19 Aug 2019

Year 3 Update Week 2

What an exciting full week back at school. It started with the students from Year 3 to Year 6 being entertained by visitors from the Punchline Comedy Club. For the first hour of the day, the hall was filled with laughter.

The week ended with all the Year 3 children learning from Mr Melsom. The children partook in a variety of activities which included taking notice of the flowers and the leaves, learning how to use a watering can, weeding, digging and sowing seeds. 

All the classes were of course busy in-between, continuing with assessments and preparing classrooms for ‘Meet the Teacher.’ The children also enjoyed our usual specialist lessons. Mr Lowe was on hand to introduce the children to their Chrome books. Each child will be responsible for their own computer this year. They are touch screen and just a year old! The children will use their Chrome books to help them create, to help them find information and to help them share and communicate information.

Welcome to those families who have returned from their holidays this week and a warm welcome to Harvey Lam who has joined 3D.

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  • Wednesday 28th August 5pm – Wine and cheese party for new parents (7th floor staff room).
  • Wednesday 28th August 6pm – Meet the Teacher evening (hall)
  • Monday 9th September –  BHS CLOSED Teacher Professional Development
  • Friday 13th September  -Mid-Autumn Market
  • Tuesday 17th September -Parents Evening: 3D only
  • Friday 20th September 9am – 3H class assembly (hall)
  • Thursday 26th September -Parents Evening: Y1 – Y6 (not 3D), more information to follow
  • Friday 27th September 9am – Year 3 Theatre Trip
  • Monday 30th September – BHS CLOSED Teachers Professional Development
  • Tuesday 1st October – BHS CLOSED National Day
  • Wednesday 2nd October  -Parents Evening: Y1 – Y6
  • Friday 4th October 9am 3M class assembly (hall) School closes for half term holiday
  • Monday 14th October – Back to School
  • Friday 18th October – PTA Bowling night

Image result for reminder clipartScroll 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@bhs.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 continue learning in different group situations; they will talk about and demonstrate the skills necessary for success. 

The children will also be taught by a professional dance teacher. All the children will learn a warm-up dance of 32 counts. They will then form smaller groups to learn further skills. Each class will have one dance lesson a week for the next 6 weeks.

 The children will continue to inquire into the number system by ordering, comparing and renaming numbers. They will model, represent and order four-digit numbers along with working out the answers to number puzzles.

This week the children began exploring poetry and many of the children started to plan and publish their own acrostic poem.

Next week, the children will continue writing their own recounts. They may be asked to create their own imaginative recount or to write a recount based on an extract from a Disney film.


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.

Golden Book will start next 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. 


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