Week 9 update

We’ve just come to the end of another busy week in Y4/5/6 Dublin class.

 

We began this week with our assembly on having a growth mindset. The children shared this important message with the rest of the school using drama.

They got their message across and had fun while doing so. Well done everyone!

This week also saw us taking the GL assessment tests for maths, science and English. The results of these tests will help highlight areas that the children need to work on. They will also show any gaps in their knowledge that need to be addressed.

In IPC this week, we continued our work on settlements by designing our own eco-villages. The children were able to practise their drafting skills while reflecting on what materials and practices are most environmentally friendly.

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In music, we looked at harmony before trying our hand at composing melodies.

We continued our work on geometry in maths. We began by getting hands on with an area and perimeter investigation before attempting more difficult work involving compound shapes.

The children continued their work on shape by drawing shapes to exact specifications using rulers and protractors. They also learned the correct mathematical vocabulary for describing 3D shapes.

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To finish the week, we worked together to create our spooky scavenger hunt for our scary dress up day.

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Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Week 8 update

Hello all!

We have just come to the end of another successful week of learning here in the Year 4/5/6 Dublin class.

We have moved on to geometry in maths with all the children taking to this change with ease.

We began the week by recapping our knowledge on polygons while at the same time exploring deeper into the properties of shapes.

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We later moved on to finding missing angles using our knowledge of the properties of a straight line, angles around a point and triangles. This then took us onto using

protractors to measure and draw angles. By the end of the week, the children were showing real proficiency using this important maths tool.

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In English, we have begun a new topic on writing narratives using suspense. After practicing their reading comprehension skills, the children got to flex their creative writing muscles by creating their own stories inspired by the tale of King Midas. I am looking forward to hearing the finished products being told next week.

Following on from our exploration of photographs as sources of historical information, we have moved on to another important primary source: interviews.

As a class, we conducted an interview with Ms. Esther and Mr. Kim on what changes they have seen in Ulsan and South Korea. This proved to be very insightful for the children.

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Further to our work on settlements in IPC, we went on a tour of our school building to investigate what materials are used in modern constructions. We plan to design and construct our

own architectural models of eco-dwellings so we used this tour as an opportunity to gather potential construction materials from nature.

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These were then categorised by the children and stored for later use.

We ended our week by practicing for our assembly and Monday before taking part in a very enjoyable HFS fitness session.

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Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Week 7 update

We had a short but busy week  here at HFS with plenty of learning and discovery taking place.

In maths, we got to grips with fractions. The class took to this very well and by the end of the week everyone was comparing fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions and finding equivalent fractions with ease.

 

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In English, we learned how to use the passive voice which we later put to use in our non-chronological reports. The children also got an opportunity to develop their word processing and design skills as they typed up their reports.

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In IPC, we continued our new topic, ‘Building a Village’. We learned about why settlements were created in certain locations and we compared different sized settlements with each other.

We also took on the role of historians, using primary sources to explore the history of Ulsan.

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In P.E, we started our unit on fielding games beginning with cricket while in music we moved from our work on rhythm to composing our own music using only our hands as instruments.

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Finally, we were sad in Year 4/5/6 this week to see our classmate and friend, Dhanya, leave the school. We wish Dhanya a safe trip home and all the best in her new school. You will be greatly missed.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the break over Chuseok. In year 4/5/6, the children dived straight back into their learning.

It was great to see the children share the research on the human body they completed over the break. Well done again and thanks for the wonderful presentations.

In maths this week, we worked on various number puzzles such as magic squares and arithmagons. These puzzles proved to be a challenge to the children’s mental maths and calculation skills.

 

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In English, we revised the features of non-chronological reports while developing our ability to read for comprehension.

In music, we continued our study of rhythm by playing some clapping games.

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Finally, we have started a new topic in IPC, ‘Building a Village’. We will be looking at settlements and why they have developed where they have. This topic will focus on geography, history,

science and technology. We began with a knowledge harvest to see what the children know already.

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Have a great weekend and stay out of the weather!