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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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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!

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Week 4 News and Farewell to Hidayat

Year 1 Spelling:  grow  slow   cow   now   down   which   their   said    if     do

Year 2 Spelling: glossary, definition, divide, bobsleigh, mentor, without, once,

life, took, four

Dear Parents and Children,

Another week has past us by and learning continues in the Year 1 and 2 classes. Sadly, we must bid farewell to Hidayat this week. He has been a lively member of the year 1 class and he will be missed. We wish him and his family happiness and prosperity in the future. Our Volunteer teaching assistant is also leaving. Thank you Mr Park, you were here briefly but you made an impression on the students and staff. Thank you for volunteering your services.

It was a short due to the unexpected inconvenience of the water supply but the learning continued. In English we made progress in understanding explanation texts, the year 2’s created their own glossaries. In Math we looked at place value of units, tens and hundreds for the Year 2’s. We enjoyed some interactive and hands on games to reinforce our understanding. In IPC we continued our exploration of Olympic symbols by creating our own Olympic ring displays. They are very impressive.

Another exciting development is that we have introduced a mentoring program at HFS where senior students can mentor the junior students and Teachers will mentor the senior students. The groups will meet weekly to chat and offer assistance and guidance as needed. It promises to be a rewarding initiative at HFS.

Thank you and have a warm, wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You

 

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Week 3 News and Spelling words

Year 1 Spelling: boat   coat   coin   join   boy   toy   we   there   can   an   your

Year 2 Spelling:  explain   meaning   alphabetical   energy   multiple   side   boy   animals enough  sometimes

Dear Parents and Children,

Another chilly winter week has passed by and we have progressed steadily with our work. In English we sorted words into alphabetical order and learned how to use a dictionary. The students had fun looking up the meanings of new words and words that they didn’t know. In Maths, we continued with repeated addition and multiplication (for Year 2). We played some challenging games to reinforce our learning of times-tables. Please test them to see how well your child knows counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. In IPC, we investigated the meaning behind the Olympic torch and made some of our own. The students showed wonderful creativity in their torch decorations.

Next week we will begin explanation text for English and continue with problem solving focusing on repeated addition and multiplication. In PE, we will be learning ‘Exercise for Music’ as well as attempting some Winter Olympic sports. It promises to be a fun week of learning ahead.

Keep warm this weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms You

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week 2 News and Farewell to Selim

Spelling Year 1: book     food      feet        sheep          light        sight        but   what     all        were      when

Spelling Year 2: Olympics,  food,   keep,   children,   feet,   land,    repeated,   curling,    monitor,   Journal

Dear Parents and Children,

The cold spell has ended and the sunny weather is here for your fun weekend. We bid farewell to Selim and his family as they leave us this week. We wish them all the best luck and happiness in the future. Students kept warm this week by working hard. We have introduced some new procedures for our students to express their creativity. They have been given a reading-review book to keep track of the books they read in their leisure time, which is not compulsory but purely for their pleasure. (They will get a star sticker for every book-review they write.)

In English, we continued rehearsing poems to present in a future assembly. In Maths, we continued multiplication for Year 2 and repeated addition for Year 1. In IPC, we are having fun investigating the Winter Olympics. Please talk about this topic with your children (i.e. Sports your country will participate in, watch the news for any Olympic related events, etc.)

We look forward to starting club activities next week.

Have a great weekend (Be sure to protect yourself if the air quality is poor.)

Mr. Kearney and Ms You

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Term 2, Week 1 News & Homework

Spelling Year 1:  called, where, just, know, most    rain, pain, nail, tail, sail

Spelling Year 2: continents, ocean, southern, memory, wondering, important, until, money, form, school

Dear Parents and Children,  

Welcome back! We were thrilled to see all the children return happy and rested from the Winter vacation. We were lucky to have a bit of wonderful snow that led to a lot of fun and excitement. Enjoy the pictures. We got straight back into work from Day 1. We have learned classic nursery rhymes and poems in English and skip counting and word problems in Maths. In IPC, we have started our inquiry into the Olympics, which will carry on the following 6 weeks.

The whole school has decided that every student should have a journal for free writing to develop their writing skills. These will go home periodically for you to view what your child has written and also to write at home.

Year 1 students have also started to use the Weekly Spelling book to record and monitor their weekly spelling progress.

We look forward to having a successful and productive second Term!

Please enjoy the photos of week 1 in Year 1 and 2.

From Mr. Kearney and Ms You

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End of Term 1 photos and something fun for holiday

Dear Parents and Children,

1 day of our precious holiday has gone! I hope you all have started enjoying your holiday! Please enjoy looking at your final photos taken in the final week of Term 1 at your leisure. These are final week learning shots, marvelous marble finishers and party shots.

For the children who are looking for some fun, exciting learning activities to enhance your learning, here are a few websites you can have fun with. Diary Writing (or book review with 2-3 sentences for Year 1) is also recommended for developing your writing skills. If you do, please bring your diary/book review to school along with some photos when you come back, which then can become a great resource for holiday talk and discussions.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone and we will see you on 8th January 2018. Thank you!

Ms. You and Mr. Kearney

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Literacy: Fun online learning~!

  • For Year 1: I Can Read Game: Click on the word ‘Listen’ on the down left of the screen board, read a sentence and answer each question.        

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/edition1/swfs/icanread/index.htm

  •  For Year 1 and 2, Jungle Jumble to increase your vocabulary and word reading skill

http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/games/junglejumble

  • PBS Kids has many games and stories that our children can enjoy and learn while they are at home or away. http://pbskids.org/games/

Numeracy: Revise your mathematics skills through using ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Starfalls’.

 

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Farewell to Nuha, IPC requirement and Weekly News

Dear Parents and Children,

The spelling for next week:

Year 1: bag   bed   sit   hop   hug  (CVC words)

be   this   from   I   have (High frequency words)

We are starting to feel the Winter chill but kept warm with loads of activities. In English we started creating our own instructions and in Math we did a lot of measuring. I.P.C. was a continuation of “The Magic Toy-maker” unit and in P.E. our ball control skills are improving. I’m happy to inform you that the Winter Show practice is going really well. Please enjoy the pictures of your children learning, laughing and loving. Have a wonderful weekend and keep warm.

Today was our friend, Nuha’s final day at HFS . We are very sad to loose her as we worked and played together often and she will be missed by us all.

We wish Nuha and her family all the best in their new settings.

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Spelling words and Weekly news

Spelling words: blow, flap, glad, plan, play (CCVC), and

                as, with, his, at, they (high frequency words)

Dear Parents and Children,

We’ve reached the end of a full week and have been extremely productive. In English we started learning about Instructional writing and Verbs. In Math we reviewed 2-D and 3-D Shapes and explored the concept of symmetrical shapes and patterns. IPC was popular with the start of the unit on “The Magic Toy maker” and the children showed boundless creativity and imagination in creating their own toys from recycled materials as an entry point. Finally,  in P.E we consolidated our throwing, catching and kicking skills in learning how to play Baseball. A thoroughly fun and creative week of learning. Please enjoy the pictures below and I look forward to seeing you at the Fun Day tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!

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Anna Luisa comforting her upset friend. 😀