Over the last fortnight, Year 1 students have examined ‘The Brothers Quibble’ written by Aaron Blabey. We considered how authors use different punctuation and fonts to help convey messages within stories. Spalding Quibble is a character with mixed feelings after the arrival of a new baby brother called Bunny! We discussed the types of font and punctuation Aaron Blabey included in his book and words that he used instead of ‘said’ to indicate how a character may be speaking or feeling.
Ask your child if they know how to use an ellipsis or speech bubbles.
Last week we started to explore Australia’s Indigenous culture in our library lessons. In small groups, Year 1 students explored Dreamtime stories in depth, illustrated the information on a poster and presented it to the rest of their class. Some reflection questions you might like to ask your child could be, “What can you tell me about Dreamtime stories? Why are they important?”
We are also using Oliver to help us locate books related to the topic. You might like to ask your child to show you how to use Oliver at home to locate books in the library: https://oliver.aishk.edu.hk/oliver/home/browse/list
Write a Letter to Santa (Reception – Year 2)
The library is setting up a Santa Letter Box this year. We are inviting students in Reception to Year 2 to post a letter to Santa before Wednesday 20 November, 2020 to ensure Santa has time to reply. Please let your children know.
End of Year Library Preparation
Due to book quarantining the last week of borrowing for Primary is Week 9.
In ICT we are learning how to program the Blue Bots. This is the beginning skills of programming; understanding how to get the Blue Bot from one place to another on a simple map.
Building on our skills we are learning in ICT and complimenting our Geography unit this term, we are focusing on directions in Maths; aiming to give clear and effective directions for how to move from one place to the next.
Ask your child if they can give you directions to a place in your house.
We hope you are enjoying seeing the content we are uploading onto our online platform Seesaw. Each class is aiming to upload and engage with the parent community at least once a week on Seesaw. Please check the app and feel free to comment. Once approved by your child’s teacher, your child will be able to see the comment and comment back.
Consulate Christmas Card Competition
Towards the end of each year the Australian Consulate in Hong Kong facilitates a Christmas card design competition for students across a range of age groups to participate in. The winning designs will be used by the Consulate for their cards and sending out Christmas cheer. This year’s theme is ‘In This Together’. In addition to the honour of creating the Consulate’s official Christmas greeting cards, participating students can also win individual prizes. Entries and forms must be submitted to the AISHK 9F Administration Office by Thursday 18 November, 2020.
Year 1 students will have the opportunity to venture into some of the Year 2 classrooms. This will create lots of excitement for their transition to Year 2, and hopefully take away some nerves as they will have a chance to ask questions.
- Wednesday 25 November: P-5 Orientation Day
Mrs Torres, Mrs Negus, Mrs Harbottle and Mrs Galvin