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Week Beginning 14 March 2016

International week will take place during the final week of term, 21st to 25th March, with a parade on Friday 25th March. On this day the children are encouraged to come to school wearing clothes that represent their country in some way. You may like to start planning ahead and thinking about costumes.


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 During International week we will have a focus on the continent of Africa so, in preparation for our learning theme next week will revolve around a story set in Africa: Handa’s Surprise. This will provide an introduction to the theme of Africa as well as continuing to explore books and stories. We will find out why Handa was surprised, and discuss what the animals did. We will look at the illustrations in the book, and notice how the setting is different to Shanghai. We will sing songs related to the story, and also investigate different fruits during the week. In our cooking session we will cut up fruit to make delicious fruit kebabs.

Key Vocabulary: Africa, fruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, guava, avodaco, passion fruit, favourite, surprise. What is your favourite fruit?

Understanding the World

Fruit is such a colourful and interesting subject to investigate and we are looking forward to exploring it in many different ways during the week. We will use all of our senses when we feel, smell, look and taste different fruits. We will see if we can find pips or seeds inside and talk about these, some fruits have skin, or peel, some are hard, some are soft. Can the children tell us which one they like the best? How many children like strawberries/apples/bananas the most? There will also be opportunities to create observational fruit paintings, print with fruit and buy and sell fruit in our role play fruit shop.

Key Vocabulary:  skin, peel, juice, pip, seed, stone, how many, count, more, most, a lot.


In het boek `Wij samen op stap` van Leo Timmers verkennen we de stad.  We bekijken de uithangborden van de bakkerij, het postkantoor, het viskraam en andere gebouwen we in de stad tegenkomen.  Uit oude dozen maken we een miniatuurstad  in de klas. 


Our theme is going to be Handa’s surprise according to the English topic.  We will introduce fruits from the story. Children will talk about the colours, shapes, taste and which fruit is their favourite. We also tell a Chinese traditional story about a fox and grapes. What can we learn from this story?

Key vocabulary: 水果-fruit, 橙子-orange, 橘子-tangerine, 菠萝-pineapple, 番石榴-guava,牛油果-avocado, 百香果-passion fruit

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