- Thursday 6th December – PTA DISCO
- Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Concert
- Friday 14th December – school finish at 12:00 for the holidays
- Monday 7th January – back to school for Term 2
Christmas has arrived in the Year One and Two shared area! The children have thoroughly enjoyed decorating the Christmas Tree, making their own Christmas cards and writing letters to Santa in the Christmas Post Office.
Over the next two weeks, we will be setting up play experiences in the shared area that invite the children to engage in Christmas role play, practice fine motor skills by making snowflakes and wrapping presents and use their creative skills by designing their own wrapping paper. We will also be encouraging the children’s writing skills by continuing to write letters to Santa and making and sending festive cards,
How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: Thinking helps us to imagine and create.
This week the Year One children have been exploring the concepts of imaginary and real through books, discussions and practical activities. They also continued to use the thinking tool “Would You Rather” to make choices, verbalise these to others and justify their choices. We encouraged the children to use the sentence starter, “I would rather…….because……”.
Next week we will be introducing a new thinking tool called “Step Inside”. This strategy encourages the children to think about the concept of perspective. They will be exploring different pieces of imaginative artwork and asked to imagine they are inside the picture and think about what they see, what they hear and what they feel. Teachers will model the use of this tool and the children will then have opportunities to use the strategy themselves.
Junk Modelling Materials
This week the children have really enjoyed using their imagination and creative skills to create their own models using recycled junk materials. Please continue to send in any items that the children may be able to use for this purpose.
Examples of the sorts of items you could send in with your child:
- egg cartons
- plastic bottles
- cardboard packaging
- plastic packaging
- empty kitchen roll
- empty cereal boxes
The festive period is upon us and it is nice for the children to send each other Christmas cards. If they do wish to write and send cards to their friends, please ensure that they write the child’s name and class on the envelope. We will encourage the children to post their cards in the school Christmas post box and each day the Year 6 monitors will empty the box and deliver the cards to each class.
BHS Wellbeing Day for Students: Friday 7th December 2018
Rationale & Aims:
- To enhance student wellbeing.
- To connect as a school.
- To incorporate a sense of challenge as well as fun!
- To learn something new!
- Children will be in mixed age groups to develop a greater sense of others.
The Year 2 children are already feeling excited about next Friday. The range of activities being offered is incredible and children have chosen 3 activities from a broad selection. Activities include: Art and Craft, Origami, Calligraphy, Key Chain Making, Sewing, Painting, Football, Clay, Board Games, Skipping, Dance, Nature Walk, Animal Encounters, Music, Baking, Lego, Meditation, Yoga
Please see the school newsletter for further details.
Mathletics: – All Mathletic topics are now open for this calendar year. After Christmas, there will be some more topics for the children to do at home.
Please help the children to complete the Mathletics tasks that have been assigned to your child. The children can also enjoy Maths Live and play other children live across the world.
Reading – Visualising
This week we have continued to focus on the comprehension skill of visualising. The children have had the opportunity to develop this skill by listening to and reading passages that they have then tried to picture in their heads. They have been encouraged to record their visualisations using pictures and describe their images to others.
1L – Katie Ji
1P – Johan Lui
1W – Aleena Jabeen
SLT Award – Hamin Song
Congratulations to all our Golden Book and SLT Award children!
At this magical time of year why not take a trip to see Santa. Here is an article from Little Steps Asia giving information about where you can find Santa around Hong Kong.
Santa’s Secret Kingdom
Join the third edition of Glitter and Gore’s unique holiday events – Storytime at Santa’s Secret Kingdom! A few magical hours jampacked with fun activities and tasks joined by the Elves and Santa!
December 9, from 10am – 4:30pm
Santa’s Secret Kingdom, Top secret location, Quarry Bay
Food, games, live performances, and more! Plus, kids will love watching Santa arrive at the party via helicopter.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11am to 4:30pm.
Sports Ground, St Stephen’s College, Wong Ma Kok Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
Children of all ages (and adults, of course) can book a private meeting to greet Santa himself and tell him in person what their Christmas wishes are.
December 1-25, 2018.
Pacific Place Mall, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Paddington the British bear known and loved by all is coming to Gold Coast Piazza to ensure all families have a slice of British style Christmas with lots of fun activities that the whole family can partake in.
December 1-31, 2018 from 12pm – 10pm
Hong Kong Gold Coast Piazza, 1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong,
Meet and greet with Santa, get some wicked Christmas Insta Postcards, and watch the amazing light show, and so much more… all at Harbour City Mall!
December 1-23 – Every Saturday & Sunday
Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Meet Santa at Roving located in the mall. He’ll be there to share the Christmas fun!
Every Saturday & Sunday on December 1-23 and every Tuesday and Wednesday on Dec 25-26 from 12pm-2pm
1/F Metal Zone, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong,
Why Little Steps loves it: Who doesn’t love Santa, Little Steps has made finding him easy for all the parents out there and rounded up his top locations this year!
Who it’s perfect for: Any little munchkin who is dying to meet Santa, and tell him all their wishes.
What else: Mom and Dad can also participate in some Santa Fun by joining the annual Santa Con.
All over Hong Kong!
Little Steps Asia November 26th 2018