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Week Beginning 11 January 2016

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone!

MESSAGES

  • ECA/BISCAP/BISSLIONS Swimming Term 2: will start the week commencing 11 January.
  • Uniform:  Now that it is colder in the mornings please remember that children should not be wearing leggings, boots or hoodies.  They should be wearing school jumpers/cardigans/fleeces and NOT non-uniform versions.  Information is available on the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.

LITERACY

In Literacy, we will continue to build up our grammar knowledge by practising further examples of complex sentences and interesting openers. Hopefully this will make us confident enough to use these in our writing this week, where we will be continuing to think about ‘Being Ambitious.’ This week, we are moving through the writing process of drafting, redrafting and editing, and producing final versions of our ‘Being Ambitious’ project, and are looking forward to seeing some outstanding pieces of writing.

MATHS

This week the focus will be on addition and subtraction. The children will practise and improve formal column methods to calculate, increasing their efficiency and familiarity with these methods. They will work on problem solving activities which require manipulation of figures and they will be expected to apply their skills to investigative tasks. There will be a specific focus on improving subtraction methods, which involve decomposition.

THEMED LEARNING

In Themed Learning, the children will be exploring matter that makes up everything in our world. They will identify the three states of matter and develop their understanding of the properties that distinguish them. Following this, the children will plan, set up and carry out experiments that show changes in state, allowing them to conclude that matter can change. It will be an exciting week of problem solving and collaborative work which will engage the children’s prior knowledge in order to facilitate new learning. 

PSHCE

Students will discuss the importance of respecting personal space and boundaries. We will also consider and understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced.

COMPUTING

Over the course of the next few weeks, classes will work with Lego Wedo equipment. This is designed to teach modelling and programming skills to children. This year the focus will be on learning and exploring the mechanical aspects of the model and determining how they can change instructions to improve and develop the movement. The children will be encouraged to write their own programs and use their understanding to create models which work in similar ways to the examples.

VOCABULARY

Literacy – Draft, Improve, Edit, Inspire, Publish, ambition,

Maths -   addition, subtraction, sum, difference, total, decompose, inverse, estimate

Themed Learning – State of matter, solid, liquid, gas, change, method, conclusion

DUTCH

Koken, bakken, braden... Kun jij het spreekwoord raden?

Het nieuwe thema van KS2 staat in het teken van koken en alles wat daarmee te maken heeft (recepten, spijsvertering, het restaurant, ingrediënten, etc.) en de daaraan gekoppelde beeldspraak. Veel spreekwoorden, uitdrukkingen en gezegdes draaien immers om een voedingselement. De leerlingen oefenen wekelijks verschillende spreekwoorden, uitdrukkingen en gezegdes. Afgelopen week zijn behandeld:

  • Op eieren lopen
  • De kat op het spek binden
  • Appeltje – eitje
  • Voor een appel en een ei
  • Door de zure appel heenbijten
  • Nu zijn de rapen gaar
  • Een appeltje met iemand te schillen hebben
  • Een eitje met iemand te pellen hebben
  • De koek is op
Cito-toetsen

In de weken van 18 januari t/m 5 februari worden de Cito-toetsen afgenomen in alle leerjaren van het basisonderwijs. U kunt uw zoon/dochter hier niet speciaal op voorbereiden, maar zorg wel dat hij/zij goed is uitgerust. Het enige onderdeel wat geoefend kan worden is Spelling, met de woordkaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’ (toegestuurd in de laatste nieuwsbrief).

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week the children will continue to investigate the topic of food.  They will be learning names of various food and drinks and will practise asking for things.

Homework:  The children will practise new vocabulary using snap cards.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton

Next week will continue our new topic all about transport, introducing the past tense ‘fui’.
Homework this week is to complete the sentences about transport, selecting which mode of transport they would use in each situation.

Year 3 / 4 French – Mrs Rae

Next week in French we will continue learning about animals. We will be asking each other if we have pets as well as describing our pets to each other.
Homework this week is consolidation of numbers work sheet.

Year 3/4 French:  Miss Wood

Next week the children will learn to discuss likes and dislikes regarding subjects at school. There will be a focus on how to construct negative sentences. They will learn about a typical school day in France and compare it to their own experiences.
Homework this week: Write a simple timetable in French

MANDARIN

Year4 Horse

Topic: Lesson.13 House-Continued

Key Words: 家jia/house;层ceng/storey;楼上lou shang/upstairs;楼下lou xia/downstairs;房子fang zi/house;房间fang jian/room;前qian/front;后hou/behind

Homework: Draw a house according to text and label each room accordingly

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 4 Weather-Text1

Students will be able to describe what does the weather look like?

Homework: Weather report

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Lesson 7 Family Members-Text 1

Key Words: 有you/have; 爸爸baba/dad; 妈妈mama/mum; 哥哥gege/elder brother; 姐姐jiejie/elder sister; 和he/and.

Homework: Family Tree

Year4 母语班

本周我们将继续学习下册第六课《马鸣加的新书包》,读通课文,感受童年生活的点滴乐趣。学习生词“姥姥”、“舅舅”、“婶婶”、“礼物”、“一共”、“一股”、“班级”、“作业”、“丝线”。

家庭作业:抄写本课词语。