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    Secondary students in ICT lesson

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    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

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    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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    Secondary students in English class

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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 6.15-8.00pm.  There will be a brief ‘Welcome’, followed by two sessions with class teachers in the classrooms; one at 6.45pm and another at 7.15pm.  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 4 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 the first week, 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

In Literacy this week we will be starting our study of the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The children will be putting themselves into the shoes of both The Iron Man himself and the young boy, Hogarth!  We will be developing the use of similes, direct speech, conjunctions and adjectives to improve their writing, with up-levelling of their work independently and with partners. We will also be enjoying a range of drama activities to think about the feelings of the characters in the first 2 chapters!

KEY VOCABULARY

similes, speech marks, commas, punctuation, adjectives, nouns, compound sentences, complex sentences, conjunctions, feelings, conscience

MATHS

This week in Maths, the children will be continuing to recap their place value knowledge initially. This will allow them to move on towards understanding that calculations have inverse operations. The children will be investigating how addition and subtraction are linked and how this knowledge can help them to solve a range of problems.

KEY VOCABULARY

place value, addition, subtraction, inverse, operation

THEMED LEARNING

This term the theme for our learning is ‘Inventions and Inventors’. We will look at inventors from the past and create our own inventions with electrical equipment. We will visit the Car museum later in the term and have a ‘Learning Showcase’ where the students will share their learning with parents.

This week we will be looking at the inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, recreating his helipcopter design to create an investigation and imitating his iconic Mona Lisa portrait, examining the optical illusion of her eyes.

KEY VOCABULARY

Leonardo Da Vinci, Mona Lisa, optical illusion, portrait, helicopter, up thrust, gravity,

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will be learning to use the programme Dance Mat. This is directed 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, QWERTY keyboard, Caps Lock, space bar, Shift key

PSHCE

The students will discuss the importance of being safe in the school and following procedures in an emergency.

KEY VOCABULARY

Safety, emergency, evacuation, sensible, efficient,

Dutch

Welkom bij Reisbureau SDS!

Deze week beginnen de Nederlandse lessen op SDS/BISS Puxi. De leerlingen in Y3 t/m 6 krijgen 5 uur Nederlands, mits ze niet eerst EAL volgen. In dat geval starten ze met 2 Nederlandse lessen per week. Dit eerste thema gaat over reizen. We onderzoeken het verschil tussen een reisverslag (zoals dat van de grote ontdekkingsreizigers) en een reisverhaal (denk aan Jules Verne). We bespreken wat een goede reis kenmerkt, wie zo’n reis samenstelt en wat je daar allemaal voor moet kunnen en moet doen. De leerlingen mogen hun favoriete vakantiefoto meenemen én een foto van de tofste vakantieactiviteit (mail naar c-samsom@bisspuxi.com) . We zullen de foto’s gebruiken in de lessen en op de displays.

Mandarin

Mandarin Y4/5/6 MNDCN          

本周我们将进行随堂练习,回顾已掌握的知识。

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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