Tuesday 6th March – Year 5 Pizza Lunch
Tuesday 6th March – Year 5 Big Business presentations to our business leaders….children need to come to school in their business attire on the day of their presentations
Wednesday 7th March – Year 5 Big Business presentations to our business leaders….children need to come to school in their business attire on the day of their presentations.
Tuesday 13th March – Years 1 & 2 Sports Day
Friday 16th March – Year 5 Sharing Day and Year 5 Big Business Market to the school
Thursday 22nd March – Years 3-6 Sports Day
Friday 23rd March – PTA International Food Fair – please make srue your return your sold raffle ticket money and your unsold tickets back to the PTA office
Wednesday 28th March – Spring Concert
Thursday 29th March – last day of school before Easter holidays, 12pm finish
Friday 30th March – Good Friday, no school
Monday 16th April – first day back for Term 3
All children now have the $200 dollars in for Big Business so thank you for that. We are encouraging children to take control of sourcing and buying the products they need throughout this unit. We would appreciate any support you can offer to the children with this, but we would like to ask that if you do buy things that you keep the receipts to allow the children to reimburse you from the budget they are working from. This will help them to gain a good understanding about managing a budget, costings and profit. If children are making food items it may be helpful to freeze some part made items in advance.
We are struggling here at school with the children wearing too many layers to school. Layering your child with too many clothing layers can actually make them colder. That’s because excess layers can cause your child to sweat, which makes their clothes wet, which allows the cold and wind to bring their temperature down. A lot of children spend the first 20 minutes of each day de-layering all the clothing that you are sending them to school in. It has been a little chilly of late but please, Hong Kong winters are not really too bad but some of the children are coming in dressed for the artic. Would you mind please passing this message on to your helpers as well so they can help the children dress appropriately for the weather?
The children are currently in the middle of creating businesses for their Market Day to help raise funds for the Immanuel Kindergarten in Sudan. As part of this unit, the children will be presenting to a panel of experts on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March
. If you have any experience in selling or are interested in seeing what the children have created and are able to give up some time on either of the above dates, please email Mr. Pheasant – email@example.com
stating the dates and preferred times of your availability.
Hi, my name is Muchan, a Student Councillor for 5C. I am organising a Book Drive to help spread my love of reading. The Sony Corporation will collect books to create mobile libraries in South Africa for schools that do not have enough books. If you have books that are:
- Written in English
- Suitable for 6-12 year olds
- Have no yellow or brown pages (due to aging)
- Have no missing pages
- Have no scribbles inside
- Not Textbooks
- Not magazines
- Not encyclopedias
Please send them to school. There will be a collection box in the school foyer. Any books you can donate will be spread our love of reading.
Student Council Fruity Friday
The last term we surveyed our students to find out how we can make BHS even better. A lot of students wanted Fruity Friday back. This is an opportunity for you to help your child have delicious and healthy snacks at least once a week. Can you please support and encourage your child to bring in a fruity snack each Friday. We do not want processed snacks with fruit in them as they contain preservatives and man-made sugar. Thank you in advance for your support.
We’ve been as busy as ever steamrolling ahead with our BB unit.
Ms. Heather came in again this week to do some more drama skills and to help us our with our storyboards for the adverts we will be creating. Mr. Gibson took us for some more sessions to help us with our jingle.
We’ve been busy starting to make some or of our handicrafts that we will sell.
We’ve made a start on our Business Plan and had all of us working on different parts of it.
Well done to Sophie Huang in 5F for her excellent efforts in this recent piano competition…
Central Idea : There are many factors at work within a marketplace.
An inquiry into…
- functioning effectively as a team
- components in a marketplace
- research and marketing
Concepts : function, causation, reflection
Related Concepts : business systems, costings
Learner Profile : courageous, communicator
Attitudes : cooperation, confidence
As we move deeper into our Big Business unit, our maths becomes even more cross-curricular!
We have been working out the difference between ‘cost’, ‘price’ and ‘profit’ and have been deciding what we should be charging for the products we have made. This has been a challenging way to develop our reasoning and estimating skills, as well as showing us how tricky it must be for business owners!
A couple of slides that show predictions for the big day! These may change and they differ for all groups.
Writing – Adverts and Presentations
Our English work this week took lots of many forms and each class has been working hard on getting on with their various stages of creating adverts and presentations. Group discussions, compromising, group decision making, careful listening, taking turns to talk and presenting were all themes and skills that worked on this week too.
Reading Comprehension Strategy – Questioning
The students have been developing their questioning skills and developing thin questions (where the answers are factual and written in the text) and thick questions (where the answers are inferred and can rely on outside knowledge or opinion).
Well done to all our Golden Book winners this week in Year 5…
5C – Muchan Kim
5D – Keira Ho
5F – Jonathan Chan, Sasha Fung
Mandarin – Sasha Fung from 5F
Mandarin – Carlos Lam from 5D
Learning Centre/Info Lit – Kanna Takayana from 5D
- Read the Weekly Update
- Mathletics – continue with the set tasks
- Reading – keep up with their reading every night. Don’t forget to get Reading Journals signed every night and children should be reading every night. NO READING JOURNALS DUE IN THIS WEEK
- Spelling – each Monday the children are sent home their 10 personal words that they need to learn for the week. Please, can a parent (or responsible adult) support the children by...testing them (written or oral), getting them to put their words into interesting sentences (written or oral), discussing the meanings of the words, thinking about synonyms and antonyms of that word, discussing words with a similar meaning etc. NO SPELLING NEXT WEEK
- UOI – this week the children need to try and complete tasks started at school for their home learning. Each group gets together daily and has many tasks that need to be completed within deadlines set by the class teachers. They need to try a and make a concerted effort to find out from their team what needs doing and get on and try and do it! These could be a vast array of jobs, for example…..finishing logos, finishing designs, making prototypes, completing storyboards or scripts, shopping for materials (pls keep the receipt) and/or finishing parts of their Business Plan.
- UOI – please check out the website of the school in Sudan that we are raising money for and discuss your parents the needs of the school that we learned about when Mrs. Quinn came to visit. The website address is..www.immanuelkindergarten.org