- Please provide your child with a sun hat to be worn at all times when outside. You may wish to provide your child with sun cream for them to apply themselves.
- Please provide your child with a light waterproof jacket in case of unexpected downpours.
- Please let your class teacher know if your child will leave early for the Summer holiday.
- Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Second Hand Uniform Sale: It is that time of the year again when many families are preparing to move away from Shanghai and on to new adventures! Or perhaps your child has simply outgrown their current tops and bottoms. Please consider donating all your unneeded BISS Puxi uniforms to the Second Hand Uniform Sale. All items can be dropped at the Primary or Secondary reception desks until the end of the school year. All items need to be clean and in good condition, thanks for your support.The next Second Hand Uniform Sale will take place at the start of the new school year. So please come and restock your children's uniforms at the sale in beginning of September. If you would like to work on the Second Hand Uniform Sale project, please email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org. It only involves 4 afternoons over the course of the school year and all proceeds go to charity.
LEARNING THEMES – SCIENCE WEEK!
What a fun and busy week we have ahead of us! Reception will be enjoying Science Week in and outside their classrooms and we are very excited about it! We will be questioning, thinking, measuring, experimenting and finding out lots of new things! Here are some of our investigations:
Painting with syringes…pushing and pulling are forces all around us. How far can we make the paint go?
Light it up!...we’re so lucky to have electricity at our finger tips; will we be able to make our own circuits?
Pull it apart!...plants look beautiful on the outside, but we will be using our skills of dexterity to look inside.
Catch it, quick!...How fast do you think our brains and bodies work? We will be testing our reaction times with a friend.
Blow it up!...we will be making a human body! Our lungs are very important indeed! We’ll be learning how they work with air moving in and out.
MOVING ON UP…
We are still busy preparing for life after Reception by thinking about what lies ahead in Year 1.
We're enjoying learning about the Hermit Crabs who move out of their shells when they are too big for them, just like us!
We will be visiting their shared role play areas and having a look around classrooms…I wonder what we will find?
animals, sea, ocean, aquarium, changes
MATHS –Science activities
Our fantastic science activities will provide lots of opportunities to use maths in practical ways; measuring time for our reactions, measuring paint mrks to see which is the longest and shortest, and looking at capacity with blowing up balloons to measure our lungs capacity.
measure, how much, how far, minute, second.
MANDARIN THEME: We will carry on our topic about summer for next week in mandarin. We will talk about what we can do and what we can eat in summer time.
SONG: 夏天的雷雨（xiatian de leiyu）summer storm
ACTIVITY: 手工冰淇淋 （shougong bingqilin）make a ice-cream handcraft
雷雨 （leiyu, thunderstorm） 冰淇淋 （bingqilin, ice cream） 打水仗(da shuizhang, water fighter )
De piraten van Reception gaan deze week verder op verkenning in de onderwaterwereld. We zetten onze snorkelmaskers op en verkennen wonderlijke zeedieren. Al onze kennis bundelen we in onze zeedierenencyclopedie.
de hengel, vissen, de inktvis, de krab, de kwal,het zeepaardje, de rog, de haai, de walvis, de vin, duiken, snorkelen, het masker, ademen