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Week Beginning 20 November 2017

MESSAGES

  • Friday 24th November Showcase - The Year Three team would like to give you further details of the upcoming showcase:
  • 09:00 - 09:40 - 3F & 3B will be in the Da Vinci Centre and 3W, 3T & 3L will be in classes
  • 09:40 - 10:20 - 3W, 3T & 3L will be in the Da Vinci Centre and 3F & 3B will be in classes
  • 3L Assembly – 3L parents are invited to watch their children’s class assembly on Tuesday 21st November at 14:40 in Stage One.
  • 3B Assembly – 3B parents are invited to watch their children’s class assembly on Tuesday 5th December at 14:40 in Stage One.
  • Parent readers - Thank-you to the parent reader volunteers we have had so far. We would love to see more of you! Please contact your class parent to help with arrangements.

LITERACY & MATHS

It is the Year 3 STEAM week in the Da Vinci Centre – please see the STEAM THEME section of the newsletter for more information.

STEAM THEME

This week we are excited to be going into our Da Vinci Centre. The children are working on a number of projects during the week including using their tech expertise to create stop-motion animation movies which include audio; programming and building skills which allow them to programme the Lego NXT robotics to manoeuvre their driverless car around a track (much like the Jurasssic Park tour cars) and lastly, children will be developing their scientific understanding on pneumatics to create a moving part of a model dinosaur.  All of these fantastic things your children will be happy to share with you when you visit us on Friday!

KEY VOCABULARY

Protoype, design, ipad, Lego EV3, Lego NXT, collaborate, communicate, creativity, curiosity

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

It is the Year 3 STEAM week in the Da Vinci Centre – please see the STEAM THEME section of the newsletter for more information.

PSHCE

The children will be focusing on their Core skills whilst working in the DaVinci centre with emphasis on collaboration and communication (which also involves listening actively to their peers).

KEY VOCABULARY

Curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, core skills, ambition, composure, compassion

DUTCH

De leerlingen van KS 2  hebben de voorbije  week keihard gewerkt aan hun PowerPoint presentaties en zijn er helemaal klaar voor om hun klasgenoten warm te maken voor de voorstelling van Tosca Menten.  Maandag zetten de leerlingen een  tentoonstelling op in het onthaal van de Primary School over Tosca Menten en haar werk op  .  Kom zeker even langs indien jullie  meer te weten wil komen over deze bekroonde auteur. 

Tosca zal op dinsdag  21 november van 9u tot 10u optreden voor de leerlingen  én ouders van SDS.  Allen van harte welkom!

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y3 MNDC1-Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet on Lesson 3 “Making Phone Calls” -Text 1.

Next week we will study vocabulary and phrases of  Lesson. 3 Text 2.

Mandarin Y3 MNDC2/C3-Ms Zhang and Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet of telephone numbers.

Next week we will start to learn vocabulary and phrases of text 2.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou

本周作业:完成写作的练习卷。

下周我们将继续进行写作训练,通过作文的练习掌握记叙文的六要素、作文的书写格式以及标点符号的使用。

MFL

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework is to choose an activity from our Shared Learning Homework Grid.

Next week in class, we will be investigating the weather!  We will be learning to ask what the weather is like and respond using basic phrases.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week in class we will start setting up our French restaurant.   We will think of an appropriate name for our restaurant and think of some famous French foods that need to be served in our restaurant. 

Key vocabulary: le restaurant, le menu, une baguette, un croissant, une quiche, un croque-monsieur, une soupe

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete another task on the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will continue to learn about food and be able to discuss likes and dislikes.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This week’s homework is to complete an activity from the homework grid.  The children have 2 weeks to do this.

Next week we will learn the story of the enormous turnip and review opinions and adjectives.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is to work on agreement between gender and number when talking about food.

Next week in class, the students will learn about winter food and how to describe it.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Als Hausaufgabe sollen die Kinder diese Woche einen Eintrag in ihrem Lesetagebuch machen.

Nächste Woche werden die Kinder beginnen, Texte zu überarbeiten und selbst zu verbessern.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Complete the sentences based on page 1-5 of the story “Lily’s Cup”
Next week we will study texts from the book “Lily’s Cup”. Students will practise sentence pattern through the online reading programme.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

Homework for this weekend is to read and link the words with the picture matching the word and to colour the picture according to the instructions.

Next week we will start to read a new story ”The panda buns”, we will focus on reviewing how to use “how about……” and “ to do “.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai

下周我们将学习近义词的区别和使用。

本周家庭作业:叙述描写一件事——你对别人/动物的关爱。

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