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Week Beginning 10 April 2017

Welcome back to Term 3 - we are looking forward to an exciting term.

MESSAGES

  • Thank you so much  to all families for supporting us last term with all of our activities.  The children benefited greatly from all of your support.
  • 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.
  • TERM 3 ECA/BISCAP/BISS Lions Swimming Programmes will begin on Monday 17 April and run until Friday 16June 2017. Confirmation letters will be sent out during the first week back.

LITERACY

In Literacy this week, the children will be looking at different types of poems and their poetic form, including Clerihews, Kennings and Haikus. They will discuss their structure and format and use their knowledge of different poems to create their own, based on a theme. We will be learning about syllables and repeated patterns when composing a poem and how humour can be used in some poetic forms. The children will practice learning a poem to perform and using rhyme when writing their own. By studying poems from around the world, the children will learn about authors and various styles of poems that are written today and in the past.

KEY VOCABULARY

Poems, form, clerihews, kennings, haiku, rhyme, syllable, pattern, repeated, structure, discussion

MATHS

This week the children will be developing their understanding of place value and number sequences. They will be thinking about patterns in number and identifying what the pattern is so that they can complete more complex sequences. They will also be revisiting Roman Numerals and developing their knowledge by looking at addition squares. The children will be completing challenges involving sequences of cubes and triangles as an entry point to algebra and trying to use their knowledge to solve things independently. Towards the end of the week they will be introduced to another way of solving word problems and work together to use their new strategy for increasingly more difficult challenges.

KEY VOCABULARY

Sequence, pattern, number, difference, identify, place value, hundreds, thousands, problem solving

THEMED LEARNING

Ahoy there! Adventure, new discoveries, and exploration await in term 3.  Our new topic in Themed Learning is ‘Explorers’. The children will spend the first week researching and learning about Explorers from the past and about their daring deeds. They will write and answer mini quizzes for each other about particular explorers. Then they will choose an explorer they are interested in and create a mini presentation on them. Friday 14th March will be a dress up day to launch the new topic; children can wear anything Explorer related.

KEY VOCABULARY

Explorer, trade route, territory, Conquistador, primary source, secondary source

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

An exciting new learning opportunity begins with teaching the children how to code using the App ‘Hopskotch’. This will continue throughout the term leading children to design and create their own games.

KEY VOCABULARY

Avatar, icon, direction, movement, turn, degrees

MANDARIN

Y4 C1

Topic: Continue Lesson. 14 “Furniture”

Students learn words on different furniture and write key characters

Homework: worksheet of new vocabulary

Y4 C2/C3

Topic: Lesson 6-Sickness-Text 2-Continued and Mandarin Speech Show class sharing

Student will learn how to describe common symptoms

Homework: Worksheets

Y4 C4

Topic:  Lesson 11 Daily Routine-Text 1 and Mandarin Speech Show class sharing

Student will be able to their daily timetable with others

Homework: Booklet of My Daily Life Routine

Y4 MND04CN

本周我们将学习记叙文这一文体,学生会学习写一篇记叙文:《一件小事》。

作业:上海作业

DUTCH

Kunst met een grote K

We vervolgen het thema ‘Kunst met een grote K’. We leggen dit thema de nadruk op beschouwen en ervaren van kunst en het formuleren van onderbouwde meningen.

Verschillende boeken staan weer centraal, waaronder: ‘Willewete, Naar het museum’, ‘Het grote Rijksmuseum voorleesboek’, ‘Grote Kunst voor Kleine Kenners’,  ‘Kunst voor kinderen’, ‘Kunstige Kwasten’ en ‘De Stip’.

De leerlingen van Y3 en 4 starten met het maken van een Muurseum. De leerlingen van Y5 en 6 werken verder aan hun kunstenaarsprofiel. We kijken deze week naar diverse werken van door de leerlingen geselecteerde kunstenaars. Wat is mooi en wat is lelijk? Het onderbouwen van de mening staat daarbij centraal.

Een hele fijne vakantie allemaal!

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

The first week back after the holiday we will continue to look at different types of food, and state our opinions on these.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This week we are continuing to learn how to say “Are you…?” and “I am…”. We will practise this in different contexts so that students become comfortable asking others and responding confidently in Spanish. There will not be any homework this week.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood

Next week we shall be starting a new unit of work all about families. The children will learn to use possessive pronouns and review the names of different family members. They will consider the use of ‘tu’ and ‘vous’ and be able to ask direct questions to other people, using the correct forms of address.
Homework: no homework this week, due to the holidays.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente

Après les vacances, nous commencerons à travailler sur le passé composé avec les auxiliaires avoir et être.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

In einem Test zum Thema „Zu Hause“ haben die Kinder ihre Kenntnisse gezeigt. Es wird also keine Hausaufgabe geben, auβer natürlich dem Lesetigerbuch und – heft.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a seguir trabajando la carta personal y la comprensión lectora. No hay deberes para las vacaciones, disfrutadlas.

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