Due to the present unforeseen situation at the Hanmaeum center, we have made the following alternative arrangements for tomorrow.
Students must meet at the Sangtevill gate of the old compound at 08:00 am.
Please ensure that you are on time as the bus will leave promptly at 08:20 am.
Below is a picture of the gate and here is a Google Maps link to the Sangtevill pick-up location.
The drop off schedule for Friday remains unchanged.
The residential trip is just a few days away and with that in mind, we have put a letter together with important reminders and information. Please click the link below to view the letter. Any additional queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the school.
[HFS] Busan Residential Trip Important Points
Hi everyone. We are at the halfway point of term 3 and the HFS events continue to come in thick and fast. This week we had the HFS sports day and next week it will be the residential trip.
The learning doesn’t stop in the classroom either, we have now come to the end of our English unit on Pre-20th Century fiction around Frankenstein. Next week the students will move on to writing skills and writing their own narratives, we will also look at narrative structure and character to make sure our stories are engaging and successful.
In Geography we continued our work around Plate Tectonics this time the students focused on how earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes are caused. To show this the students needed to draw a diagram and write an explanation underneath.
For Science, we finished off our Trophic level pyramids and the students also looked at predator-prey relationships. The students need to create a graph that showed the relationship between predators and preys and then answer questions around it.
The week ended with the HFS Sports Day which was a lot of fun and a great success. There were class events with individual winners from each class as well as team events and the teams were made up with children across the school. It was great to see a lot of great athleticism, teamwork, leadership by all. I was very impressed with the Year 7,8,9 class in leading their teams in each event. Well done to Yellow Team ( Mr Dunn’s) in winning 3 out of the 4 team events.
Dear parents, today we have sent home a paper copy of the packing list for the residential trip. In case it gets lost I am also attaching it here. Please see the link below. Thank you.
Busan Packing List amended version
Hello everyone! Firstly, I would like to thank you all for taking the time to fill in the residential permission form and for paying the rest of the fee, it is greatly appreciated. The residential trip is less than two weeks away so we will be sending out packing list to you next week to make sure you have enough time to get everything ready. Secondly, I hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Festival at the weekend it sounded like it was a great success.
In class for Geography, we have continued our work around tectonic plates and have taken a closer look at volcanoes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Each student chose ones of these to look at and had to conduct research into a particular significant disaster and create a presentation that could then go up on display.
In Science, we looked at biomass energy and trophic levels, the students then started to create a trophic level pyramid to represent their learning.
In History, we reviewed the causes of the first world war and discussed which was the most important cause. The students had to sort causes under each heading and discuss how it led to the war.
That’s all for this week, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Hello, I hope everyone had a very restful long weekend! Even though this week was a little shorter it has still been a very busy week for London class, with Friday being a particular highlight as most of the day was spent outside for different outdoor learning experiences.
In English, we have continued our around Gothic Horror focusing on Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. We have focussed on analysing extracts from the text and doing work around this that explores Gothic Horror conventions, authors choices, and characters.
In Geography, we continued our work around plate tectonics, the students were able to explore the movement of the plates using icing and crackers. We also used marshmallows and sprinkles to represent volcanoes.
In science, we have been looking at food webs and food chains so we visited Myeondeok lake, where the students did there best to discover any wildlife they inhabit the lake and the around it. Then students came back and wrote up their observations and also made a food web and food chain based on the animals they found.
We ended the week with a park clean up at Daewangam Park to observe Earth Day/Green Day. This was a great way for the students to learn about environmental awareness and show responsibility for our planet.
That’s all for this week!
Hello everyone! Another action-packed and busy week for London class as week two comes to an end. Another reminder from myself to sign the permission form for the residential trip, which can also be found on the class page on the class information section.
For PE this term we have started by doing some rugby with the main focus being passing backward, which is an integral part of rugby. I have seen some huge improvements in this area, which now needs to be applied to game situations.
For Geography, we started our work around natural disasters by first looking at plate tectonics. The students used atlases to mark and label major earthquakes and volcanoes on their own map using the appropriate symbols, they also had to mark the plate boundaries and label these.
We ended the week with a trip to the HHI Arts Centre to see an exhibition on children’s book illustrators this was an interesting experience with some wonderful artwork on display.
That’s all for this week, I hope everyone has an enjoyable long weekend and see you all on Tuesday!
As our Residential Trip to Busan is fast approaching we kindly ask that you sign the permission form below. We would also appreciate if you could pay the rest of the trip fee by Friday 10th May.
Click here to submit permission form for the trip.