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Month: January 2019

Home Learning

Home Learning

Dear Families,

I only saw a few Home Learning Books today.  I corrected the ones that were given in, but if your child forget them today they can bring them in on Monday.

There are some students who have finished all the tasks for December and January.  I have attached 2 Maths challenges for them.  These will involve a lot of addition sums to get the problems solved.  We have been working on our skills in this area for the last two weeks.  Students could also complete some reading on Raz Kids.  I have assignments on their for everyone.  They could also write a story about their weekend and use some Preposition words, such as beside, through, next to, under etc.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  These are optional tasks only.



WOW! Not an ordinary Friday!

WOW! Not an ordinary Friday!

What a wonderful Friday for the students of 1HN.  They seemed to float out of here today and were so excited and proud of what they achieved at the Assembly today.   They put on a fabulous show.  Their commitment, confidence, creativity and cooperation all shined through.  Ms Kaldenbach, Ms. Connie and I are all very proud of them.  Here are their reflections:

Lilah: My feelings were happy and nervous.  My favorite part was singing, ‘You are a star.’

Sarah: I loved being part of the Pig Family 2 and having my Mum and my Grandma there to watch me.

Holly: I loved having my Mummy there to watch and I loved saying goodbye in Korean with Chiu.  I also loved the Slideshow.

Noah: I liked having my Mum there and she was very happy with me.  She loved the assembly. I loved watching the slideshow and being a Pig in the play.

Marina: I loved having my Dad to come and watch me because he could not come to the last Assembly.

Chiu: I loved being a wolf and watching the slideshow.  It was great to have my Mum there to watch me.

Scarlett: I loved singing, ‘You are a star’.

Rackie: I enjoyed being a Policeman and singing, ‘You are a star’.

Nakia: I loved being a Narrator.

Joanna: I loved being a pig in the play and singing, ‘You are a star’. My sister liked my dancing and that made me happy.

Henry: I loved being a wolf and pretending to eat the pigs.

Sunny: I loved singing’ You are a Star.’

Charlie: I loved having my Mum there to watch me and I liked being a wolf in the play. I also enjoyed the Slideshow.

We would also like to acknowledge Paul and Oliver who could not be here today, but were part of the preparations.  We missed you.

We will get the clips up onto the blog, but they need to be re-sized.  Stay tuned.

Thank you to everyone that was able to come along and support the students.  It means a lot to them.  For those that could not make it, please enjoy the clips together with your child when they get loaded up.

We would love to hear from anyone on here about their favorite part too.

Enjoy the weekend!



Assembly hosted by 1HN this week

Assembly hosted by 1HN this week

Hello 1HN Parents and Families,

Just sending a friendly reminder that we are hosting Assembly this week and it will be held in BS101 on Friday at 1:35pm.

If you have the time free, we would welcome you to support the children.  We have been working on some performances in class and this is what we will be sharing.  Children will be expressing themselves through song, acting and mime.

Please come along if you can.

Kind Regards,

Miss Hayley and 1HN students.

Coil Pots Inspired by Chinese Porcelain

Coil Pots Inspired by Chinese Porcelain

This week in art class Grade 1 artists learned how to use the clay coil technique in order to make their very own coil pot. They practiced different styles of coil making including spirals, twists, and braids.

The students also looked at a variety of different shapes and patterns found in Chinese porcelain for even more inspiration.

They had a great time adding details to their coil pots in art class. Each one has a unique shape!

The students have one more clay technique to learn and create with before they start learning how to use glaze to add color to their amazing projects!

Clay Skills & Pinch Pot Turtles

Clay Skills & Pinch Pot Turtles

Grade 1 students have been busy practicing three new clay skills in art class while learning about art from other cultures.

The first culture Grade 1 artists have investigated was folk art from Oaxaca, Mexico. These imaginary creatures known as Oaxacan Animals or Alebrijes, are carved from wood and painted with beautiful colors and patterns. They were inspired by these colorful designs and recent conservation efforts in Oaxaca to protect turtles. Focusing on our first clay skill of creating pinch pots, each student created their own Oaxacan inspired turtle.

Stay tuned to see which clay skills we will practice with next and what culture we will be investigating!

Pajama Day pics!!

Pajama Day pics!!


Dear parents,

We had a cozy and warm Pajama Day! We all got inspired by incredible stories and authors. Thank you so much for all your support with this special event and sending the children in thick warm pajamas.

Have a warm and lovely weekend!



PE Update and Welcome Back!

PE Update and Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone,

Karen and I hope that you have enjoyed your holiday. This week we have focused on getting the students active again, all grade 1 students participated in a series of 6 fitness circuits during their sessions as we prepare for our movement unit for the next 5-6 weeks. During the movement unit the students will use the terminology of ROTATIONS, TRAVEL, BALANCE, and JUMP to describe and label their movements. This unit covers a mixture of gymnastic type movements such as rolls, balances, leaps, and gallops etc and then adapting/modifying them into a small routine  – particular focus for grade 1 will be a high level link with their current story telling unit and looking at the concept of perspective.

Just a reminder that students are encouraged to bring a change of clothes for PE sessions for both hygiene and ease of movement reasons. Time will be given before and after the session to get changed. Any sports clothes are recommended although students often prefer to wear their house t-shirts or proper school PE uniform.

As always both Karen and I encourage families to talk about PE at home and we welcome any feedback, questions, clarifications that you may have as a result of your child’s PE sessions.

Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng



Hello Parents,

Just a reminder about the PJ Day for tomorrow.  If your child would like to participate we ask they bring their Pajamas in their bag and we will get into these after Snack.  Students can fully change or just put them on over their clothes.  Whatever is appropriate with the weather and type of Pajamas they have.

During the time between Snack and Lunch we are going to have some Story Telling throughout the 6 classrooms and students will hear a range of stories, as well as going to the Library.

We will continue the fun after Assembly, as we have our first parent coming in to read and we will do a Book Response after that.

Students can then change again before home time.

If you have any questions, please do let me know via email.

Kind Regards,

Miss Hayley

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