Year 3 Update Week 17
Monday 14th January – Trip to Mei Ho House
Tuesday 29th January – Y3 Pizza lunch (bring own cutlery and plate)
Friday 1st February 3pm – Chinese New Year (half-term) break
Monday 11th February – First Day Back
Mr Lowe and Ms Mak are hoping to collect old electronic or battery operated items and toys that have moving parts that are no longer needed as part of our Makers stock. If you have anything you can donate please send it to school and put it in the collection box in the foyer labelled Old Electronics.
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.
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.
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 continue our inquiries into homes around the world and continue to have conversations about the different homes we can find in Hong Kong. We will also be visiting Mei Ho House which is a preserved example of the first public housing provided by the government in Hong Kong.
We will also be investigating the different materials that homes are built from and be conducting science experiments into the form and function of these materials.
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 practise their multiplication skills in a variety of open-ended tasks. We will also be looking at the inverse connection between multiplication and division, before moving on to a measurement inquiry focusing on time.
Please encourage your child to practice their times tables.
Big idea for language: Writers can use descriptive language and careful word choice to give detailed information.
Comprehension Strategies: Summarising and Synthesising
Readers summarise the text and develop new ideas.
Next week, the children will continue to identifying features of an information report and have a go at writing individual information reports. They will begin to look at the ways in which readers synthesise information in order to improve their comprehension.
Congratulations to these students for being awarded a Golden Book Certificate this week!
3M – Megan Wong
3W – Ashley Lau
Mandarin – Adam Wu (3M)
Create a weekly/ daily schedule
Using digital and analog clocks, sequence and describe important events that happen in your day or week.
You may present your work (digitally or on paper) using a timeline. Feel free to choose another form of presentation!
Children should bring their spelling journals home every day to practise their spelling words.
Mathletics passwords are in your child’s diary. The children should check their accounts regularly and complete any assigned tasks.