A bittersweet end to the year as we enjoyed a movie party and said goodbyes to a large group of students from HFS. From my class, we say goodbye to Leo, Ester, Bernardo, Anita, and Laura; each student has achieved so much since joining us, and I am so proud of them. I am also sad that I won’t be teaching this group of children anymore; they have all done a superb job, worked hard, and been an amazing group to teach. I wish everyone luck for their future; I know everyone will go on to do great things at HFS or at a new school.
For the rest of this week, we reflected on our year and wrote about our memories, achievements and favourite lessons. The students also set up Canva pro accounts and used it to make a video or a presentation showing what they learnt over the most recent IPC unit. The big highlight of the week was Gyeongju World, another fantastic trip to this theme park; the whole class had so much fun together and made some final memories.
Thank you to the PTA for making the last day extra special with food, drinks and snacks.
Goodbye, and I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer.
A few reminders for this week and next, parent-teacher conferences will take place this Thursday 15th June and the following Monday 19th. Please use this form to make an appointment parent teacher conference form. Also, Wednesday is our class trip to Busan Aquarium, children should wear their school uniform, and bring a packed lunch, a snack for the morning and an afternoon snack as we will have a late lunch. Here is the permission form for the trip permission form.
Last week, in English the students continued their work around graphic novels. We analysed a page from the graphic novel we are currently reading and explored modal verbs and adverbs of possibility.
In IPC, we practised our scripts and presented our presentations to the class about our extreme habitats and the animals and plants that live there.
Last week in Math, we continued with transformations in shapes, this time looking at rotations. The learners practised doing rotations at 90, 180 and 270 degrees in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
Dear Parents, Student reports will go out tomorrow. Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, 15th June and Monday, 19th June; if you would like to discuss the report and your child’s progress, please fill out the form to make an appointment. PTC form
Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you soon.
On Wednesday, June 14th we will visit Busan Aquarium. This is nicely linked to our current IPC unit ‘Existing, Endangered, Extinct.’ The trip will offer a great experience to see some of the animals children have learnt about up close. Students will still need to bring their lunch, snack and students must wear their school uniform. It would also be a good idea to bring an extra snack as we will have to have a late lunch. In addition to this, I kindly request that parents contribute 10,000 won to help cover the costs of entrance fees. If there any questions contact the school. Please fill out the permission form below, as soon as possible.
Wow, what a fantastic way to end this week with our Sports Day. I was super impressed with every child’s sporting behaviour, attitude, teamwork and athletic ability. All the games were good fun; I know I had a lot of fun today, and I hope everyone else did too! Thank you to all the staff for helping to organise it and to parents for coming out and supporting the school today.
The rest of the week, we worked hard in all our lessons while finding time to celebrate all our hard work and achievements for the year with our ABC countdown.
In English, we continued our work around the graphic novel ‘When Stars are Scattered’.We used this to help us revise the writing of dialogue with correct punctuation. The students created a script to show how characters speak shows their personalities.
During our IPC lessons, the students carried on their work around extreme habitats. They made a large poster to show the habitat and the animals that live there and created a presentation to share next week with the class.
This week in Math, we learned about coordinates and translations. First, we practised placing coordinates on a set of axis, and then we looked at what the new coordinates will be once an object has been moved.
Last week was a lot of fun as we started to celebrate the end of the academic year with our ABC countdown to Summer. So far we had A for animals, B for Breakfast, and C for Country Day. On Wednesday, the students brought in a stuffed animal to sit on their desk, on Tuesday we shared a small breakfast together and on Friday we had a food share and learnt about each other’s home countries.
In English, we started a unit around the graphic novel ‘When Stars are Scattered’. We made predictions, looked at the features of graphic novels, compared to different graphic novels and looked at the main characters.
This week in Math, the students studied and practiced the laws of arithmetic (Commutative, Associative and Distributive laws). They also learned about the correct order of operations.
During IPC, we looked at extreme habitats and the animals that have adapted to survive there. The students choose animal and made a poster to explain its adaptation to that environment.
That’s all for this week, see you all at Sports Day on Friday.
We would like to take Mr. Dunn’s and Me de Klerk’s classes on an overnight trip to Atherton International School (AIS) on Geoje Island. On this trip we will be joining students from AIS for an evening and morning of friendly sports.
Come to school as normal on Thursday
Leaving school at 12 noon on Thursday 1st June
Traveling by HHI bus
Returning Friday 2nd June at 4pm
Sleeping in the Gym at AIS
Dinner will be pizza
Breakfast will be the same as the residential trip
Lunch on Friday will be kindly provided by AIS
Students will need
Sleeping kit (the same as the residential)
Lunch as normal on Thursday
P.E kit for Friday
The school provided snack bag (smaller than for the residential trip)
7,000 won to cover the cost of pizza and breakfast
Please complete this form to sign-up for this trip
A short week due to Children’s Day tomorrow; I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and makes the most of the day off, even though the weather might not be ideal.
In English, we are coming to the end of our English unit on biographies. This week we chose an inspirational person to write about, researched to find out more about them and planned our biography to write next week.
During IPC, we explored invertebrates; we made models of different types and wrote down the features.
In maths, we reviewed multiplication and division in maths and worked on our mental maths skills.
Sorry for the delay in posting an update; we had a busy few days away, and I am sure we all needed some time to recover and catch up with sleep.
What a fantastic trip it was; I was super impressed with each student’s attitude; they participated well in each activity and pushed themselves when things got hard. I am very proud of them as it would have been their first time away from their parents for a trip like this. I know we all had a lot of fun, made some precious memories, and gained unique experiences outside of the classroom.
For photos, I am linking you to the same folder sent out by Mr Green; I will try and add more photos to the same folder later. Here is a link.