Tuesday 31st October – Year 6 Bake Sale….bring in some money to buy treats to support our PTA
Tuesday 8th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations…make sure you book your appointment soon via The Gateway
Monday 13th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations…make sure you book your appointment soon via The Gateway
Wednesday 15th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations…make sure you book your appointment soon via The Gateway
Tuesday 21st November – Mandarin Parent Consultations…make sure you book your appointment soon via The Gateway
Wednesday 22nd – Professor Peter Sullivan parent workshop
Friday 24th November – 2Ds class assembly
Thursday 14th December – Christmas Concert
Friday 15th December – last day of Term 1, 12pm finish
Wednesday 22nd November – 6:30p.m. in the school hall
Professor Peter Sullivan
Peter Sullivan is Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, at Monash University in Australia. He is the immediate past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the lead writer of the Australian Mathematics curriculum.
Professor Sullivan is one of the world’s leading authorities in Mathematics, and will be making his a visit to Beacon Hill School this November. During his visit, Professor Sullivan will work alongside the teachers to challenge all our students to reach their full potential in Mathematics through the use of open-ended, rich learning tasks and problems.
We are thrilled to announce that Professor Sullivan will run a workshop for parents in order to enhance your understanding of how you may help your children in the development of Mathematical thinking. This is for parents only, there is no need for children to attend.
An e-notice will be sent to all parents, please let us know if you are attending.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.
Mother Tongue Story Telling
ESF Christmas Cards
Christmas is fast approaching! ESF wish to prepare an e-card for Christmas and are inviting ESF students to come up with a design. The Christmas artwork could be a painting or drawing on A4 or A3 paper with any media such as water color, pastel, photography or digital. Please send the original artwork to Ms Yu by 13, November if you would like to enter this exciting competition. Please refer to this link if you wish to see the cards in previous years: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1e1HGWSZqL0clF3MlF2aWk3OEE?usp=shar
The children had an exciting experience visiting the SENT landfill. They saw how construction waste is managed in HK. They watched the trucks unloading their waste onto the tipping site and then saw the bulldozers spreading and flattening the waste. They also saw the trucks being cleaned before they left the landfill. Ask your child about what they found interesting.
Central idea: People’s choices can impact the environment
Lines of inquiry:
- Types of waste
- What happens to waste
- Choices people make to sustain the environment
The children will continue to look at how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of waste they produce. They will consider taking action by making responsible choices. The children will continue work on their scientific investigations, looking into how our food waste decomposes. The children will need to continue to make careful observation of any changes and consider making predictions as to what may happen next.
CENTRAL IDEA: The operations of addition and subtraction are related to each other
LINES OF INQUIRY:
- How we solve problems using addition and subtraction
- Mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction
- The language and symbols of addition and subtraction
- Patterns in addition and subtraction
The children will be solving mathematical problems related to addition facts. They will continue to use counting on as a strategy to solve a calculation and will learn how to use the split strategy.
To use the split strategy, the children will be using their knowledge of place value to split numbers into hundreds, tens and ones and regrouping the numbers as necessary.
The children will also be looking at the Jump Strategy to help them add two numbers together and will start exploring subtraction.
Mandarin – All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.