Week 14 Update

Four weeks to go until the end of term, school is starting to get super busy as students practice for the Winter Show and we begin to come to the end of our final units for the term.

A science-heavy week for our IMYC unit, students made a cell model to show the different parts and made a poster showing the links between cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.

In English, the students planned and started to type up a story, this will continue into next week, later the students will edit these. Jeongwoo and Dave rolled a dice to see what genre, setting, and type of character they need to write about.

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

Week 13 Update

A very hectic week for the HFS community as CIS visited our school, viewed teaching and learning, and meet with staff, students, and parents. I hope the students enjoyed their extra day off.

In maths, this week, we moved to area and perimeter. The students found the area and perimeter of different objects in the classroom as well as parts of the school.

In Science, the students created their own onion slides to observe under a microscope then draw a diagram of what they could see. The students now understand the different parts of plant and animal cells and will be making a model with labels to show the different parts.

In History we continued to explore the England in the Middle Ages, we looked at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings and how these lead to William the Conqueror taking control of England.

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

Week 12 Update

Hello everyone!

Another week full of learning and exploration as we really kick on with our new units which will see us through to the end of this term.

In History, the students started to look at England in the Middle Ages and what life was like. The students went on a museum walk and answered questions to gain an understanding of this period. After that, they compared this to life in the Middle Ages to life in England now. Next, the students looked at claimants to the throne of England and each of their strengths and weakness. This will lead us to explore a great change for England, which will impact how society is structured.

In Geography, the students looked at how towns and cities are structured. First, the students looked at pictures of the local area and sorted these images into different groups. They then designed their own city and explained why they structured their city the way they did.

In English, we started our new unit called ‘Writing Skills’, the students looked at a variety of skills and techniques that will help them write a creative narrative. The students used the five senses to create a setting description, we went outside to help us with this. We also worked on different types of figurative language and dialogue to help create tension and suspense. Next week, we will look at character descriptions as well as ways to hook the reader.

Week 11 Update

Another fun and exciting week of learning comes to an end in Year 6-9,we have just started our new IMYC unit ‘Structures’.

In Geography, we explored our local area, seeing what building there are and why the area is structured the way it is. When then went back to the classroom to look at a map and answer questions.

In Science, each student got a microscope to experiment with and view pre made slides of various of insects, plants and animals. After that, the students created a guide to explain how to use a microscope. Next week we will create our own microscope sample slides.

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