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Week Beginning 20 February 2017

MESSAGES

  • Please note that there will be no ECAs on Tuesday 21 or Thursday 23 February due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  LKS2 Beginner Trumpet, UKS2 Native German, BISCAP and Swimming will not be affected.
  • The Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey - Your feedback is essential in creating the best learning environment for your child. We encourage you take the time to fill out the 15-minute survey. Your responses will inform us on how we can improve your child’s overall learning experience.
  • You can access the survey here. The last day to respond will be Monday 20 February 2017. Thank you again for your continued support and feedback. We look forward to hearing your responses.
  • We do our best to ensure the children’s hair is dried after swimming. To support us with this please can you make sure that your child brings a rubber swim hat, and a warm hat for outside play. Thank you for your continued support with this.
  • Now the weather is colder, please send your child with a coat and/or school fleece clearly labelled with their name.  Please do not send ‘hoodies’.  Children may also like to bring a hat to keep their head warm, especially after swimming. 

LITERACY

In Literacy this week, we will be using the skills learnt in the previous two weeks in order to write a narrative story set around a volcano. We will be thinking about how to describe the setting using different vocabulary related to the senses, and will develop the personality of the characters as well as simply thinking about their appearance. We will also carefully plan our stories to ensure that they ‘flow,’ and entwine all of this with a variety of sentence structures including those with fronted adverbials and embedded clauses.

KEY VOCABULARY

Clause, embedded clause, fronted adverbial, plot, coherence

MATHS

In Maths next week, we will build upon the children’s understanding of fractions to explain decimal points. Throughout the week the focus will be on units, tenths, and hundredths, and developing a real understanding of the value of each digit. Lessons will cover converting tenths and hundredths into fractions, dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100, and ordering numbers with up to two decimal places as well.

KEY VOCABULARY

Unit, tenth, hundredth, decimal point, 10x bigger, 10x smaller, part, whole

THEMED LEARNING

This week the children have been learning about Pompeii and why it is still such a famous eruption, despite it happening in the past. They have been organising their ideas in to chronological order using a timeline and they have been creating their own timelines based on their learning. After learning facts about Pompeii, they got together in groups to make a presentation on different topics about Pompeii and presented their findings on the computer or from their own notes. We learnt about why Mount Vesuvius is still so famous today and the importance of historical facts.

KEY VOCABULARY

Chronological, timeline, history, eruption, famous, affects, presentation, research

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will apply computer programming concepts learned in Unit 5b to design, create and debug programs. They will use logical reasoning to explain how their code executes. They will then apply and consolidate their knowledge by making a pinball game. In addition, they will learn to add a 'Go' button and to stop the ball when it falls to the bottom.

KEY VOCABULARY

Random number, generate, angle, bounce, variable, degrees, event, condition

MANDARIN

Y4 C1

Topic: Lesson. 13 “House”

Students will learn words on different rooms in the house

Homework: Finish worksheet on this week’s topic

Y4 C2/C3

Topic: Lesson 5-Seasons-Text 1

This week students will learn to talk about the weather condition in different countries/cities/seasons

Homework: Weather report

Y4 C4

Topic:  Lesson 9-Occupation-Text 1

Student will be able to introduce their parent’s occupation

Homework: Worksheets

Y4 MND04CN

本周我们将学习课文《寓言两则》,学习生字词:寓、矛盾、掩耳盗铃等。通过学习课文,了解寓言是把深刻的道理寄于简单的故事之中。

作业:抄写生字词。

DUTCH

Thema Blijspel

Deze week nemen we de Cito-toetsen spelling en de technisch lezen toetsen af.  De leerlingen kunnen spelling extra oefenen met de kaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’.

Alle leerlingen hebben een script van ‘hun’ toneelstuk. We oefenen deze week de rollen, werken aan de achtergrond en filmen alvast wat stukken. Houd zeker woensdag 1 maart vrij in uw agenda. Dan zullen de leerlingen hun ‘Blijspel’ opvoeren.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue learning about parts of the body, and the use of the letter Homework:  To review vocabulary using Rockalingua.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

Students will apply their knowledge of number to tell the time in Spanish. From this they will learn how to ask for the time and answer. For homework they will draw a clock and label the different times and practise asking the time.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood

Next week we shall continue to work with learning and improving vocabulary based around the topic of food. The children will construct short conversations about food and explain why they like or dislike certain food. They will also have the opportunity to listen and respond to a traditional fairy tale.
Homework: Practise and learn the tongue twister.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur les homonymes a/as/à, et/es/est. Pour les devoirs, on doit compléter la feuille de conjugaisons donnée en classe.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Die Bildergeschichten verstehen, die Überschriften zu finden und das Ende auszudenken war diese Woche unsere Hauptbeschäftigung. Zu Hause sollten die Kinder ebenfalls die Geschichte schreiben, und zwar zu den Bildern, die sie im Unterricht ausgewählt haben. Und natürlich lesen nicht vergessen!

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana próxima trabajaremos la comprensión lectora y el resumen. Para deberes, deben escribir sobre lo que han hecho el fin de semana, prestando especial atención a las grafías ‘g’, ‘j’, ‘gue’, ‘gui’ ‘c’, ‘que’ y ‘qui’.

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