Welcome back and Week 1 News

Dear Parents and Children,

The first week of Term three has whisked by and what a great week it was. Teachers took advantage of the delightful weather and moved the learning out of the classroom to enjoy Spring and all the lovely things nature has to offer. We even had an outdoor Math lesson practicing counting by literally jumping on a number line.

In English we talked about Fantasy Stories and began reading imaginative stories by John Burningham. It being Earth Day we also discussed how we can take care of our environment and what it means to be an endangered or extinct creature. Living things will play a large role in our learning this term as we focus on Flowers and Insects in our IPC unit. The students had an enjoyable time looking for living and non-living things around the school and surroundings. We also began our first scientific inquiry into how germs spread. We will monitor this project in the coming weeks.

The Year 1-2 students have been rehearsing their assembly about “Protecting against germs”. Please feel free to attend on Monday for an entertaining lesson on hygiene.

Next week is Book Week and we look forward to the creative costumes that students will wear on Monday to imitate their favorite book characters. Please take part in the activities that will be held at HFS to celebrate and encourage reading.

On Monday 30 April the Year 1’s and 2’s will go on a School trip to the Botanical gardens to investigate Plants and Insects. The school will cover the entrance fee but there is a small cost of 7 000 Won for participating in a plant growing activity. We will post a detailed breakdown of the trip schedule next week.

Enjoy these pictures of your children learning this week.

Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You


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Welcome Back and Permission form for School trip to the Botanical Gardens on Monday 30 April for 7 000 Won

Dear Parents and Children

Welcome back to a fresh and Springy Term 3. We hope you have enjoyed the beautiful blossoms in bloom around Ulsan during the Spring break.

We are starting term 3 with a number of exciting events, one of them being a fantastic trip to Ulsan Botanical Gardens on Monday 30 April. This is in line with our IPC unit on Flowers and Insects and will provide your child with an incredible learning experience of plants and living creatures. The school will cover the entrance fee for the Botanical gardens but there is an additional cost of   7 000 Won for the children to participate in a plant growing activity and the children will come away with a memento from the experience. Please complete and submit the permission form here by Monday 23 April and send  the 7 000 Won fee with your child to school.

Thank you for continued support.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You



Bye Term 2 and Spring break begins

Dear Parents and Children,

Term 2 has come to an end and what a great term it was! We would like to say thanks to the parents for your initiative and support in making this another successful term. We also thank the children for their hard work throughout the term.

Sadly, we must bid farewell to Affan, Prewitt, Ameer and Satyam today. We wish them all the best of luck in their new schools. They will all be greatly missed by all of us at HFS.  And Year 1/2s, enjoy colouring the books you have made.

Thank you parents for your donations to the mini-market. The activity was filled with fun learning. Please be advised that there will be an educational trip to the Ulsan Botanical Gardens early on in the new Term. More details will follow.  Thank you for attending the final assembly. It was refreshing and pleasant to have it outdoors.

Please enjoy the photos from this week and have a wonderful Spring break.

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School Trip and Market Day

The School Trip to Ulsan Museum and the Grand Park was fun and successful. The students broadened their knowledge about the history of Ulsan. Ask your children about what petroglyphs are and what the Korean people of the past used in their daily lives, e.g. pottery and hunting tools. We also learned about Ulsan’s recent history and industrial development. It was an eye-opening experience. We   had a good time in the Grand Park, which was an added bonus! Enjoy the pictures of the children on their fantastic school outing!

We would like to remind you of our market day on Thursday. We are requesting parents, if you have not done so, to donate at least four small used items for the stalls. The categories are toys, snacks, books, clothes, stationary and odds and ends. The items should be small things that you wouldn’t mind parting with. Through this fun market experience, the children will learn the value of and how to work with money.

Thank you for your support with this activity

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You

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Y1 and 2 School trip Postponed to Tuesday 27 March due to Rain

Dear Parents and Children

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast for rain on Thursday we will postpone the school trip to Ulsan Museum and grand Park to Tuesday 27 March.
Thursday will be a normal school day and the schedule for the school trip on Tuesday 27 March will be to depart promptly at 09:10 am and return by 2:30 pm.
Apologies for the inconvenience but the decision was made to postpone since going to Grand Park as well as the museum will make it a fuller and more enjoyable learning experience.
Best Regards,
Mr. Kearney and Ms. You

Reports, School trip, Mini-Market activity, week 11 news and Spelling

Spelling Year 1: bake cake late ride time its who now people my

Spelling year 2: explorer postpone route sailed correct study second eyes soon times

Dear Parents and Children,

The end of term approaches rapidly as this rather wet and rainy week passed us by. Luckily the sun came out just in time for the extended weekend. The year 1’s and 2’s have been productive in their learning.

Reports will go home today with the students. Please fill in the parent section and bring it to Parent Conferences on Wednesday 28 March. Also, please enter your name on the booking sheet at the office to arrange a convenient meeting time with your child’s teacher.

In English the year 2s have been consolidating our understanding of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs by creating funny fill-in stories for our classmates and we will complete our re-vamped typed versions of “Handa’s Surprise” next week. In IPC we learned about Christopher Columbus and why he was an important explorer, thank you to those children who brought in their own examples of famous people from the past for our class display. In Math the students continued to work with money with role-playing shop activities to learn how to calculate small amounts.

We would like to end-off the money unit with a Flea-market activity for the year 1 and 1/2 classes. We want to setup a few table-stalls of items that the students can “purchase” with the play money that we use in class. It will require some donations of items that can be sold at the stalls. We would like to have 6 stalls. Toys, Stationary, Books, Snacks, Clothes and “Odds ‘n Ends or hand-made crafts”. If each parent donates 4 separate items to at least 4 stalls it should provide enough to have a successful mini-market for the students to buy something. The items should be small, old, cheap things that you or your children would not mind donating and they will be priced not more than £2.00 at our market. The more items that are donated, the more fun it will be for the students. Each student will be given the same amount of play money (£5.00) to spend at the stalls. We would like to have the market on Thursday 29 March from 10:30 am until 11:30 am in the Year 1 and 1/2 classes. We thank you for your support with this fun little activity.

Also to remind you that the. School trip to Ulsan Museum and Grand park scheduled for Tuesday 2y March will go ahead as planned. We will monitor the weather on Monday and alert you should there be any changes.

Have a wonderful long-weekend,

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You

Enjoy the video of Jeremy showing his skill on the violin




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Farewell Rayyan, Permission form reminder, Week 9 and spelling

Spelling Year 1: hair chair fair tear wear like him see time could

Spelling Year 2: value change timeline adverb worth light parts country father let

Dear Parents and Children

A full week of learning under our belts and much was done in the year 1 and 1/2 classes at HFS.

Firstly, on a sad note we say farewell to Rayyan, Sara and Danish Yusmi as they return to Malaysia. Their absence from HFS will be felt in a big way but it was extremely generous of them to leave their classmates with lovely gifts as they departed. Thank you to the Yusmi family and good luck for your journey home. We wish you nothing but happiness and prosperity for the future.


Thank you to all who have submitted the online permission form allowing their child to attend the field trip to Ulsan Museum and Grand Park Next Thursday 15th March. If you have not yet completed the form, please click here to do so. Please submit your response as soon as possible.

We were all inspired by the year 7 -9 ‘s science assembly. Well done for stimulating our brains. In class this week students began crafting plays and drafts of their own version of a traditional tale. The year 2 students wrote wonderfully creative stories using descriptive writing and are now typing them up in I.T class. In Math we began to work with money, looking at different currencies and comparing values. Wednesday was world Maths day and The year 2 students had fun taking part in online competitions against classmates and other students from around the world on Mathletics. Well done to Satyam and Reyansh for earning Silver and Bronze certificates.  In IPC we continued to explore “People of the past” by looking at examples of historical timelines and creating our own personal histories on our own timelines.

Ms. You was away today and the combined Y1 and Y 1/2 classes had fun learning together. We applied our knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives to creating silly stories that was loads of fun. They also delighted in playing games together involving hands-on calculating with coins. We created a mega timeline of the history of the 20th Century together and practiced our hockey skills in P.E. The year 1’s made posters for the upcoming school dance. An action-packed day of learning was had by all.

Enjoy the pics and these videos of the children dancing and practicing their P.E warm ups.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You


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Week 6 News and Sullal Wishes

Dear Parents and children,

First of all, we’d like to introduce a new student, Rafaella, in Year 1. Please say hi when you see her around. We hope you enjoyed the school’s festivities. The students and Ms. You did excellent jobs in putting together the musical pieces for each class. Well done!

It has been a short but eventful for the Year 1 and 1/2’s week at HFS. The Year 1/2 assembly was successful and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed their poem recital and video interviews and the pass-the-ball game was rowdy fun. The next assembly will be conducted by the year 1’s in 2 weeks’ time and we are all looking forward to it.

On top of preparing for Seolllal the year 1’s ad 2’s still managed to squeeze some regular learning into the short, busy week. In English they year 1/2’s reflected on the process of organizing the assembly and created flowcharts explaining how to go about it. In math we continued to look at analyzing data and in IPC we created mascots for our home countries. Next week we will be designing and making Olympic medals. Mr. Kearney’s Chess kids are going from strength to strength and Ms. You’s Korean dance students are enjoying learning traditional dances – remember to practice, practice, practice!

Happy Seollal to all!



Week 10 News and Spelling

Year 1 Spelling: ear hear near tear fear no make than first been

Year 2 spelling: inventor discover invention speech said night following seen picture being

Dear Parents and Children,

Another week has flown by at HFS and what a way to end. We all had loads of fun getting our groove on at the HFS Dance Party. Well done to the PTA for providing the refreshments and raffles. Kudos to the Student council for organizing and running the event and congratulations to Joy, Juveria, Anna and Alicia for winning the raffles.

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the school trip to Tuesday 27 March but we are all excited to visit Ulsan Museum and Grand Park on that day if the weather cooperates.

In class this week the Year 1’s practiced their “Handa’s surprise” Plays while the year 1/2s continued writing their versions of the story, they have learned how to use adverbs, adjectives and speech marks to give their character’s voice. In Math we continued to work with money. The Year 1/2s got valuable hands-on experience using money while working at the refreshment stands at the school dance. In IPC we learned more about history by looking at important inventors and inventions in our “People of the past” unit. Next week we will look at Christopher Columbus and parents are reminded to talk to their children about famous people from their home country. It would be wonderful if they could bring in a picture and talk about who that person is, why they are famous, where they are from and when they were born.

That’s all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and MS. You

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