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Week Beginning 28 August 2017

MESSAGES

  • It was great to see so many of you at the ‘Meet & Greet’ session and we look forward to establishing relationships to ensure your children thrive throughout the year.
  • Monday 28th August 8.45 – 9.30am Stage One - iPad Question and Answer session. Find out how iPads are used in the classroom and try some of the apps that students will be using.
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays. 
  • Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. 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. 

LITERACY

In Literacy this week, the children will be continuing exploring the book ‘Friend or Foe’.  This is linked to our World War 2 topic. They will build on their knowledge through a series of lessons, using drama to enhance their understanding of the book. The children will also continue to expand their vocabulary by finding synonyms and antonyms.

KEY VOCABULARY

Synonym, antonym

MATHS

In Maths, the children will be investigating the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve a range of different problems. The children will go on to be challenged to create their own questions; demonstrating what they have learned by constructing valid questions that can be solved to give logical answers.

KEY VOCABULARY

Problem solving, reason, explain

THEMED LEARNING

We will be continuing our World War 2 topic and building on the foundations of knowledge we have laid in the first full week back. The children will be investigating the Blitz and discovering what life was like for children under the rain of bombs falling upon London during 1940. This will be coupled with an investigative scheme of work using laptops and iPads to study how shelters were built to keep the population safe from falling bombs.

KEY VOCABULARY

Blitz, evacuation, bombing, incendiary, air-raid shelter

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will use a new touch typing program and will begin to learn the coding language ‘Python’.

KEY VOCABULARY

Touch-typing, coding, program

PSHCE

In PSHCE this term we will be looking at teamwork and collaborative working.  We will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  

KEY VOCABULARY

Trust, bravery, commitment

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y6 MND06C1/C2/C3

This week we will focus on Mandarin classroom routines; helping students to settle down into Mandarin learning environment through interactive activities.

This week’s homework will be to review the key vocabulary/sentence structures you have learnt last year.

Mandarin Y6 MND06C4

This week we will focus on setting up classroom routines; knowing the location of Mandarin classrooms; meeting teachers and students through interactive activities.

This week’s homework will be finishing a Questionnaire Survey.

DUTCH

Dutch Newsletter Year 3 – 6

De Nederlandse lessen voor KS2 starten deze maandag weer. We kijken ernaar uit om de leerlingen in de klassen te mogen ontvangen. We starten het schooljaar met het thema ‘Klaar voor de Start’, waarbij het om ‘het begin’ gaat. De leerlingen onderzoeken het begin van zichzelf; we ontwerpen een klassenspel over onszelf en lezen en schrijven mythes over het ontstaan van de mens.

Deze week starten we met het maken van een Beeldverslag Van 0 tot Nu. De leerlingen maken een tijdlijn waarin ze met beelden en in steekwoorden vertellen wie ze zijn.

MFL

Year 5/6 French – Mr. Bailie
There is no homework this weekend.
The children will be learning numbers to 10 and will be learning to introduce themselves and to greet others.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, we will review introducing ourselves and do a self-assessment of what we know already. 

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, we will review introducing ourselves and do a self-assessment of what we know already. 

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Watson
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week we will be revising numbers, days of the week and months of the year. They will be learning how to ask someone’s age and tell someone their age and birthday. These will need to be revised for homework as well as daily practise on Duolingo.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Dr Cattel
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, we will review introducing ourselves and do a self-assessment of what we know already. 

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week students will be recognising and naming different animals. They will also continue to introduce themselves and explain where they are from.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz
Diese Woche gibt es keine Hausaufgabe.
Nächste Woche werden die Kinder ihre ersten Stunden im muttersprachlichen Deutschunterricht haben. Sie werden zunächst von ihren Ferienerlebnissen und dem Beginn des neuen Schuljahres erzählen. Außerdem werden wir mit der neuen Unterrichtseinheit „Geheimnisvolles“ beginnen.

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