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Week Beginning 12 December 2016

ECA/BISSCAP/BISS Lions  are now finished.  Term 2 ECAs begin on Monday 9 January.

MESSAGES

  • Wednesday 14th December- Christmas school lunch.
  • Thursday 15th December- Pupils can come to school wearing party clothes for our classroom party.
  • Thursday 15th December- End of Term 1 report issued.
  • Friday 16th December- Last day of school. 
  • Now the weather is beginning to get 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. 
  • 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

This week in Literacy we will be writing a piece of Fan-fiction. The children will discuss what this genre of writing is and will choose a story that they are familiar with. The children will pick a familiar book that they are a fan of and will use the characters and settings from the original to create their own storyline. The children will have the opportunity to submit their stories to their classroom teacher. These will be collected and a selection of the best stories will be submitted as entries to the Global Campus Writing Competition.

KEY VOCABULARY

Fan-fiction, story, character, setting, alternative ending, plot changes

MATHS

This week we shall be learning about shape and space. The focus will be 2D shapes and recognising equal and unequal angles, being able to identify if a shape is regular and classifying shapes according to their properties. The children will also complete activities that require recgonition of symmetry and they will use 2D shapes to construct nets of 3D shapes, using mathematical vocabulary accurately.

KEY VOCABULARY

Polygon, regular, irregular, side, angle, vertex, face, edge, symmetry, classsify

THEMED LEARNING

‘Building a Village’

This week the children will take part in a series of debates that will affect the future of their village. The children will be asked to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different scenarios that could impact on the quality of life of the settlers. Where will the factories and theme parks be built? Who will this affect? What impact will this have on the environment? The children will need to gather together as a village community and vote on the outcomes!

The children will also continue with some new practical Science investigations to discover how micro-organisms grow and spread. The children will begin to plan the investigation and make predictions, whilst recording their results and making observations throughout the week. 

KEY VOCABULARY

Village, settlement, size, population, amenitiesm, advantages, disadvantages

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will continue to publish their poems that they wrote about The Highwayman during Poetry Week. The children will be considering layout and presentation in order to publish and print their poems.

KEY VOCABULARY

Layout, presentation, word processing, title, heading, stanza, poetry

PSHCE

In PSHCE we will discuss our targets that we wrote at the beginning of term. The children will reflect on these, discuss what they have achieved and write new targets for next term.

KEY VOCABULARY

Targets, progress, achievements, vision, aspirations

MANDARIN
Y5C1

Topic: Review

Assessment feedback and learn a Chinese song.

Y5 C2

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y5 C3

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y5 C4

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y5 MND05CN              

本周我们将学习第三十五课《爬山虎的脚》,读通课文,了解爬山虎的相关知识。学习生词“均匀”、“蜗牛”、“触角”、“蛟龙”、“荡漾”、“占”、“拂”、“茎” “柄”。

家庭作业(optional): 抄写生字词 。

MFL

Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson

We have looked at how the Christmas Traditions in Spain are different from those in England. We will continue to understand the origin of some of these traditions and students will present their research. For homework children will need to continue with duolingo.

Year 5/6  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 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will write down our wishes for the French classes in 2017.  We will end 2016 with a `Galette des rois` (Kings` cake) and choose a king or queen.

This week`s homework will be practising the days of the week, finding the names of the days in the word search and opening the doors on your advent calendar.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week in French, we will be designing and creating our own Papa Noel we will then be using him to creating and film our own stories in French about his adventures.

Homework this week is to log on to www.linguascope.com and revise all the topics we have covered this term. Can you remember them all? Take this opportunity to revise your numbers too, you may need them for next week.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous préparerons et ferons une évaluation (conjugaisons du présent/futur/passé composé) mardi. Jeudi, nous aurons une leçon sur le thème de Noël.
Pour les devoirs, les élèves doivent finir les 3 feuilles données en classe et utiliser leur cahier et www.conjuguemos.com pour leurs dernières révisions.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Die Kinder haben diese Woche ihre Kenntnisse über die Fledermäuse benutzt und ein riesengroβes Infoplakat zusammengestellt, wobei jeder von ihnen mit detaillierten Sachtexten beigetragen hat. Später haben wir uns mit der Grammatik beschäftigt, nämlich mit den Verben, ihren Grund- und Personalformen.
Zu Hause sollten die Kinder weiter in ihren Büchern lesen und in Lesetigerheften schreiben, aber auch S. 33 im Booklet machen „Fledermausjagd“, bei der es um Verben und Grundformen geht.

Year 5/6 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.

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!

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