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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. 😀

IPC Unit: The Magic Toymaker

Dear Children and Parents of Year One and Two,                           toy

Over the next 4 weeks starting from Tuesday 14th of November, Year One and Two children will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Toys and games’.

For the entry point activity, please send to school children’s toys of any type, e.g. self-moving toy, LEGO, domino, games or teddy, etc. We also need a series of collage and junk materials. e.g. small and medium boxes, straws, cardboard rolls, card, sequins, beads, ribbons, fabric, glitter, polystyrene balls and cubes, and so on to make our own toys at a later stage. E.g.

The learning goals of this unit of work are set out very clearly what children will learn in three different area: 1. the learning goals for each of the subjects are appropriately challenging to suit the different learning levels of our children. 2. the characteristics of Personal development will help children become more responsible, independent learners. 3. International understanding will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

During this unit we will be focusing on History, Science, Technology and International.

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About toys and games from the past
  • How to decide if a toy is new or old
  • How to create our own toy museum
  • How we can learn about the past in different ways

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to sort toys based on what they are made out of
  • Which materials can be bent, squashed, twisted or stretched
  • What materials are best for making a bath toy, and
  • About pushes and pulls, and how things move

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About ‘magic’ toys that fool our eyes
  • How to design and make our own puppets

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About a popular game from another country and teaching others to play it

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

If you can, please talk with your child about the toys and games that you used to play with when you were growing up. If you still have examples of these toys, then show them to your child and talk about how you played with them. Collect and look at old photographs that feature family members playing with toys. Help your child to understand how toys have changed over time.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets and had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm.

Thank you in advance for your support in this unit of The Magic Toymaker.

Building a Biscuit House Project Pictures

Dear parents and children of Year One and Two,

We thank you for the support you have given us to complete our learning of the IPC Building Unit. The Project started off with planning/designing and then collecting materials, making a building, assessment, display and finally finished with an exhibition, where we had visitors from other classes and Mr. Mcloud. It was a great exit activity that helped us to both consolidate and celebrate our learning.

Before we introduce the next unit, please enjoy looking and download the photos of our final activity that has successfully finished together with the children, teachers, staff and parents.

Also included here are some learning photos of the week.

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Y1 phonics and high frequency words (Fun Dress up day photos)

Spellings for next Wednesday:  help, melt, milk, next, kept and he, for, was, on, are  

Dear parents and children,

This week, we had such good fun and great learning through having Fun Dress up Day and IPC learning trip to the HHI shipyard and Daewangam park. In English, we learned a story structure called ‘beginning, middle and end’ within traditional stories and basic 2-Dimensional shapes with their corresponding properties such as sides, corners, curved or straight lines.

Please enjoy looking at the photos and download to keep the memories. Thank you.

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“Making a Biscuit House” Project

Dear Parents and Children,

Be aware that we are reaching the end of the IPC unit on Buildings. It has been an interesting exploration of the nature and purpose of the buildings around us. For the exit activity of the unit, we would like to celebrate our learning by building a biscuit house and demonstrate our understanding of how buildings are constructed.

This will require some preparation of the materials to be used. The school will provide some of the materials needed in the form of the cardboard base, wafer biscuits for the walls, waffle wafers for the roof and yummy melting chocolate for cementing the pieces together.

We require from you: any additional decorations for their house such as extra biscuits, jelly candies, m&m, lolly pops for trees, candy stones and an empty milk carton as a house frame if you wish. Please see the pictures below as a guide to see what the finished product might look like.

Please ensure that “NO NUT products” are sent to the school accidentally!

This project will be carried out during class time in the morning (9.30 am – 12.00 pm) on Wednesday, the 8th of November.

Any  parents are welcome to volunteer to assist the classes with this project. We look forward to it. Thank you.

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Ms You & Mr. Kearney’s IPC trip exploring Buildings

Hi Parents and Children,

Our trip to the HHI shipyard and Daewangam Park was a great success!

We are lucky to have such great resources in our backyard that we can apply to our teaching and learning. A pleasant day outing was enjoyed by all. We will let the photos speak for themselves. Please peruse and download them at your leisure.

Thank you for your support and cooperation in making this happen.

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