Week 8 update

Hello everyone! An eventful week,  which ends with sadness as two students from London class leave us to go to new schools.  They have both been a joy to teach this year and will be missed by all at HFS, I wish them all the best at their new schools and with whatever they do in the future.

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Much of this week was dedicated towards our International Week Projects. The class have spent a lot of time and effort in the weeks leading up to this and have produced some excellent presentations which were shown on Thursday. The International Day was a major success with fantastic foods and amazing presentations by every group. I was particularly impressed with the Year 7,8,9 class as they lead their groups and contributed a lot to the projects in every aspect.
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In English, the children have started a travel writing project and will hopefully finish these next week. They had to chose a type of travel writing: guide, blog or book, they then chose a destination to research a produce a piece of written work.

In maths, this week we have been working on area and perimeter of shapes and using formulas to work these out.

That’s all for this week, I hope everyone has a great long weekend!

Week 7 update

Hello everyone! London class have been very busy, this week has included: a trip to Busan Science Museum, International week project work, as well as all usual exploratory learning in each subject.

We started off the week by finishing our Exit Points from our last unit on Respect. The Students created their own video with a voice-over explaining what their thoughts and feelings on the Unit were and what they have learnt.

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As the week went on we began to start our new Unit on Challenge. In Geography we look at street and working children in Vietnam, we looked at the problems they face and the barriers they prevent them from overcoming these problems. As well as a Project set up to help them overcome these challenges.

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On Thursday, we had our trip to Busan Science Museum. The trip was fun and the students got to interact with lots of hands-on science activities. The highlights of the trip were the moonwalking experience as well as the observatory.

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That’s all for this week and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Week 6 update

Hello everyone! Another busy week in the Year 7,8,9 class filled with a variety of learning experiences. The students have worked very hard this week in each subject and we will now be moving on to different units in our Topic and English lessons.

In English, we have completed our leaflets and have started work around travel writing, which should take us up to the end of the term. The students wrote a piece of travel writing to start this unit off and then they will write another at the end of the term so we can see how they have improved.

In Science, we finished off our unit on magnets with the students designing and making their own microbot that moved by magnetism. We looked at how microbots are used in healthcare. Then designed our robots to carry gadgets to help complete medical tasks. The challenge was to make sure it was light enough to move up a then inside of a jar.

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In maths, the students have been working around coordinates and the coordinate plane, they had to work on plotting linear relations. As a challenge for this week, I also sent them on a maths scavenger hunt around the school. They had to complete a variety of puzzles and see who could finish first.

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This is the end of our unit on Respect and as an exit point the children will make a video about the Big Idea and their learning expeirences. As an entry point to our new unit called Challenge, I challenged the students to make oragami butterflies and then write about the challenges they have faced and how they over came them.

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It has been a very enjoyable week and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Week 5 update

Hello everyone! I hope we all had a wonderful Seollal break! This week was very short, but still filled with lots of fun learning activities. On a more serious note: Phones are now banned from the classroom as they are being used at the wrong time. If your child needs to take their phone to school then they must put on my desk each day and they will get back at the end of the day.

In English, we continued non-fiction work with a focus on leaflets. The students looked at persuasive techniques and made a plan ready to create a leaflet next week.
In History, we are coming towards the end of our work around the American Revolution, the children looked at the declaration of independence. The students needed to update the declaration of independence and discuss its impact.

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On Friday afternoon we Years 2-9 had a trip to the HHI Art Gallery, this was a great experience. The students were able to see different artists work on display and a guide was able to explain each particular artist and their style.

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I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Week 4 update

Hello everyone! We have had a very busy week this week with lots of fun projects started across the curriculum. This week was extra busy as we celebrated Seollal as a school. This included the students making new wishes to be hung on a tree, presenting a presentation to the school, flying kits and playing traditional Korean games. It was a fun-filled day and I am sure the whole school had a great day!

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This week in History, the class made a timeline of the significant events of the American Revolution, they then made this a display. Each student was given four events to research and produce a document that explained the event.

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In maths the students have been working on formulas, they had to solve a variety of questions. We also used one lesson to create our own formula based on who is the best basketball shooter in the class. We then went down to the gym and worked out who was the best using the formula we had created.

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In science we made our own compasses from pastic lids, needle and a bowl of water. The students then asnwered questions around this: How do compasses work and how they relate to the Earth itself.

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I hope that everyone has a wonderful Seollal and Happy New Year!