Mr Morgan – 2023/24

Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W7

Happy Friday everyone,

Another week has flown by, and it has been great to see so many of you at the opening ceremony and the PTC meetings. Somehow we have already found ourselves over halfway through Term 2! Despite the opening day preparations, it has been another busy week, with lots of great work occurring.

In Maths, we finished our unit on statistics. Students demonstrated their proficiency carrying out all kinds of investigations, and investigating the results of the data. They displayed their work through bar charts, frequency diagrams, and waffle diagrams, and learned to recognise correlations in data through scatter graphs.

In English, we started our new unit “A Different Medium” which looks at the fun-filled sector of graphic novels. After, reading extracts from ‘Flora and Ulysses’, we jumped straight into creating chapters of our own for the novel. This week we went through the planning and drafting stage, and I hope to have some examples to share with you next week.

In IPC, we finished up our unit “Express Yourself” by creating art to evoke emotions. We explored how famous artists use the elements of art to portray different feelings, and then used what we learned to create our own art. Students chose popular landmarks from around Ulsan, and reinterpreted them to show and demonstrate emotions.

That is all from week 7. I look forward to seeing some of you next week for the PTC meetings.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Morgan

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W6

Happy Friday everyone,

It’s been a short but busy week with lots going on. It’s been great to have everyone back and in full health. We’ve had birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and just plenty of opportunities for chocolate!

First of all, there are a few important bits of information.

  1. Report Cards: All students received their report cards today, so please ensure you receive them. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with me at the Parent Teacher Conference.
  2. Parent-Teacher Conference: PTC meetings will start from next week. Please fill in the form at the link provided. If there is not a convenient time slot, email me, and we can arrange another time. https://forms.gle/vXAChA2AZjiN5iZL7
  3. Opening Ceremony: Next Wednesday is the opening ceremony for the new school, and I hope to see many of you there. Please could you make sure that students are wearing school uniform on that day.

This week there has been a lot of great learning going on.

In Maths, we have continued with our unit on statistics, exploring using bar charts, frequency diagrams, and pie charts. Pie charts, especially build on all the concepts we have been learning so far, combining angles, percentages, and data collection. Statistics also allow students to get scientific and record data over time, in this case measuring the temperature inside and outside over the course of the school day.

In English, we completed our unit on figurative language and personification. Students created some excellent poems. We used the hall to perform our poems to each other, before finally taking to time to give some critical feedback to each other. This was an insightful exercise, which benefits everyone.

In IPC, we have been looking at how music affects mood. Students were tasked with ‘producing’ an album and creating a radio advert for it. They made albums to listen to whilst studying, on rainy days, to soothe a baby or just to dance to. To finish the unit, we are looking at how art evokes feeling and learned about the 7 elements of art.

That’s all for week six. I look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.

Mr Morgan

I’ll leave you with a few pictures of day-to-day happenings!

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W4

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

It has been a short week with a lot of unfortunate absences due to the flu. However, students who have been here have still been busy learning.

In Maths, we have started delving into the world of statistics and data. This is always an interesting, hands-on topic, as students investigate the answers to their burning questions, and correlate the data to display. We found answers to ‘How most right-handed people clasp their hands’, ”Are people taller than their arm span’, and to the Upper School’s favorite football team (Hyundai, obviously!)

In English, we started tying together all that we have learned about imagery and figurative language by creating our own poetry. It has been a week of planning, drafting, and editing. The poems have really taken shape, and I look forward to sharing them with you next week.

In IPC, students picked up the composer’s baton as we explored the effect music has on mood, and how we can evoke different emotions through the medium of music. Students experimented and created short compositions specifically designed to make us feel a certain way.

That’s all for Week 5. Due to the large number of absences, I have not assigned homework this week. For students who want to do something, I suggest practicing spelling and grammar on Sum Dog. Otherwise, please recover, rest, and enjoy the Lunar New Year.

See you next week in the Year of the Dragon!

Mr Morgan

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W4

Happy Friday everyone!

It has been an exciting week with lots going on, and Friday has come around very quickly.

Ski Trip

The ski trip to Muju Resort was a huge success. Everyone was on their best behavior and were skiing ‘fast and flurrious’ down the slopes in no time! There are so many photos, so I will share a few here and include the link:https://photos.app.goo.gl/MRMgEvmwMRtY5rmp8 Please feel free to have a look and download any photos of your children you want.

Students who did not attend the ski trip had a fun-filled few days under the guidance of Mrs Leah. They spent their time creating a ‘Favourite Book’ display for the new library, and getting creative, drafting and recording a music video as part of the Express Yourself IPC unit.

That is all for Week 4, just a quick reminder that Week 5 will be shorter than normal as Friday (February 9th), and the Monday after (February 12th), there will be no school due to the Lunar New Year.

Have a great weekend, and I will see you next week.

Mr Morgan.

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W3

Happy Friday everyone!

Yet another week has come and gone, with lots of learning going on. It has also been great to have Sutheep back with us after his trip. This week has been a busy one.

In Maths, we have started building on our previous knowledge of division. Students have reviewed different division methods and learned how to use factors to divide by two digits. We have also been getting acquainted with a new online supplementary resource called ‘SumDog’ which has been an exciting new addition to the curriculum.

In English, we started the week looking at how to use ‘two voices’ to perform an interpretation of a poem. Students practiced reciting the poems using voices in unison for emphasis and impact. We have continued practicing and recognizing figurative language, and have worked on extending metaphors over several lines.

In IPC, we looked at ways to self-regulate emotions and made each other bookmarks to use when feeling down. There were some very creative designs and suggestions! For the majority of the week, students collaborated to problem-solve how to improve the school playground. They investigated conflicts of space and needs, and critically evaluated how to solve them. They put together a presentation of ideas on how to make the playground a better place for everyone, including ideas such as space and activity rotas, changes to space use, and suggesting new facilities. There were some sensible suggestions that might well be implemented in the future.

In PE, we worked on our netball shooting skills and finished by having a team ‘board ‘ game. Shooting and scoring to move the team cone around a board of hoops. It encouraged accuracy, and there was a good deal of teamwork and sportsmanship on display.

Ski Trip

Just a reminder that next Monday to Wednesday I will be going on the ski trip with some of the class. For those who are not attending, Mrs Leah will be covering, and there will be plenty of fun activities and projects to do.

That’s all for this week. Have a fantastic weekend and see you next week.

Mr Morgan.

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W2

Happy Friday everyone!

This week has flown by, and everyone seems to be well settled and making the most of all the new school has to offer. We have had a busy week.

In Maths, we finished up our unit on angles and started our new unit on multiplication and division. There has been a great deal of times tables refreshment, with a variety of games and challenges to help our instant recall. Students have been learning different methods of multiplication, from formal, to decomposition, to visual representation through lines and arrays. They have also been practicing estimating answers before calculating to ensure they are on track.

In English, students gave a performance of their interpretation of a poem on the stage in the hall earlier in the week. There were some creative recitals, which displayed great collaboration. We have also spent time this week looking at syllables and how their stress in poems is used to create rhythm. Students have explored a variety of poems, from classics, to nonsensical, in order to work out their rhythm.

In IPC, we have been working as a class to raise awareness about bullying, and formulating a school-wide approach to make reporting bullying easier as a preventative measure. The whole class created a variety of posters, presentations, and videos to explain the different types of bullying. They created a QR system that allows students to easily report instances of bullying should they ever encounter it. I was impressed by the final outcome, and am hoping to get the posters and media displayed around the school soon.

In PE, we took advantage of the nicer weather earlier in the week to go outside and practice our throwing accuracy for netball. Students worked on the different types of passes, and improving their co-ordination, before having a game of handball to work on the passes.

That is all for week 2. Have a lovely weekend, and see you again for week 3.

Mr Morgan

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T2W1

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s been so great to have everyone back, and getting used to life in the new school. Already, it feels as if we have always been here. It’s also been lovely to have a new student, Jiwoo, join us. This week we wasted no time getting back into the swing of things.

In Maths, we started our new unit on angles. This was the perfect opportunity to explore every inch of the school and work on our skills using a protractor. Students found out all kinds of interesting points about the school, from the angle of the stairs to the interior angles of the honeycomb reading area, to the slant of the chair legs.

In English, we started our new unit on personification and imagery. Students read and recognized how figurative language is used in poetry. They have been working on interpreting poems about rivers, and have started practicing and rehearsing for a small group performance about their poem of choice. They got to use the extra space well, practice on the stage, and use the music room.

In IPC, we have been “expressing ourselves.” This unit focuses on emotions and kindness. We got off to a good start with ‘Kindness Bingo’ and challenging ourselves to do 5 kind deeds on the first day. We have spent time improving our emotional vocabulary, and sorting and ordering emotions based on strength. Finally, we got to pretend to be ‘Agony Aunts,’ discussing in groups the common problems many students face in their daily lives. This weekend, their homework is to choose one problem and write a reply.

Overall, it has been a smooth, great start to the new year, and am looking forward to a fantastic 2024.

Happy New Year,

Mr Morgan

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Ski Trip – Last Day to Sign-up

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the ski trip.

Here is the Sign-up Form

Here is a copy of the original post with all the information

During the busy period of moving to the new school, we have finally confirmed arrangements for our ski trip and are now asking for final sign-ups. Please take a look at the details below and decide if your child will be joining this trip. We are asking for payment by Wednesday 27th December (Sorry for the short notice, but things have been a little hectic). We need at least 12 students to make this a viable trip. If you pay and the trip is then cancelled due to insufficient numbers, you will receive a full refund.

We will be joining students from Atherton International School on this trip, and we believe it is an excellent opportunity for our students to challenge themselves in a new environment and make some new friends.

Sign-up Form

Details

Dates: Monday 29th January to Wednesday 31st January (2 nights sleeping, three days skiing and traveling)

Venue: Muju Ski Resort

Price: 550,000 won (fully inclusive)

Price Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the resort
  • All meals
  • Lift passes
  • Ski lessons (approximately 12 hours)
  • Accommodation at Muju Deogyusan Resort
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Ski clothes rental (jacket pants and gloves)
  • Insurance

Available to: Students in Mr Morgan’s and Mrs Leah’s classes

Staffing: Mr Green will lead this trip, accompanied by other members of HFS staff, depending on numbers

Non-attentees: If you are not going on this trip, school will continue as normal

If you want to sign- up, please fill out this form before Wednesday 27th December

Playment should be made to 하나은행(Hana Bank) 15591026851707 안유진(YujIn An)

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Green

Photos of the accommodation

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Ski Trip 2024

Dear Parents,

During the busy period of moving to the new school, we have finally confirmed arrangements for our ski trip and are now asking for final sign-ups. Please take a look at the details below and decide if your child will be joining this trip. We are asking for payment by Wednesday 27th December (Sorry for the short notice, but things have been a little hectic). We need at least 12 students to make this a viable trip. If you pay and the trip is then cancelled due to insufficient numbers, you will receive a full refund.

We will be joining students from Atherton International School on this trip, and we believe it is an excellent opportunity for our students to challenge themselves in a new environment and make some new friends.

Sign-up Form

Details

Dates: Monday 29th January to Wednesday 31st January (2 nights sleeping, three days skiing and travelling)

Venue: Muju Ski Resort

Price: 550,000 won (fully inclusive)

Price Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the resort
  • All meals
  • Lift passes
  • Ski lessons (approximately 12 hours)
  • Accommodation at Muju Deogyusan Resort
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Ski clothes rental (jacket pants and gloves)
  • Insurance

Available to: Students in Mr Morgan’s and Mrs Leah’s classes

Staffing: Mr Green will lead this trip, accompanied by other members of HFS staff, depending on numbers

Non-attentees: If you are not going on this trip, school will continue as normal

If you want to sign- up, please fill out this form before Wednesday 27th December

Playment should be made to 하나은행(Hana Bank) 15591026851707 안유진(YujIn An)

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Green

Photos of the accommodation

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Mr Morgan’s Class Update – T1W15

Happy last day of term 1 everyone!

Today marks the last day of term and the last day at the old school. We spent the week working on our IPC Exit point, creating a tourist destination. Students incorporated Maths, English, and Geography to make an island and a brochure to accompany it. (There are QR codes in the photos to scan!)

Well done on an extremely productive term 1. Have a great vacation and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year and a new school for Term 2.

Merry Christmas,

Mr Morgan

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