16 May 2019

Year 4 Update – Week 33

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Tuesday 21st May – Year 4 Pizza lunch (see below)

Thursday 23rd May – BHS Summer concert 

Friday 24th May – 3G Assembly

Friday 31st May – 4W Assembly

Tuesday 4th June – Year 4 swimming lessons begin (see below)

Friday 7th June – Tuen Ng Festival (School closed)

Living and Growing

Dear Parents,

In a few weeks time, our Year 4 students will be having a couple of in class sessions on ‘Living and Growing’.  In these sessions they will be shown some educational videos which cover the theme of Changes we go through as we grow and develop.  Please contact me at susan.chung@bhs.edu.hk if you would like to borrow the DVD to view at home beforehand stating your child’s name and class.

Kind regards,

Susan Chung

Pizza Lunch

Dear Parents,

We will be having Pizza lunch on Tuesday 21st May 2019.  As part of our theme of well-being and responsibility we would like to protect our environment from unnecessary waste.  If your child is having pizza, they will need to bring in a reusable lunchbox or plate to use. We greatly appreciate your support in this.



Swimming Lessons

Year 4 swimming lessons will take place on every Tuesday in June (weather permitting). Each class will have one hour at the Kowloon Tsai pool with professional swimming coaches working with differentiated groups. Look out for an eNotice that you will have received earlier this morning from Mr Teahan, as well as a questionnaire about your child’s current swimming ability.
Tuesday (begining 4th June)
4F – 9-10am*
4A – 10-11am
4W – 11am-12pm
*Please note that if your child is in 4F their bus to the pool will leave at 8.40am so they will need to be in school very punctually on Tuesdays once swimming begins.
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4A’s Assembly
Thank you to 4A for an amazing assembly and reminding us about the importance of being kind to one another. Thank you to all of those parents, children and adults who joined in at the end! 

The students completed a provocation to help them tune into their new unit. They considered how they would deal with a range of internet safety-related scenarios.


Students wrote an independent, unaided explanation text to describe volcanoes. They organised their information on a flow chart to help them. They included causal conjunctions, cause and effect, time connective and technical vocabulary in their work.  


This week Year 4 have been thinking about temperature and using thermometers. They learned to estimate and measure temperature in Celcius as well a begin to develop temperature landmarks (e.g. boiling and freezing point, room temperature and body temperature).

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Central Idea:

Technology changes and challenges the way we express ourselves.

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. Digital tools for The Arts (Form)
  2. How to be respectful, responsible and aware of their online reputation (Responsibility)
  3. Creative expression through technology (Perspective)

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Next week the students will be thinking about their own technology usage. They will start to look at some different digital tools that they can use to express themselves through The Arts. They will be introduced to ‘common sense education’, where they will start to think about their digital citizenship and taking ownership of their digital lives. 

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Central Idea:

Events have attributes that can be measured using appropriate tools

Lines of Inquiry:

  • The selection and correct use of standard units
  • Solving real-life problems using time, temperature, length, mass and capacity

Next week, the students will explore measurement again. This time our focus will be on the standard units used to measure mass (kilograms) and capacity (litres). This work will include learning how to read the relevant scales to measure these units as well as practical work to put these skills into practice in real life. We will also undertake some problem-solving challenges related to these areas of measurement.

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….

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Writing to inform: writing to socialise (letter writing and writing skills). The children will be learning to adapt their writing style for the appropriate platform and audience. 

Reading Focus: REVISION of all 7 comprehension strategies

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The students have 8 spellings each week that they will need to practise at home. They will have 3 spelling tests each week to make sure they know how to spell their words correctly on a consistent basis.
Students should read everyday and talk to an adult about the text they have selected. This can be a chance for them to practise their comprehension strategies
  • 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.