The Summer Term Curriculum Letter

Well, it may still be a little cold, and real summer may not be here yet - but TRIS summer term begins on Monday! You can now click here to read the TRIS Year 1 Curriculum Letter, which will tell you all about the things we will be doing and learning in the next eleven school weeks.

News from last week

We are very sorry that so many children have had illnesses recently. Many are better now, and we hope all will be soon.
Last week, the children worked on doubling and halving, multiplication and division; they learned to write recounts of the Botanical Gardens trip, and learned about road safety.
The children went to see the rehearsal of the wonderful school play "The Wizard of Oz." It was lots of fun! Also, the children enjoyed talking to each other on the Year 1 website, and planned to write a letter to our friends in a Year 1 English class.

Division and English vocabulary

Next week, we will begin to learn about information books, other countries and Easter!
Have a good weekend.

Spring Term and Summer Term

This week is the end of Spring Term. Next week, the Summer Term begins. There will be four weeks until Easter for the first half of Summer Term. For information on the things we will be studying you can go to the Parents Page, and the Summer Term Curriculum Letter will be sent out at the end of the week. We have some VERY exciting things planned for next term!

The Wizard of Oz! The classic children's story that TRIS are performing this week. There is still time to get tickets if you want to! There will be two shows on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tickets will be given out on Wednesday if you have bought them. Because many children in Year 1 will have not bought tickets we the class went to watch the final rehearsal this afternoon. The children saw some of the play and loved it! And I'm sure you will too if you see it. It's an excellent performance!
The children have their spelling homework for this week; please practice spelling and reading every night. A few children did not bring their school uniform to school today - please remember!
Because of disruption due to the rehearsal for the school play there was no swimming club today; the swimmers came to Computer Club, where they played fun learning games.
This week we have a new class wordsearch where the children can have fun finding words about things happening in Year 1 and in school. How many can they find? There are also three names hidden in there - can you see them?
And finally, thank you to all the parents who helped with making and selling food on Thursday and Friday for Japanese charities; the PTA made 9, 274 rmb!
Also, we are very sorry that three children missed the Friday Gardens trip. Their money will of course be returned to them.
Have a good week!

World Maths Day

We had a whole-school assembly this morning in which Mr. Smith, the head of mathematics, congratulated the school on their performance in World Maths Day. He also gave certificates to the children who got the highest scores. Well done, Year 1, for your part in helping the school!
And special congratulations to Kim Jun Hyeok! Well done, Harry!

Homework for this weekend

The children have some interesting homework this week!

Yuk Yuk and the Denlops

This week and next week we are learning about writing fantasy stories in English class. So let me introduce you to Yuk Yuk and the Denlops. The Denlops are magic people who live under the ground. Yuk Yuk is a Denlop,. We talked to him today. He told the class that he is 600 years old, and he was very happy to meet us.
For the parents, an explanation: This website is a sophisticated artificial intelligence, child-friendly and completely safe. Children can ask the character Yuk Yuk questions, and he will answer them. It's lots of fun, and wonderful practice for their English!
Talking to Yuk Yuk is a little difficult for some children in Year 1. It is homework for Mr. Kohll's English class (Lily, Eunice, Jae Hun, Ellen, Woo Bin and You Bin) but other children can talk to him as well if they want to!

Learning Chocolate and Picture Stories

For the children who can't talk to Yuk Yuk, here is some homework (and for Mr. Kohll's English class too, please!)

Two wonderful websites to help improve your English.

The first is called Learning Chocolate. It's an excellent website for English as a Second Language. Very useful for Miss Rhonda's class, and it will be a big help for all Year 1 children.
For homework, I want you to go to this page and play at least three of the games. This will help you improve your English, learn about the Science of plants, and it will be a big help for some of you doing Projects on plants.
The second website is very useful for learning English. Every word has a picture above it to help explain the meaning of the word. For homework I want you to read this story about going to the dentist. This will help us in our PSHE topic "People Who Help Us."

And finally...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hello everybody. I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. I am happpy to see that people have been visiting the Year 1 website (73 visits yesterday).
Please remember to write in your homework diaries - I am going to enjoy reading them! And please remember to add a comment to the Holiday Homework page.
Here are a few things I have been doing, to give you some ideas!
I had fun with fireworks for Chinese New Year!
I ate Beijing Duck. It was really good!
I made Chinese dumplings to eat.
Year 1 are working on a homework project - a long-term piece of homework on Materials, which is our topic for Science and Art lessons this term. They will end up with a booklet full of pictures, diagrams and writing about things made from plastic, wood, paper, metal and other materials. Today, we had a look at the work the children have done, and I was very happy to see how hard they have been working at home - colouring, drawing, cutting, gluing and writing. Well done, Year 1!

Questions and Answers

Question: When does the Project have to be finished by?
Answer: By the Spring Festival holidays.

Question: Is there a prize?
Answer: The best projects will be sent to Mrs. Bingham and Mr. Owens for them to see; children will be rewarded by the amount of effort they have put into their work, with housepoints.

Question: What is the "best work?"
Answer: Lots of different items made of lots of different materials - samples glued in, and neatest possible drawing, colouring and writing.

Question: Can the children do extra work?
Answer: Yes! If they like, they can add their pages, write on the backs of their pages, and do some work on the computer if they wish. They can also add stickers, stories and photos cut out of magazines. But all work done must be on things made out of plastics, glass, metals, fabrics and other materials.


Here are some online resources that children can use to find out more about materials to add to their Projects:
Link to Science Games.