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Week Beginning 15 January 2018


  • Welcome back and a Happy New year!
  • 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 here.
  • Please can you save any cardboard boxes, plastic tube etc for the KS2 Production, and send them in with your child. After the holidays we will begin making our props.


This week, we will continue to use the Ancien Greek as a basis for our Literacy learning. We will link our learning with our Themed lessons by investigating the Greek Army – using information texts. We will look at the different features used, and how the vocabulary helps to explain the information. Additionally, we will make use of dictionaries and further our independent learning skills. We wil also think abou the different beween formal and informl language.


Greek, army, non-chronological, information, layout, feature


Next week the children will be focusing on division. They will be revising and building on their existing skills through a variety of games, problem solving and investigation based activities. The children will focus on dividing with remainders using formal written methods. The children will also be introduced to long division strategies. In preparation for this week, it would be helpful if the children could continue to practise their times tables to compliment the work done in class.


Grouping, sharing, division, inverse, remainder 


After learning about the Athenians and the Spartans, we’re moving onto looking at how these two enemies worked together during the Battle of Marathon. We’ll investigate why the Greek army was so powerful (comparing it to the Roman army) and see this in action during the Trojan War.


Sparta, Athens,  army, Trojan, Marathon


We will focus on using search technologies effectively to inform our understanding of topics. The children will search for information and develop methods to narrow their search.


Key words, precise, results page, synonyms, alternative


This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  The first core value covered is collaboration.  This is the ability to work constructively with others, and children will learn to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to support agreed solutions. In doing so, they will strengthen their sense of teamwork and realize where they lack certain skills; which they can later hone.


Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills


Deze week gaan we aan de slag met het thema “Podiumkunsten”. We maken een mindmap en bedenken wat er allemaal hoort bij theater,  het podium en praten over elkaars talenten! We gaan oefenen met rijmen en dichten en leren dat er veel verschillende soorten gedichten zijn. We zijn al begonnen met “Raadgedichten”. Daarbij lezen we elke dag/week een nieuw gedicht, waarvan 1 woord ontbreekt. De bedoeling is dat we raden welk woord er mist, door goed naar de rest van het gedicht te kijken. Volgende week staan er weer een aantal raadgedichten op het programma.

Voor spelling oefenen we deze week extra op de categorieën die aan bod komen tijdens de citotoetsen eind januari.


Mandarin Y4 MNDC1-Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: Finish the worksheet.

Next week we will start to learn Book 2 Lesson 13 “House”.

Mandarin Y4 C2-Ms Dai

Homework for this weekend: Finish the worksheet.

Next week we will continue the topic of Weather.

Mandarin Y4 C3-Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish the worksheet.

Next week we will continue the topic of Weather.

Mandarin Y4 C4-Ms Piao

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on vocabulary practising

Next week we will continue study  texts of Lesson. 8

Mandarin Y4 MNDCN-Ms He and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week`s homework will be writing a shopping list with all the food items you`ve collected in your shopping basket in class.

Next week we will continue our `Boucle d`or` or Goldilocks storytelling project.  We will act out the story, reconstruct the different scenes and use Chatterpix to record the narration. 

Key vocabulary: dur, mou, chaud, froid, parfait, je voudrais…

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework is to practise using a dictionary at home.

Next week in class, the students will be learning how to use a Spanish/English Dictionary to find and translate words.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This week’s homework is to continue with the homework grid.

Next week, we will finish learning the story of The Enormous Turnip, and prepare a performance.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is about reviewing the content studied in December. 

Next week in class, the students will learn about the Spanish festival of Las Fallas.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Diese Woche sollen die Kinder in ihrem Lesetagebuch über eines der Bücher schreiben, die sie in den Ferien gelesen haben.

Nächste Woche werden die Kinder weiter Fachbegriffe bezüglich unseres Körpers lernen und Auge und Ohr beschriften.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: to complete the worksheet on the book “Lily is sick”

Next week we will continue the book and focus on the usage of rhetorical questions.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3 - Ms Zhou 

This weekend’s homework is to match the words and pictures about parts of the body.

Next week in class, we will look at how to write the characters of the new words and learn the sentence pattern “这/那是……”.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend‘s homework is: Character writing and explaining the meaning of the given sentence.  

Next week, the students will start to read a new book “they like my pictures他们喜欢我的画”, we will focus on discussing feelings and looking at using exclamatory sentences.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai



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