2 Dec 2018

Year 3 Update Week 16

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  • Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Christmas Parties (bring own cutlery, cup and plate)

  • Wednesday 12th  December 7pm – Christmas concert

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

  • Monday 7th January – First Day Back

  • Thursday 10th January – Trip to Tai O (please check eNotice)

  • Monday 14th January – Trip to Mei Ho House (details to follow)

  • 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




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With Christmas break just around the corner, the children are excited for their Christmas parties and busy getting their portfolios ready to be sent home on their last day of school. Please make sure that your child has brought their present in for Secret Santa by Monday 10th December the latest and food for the party by noon on Tuesday 11th December.

If your child will be taking early leave, kindly let your child’s class teacher know so they can make sure your child’s portfolio is sent home on their last day. Portfolios should be returned by Friday 11th January.


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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.


Related imageLunch 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

Things don’t slow down in Year 3 even when the holidays are near! The children participated in a variety of learning tasks this week learning about homes from all over the world, inquiring into strength in shapes, hunted for key words in information reports and brushed up on their skip counting and multiplication skills! The children also enjoyed the PTA disco this Thursday and Wellbeing Day this Friday! More photos from the day will be released on the school website soon!
A huge well done to 3M on their assembly on the Five Ways to Wellbeing – what a great way to kick off Wellbeing Day!


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 continue our inquiries into homes around the world and begin to have conversations about the different homes we can find in Hong Kong.


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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 practise their multiplication skills in a variety of open-ended tasks and Christmas-themed games!

 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.



Comprehension Strategies:  Summarising and Synthesising

Readers summarise the text and develop new ideas.

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Next week, the children will continue to identifying features of an information report and have a go at a class-constructed report. 

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

3M – Chloe Lau

3G – Yik Wah Ho

3W – Amira Mahtani

Mandarin – Hailey Yuen

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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: Wednesday 9th January
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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.