24 Nov 2017

Year 4 Update – Wk 14

Tuesday 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December – Year 4 Pitch – Please note the change in date from the e-notice

Tuesday 28th November – Mandarin Consultations – please note that the last consultation evening has been changed from Nov 21st to 28th Nov. Booking is now closed on the Gateway. Please contact your child’s Mandarin teacher directly if you did not have a chance to meet up.

Friday 1st December – PTA Disco (Year 4-6)

Friday 8th December – 4W Class Assembly at 9am

Thursday 14th December – Christmas Concert: Deadline for ticket requests – Friday 1st December

Friday 15th December – End of Term (noon)

Monday 8th January – Start of School

60s Dress Up Day & Disco

Friday 1st December for Year 4-6

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!

  

 

HK Philharmonic Orchestra Trip

We will be taking all the Year 4 children to a schools’ music concert given by the HK Philharmonic Orchestra at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on Wednesday, 6th December 2017.
The concert starts at 12 noon and will last approximately one hour. Students will travel to and from the venue by school bus, leaving at 11.15am and returning at approximately 1.45pm.
Students should come to school as usual wearing school uniform and bring a packed lunch. Deli Fresh lunches will need to be cancelled for that day.
Please confirm your child’s attendance via the e-notice has been sent to parents.
Pitch
Please note that the dates for our Pitch sessions are: Tuesday 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December
These dates have been amended from those stated in the e-notice you have received. Please make sure your child wears PE kit on these days. Class P.E. sessions led by the teacher will not take place while the pitch sessions are being held. P.E. with Mr Teahan will continue as normal.

SUNSHINE ACTION FUND RAISING

I am very pleased to announce, thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our students, we raised $150 000.  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.

Y4 Teacher Contact Information
4F – Mrs Fennelly – charlotte.fennelly@bhs.edu.hk 
4L – Miss Fisher – laura.fisher@bhs.edu.hk
4W – Miss Wu – jane.wu@bhs.edu.hk
Year 4 Learning Support Teacher – Ms Mak – haymen.mak@bhs.edu.hk
Vice Principal – Mr Thompson – andy.thompson@bhs.edu.hk

Will it SLIME?

Students conducted a scientific inquiry into the making of slime and took notice of their wonderings and discoveries. This was a way of tuning into our new unit of inquiry into explorations and discoveries.

   
Explorations in Learning Technology

Mr Lowe introduced the students to Makeblock inventions kits this week. Students had a go at creating and coding their own machines!

 

Feelings and Machines
We have some budding engineers and game designers in Year 4 as the students excitedly shared their home learning tasks with each other.
 
Jack and the Beanstalk!

We were treated to a preview of what the choir had to offer this Christmas in assembly on Monday. We look forward to hearing more at the Christmas Concert and at various locations that they will be performing over the next few weeks!

Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea

Change in our world can happen through exploration and discovery. 

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into…

  • Explorations and discoveries that have changed our world (change)
  • The reasons why people choose to explore and discover (causation)
  • The effects of explorations and discoveries on the recording of time (connection)

In the next weeks, students will learn about explorers and scientists who made significant discoveries and how these discoveries changed the world that we live in today.

Number Maths: Multiplication and Division

Central Idea

The operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are related to each other and are used to solve problems.

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • The different ways to model/show multiplication and division
  • Mental strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division
  • Written strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division

Next week the students will learning some math games inspired by our visit from Peter Sullivan from  with a strong focus on their mental arithmetic and to improve their fluency with multiplication facts

Congratulations to the students who were awarded Golden Book certificates!
4F – Gabriel Chan
4L – Kylie Lau and Isaac Presley
4W – Johnny Deng
 
 
  
Home Learning

We have noticed that quite a few students have outstanding activities on Mathletics. Please take this week to catch up on any assignments.

Spelling
The children have a list of words they need to learn. They should practise these at home in preparation for “buddy spelling tests” (the children testing each other) in class next week.
 
Reading
The children have been given their Home Reading Journals and are expected to read for 20 minutes per day at their given comprehension age. Children will record the title of their book in their journal. Please discuss your child’s reading and leave a comment in the journal so that they can change their book.
To support their reading development, please make sure of the following:
  • Home reading should be fun not a chore.
  • Keep the timing short, find a comfy, quiet space and have a chat about what your child is reading. This really helps to develop their comprehension skills.
  • There is information about comprehension at the beginning of the journal, which you can use to help guide your discussion with your child. Please also refer to information your class teacher has sent out to you about how to help your child at home. 

Mathematics
All children should aim to spend 30 minutes per week completing their assigned Mathletics tasks and/or practising their times tables.

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 check your google classroom for details.

Ms Xu – 朗读学过的课文,记得借书读书,写读书报告,完成课堂未完成的功课。

 
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