Author Archives: Laura Nurse

Class Update 20/09/19

This week, we have started our new topic – Let’s Celebrate. We began our topic by talking about different celebrations that take place and ones that we have been to. We then planned out what would make a good celebration and decided to have our own. In Literacy, we have been reading a story called ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ so we decided to have our own tea party with some of the treats from the story. The children loved making their own party hats and helping to set up the classroom for our party and we played some fun party games.

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In maths, we have been learning number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We introduced the addition and equals sign to add two sets of numbers together and record them.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about skills that the author uses to make a story interesting. We learned how to write a sentence using a capital letter and a full stop and then thought about how we could make it more interesting by using about adjectives and connectives. The children enjoyed retelling the story using the characters from the story.


In ICT this week, the children have been using Scratch to learn algorithms by making Scratch the Cat move with the movement blocks. They have also made their own coding journal to record what they did.

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We also had the important task of looking after the school pets this week.


I hope you all have a great weekend and looking forward to another great week next week 🙂

Ms Nurse

Let’s Celebrate

Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. To begin our topic, we will be having a celebration with snacks and a drink so that children learn about what a celebration is and how people celebrate. On Friday afternoon, the children will have a small glass of juice and a small snack. If you have any issues, please inform me before Friday.

Thanks 🙂

Ms Nurse

Class Updates 11/09/19

This week has been short but we have had a great week. Thank you all for attending this year’s Chuseok celebration. I hope you had a great afternoon. On Tuesday, we went to Ulju Mountain Film Festival. The children really enjoyed making cardboard cars and watching animations. They then had a chance to do some climbing and explore the 3D activities. In class, we have been learning about odd and even numbers, learning to code and we made our own cats to help us explore pitch by making animal sounds. Next Monday is the curriculum evening. I hope to see you there and I hope everyone enjoys the holidays. Happy Chuseok!

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Class Update 06/09/19

This week, we read ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Year 1/2 have been learning about the main characters and events in the story and retelling the story using the beginning, middle and end.


In maths, we have been continuing our number work. This week, we looked at comparing numbers using ‘more’ and ‘less’. We also learned about how numbers are made up of tens and ones and found numbers that are ‘between’.



We started phonics this week and the class have loved meeting Kit and Sam and the phonics family. We will be doing lots of reading and adventures with them throughout the year. We have also been learning about ‘real’ and ‘nonsense’ words.


This week, the children have been learning ‘qu’ and ‘ch’.

In IPC, Professor Spark sent us a letter but to reveal the magic, we had to make some 3D glasses. The class loved decorating and wearing their glasses to see the 3D text that we were sent!



Next week, it is Cheseok celebrations and our first class trip on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing some of you on Monday and hope you have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse

Class Trip

On Tuesday 10th September, FS1/2 and Year 1/2 will be attending a trip to the Ulju Mountain Film Festival.

The The bus will leave the school promptly at 9:05am and will return by 3:10.

We will be making some upcycled cars out of boxes, watch a short film, and do some (age appropriate) climbing.

Please make sure to pack a snack, lunch, and water bottle for your child.

Here is the permission form. Please sign and return it by Tuesday 3rd September.

Thank you!

Ms Nurse

Homework and Reading

Today, the children brought home a book bag with their new reading book and homework.

Please ensure your child brings their book bag and reading book to school every day.

Homework should be completed and returned by the following Friday.

Please read with your child as much as you can. When they have read, please remember to leave a comment in their reading diary.

Thank you!

Ms Nurse

Class Update

Hi everyone,
Thanks for a great first week. It has been lovely getting to know all of the children a little bit and watching them get to know each other.

This week, we have been settling into year 1/2 and learning about the daily routines. The children are now becoming familiar with the classroom environment and rules and have settled really well.
In Literacy, we have been learning about stories in familiar settings. We read a book called ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ and have been learning about the characters and setting.
In maths, we have been doing practising counting and learning to find 1 more/ less or 10 more/less.

We also had fun exploring Professor Spark’s Learning Lab and helping him to find out about our brains so we can use them to help us learn. Didn’t we look the part?




Next week, we will be continuing to learn about stories with familiar settings and doing some number work. Hope you have a great weekend!

Ms Nurse

Welcome to Year 1/2!

Hi everybody!

I hope you have all had a great break and that you are feeling ready for the new school year ahead. My name is Laura Nurse. I have just moved to South Korea from the UK and I am very excited to be teaching here at Hyundai Foreign School. This is my first time living and teaching internationally so it will be a new experience for me as well as for some of you.

Just to tell you a little bit about myself; I was born and raised in Lincolnshire, England, by the coast and I then moved to Sheffield to study at Sheffield Hallam University. I have a degree in Early Years Education and I have been qualified for the past 5 years. Within that time, I have taught both year 1 and 2 and worked for an educational publishing company.

In my spare time, I love to travel, go walking, socialising and I enjoy playing music and singing.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!