Week 10 Update

Hello everyone!

A super busy week ended with some scary fun! I hope the students didn’t eat too much candy!

In maths, we moved on to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. The class played some games to help reinforce their learning.

This week we completed our unit on ‘Adaptability’ so we ended this with our Exit Point lesson were the students reflect on their learning and the Big Idea they used animaker to make an animated presentation. We also started our new IMYC unit ‘Structures’ with an Entry Point, the students used Lego to create their own structure.

We ended this week with Scary Dress-up Day, Jeongwoo won best costume in the class. We also had a visit from former student Leigh-ah it was nice for the students to catch up with her.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!

Week 9 Update

Hello everyone.

A super busy week in the Year 6-9 class, here is what we have been up to.

We are coming to the end of our IMYC Unit ‘Adaptability’ and next week, the class we be starting their new IMYC Unit called ‘Structures’. In Science the students looked at endangered and extinct animals and how this links to animal’s adaptations. The students used tablets to scan QR codes to find out information. In Geography, the students looked at the people of the Amazon and how they use their surroundings to help them survive.

In English, the classroom was turned into a dystopian setting with propaganda posters, video, sounds, images, and wire fencing to help the, create a dystopian setting description.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!

Week 8 Update

Hello everyone!

It’s great to have everyone back after the Chuseok break, a super busy week with lots of new learning! Another sad week as we say farewell to Ashleigh, I would like to wish her good luck at her new school and she will be missed!

We are coming towards the end of our first IMYC unit ‘Adaptation’ so to wrap up our History section we explored how people adapted to the Cold War. The student collaborated together on poster to show how people, governments, and different countries adapted to this period in History.

Due to London class getting smaller, we have decided to put our class together with Mr. Green’s class for P.E, we started working on our badminton skills.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!

Week 6 Update

Hello everyone!

A very short week this week as the school will be closed for Chuseok and then the Autumn break. The class performed an amazing sword and mask dance as part of the school celebration. All the other classes, also, impressed with each of there performances. To end our celebration the school went down to the gymnasium to play traditional Korean games.

The students also watched a presentation from UNESCO IMC about different martial arts, we were also lucky to receive wonderful gifts from them as well.

That is all for this week, have a wonderful Autumn break!

Week 5 Update

Hello everyone!

On Monday the school will be celebrating Chusoek it would be great to see the students wearing hanboks or traditional clothes from their country. As part of the Chusoek celebration the class will be performing a dance, the class has spent some of this week practicing.

In Science, the students have continued their work around adaptations. The students conducted an experiment, which allowed them to see how different bird’s beaks have adapted to allow them catch their food.

In English, the students have now finished reading Skellig, they will have a final assessment next week where they will analyze the text and answer a question independently. After Chuseok the class will start a new unit in English.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend.

Week 4 Update

Hello everyone!

We are now four weeks into the first term and the Year 6-9 have settled into their new Middle School curriculum and are really rising to the challenges this brings!

A sad end to the week, as we say farewell to Lina and Kristian, who are moving back to Norway. They will be very much missed by the class and the whole school. I wish them luck and success for the future.

In History this term, the students have been looking at how people adapted to conflict. They had to create a presentation showing how people adapted to German occupation, during World War II. On Tuesday, the students presented these.

In Science, the students have looked at how animals adapted to their environments. The students, worked on sorting animals into categories of hibernation, migration, adaptation then they created a poster explaining each of these.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend everyone!

Week 3 Update

Hello everyone.

It has been short week due to the typhoon, but still very busy. The students continue to adapt to Middle School life and learning.

This week in maths, the students have worked on multiplication of whole numbers and decimals. To help revise our times tables we played an interactive game.

The students also spent some of this week making swords for out Chuseok performance. We will begin to practice our dance next week, hopefully we have enough time to put it all together!

For ICT this term the students will be coding an animation related to our IMYC topic Adaptation.

Week 2 Update

Hello everyone.

An unusual week this week, as the school was disrupted due to a typhoon and school was closed because of this. Unfortunately, another typhoon is forecast for Monday and the Hanmeaum Centre has decided to close, to deal with this closure laptops are being sent home so online classes can take place as long as we all have power to get us through the day.

This week in History we looked at a timeline of events that lead up to the Second World War. First, we made a timeline together then the students work in pairs to make a more detailed one using googlslides.

In English, we carried on reading our class text, the students looked at writing Point Evidence Explanation answers, analysing character’s feeling and explore themes.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend and see you all online for Monday.

Week 1 Class Update

Welcome back everyone!

It has been a fantastic first week back as the Year 6-9 students settled back to life at HFS, after a long summer break. I am looking forward to meeting you all at our Curriculum Evening on the Monday the 7th September.  During this meeting I will talk about what we will be learning this year and the changes to from primary years curriculum to middle years curriculum .

In English, this week the students started a unit examining the text Skellig by David Almond. For IMYC the students have started a topic called Adaptability, they have looked at how people adapt in Geography and how animals adapt in Science.

For our first day back the students worked on a mixed media art project and made an all about me self portrait. As a class we also came up with some rules the students will follow for this year.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!