26 Jun 2019

Year 3 Update Week 1

Image result for welcome back clipartWhat a wonderful start to the Year 3! The children have been brimming with excitement and have been especially excited about catching up with their friends, working in their new classes and with their new teachers. 

Stories of adventures from holidays have been exchanged, new routines navigated and expectations outlined in anticipation for the upcoming school year.

Spending time with our BHS friends has been a highlight whether we have been eating, playing games or just simply reading.

Once again we have been amazed by their grit, humour, maturity and determination at what is, as us teachers keep reminding ourselves, just the start of year 3.

Welcome back!


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  • Wednesday August 28th 5.30pm – Wine and cheese party for new parents (7th floor staff room).
  • Wednesday August 28th 6pm – Meet the Teacher evening (hall)
  • Friday September 20th 9am – 3H class assembly (hall)
  • Friday October 4th 9am 3M class assembly (hall)
  • Friday October 18th – PTA Bowling night


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Scroll down to find out when your child will go to the Learning Centre.The children must bring their red book bags into school on these days in order to be able to borrow from the library.

Year 3 Teacher Contact Information


Mr Mike Hoskinshoskim1@bhs.edu.hk


Ms Marie-Claire Mulligan – marie@bhs.edu.hk

Ms Samantha Saxena – saxens7@beaconhill.edu.hk 


Ms Chloe Dale – chloe.dale@beaconhill.edu.hk 

Year 3 phase leader

Mr Andy Thompson – thompa5@beaconhill.edu.hk

Learning Centre Days
3H – Wednesday
3M – Tuesday
3D – Wednesday 
PE Days
3H – Monday and Thursday 
3M – Monday and Thursday
3D – Tuesday and Thursday


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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 begin to unpack the central idea and take part in a fun collaborative pre-assessment.

 The children have been demonstrating different ways to show their understanding of number through written form, standard form, expanded form and through pictures. Next week we will begin to explore the number system by ordering, comparing and renaming numbers.

This week the children had lots of fun talking about all the wonderful things they did over the summer break and had the chance to write an unaided recount of their summer holiday.

Next week, the children will focus on the key features of a recount and explore the past tense.


Year 3 will read books from Big Universe on a Monday and Friday. They will borrow home readers on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

More information will be shared at Meet the Teacher.

There was no Golden Book this week.  

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The Home Learning in Year 3 will be explained at Meet the Teacher on Wednesday 29th August.

Spelling Journals
Over the next few weeks, the children will be doing lots of little spelling assessments to determine what spelling lists and patterns your child will receive. The spelling journals will be sent home once all assessments have been completed.


A reminder that on a Monday and Friday, the children will read from Big Universe and borrow home readers on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. 

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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