• A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

    Secondary students in ICT lesson

  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

    IB students in media class

  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

    Three primary students in class working together

  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

    Secondary students in English class

  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

    IB student reading

  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

    IB students in Chemistry lab

Week Beginning 4 September 2017

MESSAGES

  • Join us for our PET Welcome Back Party on Saturday 9 September 6pm -9pm.
  • Please encourage your child to come up to their classroom with their teacher and class in the mornings. We kindly ask that parents stay in the playground.
  • Please ensure children are reading aloud each day. Even the most fluent of readers benefit from saying the text out loud as it means children are not skipping over unfamiliar and tricky vocabulary.
  • Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. In particular please ensure your child is wearing black shoes. Girls should wear plain white socks and boys should wear black or grey socks. You can review the school’s uniform policy at http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/puxi/our-students/student-life/our-school-uniform
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE, please send a signed message in your child’s communication book.  Your child still needs to bring in their PE kit to enable them to participate as a coach, an official or to give feedback.  If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.
  • ECA and BISCAP - Both programmes will begin on Monday 4 September.
  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Second Hand Uniform Sale

Did your child outgrow their old uniform tops and bottoms? Did your child graduate from Primary to Secondary? Do you have unwanted uniform items? Will your family be moving on from BISS Puxi to new adventures? Please consider donating all your unneeded BISS Puxi uniforms to the Second Hand Uniform Sale. All items can be dropped at the Primary or Secondary reception desks throughout the school year. All items need to be clean and in good condition, thanks for your support.

Please come and restock your children's Primary and Secondary uniforms at our sales on Thursday, September 7th from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Primary Gallery.

Please remember to bring small cash and your own bag. All proceeds go to charity.

We need your help!!! If you would like to work on the Second Hand Uniform Sale project, please email Tracy at tracyly55@yahoo.com or wechat: tracyly55.  It only involves  four afternoons over the course of the school year.

LITERACY

Next week, we will be looking at how we can use the different word classes in our writing.  In particular, we will be focusing on sentence formation (capital letters, full stops and conjunctions) for the writing of our fairy tales.  We will also be recapping on high-frequency spellings from KS1.

KEY VOCABULARY

adjective, noun, proper noun, verb, beginning, middle, end, problem, character, plot

READING SKILLS

This term, the Year 3 team will be focusing on developing the children's reading comprehension skills. This week, the children will be focusing on making comparisons in the context of nursery rhymes.

KEY VOCABULARY

Literal, inference, deduction, compare, opinion, reason

MATHS

In Maths next week, children will be building on their place value work and moving onto multiplying by 10 and 100. They will be looking more specifically at number patterns; in particular, counting in  4, 8, 50 and 10.

KEY VOCABULARY

Place value, ones, tens, hundreds, counting, patterns, multiply, multiples

STEAM THEME

The direct learning will take a focus on how we look at our surroundings to help us to identify where we are. The questioning will be guided to the works of famous artist David Hockney. We will start by learning about the artist and to ask questions based on sections of the paintings using ‘I see…’, ‘I think…’ and ‘I wonder…’. The children will then be given a small square of a famous painting. Their task will be to investigate the piece on its own and then put together the puzzle by finding other members of their team.  The children will then become the artists, drawing and painting their piece of the picture. Finally, they will collaboratively put it together to create a montage of a famous painting.

KEY VOCABULARY

art, colour, shapes, lines, pattern, sketch, compare, contrast, montage, collaborative

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

For this half term, the Year 3 children will be building on their computer programming skills from last year and be introduced to loops and if statements through Espresso Coding. This week, they will recap their understanding of how to program sprites to move on the screen using actions and functions.

KEY VOCABULARY

Coding, action, function, sprite

PSHCE

Next week the children will be learning more about being Ambitious! Alongside being academically ambitious we will be talking to the children about thinking ambitiously and developing their core skills which will underpin all that they do. We will focus on 8 core skills this year and we are beginning by introducing the children to Curiosity, Collaboration and Communication.

KEY VOCABULARY

Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication, Core skills, ambitious.

DUTCH

Klaar voor de start

Juf Chris is vanaf deze week met verlof. Juf Patricia neemt alle lessen van haar over. Patricia heeft vorige week de hele week meegedraaid en is inmiddels goed bekend met de routines en het curriculum.

Deze week maken de leerlingen hun beeldverslag tijdlijn af. Mocht u nog fotootjes willen sturen, doe dit dan zo snel mogelijk aan p-hulst@bisspuxi.com . Aan het einde van dit thema zijn alle  tijdlijne n te bewonderen in de klas.

We starten met het maken van ons klassenspel. De leerlingen ontwerpen samen een bordspel compleet met handleiding, vragen- en opdrachtkaartjes.

De leerlingen herhalen met spelling in Blok 1 van Staal alle categorieën van het vorige leerjaar in sneltreinvaart. Op basis van de instapdictees maken ze hun ‘eigen’ opdrachten.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y3 C1

Topic:  Lesson 1. Countries, Languages

This week students will talk about the countries they have been to and what languages they can speak.

Homework: Worksheets

Mandarin Y3 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 1

This week students will learn Pinyin and Basic Strokes.

Homework: Copy the Chinese characters you have learned.

Mandarin Y3 MND03CN

本周我们将学习课文《一粒种子》。能借助拼音读通课文并理解生词,了解种子发芽的条件。

作业:抄写词语,并完成造句。

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