Dear Parents and children
It has been a full and busy week and we have gotten through a lot of work. In literacy we looked closely at “The three little pigs”, performing plays and puppet shows and we learned about other traditional tales and features of stories. In math we learned how to make 10 and 20 from a given number and started using multiples as groups and in IPC we looked closely at what different buildings are used for and how they have changed over time. In P.E. We played some new games such as bowling and “Pie-eater” and even practiced our alphabet. It was a lot of fun.
On Monday there will be a spelling test. The year 1’s will be tested on the words “bell”, “buzz”, “class”, “huff”, “the”, “of”, “and”, “to”. Please practice over the weekend.
The year 2’s will be tested on some high frequency words and the words from their literacy; “helpful”, “friendly”, “beginning”, “middle”, “problem”, “should”, “house”, “build”, “chimney”, “give”. Please practice these over the weekend.
I look forward to an even more productive week coming and wish all an enjoyable weekend. Here are some photos of your children having fun learning.
In line with our new topic ‘Buildings’, Year 1/2 classes are having another exciting trip to HHI and Daewangam Park. At each place, we will observe the differences between nature and a building site and buildings for different purposes, e.g. buildings for ship construction, a lighthouse and bridges. See below for the trip information.
Where: HHI & Daewangam Park
When: Thursday, 2nd November 2017
How: By school bus
Who: Ms You and Mr. Kearney (Teachers), Miss Duri & Mr. J. Kim (TA)
You prepare: School uniform, a jacket, comfy shoes, Lunch, snack a water bottle
Leave school at 9:15am – Return to school by 1:30pm
The Online Permission Slip will be posted shortly on the School web page. Please complete it by Monday 30th October. Children not attending the trip should stay at home on the trip day.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Year One/Two class teachers
Ms. You and Mr. Kearney
A number of you have informed me of being unable to login to the Spellodrome program. I was informed that the school is will be unable to continue using Spellodrome at the present time, please use Reading Eggs in its place. Apologies for the confusion.
It has been a short but productive week after the Chuseok break and we made it to Friday. Please look in your children’s’ book bags for the laminated cards with login details (Username and Password) for Mathletics and Spellodrome. You are encouraged to let your children use the online resources to practice math and spelling in fun interactive ways as well as monitor their progress.
The link to login is https://community.mathletics.com/signin#/student.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
Here are a couple of pictures of year 1 boys working hard practicing their even numbers
I hope your Chuseok celebrations and holiday break were enjoyable. This is just a message informing you of the slight change in Class Timetable as a result of the Year 1 and Year 1 / 2 split.
The complete daily timetable is attached below but I would like to draw your attention to the following important days:
Everyday Book bag, Lunch, A.M. snack, water bottle
Monday Spelling work
Tuesday Library books (to renew) and Show & Tell
Wednesday PE kit, Reading books and Homework into class
Thursday New reading book and homework to take home
Friday PE kit
and remind you that tomorrow Mr Kearney’s Year 1 & 2 Class will have P.E.
Year 1.2 Class Timetable 2017.18
As you are aware with the recent addition of Mr Kearney to the H.F.S. Team we will be splitting the Year 1 and 2 classes. This will take effect immediately after the Chuseok Holiday break. Ms You will take charge of the Year 1 group and Mr Kearney will take charge of the Year 1 / 2 group. The complete class lists are displayed on the link below. Feel free to contact either Ms. You or Mr. Kearney should you have any queries.
Sadly we must also bid farewell to Aarav Sharma and Aayan Biswas from the Year 1 / 2 class. We have enjoyed having them at H.F.S and wish both of them and their families the best of luck and success in the future.
2017-2018 Year 1 and Year 1 – 2 Student list
The school has recently adopted the Progress Test Series by GL Assessment as the way we measure students progress in the school. It is hoped that the information provided by these assessments will provide a clearer illustration to the parents on how their son/daughter is doing at school. More information about the assessments can be found here.
As part of the school starting to use these tests we need to perform “benchmark” tests with the students. The purpose of these benchmark tests is to get a starting level for the students. This information will be then used to further inform the teachers what the students can and cannot do and help us to plan our lessons accordingly. The score from these assessments will also be used as the score against which we measure the students progress at the end of the school year.
Unlike Years 3-9, all of the Year 2 students and some of the Year 1 students, who are well able to read and understand simple texts by themselves will be taking these tests tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday (14/09/2017 – 15/09/2017) so that we can allocate our students either in Year 1 or Year 1/2 classes according to the school’s criteria. Normally, there is no necessity of Year One students to take this tests, but teacher assessment.
Everyday Book bag, Lunch, am snack, water bottle
Monday Show & tell (Weekends experience)
Tuesday PE day (Sports kit) & Library books (to renew)
Wednesday Reading books & homework into class
Thursday New reading book &homework to take home
Friday PE day (Sports kit)