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
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.
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.
Mr Lowe introduced the students to Makeblock inventions kits this week. Students had a go at creating and coding their own machines!
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
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
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
We have noticed that quite a few students have outstanding activities on Mathletics. Please take this week to catch up on any assignments.
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.
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。