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30th September 2016


This week the children have been researching famous speeches, including speeches from Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Lee Kuan Yew, building on their homework. They have identified what makes an effective speech and the features of different speeches. The children have planned and written their own speech and will aim to learn this for their homework. The have looked at the grammar associated with speech writing.


This week the children have been finding percentages of amounts and then moved on to percentages off amounts. They then developed these skills and used them to increase and decrease percentages, as well as reverse percentages. They also worked on these skills but using decimal numbers before tackling algebraic percentage problems and a data analysis investigation.

Project Work

In Project this week we have:

  • Finished presenting our homework research, we have really relished the opportunity to speak in front of our peers and teach them about our home countries.
  • Researched aspects of life in Singapore in our Kagan groups, building our enquiry skills.
  • Developed our 'cooperation' and 'communication' learning goals through collaborative research and information sharing with our peers.

Our students were focusing on Predicative sentences “…是…” this week, introductive, descriptive and narrative patterns were introduced to the students. Based on the sentence patterns, we reinforced the date format and learnt the words about birthday. Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure.

Link: https://quizlet.com/_2ir1d0


In computing this week, students have been continuing the second part of using the website Kodable in order to improve and develop their programming skills. Students can look at the website address http://game.kodable.com to develop their skills further.

Physical Education

In PE lessons this week pupils have been working on dribbling with speed whilst changing direction in football. Classes who are currently on double PE have been introduced to basic setting skills in volleyball. Classes undertaking swimming have been focusing on partner peer observations of the front crawl.


Students learned about ‘riffs’ and how they are used to create ‘hooks’ in songs. We also learned how the blues scale can be used to create such ‘riffs’, then created our own examples using keyboard within a question-and-response song structure.

Design & Technology

This week in Design Technology the children are continuing to learn about drilling holes. They are learning about how to safely use the cordless drill while applying their understanding of the theoretical functions of this tool to a practical experience.


Maths: A My iMaths activity has been set.


  1. The children need to learn their speech. They will be performing this to the class on Wednesday / Thursday. They are encouraged to do this without any notes or visual aids. If your children require notes, then they are able to have this available to them. They can carry out additional research at home to help them with their speech.
  2. Comprehension activity based on Jacob the Great. Aim to answer as many questions as possible. These will be multiple choice based and reviewed next week.

Project work:  In preparation for our exit point, prepare a quiz at home that asks questions about your home country. Your quiz should be multiple choice and should contain a variety of geography and history questions. We will collate all quizzes together and play as a class at the end of our topic. You have two weeks to complete this homework. You must also supply an answer pack.

Spelling: Please see spelling journals for spelling list that will be tested next Friday.


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