Week 5 update

Hello everyone.

We are now into week five of this first term and the students are working hard in all subjects as we get deeper into our learning and understanding for each unit of work. This week ended with a trip to see a Claude Monet exhibition at the Hyundai Arts Centre, this was a great cultural experience for the class and I hope they all took something from this event. I am also pleased to announce that Winter Uniform Order sheets going home today, please get your order forms back to us as soon as possible with 20 000 won fee.

This week in English the students spent most of the time writing their stories. However, some of the students were finding it hard to write a setting description so I took them out to the reservoir so they could describe a place that they had been too and experienced. They then came back to the classroom and made posters with a variety of descriptive sentences so that they could use these in their writing and would have lots of ideas to use.

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Since the start of term the students have been looking at calculation they started with addition and subtraction and we have recently moved on to multiplication. This week we spent a few days looking at square and cube numbers, I asked the students to use multilink cubes so they could make square and cube numbers so they could visualize this aspect of maths.

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In Geography, the students were put into pairs and have been working on a project on different climate zones, which they will present to the class. Some pairs are ready to present today and others will present next week.

In History, the students looked in the life of a slave on plantations, they looked at historical sources and answered questions about them.

That’s all for this week, have a good weekend!

Week 4 update

Hello everyone.

Another busy week in London class has flown by, this week has been filled with lots of great learning experiences. As mentioned last week we had a special guest join us for the week. Max was only here for a short time but made some good friends and had a great impact on the class. It is sad to lose him, but I wish him all the best for the future and good luck at your next school, wherever that may be.

Our work on forces in science continued this week as we looked at balanced and unbalanced forces. To do this I took the class to the hall and the students demonstrated balanced and unbalanced forces by doing a tug of war. After that, we returned to the class to draw a diagram of what we just did and write an explanation about balanced and unbalanced forces.

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In geography, the class worked in groups to create a presentation that explained what causes different climates around the world. They had a cause to research and create a slide for so everyone contributed well.

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We had an wonderful end to the week with our Year 3 -9 trip to Ulsan Promenade Festival, this was a great cultural experience and the children got to watch two fantastic performances. The children had a great time I think they’d all agree that the second performance was the best, we were entertained by a circus drawing group that made everyone laugh. If the weather stays nice this weekend the festival would be well worth a visit.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Week 3 update

Hello everyone!

A very short week with so much packed in! We started the week with a wonderful Chuseok celebration as a school and the class did an amazing job showing off their traditional Korean fan dance. After the performances, there was more fun playing traditional Korean games and finally enjoying some seongpyong.

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Since the start of the term in PE, we have been playing American football and working on the skills to play this game successfully. The children are now working on passing to each other and moving the ball towards scoring a touchdown.

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In science we have started work on forces: push, pull and twist and I asked the students to take pictures of these forces in action so they could then describe them in their books.

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We also have a trip coming up on Friday 20th September, please take the time to sign the persmission form. Please click the link below.
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Don’t forget about our curriculum evening on Monday at 5:30 and school photos on Wednesday.

Week 2 update

Hello everyone!
Another super busy week in the year 5-9 class as we begin to delve deeper into our learning and discovery for each subject. We have spent some time this week practicing our performance for the Chuseok celebration, which will take place on Monday. For this performance, the students have been working together to create a traditional Korean fan dance for the school to enjoy. We hope you can join us on Monday for the Chuseok celebration.

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We started our Collaboration Unit from the IMYC this allows to have good coverage of history, geography, and science for each week. In Geography we began to look at the difference between climate and weather. The students used atlases to discovery the hottest, coldest, wettest, etc places on earth and lable these on a map.

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In history, the students have started work around the Civil Rights Movement, as an introductory lesson to this we looked at Africa and what it was like in 1600 when Europe began to make an impact on the continent. The students, looked at different sources and answered questions, deciding whether the Europeans were right to call Africa uncivilised.

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Since last week in English, the students have been working on writing stories, which includes a portal to a new world. They have recently looked at figurative language, direct speech and fronted adverbials.

Have a good weekend everyone, I hope to see you all on Monday!