26 Nov 2018

Year 3 Update Week 15

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  • Friday 7th December 9am (Hall) – 3M Class Assembly

  • Wednesday 12th  December 7pm – Christmas concert

  • Friday 14th December 12pm – Last Day of School (Christmas break)

  • Monday 7th January – First Day Back




Lunch forms can now be collected from Ms Anna at reception for new registrants.

Please note that 3G’s P.E. days are now on Thursdays and Fridays.


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Year 3 Playdate Database

Arranging playdates to help your children develop their social skills were a major discussion points this week at parent consultations. Please find linked below documents to parent/ guardian contacts for children in Year 3, feel free to utilise them to help organise playdates for your child. The documents are free for you to edit so please make sure you read the important information on the top of the page before you add your contacts in. Please be mindful of others and only edit your contacts.





BHS Lunchtime Experiences: A message from our Student Council

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 an 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.

Year 3 Teacher Contact Information
Mr Matt Glencross – glencm1@beaconhill.edu.hk
Ms Marie-Claire Mulligan – marie@bhs.edu.hk
Ms Samantha Saxena – saxens7@beaconhill.edu.hk
Ms Jane Wu – wuj2@beaconhill.edu.hk
Year 3 phase leader
Mr Andy Thompson – thompa5@beaconhill.edu.hk
Learning Centre Days
3G – Wednesday
3M – Tuesday
3W – Wednesday
PE Days
3G – Thursday and Friday
3M – Tuesday and Thursday
3W – Tuesday and Friday

What a busy week we have had! As part of the new unit the children thoroughly enjoyed a thinking routine called ‘Parts, Purposes and Complexities.’ They used screwdrivers to take apart broken fans and explored the parts and purposes and made connections. All the children were engaged and loved this hands on activity. Ask your child about the thinking routine. Throughout our unit we will use this method to think about homes.

The Year 3’s worked in groups to build some amazing dens in their classroom and we used the thinking routine mentioned above to explore the parts of their den.


To finish off a wonderful week, the children enjoyed their theatre trip to see Geronimo Stilton!





Homes Around the World (and their materials) Powerpoint

  Homes have been influenced by a variety of factors over time.

We will be inquiring into:

  • What a home is (form)
  • Why homes have changed over time (causation)
  • How homes in (the local environment) Hong Kong have changed over time (change)


Next week we will inquire into homes around the world and explore the materials at are used to build these homes and why? 


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Central Idea: Multiplication and Division are related and are used to solve problems

Lines of Inquiry

The roles of symbols and the language of multiplication  and division

Mental and written strategies for multiplication and division

The relationship between multiplication and division

Next week the children will develop their rapid recall of multiplication facts and Model multiplication and division using groups and/or arrays.

 Please encourage your child to practice their times tables.

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Unit 3 – Writing to describe using Non-Chronological reports

Big idea for language: Writers can use descriptive language and careful word choice to give detailed information.

Next week the children will be exploring the features of an information report.


Comprehension Strategies:  Summarising and Synthesising

Readers summarise the text and develop new ideas.

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Congratulations to these students for being awarded a Golden Book Certificate this week!


Hoi Fung

Azeen Azif

Yan Yu Yip

3G – Irina Chung

3W – Avery Wu


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We shared and discussed these slides with the children regarding their home learning routine this year and they are buzzing with excitement! We will also be send home some (suggested) guidelines to help them manage their efforts and time. Assignments will be set up in the Google Classroom if anyone who chooses to create and/or share something digitally. Otherwise, the children can bring their learning in on the due date. Their work will be shared and celebrated in class.
Due date: Friday December 5th
Image result for spelling clip artChildren should bring their spelling journals home every day to practise their spelling words.

A reminder that on a Monday and Friday, the children will read from Big Universe and borrow home readers on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. Big Universe passwords are in your child’s diary.

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Mathletics passwords are in your child’s diary. The children should check their accounts regularly and complete any assigned tasks.

Mandarin – All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.