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Week Beginning 21 September 2015

Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays.


  • 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 at
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • PE and swimming are a core part of our curriculum. All children should take part unless they have a note from a doctor or a parent to excuse them. When children are not taking part, we ask that they still bring their PE kit as we can adapt the lesson for them.  We can often include them in the lesson as a coach, a referee or to give feedback to others. If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.


This week in Literacy, we will be building on our research from last week. Our focus will be to plan and write paragraphs about an artist, using a range of openers, connectives and punctuation to involve the reader. By the end of the week the children will have a draft version of their own information text, which will be used to create class books on an artist.


In Maths, the children will be learning all about estimating and using the inverse to check their answers. This will build one their knowledge and experience last week with addition and subtraction. They will be challenged to consider what they think the answer will be and why, then checking the operation using the reverse sum.


In Themed Learning the focus will remain on Art. This week the children will focus on learning a key art technique and use this to create their own paintings in the style of Seurat or Klee. With Seurat the children will experiment and investigate with the technique of Pointillism and then use their own landscape photography to create a painting using dots. Klee made use of geometric shapes and children learning this skill will focus on "taking a pencil for a walk" and filling in the spaces with watercolours.


Our focus this week in PHSCE will be to look at giving feedback. This will link directly to the development of our art skills, where the children will evaluate what is going well and giving, helpful and specific feedback to each other to help improve our work.


Literacy –title, introduction, subtitle, paragraph, photograph, diagram, label, caption, opener, interestingly, amazingly, did you know...?

Maths – estimate, check, inverse, operation, reverse

Humanities – pointillism, dots, geometric, shapes, technique, skill, mixing, primary colour, secondary colour, line, shape, space


Terwijl Tiuri, zoon van Tiuri de Dappere, strijdt tegen Grauwe Ridders, moet oppassen voor Rode Ridders en de blauwe rivier afreist op zoek naar de kluizenaar Menaures, leggen de brieven van KS2 leerlingen aan Koning Willem-Alexander een hele andere weg af, namelijk die naar het kantoor van de Consul Generaal.

De formele uitnodigingsbrieven zijn dus de deur uit. Zal het harde werken beloond worden? We zullen ons nu richten op het schrijven van kattebelletjes en een informerende brief over de altijd bruisende stad Shanghai.

Moeilijke woorden die u thuis kunt bespreken n.a.v. het boek:

waken, vasten, de burcht(heer/vrouwe), grauw, zich haasten, de bestemming

Moeilijke themawoorden (gelinkt aan het thema brieven schrijven) zijn:

de aanhef, de afsluiting/het slot, informeel, formeel, Geachte ..., Hoogachtend ..., Beste ..., Met vriendelijke groet ...,

Een heel fijn weekend gewenst!


Year3 Monkey

Topic: Countries, Languages

This week we will focus on making dialogue with the partner of text 1.

Homework: Write a paragraph using the sample given and prepare for oral sharing

Year3 Panda

Topic: Lesson 1 Pin yin, Numbers

This week we will be learning greetings,and we will learn how to introduce your name.

Homework: Worksheet for practicing characters.

Year3 母语班

本周我们将学习课文《水妈妈的孩子》,能读通课文,了解课文的意思。 认读生字举例说出含“雨”字头的字。

作业: 抄写生词,完成练习册。


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week, we will be learning about colours and days of the week.
Homework: Fun word search consolidating the week's learning.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton

This week we have been introducing ourselves, greeting people and asking how someone is. Next week we will be looking at how to ask when someone’s birthday is and saying how old we are. Some children will be able to say how old other people are.
Homework: To practise asking ‘How are you?’ and give an appropriate answer. Can you teach someone else in your home how to do this? See active homework handout.

Year 3 / 4 French – Mrs Rae

Next week we will begin to look at numbers 1-20, we will listen to songs and play bingo.
Homework: To complete the sheet by joining the numbers to the correct word.