How the World Works
Central Idea: People explore the properties of materials to help them design and make.
Next week we will continue to inquire into the properties of materials and how this knowledge can help us to make decisions about what materials to use when we are designing and making. The children will be introduced to a thinking routine called “Parts, Purposes and Connections”. They will be encouraged to take apart everyday items such as school bags and shoes and discuss the purpose of each part and how they are connected to each other.
Numbers can be added and subtracted
Next week we will revisit our maths learning so far in relation to four operations, focusing on addition and subtraction. The children will have the opportunity to engage in some real life addition and subtraction problem solving experiences where they can apply the strategies they have previously learnt.
We will also be recapping on addition and subtraction strategies such as, known number facts, counting on and counting back, putting the biggest number first, fact families, doubles and near doubles.
Mathletics: – There are now some more activities open. Please enjoy supporting your child with these tasks. If your child is not yet logging onto Mathletics independently please support them to do so.
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.
Next week we will continue to focus on the comprehension key of determining importance. The children will be looking at various non-fiction texts linked to materials and learning how to sort information that they gain into “important” and “interesting” information.
Next week during writer’s workshop we will be continuing to work on the use of the word “because” in our non-fiction sentence writing.
Unit 6 Phonics: Next week our final phonics unit will begin.
1W – Zach Lee
1L – Yik Kam
1L – Ishaan Joshi
1P – Gigi Chan
1P – Hannah Guo
Congratulations to the children who received a Golden Book Certificate on Monday
Our latest Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://world-schools.schola
Please place your order online by June 7th 2019.
For further information, please refer to the email entitled, “Scholastic International Book Club May/June 2019.”
The BHS English team