- Tuesday 31st October – Y6 Bake Sale
- Friday 10th November – Year 3 Sharing
- Thursday 16th – Friday 17th November – Year 3 Camp
- Wednesday 22nd November – Professor Peter Sullivan (6.30pm)
SUNSHINE ACTION FUND RAISING
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.
ESF Christmas Card Competition
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 13th, 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.co
Professor Peter Sullivan Parents Workshop
Wednesday 22nd November – 6:30p.m. in the school hall
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.
In Maths we have begun to look at subtraction strategies, we learnt about using the jump strategy and split strategy to help us subtract. Ask your child some of the new strategies they have used when practising their subtraction.
The children have continued to focus on the reading comprehension strategy: Inferring. We have been looking at a characters actions and what they say to make inferences. We continued to write the problem for our narrative and used ‘Show not Tell’ to describe a character’s feelings.
People worldwide have access to rights and opportunities that can look different.
- Difference between needs and wants (Perspective)
- Children’s rights and responsibilities (Responsibility)
- How children rights are protected (Reflection)
Next week we will be reflecting on our flour babies and whether we met our flour babies needs. We will continue to prepare ours songs, clay artwork and our dance for sharing day. The are looking forward to sharing all their learning with you soon.
Next week we will continue to focus on the different mental subtraction strategies and how we can use them with word problems.
Mathletics passwords are in your child’s diary. Please make sure that an adult supports your child when working through the activities.