Tuesday 21st November – Pizza lunch
Wednesday 22nd November – 6.30pm Professor Peter Sullivan in the hall
Thursday 30th November – PTA Disco – Year 1 -3
Thursday 14th November – Christmas Concert and Christmas Bake Off
Friday 8th December – parents invited to come and help sort food after our Action Day
Our main focus over the coming weeks will be to :
Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to 100
Peter Sullivan . We are looking forward to teaching Maths alongside Professor Sullivan when he comes to Beacon Hill on Wednesday and Friday. Thank you for all the responses to attending his presentation for parents on Wednesday at 6.30pm. If you have not signed up and would like to attend, please do so via the enotice on the Gateway.
Mathletics: Please spend some time each week exploring the different activities that we have set for the children. Under the ‘play’ section, children can practise their basic facts by playing games with partners from around the world. It is not intended that the children will do these tasks totally independently so please help your child to become familiar with the layout of Mathletics and how to go about completing the tasks.
Next week we begin our writing unit ‘Writing to Entertain’. The unit will focus on narrative writing and poetry. The children will learn about the structure of stories including characters, settings, problems, resolutions and any messages that are in story.
Our comprehension focus for our next unit will be visualising. When using the visualising strategy, students are taught to think about what they can see, feel, smell and hear. They use their imagination to create pictures in their mind which helps them to better understand and interpret what is happening in a story or piece of text.
Congratulations to the following children:
1L – Ally Yeoh
1P – Myles Ng
1W – absent
Many first hikes happen on this popular Sai Kung trail, which offers up picturesque scenery while winding through a dense forest that passes by deserted traditional Hakka Chinese houses along the way. From Sai Kung town, take minibus NR29 to Sai Wan Pavilion and follow the signs pointing towards Sai Wan. It’s a flat road with a few inclines that is more suitable for active kids. Everyone will enjoy the white sand beach at the end of the hike.
Tai Long Wan, http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/tai-long-wan. Food is available for order in Sai Wan and Tai Long Wan – so no need to pack a lunch!
What is Nearby? Why not visit the secret Sheung Lok Stream waterfalls while you are there? Click here for our video and more information.
Take your tykes on this popular hike that brings you through Shek O Country Park and some of the prettiest terrain in Hong Kong. Not only is it a smooth journey with few inclines, it’ll also afford for plenty of beach time afterwards at Big Wave beach. The entire trail will take between two to four hours; bring sunscreen, a hat and a camera to snap photos of the pretty scenery. Click here for tips and directions.
Dragon’s Back Hong Kong Hike For Kids, http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/dragons-back-kids
What’s nearby? Enjoy lunch in Shek O after the big hike! Kids will also enjoy the awesome beach – it’s gorgeous.
LANTAU ISLAND: YOUNG HIKERS (Age 6+) – Lantau Island
There are numerous trails across Lantau, but test out the easiest one first and see how the family copes. The 6km trail starts at Mui Wo ferry pier. Follow signs leading to the Trappist Haven Monastery. The trail goes off-road along the water’s edge before arriving on the other side of Discovery Bay at Nim Shue Wan ferry pier. Reward your little rascals with lunch at a waterfront restaurant along the boardwalk or hit the beach.
Lantau Island Hike For Kids, Website
Mui Wo (Discovery Bay) to Lantau With Kids, http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/family-hike-discovery-bay
What’s nearby? So much! Go camping at Long Coast (advanced planning required), dine and play at Mavericks, beach eats at Bathers, or ride bikes and enjoy vino at The China Club in Mui Wo. There is also cultural fun on Lantau too with the Big Buddha and Tai O!
PO TOI O: YOUNG HIKERS (Age 6+) – Clearwater Bay
The three-hour-long journey may seem daunting at first but the flat terrain winds through the Clear Water Bay Golf Course and offers pretty vistas that stretch out to Clear Water Bay and Sai Kung. Residents of Clear Water Bay know this hike well, and the added cultural value of a visit to Tin Hau temple makes the long hike worth it. Take the MTR to Cheung Kwan O and then minibus 103M along Clearwater Bay Road.
Clearwater Bay Hiking With Kids, http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/hike-feast
What’s nearby? Click here for the Clearwater Bay Guide! Be sure to eat at Po Toi O after your hike.
TAI TAM RESERVOIR: LITTLE LEGS (Age 2+) – Hong Kong Island (Southside)
If you can’t keep your kids’ attention spans for longer than an hour, then perhaps the scenery along the Tai Tam Reservoir trail will. Starting at Parkview, the trail weaves through a picturesque journey with mesmerizing views of the Southside. Halfway through, the trail splits with a flight of stairs leading up to one of the toughest hikes in Hong Kong – The Twins – which winds up in Stanley, while the other smoother path takes you across the Tai Tam Reservoir.
Tai Tam Reservoir Trail With Kids,
LAMMA ISLAND: LITTLE LEGS (Age 2+) – Lamma Island
Make an afternoon out of it by taking the entire bunch over to Lamma for a leisurely stroll around the island. The flat and easy Family Trail finishes off at the beach, where you can splash around before pulling up seats at one of the Chinese seafood restaurants at the pier, such as the scrummy Lamma Hilton Shum Kee Seafood restaurant among many others. Catch a ferry from Central Pier No. 4. The journey is approximately 25 minutes.
Lamma Island Hiking With Kids, Website
What’s nearby? Eat seafood by the sea at one of Lamma Island’s fantastic alfresco restaurants.
POK FU LAM: LITTLE LEGS (Age 2+) – Hong Kong Island
From Central, take a bus or drive up to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road and walk along the flat, tranquil path that leads through the greenery and offers a breath of fresh air above the city. With lovely views of the reservoir and Lamma Island from afar, this easy walk is just what you and your little ones need to blow off some steam.
Pok Fu Lam Hiking With Kids, Website
What’s nearby? Picnic by the reservoir or head into Cyberport for lunch!
BOWEN ROAD: STROLLER FRIENDLY (Age 0+) – Hong Kong Island
Take your car up to Bowen Road and park it, or grab a cab to drop you and your wee ones off. The trail is short and sweet, plus you simply can’t beat the city views while walking along the shaded, lush path. The popular trail is a prized spot for runners – including moms that run with strollers in tow – and can be just the place to burn off that extra, post-natal chub.
Bowen Road Fitness Trail, Website
What’s nearby? A visit to Hong Kong Zoological and Botanic Gardens is always perfect.
THE PEAK: STROLLER FRIENDLY (Age 0+) – The Peak
Take the tram or one of the numerous buses up to The Peak Trail. Although it’s touristy, the flat road is a breeze for strollers, and the looped, shady path offers spectacular views of the Island. Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants where you can change your bub and enjoy lunch with top views of the city we love! Another option to take up or down from the Peak is the famous Morning Trail – easy for strollers and toddlers.
The Peak Trail, Website
The Morning Trail,
SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE: STROLLER FRIENDLY (Age 0+) – New Territories
Go for a leisurely hike and learn about Hong Kong history on this stroller and little-leg-apt trail, situated in Sai Kung Country Park. The paved trail is shaded, and there are varying degrees of difficulty to choose from. Start in Sheung Yiu – for those with prams, walk to the museum, those with young kiddos can loop around Tai Mong Sai Road, and those with older children can head out to High Island Reservoir.
Sheung Yiu Family Walk, http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/sheung-yiu-family-walk
What’s nearby? Visit Sai Kung after for a meal by the sea or a play in the square.