Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Concert 7pm – If your child is in the Junior Choir, you do not need to buy them a ticket
Friday 14th December – Last day of Term 1….12pm finish
Monday 7th January – Start of Term 2
Thursday 10th January – BHS Approach to Well Being for Parents. See Newsletter for details.
Friday 11th January – Happiness House Day. All children in Kwai Le house can wear yellow to school and bring a donation for the charity raising activities.
Tuesday 15th January – Year 5 Bake Sale. Bring along some money to buy a tasty treat at snack time. Don’t forget to bring a container to eat it from!
Wednesday 16th January – Y2 Fun Friends Parents Information Evening. More details to follow.
Friday 25th January – Year 2 Sharing Day! Parents to come to school and share in the children’s learning.
Friday 1st February – Chinese Cultural Day and Chinese New Year Assembly. Half term break begins.
Y2 Christmas Party: Tuesday 11th December
The Year 2 Christmas party will be held on Tuesday 11th December. The children should come to school dressed in their party clothes. Please be reminded that we will be playing games with the children and they need to be dressed in comfortable and appropriate clothing (the children can get very hot). There will be no F.M.S. on this day.
Your child will need to bring the food that they have indicated on the table in the letter they have brought home. Your child only needs to bring enough food for 6 children. If there is a problem with the food that your child has offered to bring, ease send in something else appropriate. All boxes must be labelled.
We will not be providing paper plates and plastic cutlery at the party. Therefore your child will need to bring their own plate and cutlery. They will also need their water bottle so we can give them their choice of blackcurrant or orange cordial.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY FOOD CONTAINING NUTS OR COOKED IN NUT OILS!
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BHS Wellbeing Day for Students
The Year 2 children had an amazing day today, joining in a whole host of activities to support their wellbeing.
Many of the Year 2 children had an absolute blast at this year’s PTA Disco. Thank you for supporting the school!
Unit of Inquiry
This week the children have been research into Christmas and noting the similarities and differences of Christmas around the world.
Your child should be able to retell ‘The Christmas Story’.
The children also thoroughly enjoyed their second clay session with Miss Cassie!
In drama, the children continued to explore body language and facial expressions. They began to think about how they could use these to represent different celebrations.
In Maths, the children thought about different celebrations and thought about when they happen throughout the year, using the language of dates and months. They also explored how calendars work.
In English, the children applied the Determining Importance comprehension strategy to skim and scan for key words that would help them answer their Christmas research questions.
Central idea: People show events are important through celebrations and traditions.
Lines of inquiry
- Features of traditions and celebrations (form)
- Why people celebrate (causation)
- Similarities and differences between different celebrations (connection)
Next week the children will be gaining some first-hand experience of celebrations in the Year 2 Christmas Party! They will also be completing their presentation of the research into Christmas.
If you haven’t already please do send in a photo of your child involved in a celebration of importance to your family. This can be emailed to your class teacher who will print it.
The children will be working in groups with Miss Kannis to prepare a fun video to show on Sharing Day. They will have their third clay session and they will start to think about what they would like to show through Drama.
Measurement involves comparing, ordering and sequencing objects and events
Lines of inquiry:
- Read and write the time to the hour and half hour.
- Identify and record dates of events on a calendar.
- Name and order the months of the year and seasons.
The children will continue to read and write the time. They will also start to solve problems involving time. Please involve your child in discussions about time as you proceed with daily activities. For example, ‘It’s five to seven, time to brush your teeth, 7.00pm time for a story….Now it is 7.30pm, bed time!”
Activities involving time have been opened on Mathletics.
Writing focus: Writing to describe (information report) and entertain (poetry)
The children will use the photographs they bring to school to consider questions about the celebrations and they will discuss their family’s traditions. This will help with their later research. Thank you to those children who have already brought photos to school.
In reading, the children will continue a range of reading poetry and reports for information and enjoyment.
The children will summarise their learning around Christmas. They will be writing to describe Christmas in the form of a report.
2D – Glamour Poon
2F – Khloe Tam and Luis Man
Games and Activities to Develop Vocabulary
We have noticed that many of our Year 2 children would benefit from developing a broader vocabulary. With this in mind, we would like to recommend some games you can easily play at home, or on the move that will give your child the opportunity to develop their awareness and language skills.
- I Spy With My Little Eye
Benefits: vocabulary development, phonics and spelling awareness, observation skills and focus
Number of players: Unlimited
Say, “I spy with my little eye something beginning with …” Start playing the game using objects in the room you can see. Begin with obvious items and over time move to more discreet objects. You can vary the game by using the initial sounds (phonics), or letters (spelling) or even colours or numbers. You can increase the challenge level by saying, “I spy with my little eye, something that ends in …”
- Word Association Game
Benefits: vocabulary development, fluency, memory and recall
Number of players: Pairs are good, but more players possible if everyone takes turns
The first player, chosen randomly, says one word out loud. The other player has to quickly say a word that has some connection with the previous word. Players lose if …
- They take more than three seconds to make a connection.
- They repeat a word that has already been said in this game.
- They are challenged and loses the vote.
The last player standing is the winner.
For example, one sequences of words might be:
Other well-known games we would recommend include, Pictionary, Charades
At BHS we have lots of great clubs which our students really enjoy so Ms Chung challenged us to create even more! As the student councillors, we interviewed our friends and classmates to find out their favourite clubs. We were wondering if any parents would like to help run these clubs? Do not panic! You do not need to be an expert or world champion, just enthusiastic and willing to help. This could be as a one off session or more, it is up to you. Please click on this google form to volunteer. The Student Council will then get in contact with you to organise the club. We will help with all the logistics such as venue, students and resources.
Thank you for any help you can give us.