Term 2 Week 1 Update

Welcome back everyone, I hope we all had a good Christmas and Happy New Year. The year 5-9 jumped straight into our new topics for each subject and there have been lots of fun learning experiences. Firstly, I would like to welcome two new students to our class, Lina and Kristian Larsen from Norway, they have both made a great started and have settled in really well.

Our new IPC topic is called Making New Materials, which has a Science focus and looks into materials that can be shaped, combined, condensed, frozen, melted and burned. In this unit, we are going to experiment with different kinds of materials and become cooks, chemists, and creators of new materials. To start this off we carried out two investigations this week: the first was an investigation into what would happen when you mix solids with liquids, our second investigation looked into how to keep things cool.

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In English, the class has started to look at suspense writing and how to create this, so far we have looked at varied sentence length, figurative language and varied sentence openers to help us create suspense.

In Maths, the class has started this term by looking at area and perimeter, the students learnt how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and next week will move onto more complex shapes.

It has been great to be back at HFS and have all students working hard and making a good start to the term. I hope everyone has a great weekend, see you all on Monday.