Week 1 update

Hello everyone! Much of this week has been spent getting each other; I really wanted to find out as much I could about each child so the children made posters about their family, interests, hobbies and likes and dislikes. I really enjoyed this as it also gave me time to speak to them and engage with them as well. The children have also shown me what they are like in the classroom: they have worked hard, participated well, and shown great enthusiasm for each subject! We also had to prepare for the assembly for next Monday and were given the theme of Fire Safetey. As a class we came up with ideas, wrote a script and practiced throughout the week to make sure we are ready!

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This week, the students also started their new IMYC unit on Discovery in which they will think about the following statement; “Finding out new things is a human driver and affects things for better or worse.” For our Entry Point into the new unit the students were archaeologists, they were given an excavation kit and had to discover what lay inside. Before, we started with our excavation kit we discussed the word discovery; what it meant to each of them and how it might link to Science, History and Geography. We also made predictions about what we might find in the excavation kits, which lead to interesting an conversation about archaeology. I look forward to seeing where this Topic will take us as a class and what the children will discover for themselves.

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Have a good weekend everyone.

Greetings from Mr Dunn

Hello!
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Mr Dunn the new Year 7,8 and 9 class teacher at HFS. I hope to have a lot of interesting and exciting things in store for this year.
A few things about myself, I am from West Sussex, UK, very close to London. I have been teaching for 7 years; most recently in Bradford, UK. Before that, I was ESL teacher in South Korea, Ulsan; teaching at before public schools and hagwons. My undergraduate degree is in History and Politics from Liverpool Hope University and I completed my PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University. I have a family, my wife is from Ulsan and we have two children a 6-month old girl, called Ayla and 3-year-old boy, called Noah, who will be attending HFS.
In my free time I love sports, both playing and watching, in particular rugby and football(soccer) and I am very excited to be starting a rugby club this term. I also enjoy traveling, I have visited many different parts of the world and enjoy learning about different cultures, trying new foods and visiting famous places.
I am very happy to be here at HFS and I am looking forward to meeting all the you and your children. I am always available if you have any concerns so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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