25 Nov 2017

Year 3 Update Wk 14

  • Wednesday 28th November – Mandarin Consultations (previously 21st November)
  • Thursday 30th November – Year 3 Pitch &  Y1 – 3 PTA disco (3:15pm – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday 7th December – Year 3 Pitch
  • Thursday 14th December – Christmas Concert (7:00pm – 8:30pm)


                                    60s Dress Up Day & Disco                                       

Thursday 30th November for Years 1-3

To continue our BHS 50th Anniversary celebrations, we will have a 60’s themed dress up day next week. Children can dress up in 60’s style for school and then be ‘Disco ready’.  All children should come dressed up even if they are not attending the disco after school.  The fashion trend in the 1960’s was varied; hippy style, swing dresses, twin sets and more!   


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.

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Mother Tongue Story Telling
Last year a group of parents told stories to our students in their mother tongue during lunchtimes.  As you can imagine this was very popular with our students and a great way to share the range of languages we speak within our community.  If you are interested please click here to add your details.  Any time you can give and to any year group is really appreciated.  For those interested we can meet to discuss logistics in more details.  If you have any questions please email me at andy.thompson@bhs.edu.hk.

This week was Y3’s first week at pitch, where they all participated in some health-related fitness which connects to our new unit. The children participated in bucket ball, relay races and an active bingo. 
The children completed their pre-assessment for our new unit, they were asked to make connections between the body systems and draw and label the body parts they knew. This week the children went to Life Education Activity Programme (L.E.A.P). They learning about the circulatory system, the importance of appreciating the uniqueness of individuals and ways to compromise during an argument. They got to meet Harold the giraffe and Tammy who showed them different parts of the body and body systems. 

In Maths the children continued with their learning of pattern and function. They have also begun our new unit on fractions which they have completed a pre-assessment for. 3S were lucky enough to have a fractions lesson with Professor Peter Sullivan.    

In English and Information Literacy the students have been working with Ms Jeves to determine what is important within a text. We have also looked at the features of our new text type; explanations. 

The interaction between body systems helps us to keep healthy and survive.

  1. How the body systems work (function)
  2. Interdependence and independence between the body systems (connection)
  3. Impact of lifestyle choices on the body systems (responsibility)

Next week the children will be looking at developing their knowledge of how the circulatory, respiratory and nervous system work. As well as continuing their work with Ms Jeves on the digestive system.  

Fractions are ways of representing parts of a whole

We will be inquiring into

  1. Fractions of shapes
  2. Fractions of amounts
  3. Making and comparing simple fractions

Next week the children will continue their problem solving through a sequence of lessons recommended by Professor Peter Sullivan. 

 Mathletics passwords are in your child’s diary. Please make sure that an adult supports your child when working through the activities. 

Next week the children will continue to look into the features of an explanation text. They will begin to build a class explanation text on the Digestive System with Ms Jeves in Information Literacy. 
Next week the children will be looking at this units comprehension strategy; determining importance during Reading. 
Year 3 will read books from Big Universe on a Monday and Friday. They will borrow home readers on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
3A – Cactus Chan
3F – Carter Roessel
3S – Amelie Wong
The children have now had access to this fortnight’s home learning themes for a week. Please support your child as necessary to bring their projects to share next Wednesday. We can’t wait to see them!
 Please make sure that they spend time at the weekend learning their five individualised words. In the back of their Spelling Journal is a list of words for the Unit. Students can learn these if they wish to challenge themselves. You could also use these words to discuss their meaning and put them into sentences together. 
Mandarin – All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.
Ms Lynn (Home Learning #7) – Please read two books in Mandarin Matrix – BL03 小龙说 and OR14 大和小。
Ms Xu: 熟读学过的课文。练习猜谜语。借书读书。