Tuesday 26th March – Year 2 Bake sale
Friday 1st March – BHS Principal Presentations (6pm-8pm)
Tuesday 5th March – Year 4 Bake sale
Friday 8th March – Student-Led Conferences
Friday 29th March – BHS P.T.A. International Food Fair (please see below for important information)
Thursday 4th April – ESF Primary Choral Concert
Friday 5th April – Public Holiday School Closed
Friday 12th April – End of Term 2 (12:00pm)
Next week is Maths Week at BHS. During the week there will be treasure hunts and lunch time activities happening which all students are invited to take part in during break and lunch times. In addition to this, students can enter our Figure Me Out competition. All those wishing to take part in the competition can come and collect a template from outside 401 or alternatively they can design their own template. I have included an image of what this might look like below. Entries should be returned to school no later than Monday 11th March.
Action in the PYP at BHS
It has been great celebrating the talents and achievements of our students through the ’Student Achievement’ section in the newsletter. We would like to do something similar with Student Action. Action in the PYP is when students are inspired through their learning and their experiences to make a difference to their lives or the community connected to real life issues and opportunities. We would like to celebrate our students taking action outside of school.
Please could you email examples to me, firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share through our newsletter.
There are different types of Action. We would like to start with a focus on Participation. See below for a definition and examples
|Type of Action||Examples|
Being actively involved in their learning and contributing as an individual or a group
|Getting involved with community projects
Making appropriate choices and taking responsibility to help people
Taking on different roles e.g. being a leader, completing my chores, working in a group, looking after my pet
Taking part in any decision making process
Joining a new club
We have started our new mathematics unit about fractions this week. The students have completed their pre assessment and have begun to look at fractions of a shape. They are now beginning to move into equivalent fractions.
People and purposes affect the design and construction of objects and systems.
Lines of Inquiry:
An inquiry into…
- The skills and knowledge needed to realise designs (CAUSATION)
- Designers use and reflect on their plans in order to be successful (REFLECTION)
- The factors that influence the design and construction of objects and systems. (CONNECTION)
Next week in U.O.I the children will be using the design process to help them design their games for the food fair. In groups that they have chosen they will begin to go through the first few steps of process.
Lines of Inquiry:
An inquiry into…
- Constructing and representing equal parts of a whole
- Identifying, ordering and describing fractions using mathematical language
- Understanding the relationship between fractions and decimals
Next week in Mathematics, the children will complete the pre-assessment for our new unit on fractions. They will be focusing on being able to read, write, compare and order fractions.
Please continue to help your children to practise their multiplication tables at home. Click the image below to access some online games that might support this….
Comprehension Strategies: Making Connections
Next week, the children will continue to look at making connections and how readers make links between the text and what they already know. There are three kinds of connections children can make when they read; text to self connection, text to text connection and text to world connection.
4A – Stephanie Lowe
4F – Nadine Schneider
4W – Takumi Stemp
- Mon, Weds, Fri – borrow a BHS home reading book
- Tues, Thurs – read a book online from Big Universe
All children should aim to spend 30 minutes per week completing their assigned Mathletics tasks and/or practising their times tables.
All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.
- Ms Lynn – Please complete home learning assigned in Mandarin Matrix.