Welcome to the Year 1 Homepage! Here you can find important information, such as the newsletter, as well as any information regarding all of Year 1. For information about your child's class, please check the Homeroom teacher's page. For additional resources for subjects, please look at the Language Arts, Math and Science pages within Year 1.
The Summer Activity Pack was created for you and your child to work on throughout the summer. It is very important that your child continue to practice the skills they learned in Year 1 to better prepare them for entering Year 2 next school year.
Be sure to provide opportunities for your child to read as often as possible and continue supporting reading throughout the summer. There are also a variety of learning websites, games, activities and project ideas.
Thank you for working with your child this summer and have a safe and fun vacation!
Year 1 Team
Al-Fazaa Police Visit at EMS!
On Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 October, officers from Al-Fazaa visited the EMS, to speak with students about their role in the police, being safe and doing the right thing. Year 1 students also learned that in situations of an emergency we should call 999. We then went outside and got to see a police car. The officers turned on the sirens and the flashing lights and this got students really excited.
We would like to thank to the officers for coming out to our school and teaching our students about their special job in the community.
We were very excited on Monday to have Ms. Clemence coming along our classes to discuss how to keep our bodies clean. We learned about healthy diet, personal hygiene, germs and the importance of washing our hands, teeth and body. We also revised the school's expectation regarding uniforms and accessories.
Thank you Ms. Clemence!
Anti-Bullying Week (1-5 October) shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
The aim is to empower children to celebrate what makes them and others unique; help children understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying; encourage parents to talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality; encourage individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.
Remember to 'Go Blue' by wearing a blue shirt on Thursday, 5th October to show your support!
Second Step program in Year 1
At EMS we use Second Step program, a universal, classroom-based program designed to increase students’ school success, improve peer relationships, and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. The program teaches skills that strengthen students’ ability to learn, have empathy, manage their emotions and behaviors and solve problems.
Please read the Family Letter to find out more about the program and use the Activation Key to access further online information and resources.
Independent Learner Day
On Thursday, 28 September, students may dress up as Independent Learners.
Year 1 Homework Policy
Your child’s academic progress, social and emotional behaviours are at the forefront of everything we do. We use the latest global research to inform best practices to ensure that we develop lifelong learners who are motivated to realise their full potential in the 21st century learning environment.
Within the early years of school, evidence and research suggests that homework is not necessary for students to improve their learning. More importantly work at homes should be used in these early years for students to develop a love of reading. We encourage parents to both read and listen to their child reading daily. We also want children to develop a sense of number through knowing their basic facts and how our number system works. Home practice should promote the essential skills and support children to become Effective Communicators and Independent Learners
Due to extensive access to technology, there are many websites that provide extra learning for students that parents may wish to use at home. Please see subject pages (Language Arts, Math, Science) for suggested links and activities.
Year 1 Team 2017 - 2018
Team Leader: Ms. Emoke Mihaly
- Year 1-1: Ms. Mel and Ms. Juliet
- Year 1-2: Ms. Betty and Ms. Lorna
- Year 1-3: Ms. Sandra and Ms. Karen
- Year 1-4: Ms. Tara and Ms. Mary
- Year 1-5: Ms. Renai and Ms. Tess
- Year 1-6: Ms. Heidi and Ms. Rose
- Year 1-7: Ms. Myriam and Ms. Maricres
- Year 1-8: Ms. Emoke and Ms. Joyce
Year 1 Curriculum Overview
In our Primary School we use the Cambridge Primary curriculum for the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science skills. In addition to these core subjects, the school provides a curriculum in Social Studies, PE, Art and Character Education. These subjects are taught in English. The school also offers Arabic Language, Qatar History and Islamic Studies classes, which are sanctioned and approved by The Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The English Modern School strengthens the curriculum with research-based best practice using instructional and assessment methodologies. In Primary, we use an inquiry based approach where children are encouraged to think critically to investigate the world around them.
More information available online at: www.cie.org.uk