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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 continuing to look at the life of Anne Frank and using her tragic but inspirational story to form the basis of our learning about biographies. We will look at a range of organisational devises that are used in non-fiction writing to guide the reader including: bullet points, headings, sub-headings, captions and text boxes.

KEY VOCABULARY

Bullet points, headings, sub-headings, captions and text boxes

MATHS

In Maths, we will finish reviewing the children’s learning so far this term. We will precede this with a revision of the four main operations and help the children build to making bigger and bigger calculations. We will then assess their understanding of arithmetic and longer, word based problems.

KEY VOCABULARY

Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication

THEMED LEARNING

We will be finishing our World War 2 topic and building on the foundations of knowledge we have laid in the first weeks back. The children will be investigating the Blitz and discovering what life was like for children under the rain of bombs falling upon London during 1940. They will also be using a range of challenging techniques in Art to construct a multi-layered piece of printed work that depicts the destruction of war. This will be coupled with an investigative scheme of work using laptops and iPads to study how shelters were built to keep the population safe from falling bombs.

KEY VOCABULARY

Blitz, evacuation, bombing, incendiary, lino

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will use a new touch typing program and will continue to learn the coding language ‘Python’.

KEY VOCABULARY

Touch-typing, coding, Python

PSHCE

In PSHCE this term we will be beginning a mindfulness course called ‘Paws B’. This will involve the students learning a range of new strategies to help train their brains to make them more effective learners.

KEY VOCABULARY

Trust, bravery, commitment

MANDARIN

Y6C1

Topic: Eating out

Students will finish learning eating out and have a dictation about the words in this lesson.

Y6 C2

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y6 C3

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y6 C4

Assessment feedback and Christmas activities.

Y6 MND06CN

本周我们将进行期末测试反馈,学习一首中文歌,并完成关于圣诞节的写作练习。

MFL

Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel/ Mme McConnon

Students will complete their house project and cover some Chinese traditions / songs.
Homework this weekend is to complete the worksheet given by Dr Cattel on the house and the section on prepositions and to complete as much of their house as they can. Rooms and furniture can be labelled in French. Please could all houses be brought in next Tuesday to Dr Cattel’s lesson.  

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  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be finishing our Christmas booklet and pen-pal letters to our school in Vietnam. We will also be learning some Spanish Christmas songs and playing some Christmas games.

Homework this week is to finish collecting information about our Christmas traditions from our home countries and completing our pen-pal letters.

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

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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