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Week Beginning 12 June 2017


  • Wednesday 14 June: Year 4 Learning Showcase – Explorers  9.00 – 10.00am
  • Garden Party 10 June
  • Class Lists 2017-18

We are currently working on class lists for 2017-18 and will share these with you during the week beginning 12 June.

As is our practice, we aim to provide stability for our students by moving them up with their existing classes where possible, while also taking account to ensure that classes are balanced. Following the issue of the class lists, it will be possible to meet with Ms Jess should you have any questions. However, we ask for your trust in us that that all decisions taken are in the best interests of all the children and your understanding that we cannot meet requests of individual parents.

  • Please label all school uniform, snack boxes and water bottles to avoid items getting lost in school.
  • 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.


In Literacy this week, the children will be learning about how to write persuasively using certain writing techniques. They will look at examples of persuasive writing and think about why they are effective and when persuasive writing might be used. They will be asked questions that they decide whether they are for or against supporting and then plan and write persuasive texts that present their opinion.


Persuasive, techniques, persuasion, for, against, opinion, explanation


In maths this week we will be exploring with measure in real life situations! The children will be measuring the amount of water in unmarked containers and estimating how many will fit into other containers to improve their understanding of capacity. This will lead onto making a witches potion of their own! They will also be given an opportunity to measure ingredients using weighing scales. To understand money they will be designing their own modern classroom and will need to research the prices of the equipment they use, working towards a budget, as well as planning to scale. Hopefully by the end of the week they will have a better understanding of all the different types of measure in a real life context.


millilitres, litres, metres, centimetres, pounds, pence, grams, kilograms, scale


This week the students will begin to plan, design and make model survival shelters.  They will have a variety of materials available to them to complete their model structures.  They will initially plan through sketching, considering how best to use the cocktail sticks to create a supportive frame.  This may be a free standing frame or can be leaned up against an object taking the place of a tree.  They will then have the opportunity to explore a range of materials to create the exterior of their shelter.


Emergency shelter, model, plan, frame, free standing


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 they will be creating their own ‘Flappy Bird’ game.


Conditional, variable, value, custom event,


Mandarin Y4 C1/C2/C3/C4/CN

Students will have termly progress assessment this week.


In het wild

Deze week starten we het onderzoek voor onze vlog: ‘ode aan de ... !’ Leerlingen leggen een dier naar keuze onder de loep: wat is het natuurlijke habitat, hoe ziet het eruit (als jong, volwassen dier, bejaard dier), waarvan leeft het, hoe leeft het (alleen of in een groep), etc.

Als de informatie verzameld is schrijven ze hun script en filmen we de vlog met ‘the green screen’ op de achtergrond.


We ronden de Cito-toetsen af. Resultaten worden zo spoeidig mogelijk gecommuniceerd.

Leerlingen kunnen niet voor de toetsen leren, maar het wekelijkse huiswerk van SDS  is een goede Cito-training.De leerlingen worden vooral aangemoedigd om extra spelling te oefenen met BLOON (www.bloon.nl, inlognaam is SDSyear3 of SDS year4 of SDSyear5 of SDSyear6, wachtwoord spellen). Het trainen van spelling is een kwestie van herhaling. 

Ook het maken van de Nieuwsbegripopdrachten online is een goede oefening.


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will be retelling and rewriting a story in Spanish, El Erizo se Viste, changing key features of the text.  We will also be acting out our version to the rest of the class.

This week’s homework will be to revise dates, and write down the birthdays of the members of your family.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson
Next week we will continue to study and learn Spanish through stories and songs. The focus will be on pronunciation and listening skills in order to develop fluency. This week for homework students will be writing their own stories using the characters and vocabulary they have been learning.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood.
Next week we shall be working on learning about different cities and locations around France. The children will research information and produce a short presentation.
Homework: To complete the crossword on school subjects.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente
a semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur des compréhensions de texte et les mots avec le son [o]. Pour les devoirs, il faut faire les exercices des pages 164 et 165 dans le livret.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch
Diese Woche wiederholten wir die grammatischen und Rechtschreibregeln, die wir im Thema „Gester-heute-morgen“ untersuchten und die Schüler bereiteten sich auf den bevorstehenden Test vor. Nächsten Mittwoch werden die Kinder den Test schreiben. Am Ende des Booklets sind immer Wiederholungsübungen, die Sie mit den Kindern durchgehen sollten, damit sie sich beim Test sicherer fuühlen.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia
La semana próxima empezaremos un proyecto cultural mediante el cual trabajaremos la expresión oral y escrita para trabajar los tiempos verbales.
De deberes, hay que leer un capítulo de un libro de su elección y resumirlo.

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