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Week Beginning 12 December 2016

Please note that Term 1 ECAs and BISCAP have now finished.  The Term 2 programme will begin on Monday 9 January 2017.

MESSAGES

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Week beginning 27th March is International Week and we will have the International Day Parade during this week. As many of you may be returning home for the Chirstmas vacation we would like to inform you of this upcoming event. This advance notice may give you an opportunity to prepare any clothes from your home country for this special event.

LITERACY

In literacy this week the children will be studying Christmas adverts. They will be given the opportunity to view and research the style these adverts are often written in and look at the persuasive and emotive language used. They will then be using this to design and make their own Christmas adverts that could be published in a variety of ways using multimedia and digital literacy.

KEY VOCABULARY

Emotive language, persuasive vocabulary, adverts, Christmas

MATHS

In Maths next week, we will be focusing on data handling and collecting information that can be presented in graphs and tally charts. The children will be applying their learning to different real life context such as Christmas to focus on topics that data handling can be used for. They will then learn how to present their data and analyse it using questions and coming up with different questions for others to answer.

KEY VOCABULARY

Graphs, tally chart, tables, presentation, analyses, recording data, bar chart

THEMED LEARNING

The students will have a celebration of science and conduct experiments using a number of household items. The experiments include making objects float, using electricity in different ways and realising the power of vinegar.

KEY VOCABULARY

Predict, hypothesis, method, conclude, explain, phenomena

MANDARIN

Y4 C1

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y4 C2/C3

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y4 C4

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y4 MND04CN

本周我们将讲解试卷,学习一首中文歌;了解课文《海上气象员》的相关知识。

DUTCH

Vroeger was alles ...

We blikken deze week terug op het thema. We evalueren het themawerk: de profielen, de mindmaps, het beeldverslag, de presentaties en de interviews. Als we tijd over hebben verdiepen we ons in Kerstmis en schrijven we kerstwensen.

Indien u het interview met opa of oma nog niet hebt ingeleverd, ontvang ik het alsnog graag op een memorystick of op de iPad.

Alvast een fantastische vakantie gewenst voor iedereen die eerder vertrekt!

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue to look at Christmas traditions in Spain, and Christmas related Spanish vocabulary.

Homework this week: To log on to www.linguascope.com  and revise the vocabulary we have learnt this term.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This week our focus is on Christmas traditions in Spain. We will continue with Christmas Carols and then look at important dates, food and celebrations and stories  over the Christmas period. For homework children will need to revise the lyrics to the carols we have been learning.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood

This coming week we shall be focusing on learning Christmas vocabulary and how Christmas is celebrated in France. The children will sing Christmas songs in French.
Homework: To learn and practice the names of animals and find new vocabulary to add to the list.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  Mrs Rickford

sujet d’un verbe.

Pour les devoirs, l es élèves doivent écrire une lettre au père Noël et expliquer s’ils ont été sages cette année (il faut donner des preuves!) et ce qu’ils voudraient pour Noël.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Nachdem die Kinder neue Bücher geliehen haben, war die Grammatik und Rechtschreibung unser Schwerpunkt. Wir haben bestimmte Artikel wiederholt und die Groβschreibung am Satzanfang geübt.
Zu Hause sollten die Schüler also in ihren Büchern weiterlesen, in ihren Lesetigerheften dazu schreiben (natürlich Groβschreibung beachten) und im Booklet S. 20 machen „Fast ein Unfall!“

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana próxima vamos a hablar de las tradiciones navideñas y de los planes para vacaciones para trabajar el futuro y ampliar vocabulario.

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