Saturday, 27 September 2014

Summary of week 3

Last week we started our first PYP Unit 'Who We Are' - with the Central Idea: Creativity and Imagination are Unique Human Characteristics. During this unit we will use our creativity and imagination, learn about the brain, find out how we are unique. The students got an Art task to work on in groups. Each group got instructions how to make their art work and then use their creativity to produce the art.

Every Thursday we are going to meet up with our Buddy class in KG. This week the students in our class read to their buddies. All the 5E students showed responsibility and took great care of their buddies.

In Maths we have been working on Data Handling. We have been revising how to collect information, make a tally chart and a bar chart to present the information. The students made graphs both by hand and by using an app called They all did a great job!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Arabic B Unit 1

Dear Parents,
I am happy to communicate with you the content of the first unit ““Who We Are” that will be studied in Grade 5 Arabic “B” during this year.
In this unit, the student will be given the opportunity to choose the entertainment and activities he likes and feels confident and show who he is. The goal of this activity is to let the students feel the freedom of choice and represent themselves.
Students will learn in Arabic about the school and its entertainment places and to identify other places around them (cinemas, pools, parks… ). They will learn some Arabic characters, spell, read and compose some words.
The student will be provided with a notebook which will be used in class and a folder for homework preparation. This notebook should be always available with the students in class and the folder has to be returned the following week.

Your assistance in encouraging your child to make this year successful is required and appreciated.
Arabic B teacher

Monday, 22 September 2014

Digital Citizenship: Rating a Website

World Wildlife Fund: About Our Earth (

In groups of three, pick one website to rate.

Earth’s Endangered Creatures (

Save the Rennets  (

Endangered Earth (

The Jackalope Conspiracy (

Sunday, 21 September 2014

I can express in Arabic

I n Arabic B , Grade 5 students have presented from where they are and where they live.
See pictures below.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Indoor Athletics Try-outs

The QPPSSA Indoor Athletics tournaments are coming around very quickly!

Grade 4&5 Indoor Athletics tournament - 27th October 2014
Grade 2&3 Indoor Athletics tournament - 28th October 2014

Both tournaments will be held at the English Modern School here in Doha.

We will be holding try-outs for those children in Grade 2-5 who are interested and will be selecting our Indoor Athletics teams after EID. 

Try-outs will take place on Sunday 21st September and Sunday 28th of September in the Wooden Floor Gym.

If you would like to try out for this team then please sign up by clicking on the link below:

Please remember to bring your PE kit to school with you on Sunday if you are trying out.

**You will not be able to attend this session if you have not filled out the sign up form or if you do not have the correct clothing and footwear**

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Mr Richard
After School Activities

***Please be informed that the sign-up form for the first round of ASA is now available and will be accessible until Thursday, October 2nd. This round will run from October 19th until December 11th. Please navigate to the After School Activity blog by clicking on the After School Activity link in the right hand navigation menu or clink on this link:

Click here to view the ASA description

Please see Ms. Samar or Ms. Becki if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cultural Studies

Dear Parents and Students of 5E,

In Cultural Studies at the moment we have started by creating our own Central Idea 'Making Discoveries about other Cultures helps us make Connections'. We have been tuning in and thinking of questions and have now started independent inquiries into chosen countries. It would we great if you could share knowledge and experiences at home and bring in information to add to your inquiry as it evolves.

Hannah Charles