3 Jun 2019

Year 3 Update Week 36

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  • Friday 21st – Year 3 mini market day
  • Monday 24th June – Class swaps
  • Friday 28th June (12pm) – End of school year

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As part of our Maths and collaboration unit the Year 3 children will be taking part in a mini market day. The children will be working in small groups to come up with a product to sell to their Year 3 peers. All the profits will go towards buying pizza for the end of year party.

On Friday 21st the children will set up their shops and sell their goods. We want the children to get hands on experience using money so we are asking the children to bring in $20-$40 in coins. We do not want the children to bring in notes as the children will be selling their products for prices that has cents eg. $5.20, $7.80 etc.

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

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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.




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 wonderful week we have had! It was absolutely fabulous to see all the smiling faces during our trip to, ‘Dream Come True.’ The children gained a deeper insight into how collaboration is needed for different jobs. Check out our photos.

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Central Idea:

Different approaches to collaboration influence the productivity of groups

The children will be inquiring into:

Shared goals in group situations (connection)

Skills and behaviour that support collaboration (responsibility)

The impact of their behaviour on a shared goal (reflection)

Next week, the children will put their skills of collaboration to work by making products to sell with their peers.

On Friday we will have a mini market day.

Problem Solving (Four Operations)

The children will gain first hand experience using money next week at the mini market day. The children will use addition and subtraction to calculate totals and change given.

The children will continue to review the four operations through multi-step problems. They will be looking into explaining their thinking when solving problems, they will also be finding multiple ways to solve them.

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Exposition: Writing to persuade

Next week the children will focus on advertising their products using some of the key advertising techniques.


Comprehension Strategy:  Connecting

The children will continue to identify connections while they are reading to themselves, other texts and the world.

3M – Ching Yee Ng

3G –  Sofie Poon

3W- Austin Thang

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The home learning has finished for the school year. We, the year 3 teachers would just like to express how impressed we were with the imagination, hard work and effort that was put into the home learning throughout the school year.
A huge well done Year 3. 

Spelling Journals
Children 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 lesson