Week 1 Welcome Back

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome back to a new term in the Year 3-4 Johannesburg class at HFS.

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The students hit the ground running this week plunging straight into learning despite being away for the wonderful winter break.

We got placed into table groups and already have begun with group projects about HFS.

In learning this week, the students were busy. In English we reviewed the grammar and writing from last term, including capitals and punctuation, connectives and sentence openers. Next week we will start our unit on Fantasy stories and we will read “The fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl which the students are sure to enjoy.

 

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In learning this week, the students were busy. In English we reviewed the grammar and writing from last term, including capitals and punctuation, connectives and sentence openers. Next week we will start our unit on Fantasy stories and we will read “The fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl which the students are sure to enjoy.

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It was also Chris’s birthday on Tuesday which we celebrated in HFS style.

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In P.E. we started our unit on fundamental control activities by focusing on two-handed throwing for accuracy.

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In math we continued from fractions from last term understanding how to show fractions as decimals of tenths and hundredths and performing calculations to make whole numbers.

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We started a new unit called “Active Planet” in IPC and In the coming weeks we will be exploring volcanoes, earthquakes and other phenomena that make Earth so dynamic. The students researched volcanoes and created their own glossaries of new terminology about the subject.

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On Wednesday 15 January we will celebrate International Hat Day. Please encourage to make or obtain a silly hat to wear on the day. Classes will vote on the best hat and we will vote as a school for the best one out of the finalists.

That is all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney