Welcome back everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a wonderful break.
We started the week by writing a recount about what they did in the holidays. They all had some exciting stories to tell.
We then continued our literacy work this week by beginning to learn about traditional tales including Hansel and Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Rumplestiltskin. In our literacy work, we talked about the features of traditional tales and wrote character descriptions.
In maths this week, we have been learning about numbers. The children learned to count in 2s, 5s an 10s and started to recognise number patterns. They sorted numbers in the 2 times table and worked out that these were even numbers and the other numbers were odds. We then learned about doubles and realised that you could find double of a number by counting in 2s.
Our new IPC topic this term is Freeze It! As part of our new topic, we are learning about states of matter. We started the week by talking about solids, liquids and gases. The children enjoyed role playing and pretending to be the molecules. We then explored ice and water and talked about how it feels and used thermometers to measure the temperature. We learned that ice melts and turns into water and investigated how this is a reversible change by putting the water back in the freezer to make it into ice again.
We then talked about irreversible changes and watched how a bar of ivory soap changed when we put it in the microwave.
As part of children’s homework this week, they have been given some spellings to practise using the sounds that they have been learning in class this week. Please practise these words with your child at home for a spelling test next week.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Good afternoon everyone,
We are nearing the end of the term and have been very busy this week preparing for the Winter Show. Thank you to everyone who took part, attended or contributed towards the events and evening. The children worked very hard to learn their songs and parts for the winter show and they did a great job! A special well done to the children who also took part in the play.
In class this week, we have been continuing our topic on measure. In maths this week, we used scales to estimate and compare weights and began to measure using cubes and standard weights. The children really enjoyed using the balancing scales to measure and compare different objects in the classroom.
In Literacy, we listened to different poems and discussed which was our favourite and what we liked about them. We then learned about rhyming words and ended the week by writing our own acrostic poems using the letters from our names.
On Monday, the children will be bringing their books home from school so that you can see what they have been up to in class. Please return the books on Tuesday morning as we will need to use them in class. You will have a chance to discuss these during the parent/teacher conferences next week. If you have not yet signed up and would like an appointment, please see the sign up sheet in the reception.
Have a great weekend.
On Friday 29th November, the Year 1-2 students will enjoy a spectacular trip to Kidzania in Busan as part of their IPC learning unit on a day in the life. At Kidzania, the students will get hands-on experience performing different jobs in a fun-filled environment. HFS can secure a discount and make a contribution towards the entrance fee but the trip will cost 25, 000 Won per child. However, we need to book tickets soon to secure this price. Please complete the online permission form before Monday at 12:00pm below if you agree to make that payment and wish to allow your child to attend the trip. It will be a full-day trip and, to maximize the experience for the children, the students will return to the school at 4:50 pm to be collected by their parents. Here is the permission form.