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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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“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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Year 1 and 2 IPC building and nature trip info.

Dear parents,

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

2017-2018 Year 1 and Year 1/2 Student list

Dear Parents

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

GL Assessment Week

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.

Important Days

                             Important Days
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)

A message before the Chuseok holiday.

Dear Parents and children

Hi from the Year 1 and 2 class. I am pleased to announce that Mr. Kearney has joined the HFS team again. He will be covering the Year 1 and 2 classes this week while Ms. You is away on her learning journey to London. He is very happy to be back at Hyundai Foreign School and the children enjoyed learning with him today.

This is an early notification before the Chuseok holiday. Chuseok is an important cultural event in Korea and time is usually spent with family and enjoying festivities. I hope a much welcomed rest will be enjoyed by all of us. We will be sending some simple consolidation activities for your child to complete during the break. These activities are a continuation of school work and what we have been practicing in class. They are meant to be easy and fun practice activities that most children can complete by themselves at this stage of the term but feel free to assist them as needed. We look forward to seeing you and your children refreshed after the break. Please enjoy these photographs of your children having fun learning.

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