Reception Focus

T1 W7 - October 17th, 2016

Things to Remember:

  • Hearing Screening letters are going home this week. Please fill out the reply slip and return with payment by Wednesday 1 November if you would like your child to attend the Hearing Screening. Any questions, contact Irene teRaa at
  • Please remember to sign up for the Parent Teacher Conference if you haven’t already.
  • Please remember to send in photos and videos of your home for our new unit of inquiry.
  • Please start collecting boxes, toilet rolls etc. for junk modelling.

PIM Reading and Phonics in Year 1

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am

3 Hong Lok Yuen 20th Street

New Territories

Please join Irene teRaa in the Hall for an informative session on Reading and Phonics in Year 1. All parents are welcome to join.
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Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea:

Different factors impact the way people live.

Key Concepts:

Form, Connection, Causation

Related Concepts:

Environment, place, home, travel

What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?

  • Where people live (location, climate)
  • Different journeys people make
  • The materials people use in their lives
  • Reasons why people live the way they do

What teacher questions/provocations will drive these inquiries?

  • Where can people live?
  • What can people live in?
  • Where do people journey?
  • How are different materials used?
  • Why do people live the way they do?

Learning Engagements:

  • Looking at photos and videos sent in and discussing how homes are the same and different.

  • Discussion on where people live ( location and climate).


  • Continue our focus on rhyme
  • Listening games played outside.

  • Rhyme match tabletop game.

  • Fine motor activities.


Strand: Data Handling ( sorting and classifying).

Learning engagements:

  • Sorting game in the classroom.
  • Red Dog, Blue Dog game in pairs.
  • Table top sorting activities.

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