Welcome to KG2 Swans

Ms. Emma and Ms. Leah

Kindly be informed that our Arabic books will go home with the children every Sunday and need to be returned every Thursday. Kindly follow the page mentioned in the weekly letter from Ms Saja. Please write only in PENCIL not crayons.

Kindly be informed that the children are to keep the Islamic book at home. It does not need to come back to school. Please see our KG 2 homepage for a video. Thank you so much!

Important dates and upcoming events!


21st-27th October - Mid Term Break

4th- 8th November - Safety Week

11th-15th November- Pink/Movember health Week

How to contact me:

emma.hudson@emsdoha.net

or you can contact the school on +974 4488 3806


Please click on the camera to see our class photographs!

Kindly scroll down for all our updates and please check our KG2 Team page for updates. Thank you so much!

This week's ESLR Superstars...

18th October


Eslrs 14-18th Oct

Parent and Student Handbook

14th October


Dear Parents,

The Parent & Student Handbook was sent home with your child today.

Kindly sign and return page 7 by Tuesday 16th October.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


What are we continuing to learn about this week...

14th October

We are guided by the interests and discussion topics of our children and we continue to talk about our families, friends and relationships. However we have moved onto discussing where we live, our neighbourhood and the community around us in more detail.

We will be talking about our neighbours, the community we live in, who lives in our community, who helps in our community and different community helpers, building and points of interest in our community (hospitals, airports, post office etc) This is a topic the children love and we can not wait to dive deeper into it. This week we are going to draw and create our community and stick it on the walls. We will then label it. We are going to colour by numbers and create some community pictures! When we talked about it today, the children were very excited and came up with some fantastic ideas, developing their vocabulary and their imagination. It would be a wonderful idea to discuss the community you live in with your child over the holiday to further develop their vocabulary.


In Maths we will continue focusing on number recognition 0-10, number value 0-10, counting objects 1-1 upto 10, rote counting 1-20, counting 100 days, writing our numbers 1-10, with our focus on numbers 1-5 at the moment, shapes and colours in our environment.


In Literacy, our vocabulary will be developed through small group and whole class discussions, videos, stories and songs. We will be exposing our children to all the letter sounds on a daily basis and these will be integrated into our centre and whole class activities.


Repetition for our children is so very important, this is how they learn and retain information. They enjoy exploring various activities and projects and are exposed to a variety of areas in one small teaching moment. For example the children learn about rote counting, numbers, pattering, sequencing, letter sounds and acquire vast amounts of vocabulary all through our daily calender in the morning. Which is wonderful to see!

Singing, music and movement also play a large role in our classrooms as this encourages rhythm, rhyming, patterns, gross motor skills and language acquisition and the children love it! We are going to continue practicing our fine motor skills and our pre-writing activities. Writing on whiteboards, colouring, using shaving foam and playdough to name a few, all of which help develop the children's arm muscles and pincer grip.

Kindly check our photographs at the end of the week to see the variety of different activities our children have been up too!

Show and Tell

24th September

We are going to start 'Show and Tell' with our children this coming Thursday and every Thursday onwards. The children can bring in anything of their choice to speak about and explain to their friends. We will have an allocated time every Thursday for this as it is a fantastic way of developing vocabulary. The children can bring in their favourite toy, a photograph of their friends or family, game etc. Please label anything brought in

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Hello and Welcome to KG 2 Swans!

My name is Emma Hudson and I am the class teacher of KG2 Swans along with my wonderful co-teacher, Ms Leah Acleo.

I am so excited to have your child in our class and I know that this is going to be a wonderful year! We are looking forward to a year full of fun, learning, exploring and adventures together!

A little bit about me: I am from Manchester, England but I have lived in the Middle East my whole life. First in Kuwait and now Qatar. I have been in Qatar for 22 years. This is my 11th year teaching and my 6th year here at EMS.

Ms Leah has been teaching for 2 Years back home in the Philippines and is new to our School this year.


Important Information.

Our school is a nut FREE school and we have a NO nut policy - No nuts, NO peanut butter sandwiches and NO food containing nuts please.

This is extremely important as we do have children with nut allergies. Any food found containing nuts will be sent home unconsumed.


Please take notes of the following things:

-Please be on time, class starts at 7:00 am and pick up is at 12:00 noon sharp. Please don't be late picking up your child, please think of how tired they must be by the afternoon. We don't want the children to hate school because they are tired of waiting for you to pick them up. So please do everything you can to make sure your child is picked up at 12:00 noon.

-Please send extra clothes labelled with your child's name. These are for any accidents that may happen and will be kept inside their bags in case they are needed throughout the year.

-Please label all items your child brings to school with their name.

-For your child's snack, please send healthy small snacks such as fresh fruits, sandwiches (Finger food). Please do not send in sweets, chips, fried foods such as nuggets and french fries, candy bars or sodas.

-Please send an art apron for the children to use during painting with long sleeves. You can send dad's old shirt to use during painting if you like.

-Please send enough water to last your child throughout the day.

-If your child needs to take any medication on a regular basis, please contact the school nurse. All medication must be given to the school nurse as soon as your child comes to school.

-Kindly be informed that children must not bring jewelry to school. We will not be responsible for any losses.

-Kindly be informed that all information and class photographs will be put up on to the Google Site.

-Kindly keep up to date with our KG2 Team’s Google page and our class KG2 Swans Google page for any important information and updates. I will not be sending out many emails, as all our information will be displayed on the Google site.

-Open lines of communication are extremely important and I can be contacted via my email address, you can call the school directly on the number above or you can make an appointment with me at any time.

-Our class schedule will be updated soon.

I hope you will be able to work with me hand in hand to make this academic year a success for your child, yourself and our EMS community. I do believe that I cannot achieve the highest expectations without your help and support. Thank you so much!


Lets let the fun begin!!!!!

Kindly send your child to school in their P.E uniform on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Thank you so much!

KG2 SWAN Weekly Schedule.docx