Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to share delicious food from their home country! We (the children and certainly the teachers) are greatly looking forward to the International Week Food Fair on Tuesday 28 March.
- 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 be aware that the ECA/ BISCAP/Swimming programmes have now finished. The Term 3 programme will begin on Monday 17 April and run until Thursday 16 June.
- We will be celebrating International Week through song! Please join us for International singing in the primary school playground at 8.25am on Wednesday 29 March.
- Our annual International Week Parade will be on Friday 31 March. The children can come to school dressed to represent a country of their choice, face paints and flags are warmly encouraged! We hope that you can join us, the parade will start at 9am and we would love to see you there.
- Our school librarians are in school until 4:30pm on a Monday and Tuesday. If, as parents, you would like to borrow books you can set up a family account.
In Literacy this week we will be finishing our fantastic unit of work on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This week we will be concluding the play, looking at how the ending relates back to the witches’ prophesies and contemplating which characters are truly to blame for the tragic finale. We will use drama to get under the characters’ skins and consider the impact of the witches’ prophesies.
Hurly-burly, heath, thane, fair and foul, rapt
For our first week back we will be looking at negative numbers. This will involve adding and subtracting negative numbers and looking at problems using them in context, particularly with regard to termperature. We will finish the week with an investigation building number pyramids using negative numbers to reach a target.
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
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’.
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 have welcomed some new children to Year 6 and will discuss how we can continue to be helpful in settling them into their new school.
Targets, goals, aims, kind, helpful, responsible citizens
Topic: Unit 5 Lesson 15 Neighbours Revision
We have finished learning new words and sentences last week. Starting from this week, students will mainly put effort on reading paragraphs without Pinyin, get the meaning of each sentences, and make similar dialogue according to sample.
Grammar for this week: 1)“把”structure sentences. Rewrite sentences with “把”structure.
Words for revision: 最近，搬家，邻居，烦人，听见，响，半夜，哭
Homework: Paper sheet.
Topic: Start Lesson. 14 “Furniture”
Students learn words on different furniture around the house as well as prepare for their upcoming Mandarin speech show.
Topic: Lesson 6-Sickness-Text 2-Continued
Student will learn how to describe common symptoms
Homework: Mandarin Speech Show preparation
Topic: Lesson 11 Daily Routine-Text 1
Student will be able to their daily timetable with others
Homework: Mandarin Speech Show preparation
Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon
We will be continuing to celebrate international week next week. Following on from the posters made on food in different countries, we will be making presentations on clothing worn in different countries.
Homework this weekend is to make a Mother’s day card in French and present it to the child’s mum on Sunday. Students are to take a selfie of themselves with mum and the card and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 5/6 Spanish - Ms Martinez
Next week we will continue to learn about hobbies, and learn the use of the phoneme j.
Homework: Children will practice the song Madre Tierra.
Year 5/6 Spanish - Ms Caldwell
Next week the children will write responses to their pen-friends in the British International School in Vietnam. They will answer questions and generate more information to tell them from their knowledge so far.
Homework this week is to research Semana Santa and produce a PicCollage summarising the main facts about this festival.
Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae
Next week in French we will be revising and learning new vocabulary for items found in the
classroom. We will also be beginning to prepare a presentation about our school.
Homework this week is to complete the worksheet. Can you match any of the pictures with the correct French word? We learnt some of this vocabulary last year, but some are new, can you find out what they mean? This will help you with next week’s lessons.
Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente
La semaine prochaine, nous continuerons notre travail sur les dictées de phrases pour revisiter les différents points de grammaire vus jusqu’à présent. Pour les devoirs, il faut apprendre l’orthographe des mots invariables sur la feuille donnée en classe (il y aura un test mardi).
Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch
Wir untersuchten die Satzglieder und uebten die Satzumstellung und wie man durch Fragen die Satzglieder ermitteln kann. Zu Hause sollen die Kinder die KV 58 aus dem Booklet machen, indem sie die einzelnen Satzglieder ausschneiden und daraus Saetze bilden.
Year 5/6 Native Spanish – Ms Garcia
La semana que viene vamos a aprender a escribir noticias y resúmenes de textos. Como deberes, deben leer otras 10 páginas de su libro y resumir su contenido.
We vervolgen het thema ‘Kunst met een grote K’. We leggen dit thema de nadruk op beschouwen en ervaren en het formuleren van onderbouwde meningen.
Verschillende boeken staan weer centraal, waaronder: ‘Willewete, Naar het museum’, ‘Het grote Rijksmuseum voorleesboek’, ‘Grote Kunst voor Kleine Kenners’, ‘Kunst voor kinderen’, ‘Kunstige Kwasten’ en ‘De Stip’.
De leerlingen van Y3 en 4 starten met het maken van een Muurseum. De leerlingen van Y5 en 6 zullen onderzoek doen naar kunstenaars uit de Lage Landen. Ze kiezen een kunstwerk waarop ze een fantasieverhaal baseren.
Maandag t/m woensdag is juf Chris afwezig i.v.m. een conferentie. De leerlingen zullen voornamelijk zelfstandig werken aan vooraf bekende taken.