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Week Beginning 21 November 2016

Please remember we have Poetry Week this week and a dress-up day on Friday 25th November, this is linked to our poem ‘Walking my Iguana’and can be any animal you like.
MESSAGES
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays. 
  • 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 be aware that the days are getting colder and wetter and dress your child accordingly.   A warm hat is also recommended, particularly on swimming days.
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a raincoat for wet 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.
  • Date for the diary: Year 3 will be having their Themed Learning Showcase on Wednesday 7 December from 9:00am – 10:15am. We would like to invite parents to join us in celebrating all of the hard work the children have done during their ‘Footprints from the Past’ topic.
  • Friday 2nd December- 3W Class Assembly 1.45 – 2.30, Stage One

LITERACY

This week in Literacy we are celebrating Poetry Week. We will be studying the poem “Walking with my iguana”by Brian Moses. Children will be learning about the use of rhythm, rhyme and repetition alongside creating fabulous artwork in a Pop Art style. Each class will also adapt the poem to write about their class dinosaur. The week will culminate in a performance as an entire year group in the style of a Poetry Choir.

KEY VOCABULARY

Rhythm, rhyme, repeat, stanza, verse, expression, percussion

MATHS

In Maths this week, the children will be learning about time. Children will learn to tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks. They will begin to estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock; use vocabulary such as am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.

KEY VOCABULARY

Second, minute, hour, day, week, morning, afternoon, analogue, digital

THEMED LEARNING

The children will continue to be working with technology. The children will cover one aspect of computer programming. They will be learning about robotics by building and programming simple robots from the LEGO WeDo Kit. They will also be learning about the purpose of a database. This will involve the children initially having to answer question and create graphs with a paper database to find out how long it can take to sort through information. They will  then start to interrogate pre-made databases to answer questions and create graphs, which they will find is much quicker. The unit will finish with the children creating their own dinosaur dataset for their peers to use.

KEY VOCABULARY

Predict, persevere, program, sequence, instructions, database, interrogate, graph, table, chart, sort, information

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will continue learning the foundations of computer programming. They will be using the Espresso Coding website , which enables pupils to create programs by using code blocks.

KEY VOCABULARY

Code, coding, blocks, loop,  sprite, program, website

PSHCE

The children will be focusing on listening to others and responding appropriately. They will be working on team challenges in Themed Learning, requiring collaboration, sharing and patience.

KEY VOCABULARY

Collaborate, share, explain, support, respond, postive

MANDARIN

Y3 C1

Topic: Lesson 3 Making Phone Calls-Text 1

This week students will learn how to make a telephone conversation

Homework: Worksheets

Y3 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 6-Telephone Number-Text 2 (continued)

Student will be able to tell where do they live  using the sentence pattern: 我住在(place)wo zhuzai… (I live in…)

Homework: Poster of where my friends live in

Y3 MND03CN

本周我们将学习课文《识字小秘密》,初步了解形声字的造字规律,培养学生识字能力。学习课文中的汉字和词语。

作业: 抄写本课的词语。

DUTCH

Vroeger was alles ...

De interviewvragen zijn voorbereid en de interviews zijn geoefend in de klas. In de aanvullende huiswerkbrief staat de instructie voor het af te nemen interview bij opa of oma. De leerlingen moeten het opgenomen interview uiterlijk 25 november inleveren op een memorystick (of meenemen op hun iPad). In de klas analyseren en bespreken we de interviews. Ook willen we een compilatie maken van beste vragen en antwoorden. Mocht de opa of oma in kwestie niet in de compilatie willen voorkomen, geef het dan tijdig aan.

We verdiepen ons verder in beeldspraak. Denk daarbij aan zegswijzen en spreekwoorden als: het gezin is de hoeksteen van de samenleving, het komt in de beste families voor, een aardje naar je vaartje hebben, het zit in je genen, het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan, het zit in de familie, je eigen vlees en bloed en de appel valt niet ver van de boom. We spelen Taboe en ‘Who’s the man’ met deze spreekwoorden en met de themawoorden.

Tot slot zullen we in Y3 en 4 aandacht besteden aan de komst van Sinterklaas. 

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week in Spanish, we will be continuing to build sentences describing animals.  We will be able to use the words ‘aqui’, ‘hay’ and ‘soy’ whilst remembering to place the adjective after the noun.  We will be learning new vocabulary about classroom items in order to practise this skill more.

Homework will be to practise our ‘Happy Days’ song and to revise animals on Linguascope.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will be revising animal vocabulary, and learning about parts of the body.
Homework: To revise vocabulary.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will continue our family topic, reflecting on the Barbapapa family tree and asking our class mates how many brothers or sister they have.

This week’s homework will be presenting your French family tree to your parents using the French vocabulary we have learned in class. 

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  Mrs Rickford

Cette semaine nous allons travailler sur les différents sons de la lettre “g” et  sur les verbes regulier de premier groupe au présent.
Pour les devoirs, les élèves doivent completer la section "je vois j’entends” de la feuille:  "Pourquoi les serpents mangent les grenouilles"

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Mit den Kindern haben wir diese Woche die Bibliothek entdeckt! Jeder hat sich ein Buch nach seinem Geschmack ausgesucht und nun haben die Schüler die Aufgabe, das Buch zu Hause zu lesen. Dazu gibt es ein Leseheft, wo sie dann ihre Gedanken zum Buch aufschreiben oder ein Bild malen können. Einmal pro Woche werden wir die Bibliothek besuchen, so dass die Kinder das ausgeliehene Buch zurückgeben und ein neues ausleihen können.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana que viene trabajaremos los sinónimos, ortografía y comprensión lectora. Como deberes, tienen que completar las dos páginas siguientes del cuadernillo de ejercicios.

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