5-2- Ms Annie

Flying high together!

I am happy and excited to be teaching for a third year at EMS Doha. I am originally from England and love living here in the Middle East, meeting and working with people from all around the world!

Home Learning

Our home learning is on:

  • Google Classroom. The code to join is ho04ek.
  • Mangahigh School id is 365286
  • Raz Plus- remember my teacher code is aferguson34 then you will need your password (same as your school laptop password)

BLOG- https://blog.seesaw.me/msanniesclassblog

Students share their learning on our class blog!

Password is flyhigh


A lot of fun and learning on Global Citizen's day where EVERYONE went green! Two fabulous plays helped us learn about what it means to be a Global Citizen- can you work out which two classmates got to see what having long hair felt like?

Always proud to see 5.2 students flying high! Well done to students who got awards in Sports and Arabic!

Exciting News: School activities


  • Class Assembly 25th April- Parents are welcome to attend and take children straight home after. More details will be sent out before.
  • Year 6 Stepping Up ceremony 25th April



Homework

ALWAYS check Google Classroom

This week is:

  • Maths: Mangahigh- complete the tasks set by Teacher, then go to My List. In Purple books look over Measurement.
  • Language Arts- Reading: Razplus is now up and running, if there is an assignment or Flight Check please do that first. Then go to Level Up. At least 4 books a week please! You should also be taking books from our class library and the school library.
  • Google Classroom: Please remember to turn it in on Google Classroom, try not to send it on a separate word document or it won't show Ms Annie you completed your H/W. Any that are emailed are not marked! This work goes out on Sundays and should be completed in that week.

What's happening in school?

Maths

  • Understanding different types of measurements (length, mass, volume)
  • How to convert measurements
  • Estimate (guess) and measure objects
  • Calculate different shapes using area & perimeter

Science

  • Explore the way the earth rotates
  • How it orbits around the sun
  • Learn about the planets in our Solar System
  • Modern Scientists , their lives, work and experiments

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • Understanding how to respect other people's culture and values
  • Respecting the environment around you

Language Arts:

  • Understanding persuasive language & ability to use it
  • Identify issues that affect us
  • Identify the authors purpose
  • Demonstrate understanding of the structure of persuasive language
  • To understand the use of persuasive media and its psychological effects.



Technology Update! Parents, check your email for information about Seesaw - a tool we will be trying out with our class. This is a special trial with one class in year 4, 5, and 6. You can view the email information here.

We had a special treat to reward students for their praise from the librarians for their behaviour in the library! So proud to be your teacher 5.2! Another week of outstanding work and we may have another treat...

A great chance to create and carry out our own science experiments on investigating shadows. Presenting our findings to the class this week to share all our different results!

Lots of proud ESLR certificate winners from the last two weeks! Great focus and work!

Critical Thinkers included: Einstein, Emma Watson, Thomas Edison, Miss Marple, Nikola Tesla (x2), scientists, doctors and inventors!

Each child who dressed up was able to explain their choice clearly and the whole class was introduced to more inspirational role models.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that some of the website we use are not loading all your work. If you think your name should be on any of the lists below please send me a screenshot of your completed work so I can update the list.

I apologise for any upset caused and thank those who brought it to my attention.

Home Learning SUPERSTARS!

Well done to the following students who have completed all their online home practise since Jan 2018! Each get a positive iSAMs for their Independent Learning for each completed section:

  1. Raz Plus
  • Chantelle
  • Daniel
  • Franchesca
  • Jessica
  • Khalid
  • Kostis
  • Leen
  • Miriam
  • Mohamed
  • Rand
  • Shaikha
  • Yara

2. MangaHigh

  • Kostis
  • Chantelle
  • Shaikha
  • Jessica
  • Saif
  • Khalid
  • Miriam


3. Google Classroom

  • Abu Baker
  • Alonzo
  • Chantelle
  • Daniel
  • Franchesca
  • Hazem
  • Jessica
  • Kostis
  • Miriam
  • Mohamed
  • Omar
  • Rand
  • Roaa
  • Saif
  • Yara
  • Yasmin

Home Practise CHAMPIONS!

Chantelle, Kostis, Miriam and Jessica!

These four students are the only ones who have completed every task set to them! Though there were others who had only missed one assignment- check through carefully!

Each have earned an ESLR for Independent Learner and Dynamic Achiever in recognition of this.


What a fabulous Sports Day! Check out the photos from the day.

We had such a lot of fun and a LOT of exercise, as well as some amazing displays of team work and sportsmanship.

And the winning team was...5.2! You guys are the best!

Thank you to all the parents who came and watched too- I know your children loved having you as part of their day. I hope you all had a great National Sports day on Tuesday- the children shared a lot of their activities with me and the class!


Special mention to: Saif, Kostis, Omar, Miriam, Mohamed and Franchesca for doing Raz Plus reading during their break! Great way to keep up progress!

Spellings are important! It can make the difference between "Liking someone" or "Licking someone" (an actual mistake I had in a child's work once-oops!). For a good way to practise you can use http://spellingframe.co.uk/ . If you press Print once you do the Test, it will save a PDF of your results, which you can send to me!

Global Citizens

Critical Thinkers

Independent Learners

What a fabulous group of ESLR winners! Well done to all! Other students are only one or two stars away from their own certificates- keep up the good work!

Dynamic Achievers

Effective Communicators

Just some of the food students generously provided for International Day!

What a great international class! Thanks to all those who dressed up! You all looked amazing and extra well dones to those who performed in assembly.

5.2 Dynamic Achievers! I was so proud of everyone who could explain their choice so clearly! We had: Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein, Dena Elfahal, LeBron James, Sophia Carson, Mohammed Salah, Ms Annie, Georgia O'Keefe, Mr Michael, Sheryl Sandberg, Alonzo Guerrero, Mohamed Mohamed, Michelle Obama and Lindsey Vonn! Wow!

What a great bunch of Effective Communicators! Thank you to all parents helping their children get their signs- they looked fabulous and each received an ESLR for this.

We discussed ways we could be Effective Communicators- including non verbal skills, and learned how to clap for deaf people.

I would like to thank the whole class for being Effective Communicators this week as I have struggled through the week with a cold and not much of a voice- I hope next week I will be back to 100% and louder than ever :)


Well done to Alonzo for his high school of 13 in our Social Studies challenge today, but Dena beat him by one point with 14! Can anyone top this? Use the link emailed to you to give it a go (whilst helping to remember your North, South, East and West)

Message from Arabic teachers:

I would like to inform you that we create new approach of dealing with the MOHEH books as the following:

1. Arabic books:

- Activity book: should stay at home every day (the teacher can ask the student to bring it to school if needed).

- Student book: should stay at classroom from (Sunday- Tuesday) then the student can take it to home and bring it back at Sunday.

2. Islamic Studies:

- Activity Book: should stay at home.

- Student book: should stay in classroom and the student can take to home if needed.

3. QH book: stays at school. A soft copy will be added to the google site for use at home.


Home Learning SUPERSTARS!

Well done to the following students who have completed all their online home practise! Each get a positive iSAMs for their Independent Learning for each completed section:


  1. Raz Plus
  • Yara
  • Shaikha
  • Rand
  • Miriam
  • Maryam
  • Franchesca
  • Dena

2. MangaHigh

  • Saif
  • Hussain
  • Shaikha
  • Dena
  • Chantelle
  • Alonzo
  • Yahya
  • Miriam
  • Mohamed
  • Maryam

3. Google Classroom

  • Saif
  • Shaikha
  • Rand
  • Doria
  • Dena
  • Roaa
  • Alonzo
  • Kostis
  • Omar
  • Yahya
  • Mohamed
  • Jessica

Home Practise CHAMPIONS!

Shaikha and Dena

These two students are the only ones who have completed every task set to them!

Each have earned an ESLR for Independent Learner and Dynamic Achiever in recognition of this.


Ethical Individual Day

We dressed up as an Ethical Individuals on Thursday 19th October!

Many students chose to come as teachers and principals. We linked our studying in with the day's theme and looked at a playscript of how to be Ethical and safe online. Earlier in the week we discussed how an Ethical Individual would act. Thank you to all the students who dressed up and to parents who assisted!

Group 1- Time 11.21

Group 2- Time 12.27

Group 3- Time 8.45

Social Studies Challenge

This week we did a challenge with our large World map puzzle to see which group could be the first to complete the map! It was 60 pieces and quite a challenge. Teams were chosen by RANDOM STUDENT GENERATOOOOORRRR! Finally the results are revealed!


Group 4- Time 17.24

Group 5- Time 11.10

So the winning team is Group 3! Well done! Your whole team gets 5 extra minutes Golden Time!

Well done to all the teams- you get 2 extra minutes for great teamwork and supporting each other.

For a bonus, the first student to email me telling me they have seen this post gets an extra two minutes for their group!

What a great group of Independent Learners! The whole of Year 5 dressed up as explorers and different people from all the continents of our glorious planet. 5.2 represented Australasia and Oceania- I think we all look fabulous!

Malak and Omar S were our Super ESLR winners last year- who will be it this year?

Science, trips, ICT and learning about ourselves- as well as much much more!

It's always exciting when the Scholastic books arrive! And it gets us even more excited about reading! Scholastic ordering closes TOMORROW (5th October 2017)

Hopefully, for those who ordered, the books will be quick like last time and we could have them by Sunday or Monday!

And ordering means we get even more books for the class to share, like the wonderful 13 Storey Treehouse we have been enjoying!

5-2 timetable 2017-18.docx

Green lessons show where we are in class together for Language Arts, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Character Education and may change depending on what is required each week.

Please make sure your child comes ready for PE on Sunday and Wednesday and that they are at school by 7.05am and picked up at 1.45pm.