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Week Beginning 29 May 2017


  • Wednesday 14 June: Year 4 Learning Showcase – Explorers  9.00 – 10.00am
  • Garden Party 10 June
  • 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 this shorter week, the children will be continuing to learn about playscripts and how to change a narrative in to a playscript. They will use their knowledge of the features of a playscript and why certain features are used, to write their own stories in to a play. They will consider the examples of familiar fairy tales they have looked at and use adverbs to create a detailed description of actions needed in each scene. Once the children have changed their stories in to a playscript, they will perform it using tone and expression when acting. This will be aided by the setting descriptions, scenes and performing guidelines they have been learning about.


Playscript, narrative, performance, tone, expression, stories, scene, setting, acting


In Maths this week we will be solving puzzles and problems collaboratively! The children will need to use their knowledge of all four number operations, as well as fractions and decimal numbers. They will work in pairs and small groups to solve puzzles and explain their methods.


problem solving, method, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, pattern, sequence


This week the children will be writing up the fair tests they planned and carried out last week.  They They will produce line graphs of their results and draw their own conclusions from the data referring back to their initial predictions.  Finally the children will evaluate their fair tests and discuss whether they would do anything different if they were to do the experiments again.


Hypothesis, prediction, fair test, line graph, data, interpret


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 ‘Which explorer are you? 


Conditional, variable, value, custom event,


Mandarin Y4 C1

Topic: Continue Lesson. 15 “Neighbourhood”

Students will design their own “neighborhood” poster and write a description about it.

Mandarin Y4 C2/C3

Topic: Continue Lesson 8-Hobby and review the key words of Lesson 7

Homework: Revison sheet

Mandarin Y4 C4

Topic:  Continue Lesson 12 Means of Transport

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

Homework: Revision Sheet

Mandarin Y4 MND04CN

我们将继续学习课文《优雅的请假条》,复习所学生字词 。

作业 :抄写 生字 +听写


In het wild

Het thema kunst is afgerond en deze laatste weken werken we aan het thema ‘In het wild’. In dit thema doen leerlingen rollenspellen, maken ze een stripverhaal over een zelfverzonnen avontuur of aflevering van Freek in het Wild en maken ze een vlog van een ode aan hun favoriete dier, geïnspireerd op de boeken ‘Zij de cobra, wij de adder’ (Y3 en 4) en ‘stem op de okapi’ (Y5 en 6).  


Deze week starten we op vrijdag de Cito-toetsen. De onderdelen begrijpend en technisch lezen, spelling en woordenschat worden getoetst. Leerlingen kunnen niet voor de toetsen leren, maar worden 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. 


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will test each other on our Kahoot quizzes, and learn about birthday dates and celebrations in Spain.
Homework:  There will be no homework due to the long weekend.

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.
This week we shall continue to review and consolidate the language covered over the course of the year. The focus will be on adding additional vocabulary to the topic of classroom objects and basic instructions. The children will join sentences with simple conjunctions and create short dialogues together.
Due to the short break, homework for this weekend is optional and the children have been directed to the resources on Linguascope.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente
La semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur le futur simple de l’indicatif.
Il n’y a pas de devoirs cette semaine.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch
Im Unterricht beschäftigten wir uns mit den Vorsilben (ver- und vor-) und mit den langen und kurzen Selbstlauten. Auf spielelerische Weise übten die Kinder die Regeln anzuwenden. Diese Woche gibt es keine weitere Hausaufgabe auβer natürlich dem Lesetigerbuch.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia
La semana que viene vamos a ver los exámenes finales corregidos y vamos a corregir los errores que hayamos cometido. Luego revisaremos materia para afianzar y mejorar. No hay deberes para estas vacaciones, os deseamos un feliz puente.

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