Author Archives: Laura Nurse

Class Update 06/12/19

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.

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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.

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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.

Ms Nurse

Class Update 29/11/19

Good afternoon everyone,

We have just returned from our class trip and we had a great day. The children have been doctors, boat drivers, juice makers, magicians, actors and more.

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This week in class, we have also been learning about poetry. The children have enjoyed listening to, reading and performing poems about Autumn. In maths, we have been learning about length and height. We used metres and centimetres to measure objects and even measured ourselves!

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We have also been busy making our winter crafts.

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After a very long day, I hope that you all have a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week!

Ms Nurse

Class Update 22/11/19

Good afternoon everyone,

This week in Year 1/2, we have been learning about money. We began by talking about money and talked about the different currency which is used in different countries. We then used pounds and pence to learn about the value of money and ordered the coins from the least value to the most. We have practised adding coins to make a total and giving change.

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As part of our IPC topic, we have been learning about different jobs. This week, we have been learning about people’s jobs in the past. We found out about Florence Nightingale and how her job helped change the way that we live our lives today. In Literacy, we used non-fiction books to find out about her and wrote a biography about her life.

Today, we had lots of fun learning how to program a bee-bot. We gave the bee-bot simple instructions using different directions and moved the bee-bot to different places.

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Next week is the Year 1/2 class trip to Kidzania. Please remember to pack a snack, water bottle and a healthy lunch. Don’t forget that the trip will be back later than the usual school finishing time so you will need to make arrangements to collect your child from school at 4:50 pm.

Have a great weekend and see you next week!

Ms Nurse

Class Update 15/11/19

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a great week. This week at HFS , we had our first Spelling Bee competition. Thank you to everyone who took part and a special well done to our two finalists who were very brave in the Spelling Bee this week.

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In IPC, we have been learning about different jobs and the people who help us. We wrote a questionnaire and interviewed the staff in school to find out about their jobs and what they do. We have also been learning about labels and captions. The children were very excited to get their own laptops in class and we played a game where they could label different people and their jobs, such as police officers, doctors and firefighters. We then learnt how to write a caption and made our own non-fiction texts about people who help us.

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In Maths, we have been learning about the value of different numbers. We have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones and making and continuing number sequences by counting on or back from different numbers. We have also been learning how to spell numbers as words.

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In P.E, the children have been practising balancing. Here are some pictures of them trying to balance with a beanbag on their head. 1573798485152 1573798483601 1573798481849 1573798480333 1573798478663 1573798476999 1573798475089 1573798473268

I hope you have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse

Class Trip Permission Form

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.

Class Update 08/11/19

Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed the break and is ready for the new half term. This week, we are happy to welcome a new student into year 1!

This term, our topic for IPC is ‘A Day in the Life’. We began our topic by looking at different uniforms for different types of jobs and considering what these people do. We have also been learning about place value and looking at how much each digit is worth in a 2-digit number.

This week, we took part in our class Spelling Bee and got a class winner. The final of the spelling Bee will be on November 13th. Please could the finalists practise their spelling words ready for this date. Here is a list of the spelling words. 

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Spelling Bee

In November, we will be holding a Spelling Bee for the children who want to take part. We will do the class Spelling Bee in the first week back and then on the 2nd week back, we will do the finals on November 13th. If your child would like to participate, please ask them to learn and practice these spelling words. Click here for the spelling list.


Class Update 25/10/19

Hi everyone, today is the last day of term before our mid break. Thank you to everyone who attended or helped with Scary Dress Up Day. The children all had a great day.

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In class this week, we have been learning about symmetry. We looked at lines of symmetry in shapes and made symmetrical patterns.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about non-fiction texts. We explored the features of information texts and then looked at how to use a contents page and an index page.

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During IPC, we have had fun doing Halloween crafts and carving our own mini pumpkins out of peppers.

That’s all for this week. I hope everyone has a great week whatever you are doing and I look forward to seeing you all after the holidays.

Ms Nurse

Class Update 18/10/19

Good afternoon!

This week has been a busy week in Year 1/2. In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes. The children have enjoyed making models of 3D shapes, describing the shapes properties and finding objects in the environment that look like them. We struggled to find a pyramid in school so we tried to use our bodies to make one ourselves.

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In IPC, we are learning about how people celebrate Halloween. As part of our topic, we are helping to organise scary dress up day next week. We have made invitations to send to the other children in school and we started to make posters to have around school. They decorated their posters using ghosts and pumpkins.

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That’s all for this week. Hope you have a great weekend!

Ms Nurse

Class Update 10/11/19

Good afternoon. We have had a fun week here in year 1/2. In maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have had lots of fun making pictures and patterns with shapes.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about signs, labels and instructions. We started by going on a hunt to find signs and labels in school. We then learned about instructions and followed some to make a jam sandwich!

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In IPC, we have been learning about celebrations. As Diwali is coming up at the end of the month, we decided to make our own Diya lamps to display in our classroom for Diwali. We made them using lots of bright colours and decorations.

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Next week, we will begin planning a Halloween celebration for before the October break.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse