Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sk1 Updates ( Mar.17- Mar.21)

Assalam alikum Dear Parents,

Below are some updates of our class activities:

Language Arts:
We learned about the short and long vowel OO.

In the jolly phonic book 5 we covered the following letters, sounds and actions with some examples.

W: Action: Blow on to open hand, as if you are the wind, and say wh, wh, wh

ng: Action: Imagine you are a weight lifter and pretend to lift a heavy weight about your head, saying ng,….

Examples: long, bang, lung, ring, strong.

V: pretend to be holding the steering wheel of a van and say vvvvvv

Examples: vest-van-very-drive.

oo: Action: Move head back and forth as if it is the cuckoo, saying uoo,uoo.

Examples of short oo: book, look, hook, took.

Examples of long oo: moon, soon, tooth.

We will continue working in this book to finish all language related activities inshaAllah.

Guided Reading:

MashaAllah, Sk1 are doing a wonderful job in their circle time reading.

We are still learning to read sentences form our book Best Friends.


We wrote four sentences in our journals on Friday.

Rules for writing in our class.

Start with a capital letter for each new sentence.

Leave one finger space between each word.

End the sentence with a period.

Skip a line when you write each new sentence.

Draw a picture in the space above your writing.


We started a new unit (Geometry)

We are learning about 2D shapes.

We played a bingo shapes and colours game in class. The Sk1 enjoyed very much this hands on activities game.

We will investigate the relationship between 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional figures.


We are learning about the Five Senses.

I read the story Me and My Senses.

We are going to spend some time in this unit inshaAllah.

Computer Class:

In computer class, we will be learning to draw different shapes using Microsoft paint.

We also visited the following web site: www.

Islamic Studies:
We are still learning about the five daily prayers.

We watched some educational videos about performing Salah.

In addition the kids enjoyed performing salah in the class.

Art class:

We managed to make a beautiful booklet about the positions of prayer.

We also managed to beautifully decorate our class door with the 99 names of Asmaa Allah Al Husna. This was part of our 100 days of school group work activities. This craft was a combination of language, art, Islamic studies and fun!!!

Physical activities:

In Gym, during our 100 day of school party, the children practiced their hockey skills. The students have learned how to work together as a team to get the hockey ball towards the other team’s net.
We will be learning some soccer skills as passing the ball, kicking towards a target, and stopping the ball with one foot.
What we’ve Accomplished:

 Literature Club!!!

Alhamdullelah we have been able to successfully launch our “Literature Club”. On Friday afternoon small groups of SK1 students step out of the classroom and joined Sr. Naaz and Sr. Lindsay ( our Literature Club Volunteers) to the library in a huddle reading session. The children really enjoyed these sessions, and look forward to having them on a weekly basis inshaAllah. Thank you Sr, Naaz and Sr. Lindsay for running our literature club!