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Week Beginning 14 November 2016

All this week children will be selling Lego brick accessories during break and lunch times. The price list is in children’s communication book and these sales will support our fundraising for Nepal.


  • Please remember that school is closed from Friday 11 November and will reopen on Wednesday 16 November.  We hope you all have a relaxing weekend.
  • Please continue to support our Giving Tree bag sales to donate at the end of November. If you would like to buy any more, please take your money and reply slip to the uniform shop. If you need a letter, please contact your teacher and they will pass one on for you from the charity co-ordinator.


This week in Literacy we will be continuing an exciting unit of work on fan fiction. This is a genre where children can use their knowledge of characters and settings from their favourite books to construct their own stories. To support this we will be learning about ‘Story Mountains’ and looking at the punctuation of direct speech. This will build to the children writing their own stories to enter a Global Campus writing competition.


Fan fiction, Story Mountain, overcome, resolution


In Maths, we will be continuing to look at meaure. This will first involve the conversion of units in base 10, from litres to millilitres and so on. We will then look at converting from metric to imperial units, using resouces from our cooking room. Finally, we will move on to seeing how to apply this knowledge in a selection of word problems and real life scenarios. Throughout the week, we will also be taking it in turns to use the cookery room to meaure ingredients and apply what we have learnt to some cooking.


Mass, speed, volume, time, units


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 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.


Trust, bravery, commitment



Topic: Snacks –Review

Children will do more exercises about sentences and role play.

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic: Chinese Writing Radicals

Students will learn 12 more Chinese radicals with their semantic symbols. Review all 36 radicals.

Homework: Finish worksheet on Chinese radicals

Y6 C3

This week students will review lesson 1 and lesson 2 through some interactive activities

Homework: Worksheets

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 6-Telephone Number-Text 2

Student will be able to tell where do they live  using the sentence pattern: 我住在(place)wo zhuzai… (I live in…)

Homework: Poster of where my friends live in





Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel/ Mme McConnon.

Students will next week be having a mini assessment of their learning this term.
This week, there will be no homework due to the long weekend holiday.

 Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will learn vocabulary for different clothing, and revise words for extended family.
This week, there will be no homework due to the long weekend holiday.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

This week we will continue to use colours to create descriptive sentences and will be revising ‘the number system’ and ‘days of the week’.
This week, there will be no homework due to the long weekend holiday.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week in French we will be continuing our unit on the weather. We will be finishing off our own recordings of a weather report based in Paris, as well as enjoying a traditional story, with a modern twist about the weather, ‘Le soleil et le vent story.’

This week, there will be no homework due to the long weekend holiday.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous n’aurons que la leçon du jeudi. Nous travaillerons sur le passé composé des verbes réguliers (avec avoir et être). Il n’y a pas de devoirs cette semaine (cela dit, un peu de lecture serait une bonne idée).

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

In der Klasse habane wir uns die Vampirbilder angeschaut und die Vampire detailliert beschrieben: wo sie wohl wohnen, wie sie aussehen und wovor sie Angst haben. Nächste Woche werden wir lernen, die Sachtexte zu lesen und Sachinformationen zu entnehmen. Hausaufgaben gibt es diese Woche nicht.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana próxima seguiremos trabajando el grupo nominal (determinantes, nombres y adjetivos) y practicaremos la lectura en voz alta. No hay deberes debido a las vacaciones. 


Van Reisbureau naar Vroeger...

Vroeger was alles ...

De leerlingen gaan deze week verder in op het stellen van open en gesloten vragen. We oefenen het interview met opa of oma in tweetallen en viertallen in de klas. De leerlingen filmen elkaar en luisteren kritisch naar elkaars interviews.

Ook verdiepen we ons in beeldspraak. Denk daarbij aan zegswijzen en spreekwoorden als: het gezin is de hoeksteen van de samenleving, het komt in de beste families voor, een aardje naar je vaartje hebben, het zit in je genen, het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan, het zit in de familie, je eigen vlees en bloed en de appel valt niet ver van de boom. We spelen Taboe en ‘Who’s the man’ met deze spreekwoorden.