3 Oct 2019

Year 3 Update Week 8


This Week In Year 3!

The highlight for all the teachers and children this week has been sharing the children’s home learning projects. It has been thoroughly enjoyable witnessing the children sharing their learning. The week ended with a fantastic Class Assembly by 3M which certainly gave the children a lot to talk about. The photos below show some of the learning from our short but busy week! Thank you to the parents who attended Parent Teacher Consultations. We hope that everyone stays safe and enjoys the half-term holiday.




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  • Monday 14th October – Back to School
  • Wednesday 16th October- First of six P.E. lessons on Kowloon Tsai Pitch
  • Wednesday 16th October – Camp information evening 6.00pm
  • 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 


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Scroll down to find out when your child will go to the library and when your child needs to wear their P.E. kit to school. You will notice that all classes should now wear their P.E. kits on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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 – Monday 
PE Days
3H – Wednesday and Thursday 
3M – Wednesday and Thursday
3D – Wednesday and Thursday


Central Idea:

Effective communication can be enhanced through different methods

The children will be inquiring into:

How signs and symbols facilitate effective communication (form)

How the Arts can be used to communicate (function)

The reasons for and impact of communicating in different ways (causation)

After the holidays the children will start their second Unit of Inquiry. They will think about the many different ways of communicating and share their ideas. They will use Art materials to start creating their own unique bar code made up of meaningful symbols.




Addition and Subtraction are related and are used to solve problems

Lines of Inquiry

  • How we use addition and subtraction to solve problems
  • The strategies we use for addition and subtraction
  • The relationship between addition and subtraction

The children will be translating their understanding of place value into solving calculations accurately. There are new activities open on Mathletics to support their learning.

The children will be read some persuasive texts and look at the language used. They will think about what they are passionate about and start to write their own persuasive text.



There was no Golden Book this week.



Thank you for the amazing pieces of home learning. If your child would still like to share something, they can bring it to school after the holidays.


Competition time!


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