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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.

MESSAGES

  • As the weather is getting warmer please ensure your child is dressed appropriately and has their water bottle, sun hat etc.

LITERACY

This week in Literacy the children will be looking at the novel ‘Jemmy Button’ and exploring the story, along with how to use the first person. They will learn about ways of creating a story with a diary theme and look at the book and its description of a young person on an adventure as an explorer. The children will then plan their own adventure and explorer stories using ideas from the book and from the previous week when we studied tension and description. Using this knowledge, the story plan will be created considering what will make an effective plot for next week.

KEY VOCABULARY

Explorers, adventure, diary, first person, description, story plan, beginning, middle, end

MATHS

In Maths next week we will be revisiting time. The children will build their confidence with telling the time on a 12 and a 24 hour clock and discuss the vocabulary needed to do this. They will also develop their skills of analysing timetables in real life situations. They will look at flight times and train times and answer questions relating to these, developing their understanding of duration. They will also think about the calendar and how it is made up and look at converting units of time for instance seconds to minutes or days to weeks and months. The children will have an opportunity to find out how long they take to do certain tasks and time themselves, applying these skills of duration and conversion.

KEY VOCABULARY

Time, duration, journey, start, arrival, departure, minute, second, hour, month, week, calendar

THEMED LEARNING

This week the students will design and make an item that every Explorer needs and relies upon – a survival bag! They will learn how to thread a needle and use the equipment safely before developing their stitching skills, with a focus on making small stitches in a straight line. The bags will have a drawstring and will be dyed once they are complete.

KEY VOCABULARY

Stitch, thread, needle, drawstring bag

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

The exciting learning opportunity continues with teaching the children how to code using the App ‘Hopskotch’. This will continue throughout the term leading children to design and create their own games. This week we will be creating a game where an avatar avoids obstacles and learning how to degug our programmes to fix mistakes in the code.

KEY VOCABULARY

Avatar, icon, direction, movement, turn, degrees, flip, sequence, events, debug

MANDARIN

Y4 C1

Topic: Continue Lesson. 14 ‘Furniture’

Students will learn to write paragraph in accordance with text’s  pattern leant

Homework: Worksheet

Y4 C2/C3

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

Student will learn how to describe their hobbies

Homework: My hobbies

Y4 C4

Topic:  Lesson 12 Means of Transport-Text 1

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

Homework: Poster

Y4 MND04CN

我们将根据上周学习的课文《找骆驼》 ,讨论遇到问题时,应该做到冷静、细心和善于思考。同时,以《再遇老人》为题写一篇后续作文。

作业:上海作业

DUTCH

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’.

MFL

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 Spanish – Ms Watson

Next week, students will be learning the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. They will interact with the story by acting it out, playing games and writing and guessing the next line.
This week’s homework is to draw and retell the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ in Spanish.

Year  3/ 4 French - Miss Wood

This week we shall continue to learn about clothing. The children will use verbs to express putting on and taking off items of clothing and use a simple story to learn new vocabulary. They will create a game to help them memorise known language.
Homework: Create a simple list of items found in your wardrobe at home

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.

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