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Week Beginning 14 September 2015

Primary School Photographs will be taken this week. Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform.


  • ECA and BISCAP programmes will begin on Monday 14 September.
  • Library Extended Opening Hours: From Monday September 14 the library will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm for parents to borrow books. Parents register directly with the librarian and are allowed up to five books for a 2 week loan period. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 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.

BISS PUXI will be offering two opportunities to take the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) this academic year – in November 2015 and in March/ May 2016. We will also be offering the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) in March / May 2016. We are running the first HSK examination on Saturday 14th November 2015.  Registration is now open to parents, primary and secondary students, and friends who have an interest in taking this test. If you wish to register for the HSK examination, please submit your entry form and full payment by Tuesday 13th October 2015. Please click to access the forms.  Students will also be given copies of the letters in their Mandarin lessons. Please return all required documentation and cash payment (exact amount) in a sealed envelope clearly marked HSK Test and with your child’s name. This should be submitted to the Uniform Shop in the Primary Parents Hub. Full documentation and payment must be received by Tuesday 13th October 2015. The second round of HSK examinations will take place in March/ April 2016 and we would encourage students in Year 7-10 to take the examination. We will hold the YCT and a further HSK exam at a weekend during May for parents, friends and students. For any further information or application forms, please contact Ms Xie on


The students will be looking at the features of explanation texts and identifying how texts are targeted at different audiences. They will examine the grammatical features of causal connectives and apply these in their own writing. The students will be designing their own crazy contraptions with written explanations

This week in Guided Reading, children will be studying non-fiction texts and considering the skills of skimming and scanning as a way of finding and retrieving information. They will explore when is the best instance to use each of these aids in order to be able to use it in the future to support them in finding facts and relevant information. They will also consider what the pros and cons are to reading in such a way.


Next week the children will be working with larger numbers, learning to read and position the numbers correctly for calculations. They will be helped to understand both place value and decimal notation through investigations and puzzles and will have opportunities to explain their thinking using mathematical terminology. They will make generalisations as to the nature of number and will be extended by thinking about other base systems for counting.


The children will be getting creative with science this week! They will be using the knowledge they have gained so far with electricity to make their own switches using only the materials they are given. They will also be investigating different circuits and finding out what the differences are between a series and a parallel circuit.

This will all culminate in a DT project towards the end of the week that will use electricity. They will need to work collaboratively in small groups and it will test their knowledge and creative skills!


The children will be considering the importance of safety with electrical appliances.


Literacy – explanation, diagram, flow chart,  causal connectives, skimming, scanning, retrieve, non-fiction, text

Maths – place value, units, tens, hundreds, thousands, millions, decimal, column

Themed Learning –series and parallel circuits, bulb, flow, current, mains supply, socket


Het schrijven van brieven is begonnen, zowel formele brieven als informele brieven. Weet u wat de officiële aanhef van een brief aan de koning is?

Het eerste huiswerk is meegegeven. De accounts van Nieuwsbegrip en Bloon worden zo snel mogelijk geupdate. We liepen tegen wat administratieve probleempjes aan. Mocht het deze week niet lukken, dan is dat geen probleem. Richt u dan vooral op het begeleiden van het leeshuiswerk. De Estafette technisch lezen mappen worden volgende week weer in orde gemaakt.

Een heel fijn weekend gewenst!


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be covering numbers to 10 and facts about Spain!

Homework: To revise greetings and introductions for next week in order to present themselves to the class.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton

This week we have been spelling words in Spanish; practising the correct pronunciation of the letter names and writing words. Next week we will be introducing ourselves, constructing dialogues both verbally and written.
Homework: To use the alphabet to spell some words of your choice. Choose how you will present them.

Year 3 / 4 French – Mrs Rae

This week in Year 3 French, we have started to learn “greeting.’ We used role play to ask each other how we were and what are names were. Homework this week: Complete the French word search on instructions. Can you remember what the instructions mean? Write them in English, if you can.
Next week in French we will be looking at how we say French numbers.

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood

We shall be reviewing the vocabulary and sentence constructions covered in Year 3, including parts of the body, days of the week, numbers to 20, using simple prepositions of location and understanding simple classroom instructions.
Homework: To review the vocabulary covered and ensure you are able to log on linguascope.


Year4 Horse

Topic: Radicals

Key Words: 8 Basic Strokes---heng; shu; pie; na; dian; ti; gou; zhe

Homework: worksheet on radicals and revision of Pinyin

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Countries, Languages

Key words: 去过quguo/have been to; 语言yuyan/language; 国家guojia/country; 会hui/can, may; 说shuo/speak

Homework: To find the countries that you friends have been to

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Radicals

Key Words: 8 Basic Strokes---heng; shu; pie; na; dian; ti; gou; zhe

Homework: worksheet on radicals and revision of Pinyin

Year4 母语班