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Week Beginning 12 September 2016

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 are school holidays and we return on Monday 19 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 here.
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • ECA and BISCAP confirmation letters have been sent. Both programmes will begin on Monday 12 September.
  • 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.


Next week in Literacy we will be linking learning with our work on World War 2, as the children will be investigating the challenging question: ‘How can you help win the war?’ They will be helped to understand the importance of advertising in ‘The War Effort’,  analyse adverts from WW2 and find common themes, language and imagery. This will mean an investigation of propaganda from a range of countries involved in the conflict, allowing the children to compare different methods of communication.They will finsh the week’s work by creating an authentic WW2 advert.


Propaganda, advert, World War 2, persuasion


In Maths, the children will be investigating 3D shapes and nets. They will be looking at how to construct simple 3D shapes by drawing the nets themselves and then will investigate how these can combine to form more complex shapes. The children will also look to form their own hypothesis during an investigation into how many possible ways there are to draw a net of a cube and then they will evaluate their reasoning. Finally, they will look at the vocabulary of shape, learning how to describe the properties and interactions of a range of shapes.


Cube, pyramid, cuboids, sphere


We will be continuing 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.


Blitz, evacuation, bombing, incendiary, lino


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


Touch-typing, coding, Python


In PSHCE this term we will be looking at teamwork and collaborative working.  We will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  


Trust, bravery, commitment



Topic: Fresh market-Text 2.

Students will learn to say what kind of food they usually eat and buy. More new words about snack will be learnt and students are encouraged to bring the snack which on Page 96. (No nuts please.)

Y6 C2

Topic: Continue Lesson. 10 Vegetables and Fruits

We will learn how to name different vegetables and fruits.

Y6 C3

Topic:  Lesson 1. Countries, Languages-Text 2

Students will talk about the countries they have been to and what languages they can speak.

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 2-Numbers, Pinyin

Students will learn numbers and Pinyin.





Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week, students will review classroom instructions and giving opinions. They will also learn how to pronounce the ‘j’ phoneme correctly.
Homework: find two pictures of things that they really like or dislike and write down their opinion. 

Year 6 French – Dr.Cattel/ Mme McConnon

Next week, we will continue with the topic of talking about ourselves by describing where we live.
Homework this week: To practise the questions and answers for name, age, and birthday in preparation for doing a video interview next week.

Year 6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will review the soft c and learn animal vocabulary.
Homework: To practise classroom instruction vocabulary.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, les élèves continueront de pratiquer l’utilisation des verbes réguliers et irréguliers au présent de l’indicatif en contexte. Les élèves ont parfois des difficultés à reconnaitre/remplacer les groupes nominaux par les  pronoms personnels (mon frère et moi = nous, donc la terminaison est ONS) donc nous avons aussi travailler sur ce point-là.
Comme devoirs, les élèves doivent compléter les feuilles de travail remises en classe et s’entrainer sur leur site préféré : www.conjuguemos.com (le présent de 1 à 10 pour les plus confiants)

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Im Deutschunterricht diese Woche haben wir eine Geschichte gelesen und ueberlegt, wie die Geschihcte weitergehen koennte. Die Ideen konnten die Schüler muendlich wie schriftlich zusammenfassen und der Klasse präsentieren.
Zu Hause sehen sich die Kinder den Text „Sophie vergisst eigentlich nichts“ auf S. 8 an und  machen die Aufgaben wie auf den Extrablättern angegeben, die die Schüler in ihren Plastikmappen haben.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

Tenemos que acabar el árbole genealógico y luego escribir frases sobre todos los miembros de nuestra familia, mencionando cómo se llaman y otros datos que se nos ocurran.


Welkom bij Reisbureau SDS!

De medewerkers van KS2 van Reisbureau SDS blijken zeer ervaren reizigers die fantastisch kunnen putten uit eigen ervaringen bij het oriënteren, plannen en beschrijven van hun reis voor de reisbeurs van donderdag 29 september a.s. . De leerlingen werken deze week aan hun reisprogramma: een beschrijving van dag-tot-dag incl. details over slaapplekken, kosten, vluchten, etc.

Spelling met Staal (spellingmoeilijkheden in het rood)

Groep 4: klankzuivere hakwoorden, kilowoord, zingwoord, luchtwoord

Groep 5: klankzuivere hakwoorden, luchtwoord, zingwoord, plankwoord

Groep 6: eer-oor-eur-woord, aaiwoord, sneeuwwoord

Groep 7: herhaling van groep 4 t/m 6 – prefix en suffix + werkwoorden tegenwoordige tijd