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Week Beginning 27 February 2017


  • This week is a short week. We will finish on Thursday 2 March and will return to school on Wednesday 8 March. No homework will be set for this week but the children may wish to participate in the many online activities on the Global Campus.
  • In preparation for the Year 6 residential trip to Lin’an, 17 April – 21 April 2017, the Year 6 team would like to invite you to attend a question and answer session on Thursday 9 March in Stage One from 3:45 – 4:30 pm if you have any questions regarding the trip. There will be a session for students nearer the time and so this is just for parents.  We will be issuing the trip information booklet prior to this and ask you to bring it along with any unanswered questions you might have and we will be more than happy to answer them for you. 


This week in Literacy we will be continuing 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. This week we will be building to the children writing their own stories using the knowledge they have developed throughout the unit.


Alibi, red-herring, witness, evidence, suspect


This week in maths we will be looking at a wide range of word problems. The children will look at how to identify the key information in a question to ensure they undertake the correct process. We will also look at how to use estimates to check answers and ensure accuracy, and look at some specialist mathematical vocabulary. Children will finish the week by writing their own word problems.


Anayse, consider, reflect, estimate, logic


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.


Physical scarcity, economic scarcity, abundance


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 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.


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


Y6 C1

Topic: Unit 5 Lesson 14 Asking the way -Text 2

Children will learn some new words about personal effects (Ex:手提包shouti bao/hand bag,钱包qianbao/wallet, 钥匙yaoshi/key,身份证shenfen zheng/ID card).

Key sentence: The 被-sentence.Children will learn how to use the 被-sentence in their writing

Y6 C2

Topic: Lesson. 13 “House”-Continued

Students will learn words on ‘storeys/layers’ to describe houses

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 5-Seasons-Text 2

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

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 9-Occupation-Text 2

Student will be able to introduce their parent’s occupation






Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

Next week, students will be presenting the country they have chosen for the Francophone country project holidays in these countries and will be bidding for a holiday in one of thse countries based on what they hear .
Homework this weekend is to ensure that their presentation is the best they can make it and to complete the quiz on their presentation. Both need to be ready to show in Dr Cattel’s lesson on Tuesday. 
Wonderful work: Congratulations to the students who wrote their own fables in French – the ones submitted were all imaginative and interesting – well done!

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

We will continue to work on our storyboard of El Nuevo Traje del Emperador, and include speech relating to the story.
Homework this week will be to revise the use of tener.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be continuing to use vocabulary learned in our ‘Home’ Topic to describe where items in the household are. We will use adjectives and prepositions to describe where these items are.

Homework this weekend is to revise vocabulary.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae  

Next week in French we will be listening to and memorising a story, ‘The Tortoise’s Birthday.’ We will be recapping on the vocabulary for different animals and we will learn the different parts of the irregular verb áller.’
Homework this week is to complete the subject word search. Can you translate the subjects in French to English?

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine il y aura un test sur les temps du futur, présent, passé composé, imparfait, passé simple et conditionnel. Cela me permettra de faire un bilan sur les progrès des enfants en conjugaison. Certains exercices seront des verbes à conjuguer en contexte (dans des phrases). Ce weekend, il leur faut réviser ces temps-là. www.conjuguemos.com !

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Nachedem wir die Geschichte ueber Ulf, den kleinen Wikinger gelesen haben, haben die Kinder geuebt, zum Gelesenen Stellung zu nehmen. Das sollten sie auch zu Hause ueben, und zwar mit dem Text auf S. 66 im Booklet.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

 La semana que viene aprenderemos palabras con sufijos. También trabajaremos los determinantes cuantificadores. Para deberes, tienen que repasar los determinantes demostrativos. 


Thema Blijspel

Deze week komt het thema Blijspel tot een hoogtepunt met de showcase op woensdag 1 maart van 17.00 – 19.00 uur. De leerlingen oefenen in aanloop op de show hun tekst en rol; werken aan de achtergrond en het decor en schrijven de tekst voor de achterflap voor op de gigantische zelfgemaakte boekenkaften van Karel en Elegast en Reynaert de Vos.

In verband met de Cito-toetsen is er geen huiswerk. Wel worden de leerlingen aangemoedigd om thuis, samen met u, hun tekst voor het blijspel te oefenen.

We hopen alle ouders te zien op woensdag 1 maart en kijken uit naar uw komst!