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Week Beginning 7 November 2016

Please remember next weekend is a long weekend, and school will be closed from Friday 11th to Tuesday 15th, and reopened Wednesday 16th November.

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 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. 

LITERACY

This week in Literacy we are start with a new unit. This will involve the children investigating letters. They will start by discussing who writes letters and why, as well as their features and layout. By the end of the unit the children will be asked to write a letter to the famous author, Julia Donaldson. To enable them to do this, the unit will include discussing, comparing and contrasting different books by Julia, and key facts about her.

KEY VOCABULARY

Letter, purpose, features, formal, informal, introduction, address, main body, paragraph, conclusion, greeting, ending, signature, sign off

MATHS

In Maths this week, the children will be learning to draw and describe 2D shapes with increasing accuracy. They will also be measuring the perimeter (total length of the outside) of simple 2D shapes.

KEY VOCABULARY

Length, measure, ruler, millimeters, centimeters, meters, square, rectangle, quadrilateral, triangle, circle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, regular, irregular, side, corner, straignt, curved, equal

THEMED LEARNING

Over the next two weeks the children, on rotation, will 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 2. Subjects of Study-Continued

This week students will talk about the subjects they have in school

Y3 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 6-Telephone Number-Text 1

Student will be able to tell the telephone number using the sentence pattern: 我的wo de/他的ta de/她的ta de/电话号码是dianhua haomao shi……(My /His/Her telephone number is …)

Y3 MND03CN

本周我们将继续学习并结束课文《象形字真奇妙》,并复习巩固所学的词语。

DUTCH

Van Reisbureau naar Vroeger...

Vroeger was alles ...

De leerlingen werken verder aan hun toekomstprofiel. Wilt u weten wat uw zoon of dochter doet als hij of zij 80 is? Wip dan even langs in de Nederlandse klassen. Om naar onze klassenstamboom te kijken. De leerlingen verdiepen zich deze week ook in het stellen van open en gesloten vragen en ze bereiden een interview voor met opa of oma.

Graag ontvangen we van alle leerlingen familiefoto’s: papa, mama, broers en zussen, tante en ooms, neven en nichten en opa’s en oma’s. We maken een grote SDS-stamboom.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be revising ‘days of the week’ and will be learning more about colours, including a fun song!  We will be using the vocabulary learned in order to describe various things, such as animals.

The homework this week is to revise previous vocabulary and practise our ‘Happy Days’ song that we have been learning in class to support ‘days of the week’.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will be practising all the new vocabulary learnt so far this year, and putting it into context.

Homework: To revise days of the week, antes and despues.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week we created our own  `Barbapapa` in plasticine.  Next week  week we  will continue writing the profile of our Barbapap`s,  talking about their names and colours.

We will talk about about our own  family, learning family related vocabulary and counting  our siblings and the children in the Barbapapa family.

This  week’s homework will be presenting your Barbapapa to your parents, telling its name and colour in French. All the Barbabapa’s will be going home with the children next week.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  Mrs Rickford

Cette semaine nous allons continuer à travailler sur les descriptions, en décrivant des animaux. Nous allons aussi sur la lecture et la comprehension. 
Pour les devoirs, les élèves doivent faire les exercices 1 et 2 de la partie  “Je vois, j’entends” et les exercices 1 et 2 de la partie “J’enrichis mon lexique” (feuille “les marmottes en famille”).

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Die Kinder haben ganz klasse ihre Testaufgaben erledigt und ihre Lesefähigkeit demonstriert. Anschlieβend haben wir das Stadtbild als Anfang unseres neuen Themas „Auf der Strasse“ untersucht und über die Straβenregeln gesprochen.
Zu Hause sollten die Schueler das Wimmelbild untersuchen und dazu Verkehrsmittel, Plätze und Tätigkeiten der Menschen schreiben.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a trabajar el grupo nominal y el presente y el pasado.
Para deberes, tienen que hacer las dos páginas siguientes del libro de ejercicios.

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