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Week Beginning 20 February 2017

MESSAGES

  • Please note that there will be no ECAs on Tuesday 21 or Thursday 23 February due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  LKS2 Beginner Trumpet, UKS2 Native German, BISCAP and Swimming will not be affected.
  • The Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey - Your feedback is essential in creating the best learning environment for your child. We encourage you take the time to fill out the 15-minute survey. Your responses will inform us on how we can improve your child’s overall learning experience. You can access the survey here. The last day to respond will be Monday 20 February 2017. Thank you again for your continued support and feedback. We look forward to hearing your responses.

LITERACY

This week in Literacy we will be beginning a series of lessons on the ‘mysteries’ genre. This is a wonderful topic full of specialist language, plot devises and interesting literacy techniques. The children will have the opportunity to do a lot of drama and role play to help them understand the complex plot mechanics that make up this much loved genre.

KEY VOCABULARY

Alibi, red-herring, witness, evidence, suspect

MATHS

This week in maths we will be beginning a unit of work on line graphs and pie charts. The children will be able to apply what they have learnt about fractions to help them understand how to interpret the data on a pie chart. They will also look at the mathematical language needed to explain their findings and justify their reasoning. 

KEY VOCABULARY

Pie chart, line graph, extrapolate, interpret, predict

THEMED LEARNING

This term our new Themed Learning topic is water. This will be a unit that will involve a great deal of practical scientific investigation and the study of some challenging geographical case studies. In the next few weeks we will be looking at the issue of water scarcity across the globe and how communities overcome these challenges. We will also be beginning some scientific investigations into the properties of water. Other students will be using their art skills with batik to make a beautiful cushion.

KEY VOCABULARY 

Physical scarcity, economic scarcity, abundance

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 week we will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targets for the term ahead. We will also welcome some new children to Year 6 and will discuss how we can be helpful in settling them into their new school.

KEY VOCABULARY

Targets, goals, aims, kind, helpful, responsible citizens

MANDARIN

Y6 C1

Topic: Unit 5 Lesson 14 Text 1 Asking the way

Children will learn some transportation words(Ex:自行车bike, 地铁subway, 飞机air plane  and say  2 different ways get to final destination with different transportation. 

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic: Lesson. 13 “House”

Students will learn words on different rooms in the house

Homework: Finish worksheet on this week’s topic

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 5-Seasons-Text 1

This week students will learn to talk about the weather condition in different countries/cities/seasons

Homework: Weather report

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 9-Occupation-Text 1

Student will be able to introduce their parent’s occupation

Homework: Worksheets

Y6 MND06CN

本周我们将继续写作练习,对照自检表检查后结合教师评语进行修改,重新誊写。

作业:练习册。

MFL

Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

Next week, students will be continuing to research and present aspects of the country they have chosen for the Francophone country project.
Homework this weekend is to complete the research on a big topic (or 2 smaller topics) and to find pictures and write the text for their website / leaflet on this topic.They should bring their work to the next lesson.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will learn the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes, and continue to practise the verb tener.
Homework:  To review vocabulary using Rockalingua.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be using the vocabulary learned this week to ask questions re: where rooms are in the household/ where household items are.  Prepositions will be used in responses to add detail. Homework this week is to revise vocabulary.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae  

In French next week we will be focussing on describing preferences of school subjects and the reason why. We will also learn about a real primary school in France.
Homework this week is to complete the revision sheet on number to 100.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous continuerons notre travail sur la rédaction, cette fois-ci en utilisant le conditionnel. Pour la semaine prochaine, il faut compléter l'exercice de compréhension donné en classe.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Informative Texte über das Leben der Wikinger war diese Woche unser Fokus, und zwar die Informationen in Form von W-Fragen erfragen und im Text zu finden.

Wir haben ebenfalls geübt, eine Geschichte über Wikinger zu lesen und so viele wie möglich Fragen zu stellen. Das sollten die Kinder zu Hause weiter machen. Sie haben die Geschichte „Ulf und die starken Wikinger“ und sollten zu jeder Seite W-Fragen aufschreiben und die Antwort im Text markieren.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana próxima trabajaremos la comprensión lectora y el resumen. Para deberes, deben escribir sobre lo que han hecho el fin de semana, prestando especial atención a las reglas de acentuación.

DUTCH

Thema Blijspel

Deze week nemen we de Cito-toetsen spelling en de technisch lezen toetsen af.  De leerlingen kunnen spelling extra oefenen met de kaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’.

Alle leerlingen hebben een script van ‘hun’ toneelstuk. We oefenen deze week de rollen, werken aan de achtergrond en filmen alvast wat stukken. Houd zeker woensdag 1 maart vrij in uw agenda. Dan zullen de leerlingen hun ‘Blijspel’ opvoeren.

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