Term 3 Week 6 Update

Hello,

Another action packed week in the Year 6-9 class!

This week, we started our new IPC unit ‘The Holiday Show’. As an entry point the students have planned their own mini-tour of Ulsan, we gathered ideas of possible places to visit and then set about coming up with an itinerary for a day. The students have so far planned a bike ride around Taehwa park, exploring Taehwa pavilion, visiting a local market for street food, visiting an ice cream shop and coffee shop. More details will be posted soon.

Also. as part of this new unit students surveyed different maybes of staff so they could come up with the perfect destination for their holiday preferences and then create a persuasive leaflet.

In English, we listened to each students presentation on the Holocaust as well as roleplaying certain parts of the text to help us understand the characters.

We ended our week by visiting the FS1 – Year classes Transport museum which they put together for their exit point.

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

Term 3 Week 5 Update

Hello everyone!

A short, but super fun week which was ended with an exciting sports day. Every student showed great athleticism, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We had a wide range of events, as students competed against each other in their classes and then in mixed-aged teams.

In English, we started reading ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ by John Boyne. So far the students have looked at the characters, made predictions and supported their ideas with evidence from the text.

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

Term 3 Week 4 Update

Hello everyone!

With assessments over it was time to get back to some normality and start some new units in maths and English.

In English the students will be looking at ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ so this week we looked at the historical context for this text. In maths the students started a probability unit.

We are coming to the end of our Human Body unit and the students looked at the sensory systems. Each student chose a sense and made a model so it could be labeled with the parts and explanation will be added.

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

Term 3 Week 3 Update

Hello everyone.

The students had a very hard week due to assessments, especially the Year 6s who had additional exams to take, but they have worked very hard. It will nice to go back to a more normal routine next week, there still so much to do so the hard work won’t stop.

In Science, we continued to look at the human body this week, as we looked at the circulatory system and the respiratory system. They made a circulatory model and matched parts of the respiratory system to the function.

To break up the week, we had some fun and did an English based Escape Room, the student had to find clues and solve English questions to crack a code.

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

Term 3 Week 2 Update

Hello everyone!

Next week is assessment week, so again a lot of this week has been helping students prepare for this. They have been working very hard and after these exams, the students have a lot to look forward to like trips and sports day.

In English this week, we went over different types of non-fiction. To get them started the students went on a scavenger hunt around the school to find different types of non-fiction and list their features.

The students continued their work around the human body this week. Our focus this week was muscles and bones, the students cut and sorted these to make two cuts out.

That’s all for today, have a great weekend everyone!

Term 3 Week 1

WELCOME BACK!!!

The first week of the last term is done. This will be a very busy term for everyone at HFS. In the 3rd week of this term, assessments will be done to see how each student is getting on. A lot of this week and next week will be spent helping the students prepare for these and doing practice exams.

For our IPC unit, we are looking at the Human Body, as an entry point, the students did a fitness test and a brain test. Next, the students looked at their prior knowledge by creating an image of a body they drew the organs and placed these on. After that, the students worked on a clay model of the brain and its six major parts.

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

Final Week of Term 2 Update

What a fantastic way to end the term with the HFS talent show, I was super impressed with every act. Disappointingly, the teachers Science act was a let down and turned into a comedy act!

Most of the week was spent finishing off different units in each subject. In Geography the students created a project on a particular country that is at risk of different natural disasters.

In English we wrapped up our Shakespeare unit by creating our own version of the prologue for Romeo and Juliet.

That’s all for this week, have a great Spring break!

Term 2 Week 8 Update

Super exciting learning going on in the Year 6-9 class, with so much crammed into a short week!

In English, this week we continued to explore Shakespeare as the students wrote and performed their own script based on Macbeth. Next, we moved to analysing the prologue of Romeo and Juliet.

In science, the class, tested different fuels to see which was the most efficient. To do this we heated up water with two different fuels and checked the temperature after each minute for five minutes.

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

Term 2 Week 7 Update

Another week down as we edge closer to the end of term 2. There is still so much to get through as the Year 6-9 class continue to work very hard.

In English, we have started a new unit about Shakespeare, to start this the students worked on a presentation to understand the context of his works. We also watched the Globe Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet to hook the students in.

The students have moved on to work on plotting coordinates this week, we played battleships to help us understand the four quadrants.

We used Lego to help bring History to life, the students created a scene and speeches to understand why the French people were unhappy in the late 18th Century leading to the revolution.

That’s all for this week, enjoy your long weekend and see you on Tuesday.

Term 2 Week 6 Update

A super busy week with our first trip in over a year to the Hyundai Arts Centre to see an Anthony Browne exhibition. The Year 6-9 class was extremely helpful, guiding the FS1-Year 1 students around.

This week, we also started our new IMYC unit ‘Risk’ in History the students went on a scavenger hunt to find out about when different people took risks to create social change.

During the unit, in Science, the students will be learning about energy. In our first lesson, the students explored what different forms of energy comes in and how energy is converted.

In maths, this week the students conducted their own survey asking the entire school to collect their data. They then created bar charts and pie charts to represent their data.

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