2 Sep 2019

Year 3 Update Week 4



This Week In Year 3!

Wow! We’ve just had another action packed week in Year 3! We started the week with our INCAS computerised assessments (You will be notified by email when the results are available on the Gateway) The children impressed us with their determination, perseverance and wonderful attitude when completing their assessments.

The 6th floor was alive with the sound of Brazilan beats as Ms Victoria, our dance teacher was super impressed with the children’s dance skills. She was blown away by their amazing Samba dance and their ability to dance and hold hands with the opposite sex! Ask your child to demonstrate some of their moves!

As part of writing to retell, the children focussed on editing their work to ensure they used the past tense and punctuated their writing correctly. The children continued to work collaboratively and explored ways to play and learn with different people as well as the ability to listen respectfully to eachother.


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  • Monday 9th September – BHS CLOSED Teacher Professional Development
  • Friday 13th September  -Mid-Autumn Market
  • Friday 13th September  -Diversity Day 
  • 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
  • Monday 4th November – Mandarin Consultations
  • Thursday 7th November – Year 3 Camp
  • Friday 8th November – Returning from camp

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To join the PTA!!!

The PTA would like to invite you to join their wonderful panel of parent volunteers. Now is your chance to have your say in all things Beacon Hill and help out at events such as bake sales, popcorn days, school discos and many, more exciting events that will be planned throughout the year. If you would like to join please contact Ms Helen Pickering (Year 1 teacher) streamesh1@beaconhill.edu.hk 

Student Council

Student Council Five Ways to Well Being Competition

If you are interested in designing the BHS logos for our 5 Ways to Well Being please hand in your designs by Friday 13th to Mr. Thompson


Image result for green clothes clipartFriday 13th September – DIVERSITY House Day.  All children in Diversity House can come to school in their own casual clothes wearing something GREEN. No donation money is needed

Mid Autumn Festival

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Our annual Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on Friday 13th September, all children are encouraged to bring up to $30 to buy some goods at the market. Children are also encouraged to speak in Mandarin when buying their goods from the parent volunteers. 

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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@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 explore the visual arts within a group setting and use their skills of collaboration to work together to produce a piece of artwork. Our focus will be on learning and playing with different people and also listenting repectfully to each other.

The children will continue to learn a warm-up dance of 32 counts and form smaller groups to further their skills. 


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Central Idea:

Shapes and vocabulary are useful for representing and describing objects in real-world situations

Lines of Inquiry

  • Sort, describe, compare and label regular and irregular two dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using appropriate vocabulary
  • Construct three-dimensional objects and recognize them in different orientations
  • Identify and draw lines of reflective symmetry in patterns, pictures and shapes

Next week the children will begin their inquiry into 2D and 3D shapes and will explore shapes by sorting, describing and comparing regular and irregular shapes by using the appropriate vocabulary.


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We are continuing to write various recounts and edit our writing in order to entertain. The children have been focusing on using interesting words. Ask you child to tell you some words we can use instead of ‘said.’

Reading assessments are ongoing. 


Xavier Chan – 3H

Scarlett Yuen – 3D

Trilby Duke and Sylas Ng – 3M

Leighton Chu 3H – Mandarin


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Home learning inquiries will begin on Friday 20th September. 



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