Week 9 update

Hello everyone! Another eventful week in London class, as we continue our learning journey in term two. Firstly, I would like to welcome Erin Yun back to HFS, after spending some time in a Korean school, she has settled really well and made an excellent start.

In History, we started work on the Suffragists and Suffragettes movements, who fought for the women’s right to vote. We looked at the reasons women wanted the right to vote and ordered these from most to least important, the students also had to justify their reasoning. We also look at the counter-arguments many people at the time believed in. The students then produced a role-play that debated these arguments for and against.

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In science, we began our work around moving objects. The students started by mind mapping why we travel, modes of transportation, where, problems and benefits of faster travel. The students also researched the average speed of different modes of transports before investigating their own speed.

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In maths we continued to work on area and perimeter, the students have been looking at compound and composite shapes this week, meaning that there are multiple steps to solve the problems they looked at.

In English, the students are well into writing their travel guides or blogs, they have finished researching and are now writing a draft. I hope that they soon will be able to create a final piece of writing using their computers.

This week we also celebrated World Book Day, the students were asked to dress up as their favourite character from a book (sadly London class didn’t dress up) they also received a book from the PTA, which I chose, to help encourage reading. During the day, the students also had the opportunity to start reading their new books, I hope they enjoy them and I will be asking for a book review from them soon!

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