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Week Beginning 18 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Badges and bracelets will be on sale on Monday-Wednesday at a cost of 10 RMB. On Friday 22 May, children and teachers will also be selling baked goods. Please bring some baked goods, on Friday, to sell and some money to buy! Please bring individual cakes/biscuits (or bags of biscuits). They do not have to be home-made but do need to be nut-free! All goods will be sold for 5 or 10 RMB. This is entirely voluntary, but we do encourage lots of students to participate so that we can raise lots of money for charity.


  • Jayia’s Animal Rescue and Bow Meow Coin Collection.  The coin collection continues until early June when the house who collects the most coins will be awarded with a Doggy Trophy to celebrate their support.  Clear your house of 1 yuan coins and support these amazing organisations who help the stray animals in the city.  The funds will then be donated to JAR and Bow Meow to support them with the cost incurred through medicating, taking care of and re-housing these animals in need.  1 yuan coins only please! 
  • We are looking for the heaviest watermelon in Shanghai! This will be part of our Maths learning for the week. All children are encouraged to bring in a watermelon to school on Thursday 21 May to be weighed and ordered from lightest to heaviest. We will then see who has the heaviest watermelon in Year 2. Please do not send watermelons to school before Thursday 21 May.
  • In the Summer Term, please ensure children wear sun hats on hot days to protect them when playing outside.
  • In Art over the next few weeks the children will be learning about the French Artist Henri Rousseau, they will be creating their own art pieces using his work as inspiration. For this, the children will need old magazines. If you have any old magazines at home please could you bring them in for us to use.
  • Please continue to check carefully that your child’s snacks do not contain any nuts and are healthy.
  • Please label all school uniform, snack boxes and water bottles with your child’s name to avoid items getting lost in school. Every child needs to have a water bottle to bring in each day.


This week in Literacy the children will begin to create their own rainforest poem.  They will use a variety of resources including film clips and sounds from the rainforest to help them collect adventurous words and phrases. They will then use these ideas to help them create their own list poem.


This week in phonics the children will be studying the following sounds or phases:

Stingrays: alternative u and ow sounds

Starfish:  continue to learn alternative a sounds

Jellyfish: making sentences with CVCC words

Octopus: continue to look at adding ed

Sharks: continue to look at suffixes -ment and -ful  

Pufferfish: Grammar – using commas in a list and revisiting tricky spellings.                                         


This week we will be re-visiting measures. We will be making potions using capacity, measuring different objects with metre sticks, rulers and measuring wheels and weighing in order to compare weights with scales.  

Themed Learning

In Themed Learning we will be continuing our study on nocturnal animals. The children will learn more about the different creatures that come out at night, how they hunt, where they live and describing different features of their body and how they use these features to hunt for prey. We will also be studying rainforests in Art and using various techniques to create exciting rainforest pictures.

In PSHCE the children will learn how to solve problems involving issues on the playground and find different ways of interacting nicely during playtimes.

In Computing Science the children continue to learn how to solve coding problems.


Literacy – poem, rhyme, alliteration, rhythm, noun, adjective, sound, smell, touch, taste, see, senses

Maths - measure, capacity, weight, length, height, width, metres, centimetres, scales, kilograms, grams, millilitres and litres.

Themed Learning – nocturnal animal, habitat, diet, appearance, prey, predator, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, rainforests, environment.

Computing Science- keyboard, input, code, app, instruction, log on, log off, control, enter

PSHCE- problem solving, problem, share, kind, hurt, sad, happy, feelings, emotions


De nadruk lag deze week op de volgorde in een verhaal, uitbreiding van de woordenschat en formeel taalgebruik. We hebben onze kliniek, naast een spreekkamer en wachtkamer, uitgebreid met een receptie. Dus de patiënt meldt zich eerst bij de receptie. De receptionist maakt een afspraak in de agenda bij de dokter. De patiënt wacht in de wachtkamer totdat de dokter de patiënt komt halen. De dokter houdt een patiëntendossier bij. Na de behandeling moet de patiënt afrekenen met de bankpas en krijgt hij de geschreven en gestempelde rekening mee naar huis. Het is echt geweldig om te zien hoe de kinderen hier in op gaan. Zonder dat ze het in de gaten hebben leren ze beleefdheidszinnen, moeilijke woorden zoals behandeling, opvolging, klacht, bankpas, pincode, handtekening, verzekering, dosering, dossier en nog veel meer.

Mandarin Y2MNDC1

This week we will introduce the basic strokes and children will have chance to do calligraphy.  

Mandarin Y2MNDC2

Topic: Snacks

Core Characters: 蛋糕 dan gao/ cake,冰淇淋 bing qi lin/ice cream,糖果tang guo/ candy,巧克力 qiao ke li/chocolate;点心dian xin/ snacks,棒棒糖 bang bang tang/ lollipop

Core Sentences: 我喜欢吃wo xi huan chi……/ I like to eat….

Activities: Rhyme “大小多少”

Mandarin Y2MNDC3

Topic:   Months and Seasons

Key character: 天tian/day

Key phrases:春天chun tian/spring; 夏天xia tian/summer; 秋天qiu tian/autumn; 冬dong tian/winter; 月yue/month

Key sentence: … …来了lai le。/… is coming.

Activities:  Making a book of seasons

Mandarin Y2 MNDCN