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.