We are well into Term 3 and the students are happily settling back into school life. We have had, and continue to have, new students and their families join AISHK. We send out a very warm welcome to them all.
Afternoon schedule changes:
- If you need to contact your classroom teacher for changes during the day (for example; your child not taking the bus or a change in pick up arrangements), please e-mail the primary office at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as your classroom teacher.
Snack and Lunches:
- We have noticed a lot of the students in Year One going through growth spurts. This means more hungry, growling tummies throughout the day. Could we ask that you ensure that your child’s lunch is packed with fruit, vegetables and a sandwich.
- In addition, if your child has an ECA or activity after school, please ensure they have enough food to eat to keep their energy levels up until they arrive home.
We continue to focus on “Author’s Purpose” and “What’s inside a book?”
We are building on the students understanding of the features of informative texts and comparing them to imaginative texts. It is pleasing to see the students confidently share their understanding and notice how authors use the world around us and real-life events to create imaginative texts.
At home: we encourage you to read both informative and imaginative texts and discuss what the differences are and how they inform us about the world around us and give us enjoyment.
Phonics: Long A sounds
We continue to explore some of the different ways ‘long a’ can be written:
a ay a_e ai
friend four could were their your
2 Forwards, Turn Left, 3 Forwards, Turn Right.
As part of the unplugged program our students are exploring and role playing how to give clear instructions as if they were coding a robot to do an action or a Blue Bot to follow an intended path. Coding offers our students opportunities to explore basic program language and develop their skills to be able to use directional language.
In Mathematics we have been investigating fractions (using mathematical language of whole, part, equal parts and half). We are using problem solving skills to unpack a question and to think, explore and demonstrate ways to solve the problem.
We have inquired into light and how light changes and what changes it. The students have had the opportunity to visit the secondary science labs and observed the changes in light using instruments. We are now inquiring into sound and how it changes. In following weeks, the children will be observing and exploring change through different kinds of food!
The students love uploading their work and creations and are so happy that you are now able to see what they have in their folders. The students LOVE reading your positive comments about their learning!
If you have not had a chance to connect to Seesaw yet, or if you have misplaced the sheet, please see the link provided by your class teacher via email.
Library Reading Challenge
Please encourage your child to read at home and record their reading minutes.
- Children read daily and record minutes they read on the treasure map
- Record the title of the book and state if it is a book from home, a library book or a home reader
- Parents tally up minutes read and initial the total each week
- At the end of the competition, parents sign the form and submit it to the class teacher
- Staff record minutes read each week
- Students receive a small prize from the library after different time goals have been met
- Once completed, sheets will be collated, and the library staff will issue a certificate
Dates to remember
- Week 5. 24 August. Early Childhood Assembly
- Week 6. Book Week. Friday 31 August. Character Dress-up Parade.
Pizza Express Excursion by class
- 1T – Tuesday 28 August, Pizza Express, One Taikoo Shing, Taikoo Shing
- 1M – Tuesday 28 August, Pizza Express, One Island South, Wong Chuk Hang
The Year One team,
Miss Beange, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Smith and Mrs Toufeili