Firstly, well done to Dave, Lina and Leigh-ah on completing their Cambridge Checkpoint Exams, I am sure they did very well. We are into the final few weeks of the third term before breaking up for the summer vacation and there is so much to fit in still and lots of learning to do.
A bit of fun was squeezed in between the exams in the form of character dress-up day, I am pleased that the entire class joined in and well done to Jeongwoo, who was voted to have the best costume.
This week we completed our IPC unit ‘What a Wonderful World’ by looking at changes the planet Earth experiences on more frequently. This meant that the children explored the relationship between the Earth, the Sun and the Moon, they found out about how Day and Night occurs, seasons, and the phases of the Moon. The students also started our final IPC unit of the year called Moving People, they also have homework to complete a survey about their families migration around the world.
In English, we have also started our final unit, the students will be looking at the famous poet Joseph Coelho and explored a variety of poems by him. By the end of the unit, the children will also write their own poems.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend everyone.
Welcome back Year 5-9!!! After a long wait, the end of online teaching has come and Year 5-9 joined the rest of HFS back at school. I have really enjoyed this week and it has been great to see them, interact and watch them interact with each other, after such a long absence. I hope they have enjoyed this week as much as I have! There have been a few changes to their learning environment and again they have adapted well!
For English this week the students have continued to work on persuasive writing, we looked at creating cohesion in our writing, emotive language and started to plan their own persuasive letter.
In IPC, we came to the end of our Geography focus and we have now moved onto look at the Science aspect of this unit. The students looked at different landforms as well as looking at the different types of soil.
In maths, this week we moved on to Ratio and Proportion, the students solved problems around enlargement of shapes and then fractions problems involving money.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend everyone!
The final week of online learning has come to an end, the Year 5-9s will be back in school on Monday and it has been awfully quiet without them. I am looking forward to them joining us and I hope they are looking forward to being back.
In English, the students continued their work on persuasive writing, we looked at modal verbs, main point and elaboration and developing our own persuasive paragraph using different techniques.
In maths, we finished our unit on position and movement, the students worked on plotting, translating shapes and reflections shapes on the four quadrants. Next week the students will move onto Ratio and Proportion.
For IPC, the students spent a large part of the week making a model that showed the different types of tectonic plates, they also researched and found out about the natural disasters.
That’s all for this weekend, have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday!!!
As we enter the fourth week of term three we are coming to the end of our first set of units for this term so much of the week has been spent wrapping thing ups. HFS will begin to reopen next week with FS1/FS2 and Year 1/2 coming into school on Wednesday with the other class joining us in the coming weeks, not long to go until we are all back together.
In English, we have just one chapter to go in Kensuke’s Kingdom, as the character grew closer and Kensuke back story is revealed. Next week, will also see the students start their unit around persuasive writing. Most of this week the students have been typing up an explanation text on How to Survive on a Deserted Island?
For our IPC unit this week the students have looked at trade from a historical angel, they have produced: a leaflet detailing the best items to trade from different civilisations, a presentation on how trade changed over time and a fact file on a famous explorer.
In maths, we have already moved onto position and movement and the students have worked on translation and reflection problems.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!
As the 3rd week of this term come to an end the end of online learning appears to be in sight, please check the newsletter for further details. Sadly, Year 5-9 will have to continue with online learning a little more than the younger students, but I know that even though they miss school they will continue to work hard from home in these difficult circumstances.
In English this week we continued our learning around Michael Morpurgo ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ we have reached Chapter 6, were Michael has found out he is not alone on the Island, he has met Kensuke and the Island belongs to him so rules are put in place. The students have written some creative pieces around the recent chapters we have read including a setting description and introducing an additional character, they have also analysed Kensuke and Michael’s relationship.
For IPC work the students have mainly focussed on the impact on tourism on local areas both positive and negative. The students made an interactive map of Ulsan tourists spots and researched what is been done to fight over-tourism. Next, we will have more of a History focus.
In maths, we have come to an end of our unit on Algebra and we will be moving on to position and movement.
That’s all for this wee, have a great weekend!
I hope everyone enjoyed Children’s Day on Tuesday and were able to make the most of the day off together. Even though it was a shorter week, the class have still covered so much.
This week we started our new IPC topic called ‘Going Global’ this unit has a geography focus and this week the students have looked at Global Trade, Where our food comes from? as well as Imports and Exports. They created a map that showed trade links between South Korea and other countries, they made a poster to show the importance of buying local and created a leaflet to show the exports of a country of their choice.
In English, we are part way through chapter 4 of Michael Morpurgo’s, Kensuke’s Kingdom and the main character (Michael) has just washed up on an island. This week the children have been writing creatively, making their own log of Michael’s trip and also writing from the perspective of Michael parents when they discover that he is no longer on the yacht.
In maths, we continued our work around algebra, this work focus was on rules: what’s the rule, follow the rule, codebreaking, and solving simple equations. Next week in maths we will continue to look at algebra.
That’s all for this week, I hope you all have a great weekend!