Tuesday 8th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations.
Monday 13th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations.
Wednesday 15th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations.
Tuesday 21st November – Mandarin Parent Consultations.
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
I am very pleased to announce, thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our students, we raised $150000. This is a tremendous sum and I think it shows what a special community we belong to. We can now start to purchase the food so on 8th December our students can work with Sunshine Action at school to make the food parcels for the different charities. To help our students with the food parcels we need parent volunteers, approximately 30. These parents will be working with groups of students to help them make the food parcels. If you are interested please click here.
The children continued investigating their groups chosen food waste, observing the changes as the food began decomposing! Food that had been handled the most had a lot more mould on it.
Each class also set up a box filled with soil and the children chose various items to be buried inside. They made predictions about what they thought might happen.
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 be using technology to record their scientific observations.
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 subtraction facts. They will be using number lines to help them solve number sentences by counting on or counting back.
Maths game to practise number bonds to 10, 20, 30 and 40:
Mandarin – All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.