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Week Beginning 12 June 2017

MESSAGES

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

  • Dates for your diary:

Monday 19th June – Year 3&4 PTA Class Party 2pm – 3pm KS2 Playground

LITERACY

In Literacy this week, we will be learning about different forms of poetry. The focus will be on form and structure as the children will study alliterative poems, kennings, haikus and cinquains. They will identify the special characteristics of each before going on to create their own versions based on a chocolate theme.

KEY VOCABULARY

Form, structure, syllable, alliteration, beat, haiku, kennings, cinquain, theme.

MATHS

This week we will be returning to geometry. The children will revise 2D shapes, concentrating on the properties of different kinds of triangles and quadrilaterals and lines and angles. They will apply this knowledge to solve problems using 2D shapes. They will then investigate prisms and the relationships between the faces, edges and vertices.

KEY VOCABULARY

3D, 2D, quadrilateral, isosceles, scalene, equilateral, parallel, perpendicular, right angle, obtuse, acute, prism, face, edge, vertex, vertices.

THEMED LEARNING

The children will be looking at advertising this week. Focusing on how chocolate bars are designed and marketed, the children will create their own brand new chocolate bar, naming it, designing the packaging and then making a short television commercial to advertise their creation.

KEY VOCABULARY

Advertisement, commercial, design, packaging, marketing, persuasive language.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

In Computing we will be continuing our last unit of coding, using code.org. The children will begin with offline activities designed to help them to understand the concepts of sequencing in algorithms. They will progress on to using a simplified version of Python to complete more and more complicated challenges, building their understanding and use of computer programming.

KEY VOCABULARY

Code, algorithm, block, puzzle, loop, sequence, program, debugging

PSHCE

The children will be thinking about the importance of listening and learning from others, including their peers as well as adults.

KEY VOCABULARY

listening, understanding, thoughtful

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y3 C1/ C2/C3/CN

Students will have termly progress assessment this week.

DUTCH

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.                                                                                                                                             Cito-toetsen

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.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell
Children will continue reviewing their likes and dislikes related to food and explaining why they like the foods.
Optional homework this week is to go onto linguascope.com and practise fruit and vegetables

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 French – Ms De Borger
Next week we will continue our French art project, creating a self portrait in the style of Mattice and labelling the face parts.

This week`s homework will be singing the French version of ‘Head, shoulder, knees and toes’.  How fast can you sing it?

Key Vocabulary:  le visage, les yeux, la bouche, le nez, les oreilles, les cheveux

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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