3 Jun 2016

Year 5 Update Wk 37



Thursday 9th June – public holiday

Friday 10th June – school closed to students / Staff CPD

Important Information:

*As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child is coming to school with their cap for outdoor play as well as plenty of water for PE.



Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to LEAP this week. They learned all about the dangers of smoking and the impact it can have on your health. Everyone took part in interesting discussion, role play and sharing their new knowledge. We look forward to using the booklets as follow up activities in the classroom. We have enjoyed using the BHS social again in school as a way of communicating with others. It has been a fun way to express ourselves with our peers through groups, sharing photos and videos as well as creating polls. Our message boards in the classrooms have been active all week as we share what we have learned about writing to socialise.



Transdisciplinary Theme: How we express ourselves

Central Idea:

A person’s behaviour and how they choose to present themselves can project aspects of their identity.

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. How appearance and behaviour influence our perceptions of others (perspective)
  2. The influence of cultural and social norms on an individual’s self-concept and self-worth
  3. The arts as a form of expression (form)

  We shall continue to discuss ways in which people express themselves and compare some of our cultural traditions with other parts of the world. Furthermore we will look into how artists express themselves through paint, colour, theme, technique and mood.




5A: no golden book due to LEAP, there will be two next week

5P:  Noriyasu Watanabe- constantly having a great attitude towards school and being a fabulous student. 

5Y: Jotaro Kobayashi- demonstrating a positive attitude towards all areas at school.


Create a photo/ picture collage display as a way to express yourself.

Use this website if you would like: http://www.photocollage.com/

Due to the weather getting hotter and the humidity on the rise, we have felt the need to speak to the children about wearing deodorant/ antiperspirant. From next week there will be spray deodorant and wet wipes made available to the Year 5s. We would appreciate if you could discuss this with our child. We understand that some people do not like to use sprays etc. If this applies to your family; roll on deodorant, wet wipes or a wet flannels are good alternatives and can be easily stored in cubbies or school bags.

Family borrowing from the library:

As you will have seen in the school newsletter it is now possible for parents, younger children and other family members to borrow from our library.  By registering for a family borrowing card you can borrow two books from any section of the library, including the new Parent Collection which contains books about healthy living, behaviour management, fun art activities and days out for children in Hong Kong.  The library is open for family borrowing at these times…

Before school After school
Monday 2.45-3.30pm
Tuesday 8.15- 9.00am
Wednesday 2.45-3.30pm
Friday 8.30-9.15am

To register for a family borrowing card please complete the form found on the school website’s communications page.  For any questions please contact Emily Jeves jevese2@beaconhill.edu.hk