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Week Beginning 1 May 2017

Please note that school will start on Tuesday 2 May this week due to the National Holiday.


  • Now the weather is getting warmer, please could you encourage your child to bring in a hat and also a water bottle so that they remain well hydrated during the day.
  • Please label all school uniform, snack boxes and water bottles to avoid items getting lost in school.
  • Year 3 will be basing our work around ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl.  It would be fantastic if you could support the children out of school by helping them to read the book and/or watch the film to get them all ready for learning in class.


In Literacy this week, we will finish looking at ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. We will continue to learn a text map of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in order to learn the structure and style of Roald Dahl, before we finish writing our own adventures.


Structure, style, setting, plan, text map, describe, vocabulary, similes, adverbs, personification


This week we will be covering fractions. This will start by recognizing, reading and writing simple fractions. They will then be ordering and comparing fractions, including non-unit fractions (5/5, 2/5, 4/5) and unit fractions (1/2, 1/4., 1/6 and 1/3). The children will also investigate equivalents 4/12 = 2/6 and fractions of quantities, i.e. ½ of 24 = 12 or 3/5 of 15 = 9


Fraction, denominator, numerator, part, whole, equal, non-unit (3/6), unit fraction (1/3, 1/5), equivalent, compare, contrast



The children will be focusing on history over the next few weeks. They will be researching the history of chocolate using their ICT skills and answering the big question: “Who was Hernan Cortes?”


Hernan Cortes, Aztecs, Myans, Andes Mountains


In Digital Literacy we will continue to look at keeping safe on the Internet and carrying out safe searching for information. We will focus on looking at how to search effectively for information, choose the best information to meet their research needs, and how to record it. We will be using Microsoft Publisher to present research on chocolate and the Aztecs.


Safe, search, search engine, protection


Linked to our Themed Learning, the children will be thinking about the lives of people living in other places and times, and people with different values and customs.


Values, customs, beliefs, understanding, thoughtful


Y3 C1

Topic: Lesson 7-Hobby(1)-Text 2

Student will learn how to describe their hobbies

Homework: My hobbies

Y3 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 12 Means of Transport-Text 1

Student will be able to share what transportation they use for their daily life

Homework: Poster





Kunst met een grote K

We bereiden ons voor op het bezoek van een echte kunstenaar. We bespreken woorden die met musea en exposities te maken hebben. Ook koppelen we poëzie aan kunst. Kijk voor inspiratie op www.plint.nl.

De leerlingen van Y5 en 6 werken aan hun fantasieverhaal bij een kunstwerk. De resultaten krijgen een plaatsje in ons Muurseum en worden afgedrukt in ‘Het Grote SDS Muurseum Voorleesboek’.


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week, we will continue to investigate new vocabulary associated with our Food Topic. The children will role-play being in a café, choosing from the menu and ordering as a waiter – making good use of questioning.
Homework this week is to revise food vocabulary on Linguascope to prepare for a class quiz!

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will finalise writing our comic stories for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, including speech and thought bubbles.
Homework: To memorise some lines from their stories to act out in groups in class.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week we will prepare ourselves for a birthday celebration.  We will learn how to say happy birthday in French and will sing the song `Joyeux Anniversaire`.  We will make a birthday calendar in class, learning the names of the months in French.

Key Vocabulary: mon anniversaire, joyeux anniversaire, j`ai …ans, janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, aout, septembre, octobre, novembre , decembre
This week`s homework will be practising the numbers up to 20, making the number domino you`ve designed in class. 

Year  3/ 4 Native French - M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur l'utilisation des temps du passé en contexte et ferons des dictées de phrases pour consolider les acquis. Pour les devoirs, on doit s'entrainer régulièrement cette semaine sur https://conjuguemos.com/verb/homework/3

Year  3/ 4 Native German - Ms Brannasch

Wir untersuchten grammatische Regeln wir ver- und vor- Vorsilben und lange und kurze Vokale, bastelten einen Ver- und einen Vor- Zug und besuchten die Bibliothek. Zu Hause sollten die Schüler die Seite „Ver- und Vor Vorsilben“ machen, und zwar gibt es einmal die Vorlage mit einfacheren Aufgaben und einmal mit schwierigeren. Die Schüler können selber entscheiden, welche Seite sie machen möchten oder machen beide.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish - Ms Garcia

La semana próxima trabajaremos los artículos, la r y una receta de cocina. Como deberes, deben completar una doble cara del cuadernillo de ejercicios.