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.
It has been a quiet week at Beacon Hill with so many children enjoying their annual camps.
The children in Year 2 continued looking at the different ways in which they can reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of waste they create. Each class completed a range of activities and used non-fiction books to develop questions and find out more.
The children did some leaf printing. They created a variety of patterns and pictures.
The children had their first visit to Kowloon Tsai Pitch where they explored a range of equipment and played cooperatively.
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 be writing letters explaining choices they have made to help sustain the environment. They will be giving reasons for their choices and trying to persuade the reader to do the same.
The children will continue to create a range of art work using materials from the environment.
The children will take part in a provocation for their next unit of inquiry about different celebrations. Find out what the children celebrated on Monday afternoon.
Central Idea: Measurement involves comparing, ordering and sequencing objects and events
The children will be learning to:
- Read and write the time to the hour and half hour.
- Identify and record dates of events on a calendar.
- Name and order the months of the year and seasons.
This week the children will be sharing what they they already know about clocks and telling the time. They will be learning to read the time to the hour and half hour. They will also be looking at the daily schedule and making connections about what happens at different times during the school day. The children will be drawing clocks, using clocks and using the daily class schedule.
Please continue 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.