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Week Beginning 29 August 2016

For more information about the routines of your child’s individual class please attend our ‘Meet and Greet’ meeting on Monday 29 August from 6.15-8.00.  There will be a brief ‘Welcome’, followed by two sessions with class teachers in the classrooms; one at 6.45 and another at 7.15.  This will give you the opportunity to meet teachers if you have children in different year groups.  It will allow you also to ask any questions and meet other parents of children in your class.

MESSAGES

  • A warm welcome back to school for all new and existing students. We have had an exciting first week in Year 3 and are looking forward enabling all the children to thrive and achieve throughout the year.
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays.  For these first two weeks, homework is optional and entries can be brought in any time before Wednesday 9 September.
  • 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 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.  If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.
  • ECA and BISCAP sign-up is available on the school website until 31 August and confirmation letters will follow. Both programmes will begin on Monday 12 September.

LITERACY

This week in Literacy the children will be starting a unit on non-fiction. Firstly they will investigate non-chronological reports, identifying the key features i.e. title, sub-titles, labels, diagrams etc. Then they will work on the skill of retrieving information . To do this the children will work as a team to grab and record facts to share with others.

KEY VOCABULARY

title, sub-title, heading, sub-heading, information, caption, introduction, paragraph, photograph, diagram,  label

MATHS

In Maths, the children are working collaboratively on a Maths Eyes project. They will be investigating the world around them and taking photographs. They will then work on creating questions for others to answer. This will be part of an interactive display in the Year 3 corridor.

KEY VOCABULARY

question, problem, solve, maths eyes, shape, number, calculation

THEMED LEARNING

This term our theme is ‘Footprints from the Past’. Over the course of the term the children will be investigating what the world looked like during the time of the dinosaurs, how we know about dinosaurs today and debating whether dinosaurs still exist.

This week, the children will be thinking about what they already know about dinosaurs and then challenged to ask questions, which will extend their knowledge. We will be creating timelines with the children to help them answer the questions: How long did dinosaurs live on Earth? When did dinosaurs live? The children will be working in teams to present the information they have found out and place it in the correct chronological order.

KEY VOCABULARY

timeline, chronology, before, after, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, myth, fact, compare, contrast

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will be learning to use the programme Dance Mat. This is amined at helping them to  increase their typing speed. We will be encouraging them to access this at home and school to practice further. 

KEY VOCABULARY

Keyboard, home row keys, web browser

PSHCE

With many new children joining our classes, we will be focusing, as a year group on the topic of New Beginnings, with particular emphasis on fostering new relationships and establishing golden rules. The children will be involved in deciding how they can help make  the school a safe and happy place for everyone.

KEY VOCABULARY

positive, rule, beginning, safe

Mandarin

Mandarin Y2/3 MNDCN

本周我们将进行随堂练习,复习以前学习过的拼音和基本笔画。

Mandarin Y3/4/5/6 CS1

This week we will review our Mandarin class routines, revise the topics we learnt last year through interactive activities.

Homework: There is no homework this week.

Mandarin Y3/4/5/6 CS 2/3/4

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

Homework: There is no homework this week.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be getting to know each other and learning how to greet each other and some cultural information about Spanish speaking countries.

Homework: There is no homework this week.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will be getting to know each other and revising greetings. We will also be looking at some cultural information on Spanish speaking countries.
Homework: There is no homework this week.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will be getting to know each other and learning how to greet each other and some cultural information about France.

Homework: There is no homework this week.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  Mrs Rickford

La semaine prochaine,  nous allons faire connaissance et évaluer le niveau des élèves de la classe en lecture et à l’écrit. 
Les devoirs: il n’y a pas de devoirs cette semaine.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Nächste Woche werden wir uns spielend näher kennenlernen und über unsere erste Woche an der Schule sprechen. 
Es wird keine Hausaufgabe geben.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana que viene nos conoceremos  y evaluaremos nuestro nivel de gramática y ortografía.

Este fin de semana no habrá deberes. 

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

Next week we will be getting to know each other, reviewing key vocabulary of greetings and talking about who we are. We shall also review basic classroom vocabulary.

Homework: there is no homework this week.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood

Next week we will be getting to know each other, reviewing key vocabulary of greetings and talking about who we are. We shall also review basic classroom vocabulary.

Homework: there is no homework this week.

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