Week 9 Spelling and news


Year 1: eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty

Year 2: nonsense, transport, capacity, millilitres, litres, sea, against, top, turned, didn’t,

Dear Parents and Children

Another week has passed us by as we enter the final stretch of Term 3. This week we had the pleasure of watching and being part of the Year 1’s fantastic assembly. Well done to all for the hard work they put in to make it a success.

Please check your child’s bags for their reports which went home today, fill in the relevant section and bring it to the parent teacher conferences on Wednesday 20 June.

This week in class there was a lot of practical learning. The year 1’s wrote letters and learned how they get from A to B and the year 2’s had fun learning nonsense poems, tongue twisters and nursery rhymes. In Math we reviewed measuring in standard units of length, weight and capacity while the year 1’s  learned about positional vocabulary. In IPC we explored the history of transport.

Thank you again to the PTA ladies for putting together the wonderful movie and pizza party. Everyone had a great time.

Next week will be the last week of homework and spelling. Enjoy these pictures of your child learning and have a lovely weekend.

Mr. Kearney

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Week 8 News Update and Spelling Words


Year 1: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

Year 2: finally, surface, pollen, nectar, experience, heard, several, change, answer, room, plural

Dear Parents and Children

There are only a few weeks left until the end of the year but still the fun and learning continues in the year 1/2 classes at HFS.

This was an eventful week with the entertaining and illuminating assembly by the year 1/2 class. Despite some technical difficulties they put in a lot of work and staged an outstanding assembly. We look forward to the year 1 assembly on Monday.

Everyone had a thoroughly good time at the “Go Green Beach clean-up yesterday. We showed our care for the environment and played games on the beach, beating the heat by getting our feet wet in the chilly water and topping it off with some delicious ice-cream courtesy of the ladies of the P.T.A Thank you!

In class this week the students continued with learning and fun. In English we wrote non-fiction recounts of some exciting experiences and learned about singular and plural nouns. We also started typing our fantasy stories in ICT class. In Math we had fun making 3d shapes out of nets and in P.E. we played hand ball. Our plants continue to grow, clearly we have a few horticulturalists in the year 1 /2 class and we learned about how plants and insects help each other in nature. All in all a fun-filled week of learning.

That is all for now, have a great weekend and we hope to see you at the year 1 assembly on Monday.

Mr. Kearney

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Week 7 News and Spelling


Year 1: red pink orange blue yellow green black white brown purple

Year 2: recount, shapes, properties, polygon, non-fiction, sun, ways, thing, hair, example

Dear Parents and Children,

The end of the term approaches as the learning continues in the year 1/2 class at HFS.

This week the year 1/2 class was very busy preparing and practicing for their upcoming assembly on Monday. They learned a song and choreographed their own dance and in pairs took responsibility for conducting a different part of the assembly, even creating slideshows in Google slides. Join us on Monday for an entertaining presentation of the Year 1/2‘s work.

In English this week the students wrote chronological, non-fiction recounts about the rain storm that happened on Wednesday. They also had the chance to meet my niece, Abigail, via Skype. She showed them the letters that she had received from the class and we had a wonderful trans-continental chat as they asked her questions. In Math we explored 2D and 3D shapes and learned how to identify shapes based on descriptions of their properties. In IPC we continued to look at flowers and insects, the students were lucky enough to see some real mini beasts found from around the compound and their flowers continue to grow as they carefully nurture them. In P.E. we had fun in the sun playing a variety of games with Mr. McCrimmon and Mr. Kearney.

Next week will be a short week with the school being closed on Wednesday 6 June for Memorial day. On Thursday 7 June the school will “Go Green” with a morning trip to Ilsan beach to help take care of and appreciate our  beautiful environment. Children are to bring their snacks and water bottles, wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and summer clothes. We will return to the school for lunch but more details will follow next week.

That is all for this week. Have a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend.

Mr. Kearney

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