Term 3 Week 2 Update

Hello everyone!

Next week is assessment week, so again a lot of this week has been helping students prepare for this. They have been working very hard and after these exams, the students have a lot to look forward to like trips and sports day.

In English this week, we went over different types of non-fiction. To get them started the students went on a scavenger hunt around the school to find different types of non-fiction and list their features.

The students continued their work around the human body this week. Our focus this week was muscles and bones, the students cut and sorted these to make two cuts out.

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

Term 3 Week 1

WELCOME BACK!!!

The first week of the last term is done. This will be a very busy term for everyone at HFS. In the 3rd week of this term, assessments will be done to see how each student is getting on. A lot of this week and next week will be spent helping the students prepare for these and doing practice exams.

For our IPC unit, we are looking at the Human Body, as an entry point, the students did a fitness test and a brain test. Next, the students looked at their prior knowledge by creating an image of a body they drew the organs and placed these on. After that, the students worked on a clay model of the brain and its six major parts.

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

Final Week of Term 2 Update

What a fantastic way to end the term with the HFS talent show, I was super impressed with every act. Disappointingly, the teachers Science act was a let down and turned into a comedy act!

Most of the week was spent finishing off different units in each subject. In Geography the students created a project on a particular country that is at risk of different natural disasters.

In English we wrapped up our Shakespeare unit by creating our own version of the prologue for Romeo and Juliet.

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

Term 2 Week 8 Update

Super exciting learning going on in the Year 6-9 class, with so much crammed into a short week!

In English, this week we continued to explore Shakespeare as the students wrote and performed their own script based on Macbeth. Next, we moved to analysing the prologue of Romeo and Juliet.

In science, the class, tested different fuels to see which was the most efficient. To do this we heated up water with two different fuels and checked the temperature after each minute for five minutes.

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

Term 2 Week 7 Update

Another week down as we edge closer to the end of term 2. There is still so much to get through as the Year 6-9 class continue to work very hard.

In English, we have started a new unit about Shakespeare, to start this the students worked on a presentation to understand the context of his works. We also watched the Globe Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet to hook the students in.

The students have moved on to work on plotting coordinates this week, we played battleships to help us understand the four quadrants.

We used Lego to help bring History to life, the students created a scene and speeches to understand why the French people were unhappy in the late 18th Century leading to the revolution.

That’s all for this week, enjoy your long weekend and see you on Tuesday.

Term 2 Week 6 Update

A super busy week with our first trip in over a year to the Hyundai Arts Centre to see an Anthony Browne exhibition. The Year 6-9 class was extremely helpful, guiding the FS1-Year 1 students around.

This week, we also started our new IMYC unit ‘Risk’ in History the students went on a scavenger hunt to find out about when different people took risks to create social change.

During the unit, in Science, the students will be learning about energy. In our first lesson, the students explored what different forms of energy comes in and how energy is converted.

In maths, this week the students conducted their own survey asking the entire school to collect their data. They then created bar charts and pie charts to represent their data.

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

Term 2 Week 5 Update

A short week as Lunar New Year will be celebrated on Thursday and Friday, but still so much going on in class.

In English, we carried on with our HFS magazine project with each student starting to write their own article. Also, as a class we interviewed Mr. Green to found out his thoughts, feelings and ideas as Principal for one of our articles.

We completed our IMYC unit ‘Discovery’ and as an Entry Point into our new Unit ‘Risk’ we played the board game Risk. The students had to think strategically and try to eliminate each other from the world map by rolling dice to determine the outcome of battles.

As a little Seollal activity, the students made and decorated Paengi (spinning tops) and enjoyed playing with them.

That’s all for this week, Happy New Year and enjoy your long weekend!

Term 2 Week 4 Update

Another week down and another new student joins the Year 6-9 class, up to the dizzy heights of 5 students now! We welcome Iris, who has settled in well!

In maths, we end our work on Scale drawing by looking at maps and finding the real distances between two locations. We then moved onto different types of data, the students created a quick personal profile before deciding whether it was qualitative data or quantitative data.

For English, we continue to look at non-fiction and have now started looking at magazines. The students spent a few lessons looking at the features and later in the week we came together to start a HFS magazine project, first, we worked together to come up with ideas for articles and the name of the magazine.

This week, in Geography the students looked at how the Gold Rush in America lead to new settlements being created around this discovery of gold.

The students also conducted a science experiment, looking at roto-copters and modifications they could make to these.

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

Term 2 Week 3 Update

Hello everyone,

A super busy week, with lots of different learning going on. This week has also included our class being responsible for our virtual pet, making sure he is well looked after.

After looking at persuasive techniques in the previous weeks this weeks the students have worked on an advertising campaign. They worked in pairs to advertise a new settlement linking in well with our IMYC topic ‘Discovery’. Each pair has worked on producing a large poster, which will include a persuasive speech to the King, a persuasive leaflet and a persuasive poster.

In Geography, the students looked at the different areas of early American Settlements and chose where their settlement would be located. They carefully considered a wide range of factors and justified their reasons.

In Science, we looked at a timeline of key Scientific Discoveries and analysed each of these. In History, the students looked at the impact exlporers had on the place they discovered and draw the route they took.

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

Term 2 Week 2 Update

Hello everyone!

It has been such a nice week have all the students back at school. We also welcomed back Margo to the Year 6-9 class, she spent around a year back in Russia and has seamlessly adapted back to life at HFS.

This week in English, the students worked on persuasive writing. We looked at the school’s own leaflet and discussed the features used as well as discussing how persuasive we thought we thought it was. Next, the students created their own leaflet on an area of their choice.

Also this week the students researched the Renaissance to give them some historical context for the Age of Discovery.

I would also like to offer a parent-teacher conference meeting as we weren’t able to meet in person before Christmas. Please respond to my email that will be sent out if you would like to arrange one.

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