds)
  • English Resources ( with flashcards and ideas to help your kids learn writing & reading in english)
  • Tricky Words Online Games ( with games that will help children learn the tricky words)

Please encourage your kids to play the online games and to watch the videos because this will help them consolidate what has been done at school.

Thank you

Ms.Olivia

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