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Week Beginning 16 May 2016

Year 4 Visit to Oriental Land - Tuesday 17 May


  • Science Week - 23-27 May
  • Year 4 Explorers Event - Friday 17 June


This week, the children will be entering the exciting world of playscripts! The children will read and act out simple and known scripts to initially familiarise themselves with the genre. We will then analyse the features of playscripts and investigate how and why they differ to standard narratives. Following that, we will link our knowledge to Themed Learning and construct a playscript linked to going on an expedition.


This week the focus will be on solving word problems, using mainly addition and subtraction. The children will be expected to start to recognise the correct operation for themselves and they will be assisted with strategies to enable this. Both one and two step problem solving will be covered and the children will be encouraged to explain their reasoning and answers clearly. They will work with all metric measures and decimal and fractional notation to support and extend their calculation skills. Investigations will centre on calculating and finding relationships and patterns when working with calculations.


In Themed Learning this week we are continuing on our expedition to an amazing new place in the world. The next part of the adventure will focus on the physical features of our chosen place. Using this research we will need to decide what equipment will be needed to be able to survive. This will be extended even further when we start to look at the cost of different equipment to see how much it would be for the specialist equipment needed for survival.  Our scientific findings will then be used for a design and make project. The key idea will be to design a pair of mittens that will be made of a material suitable to keep our hands warm. Our sewing skills will be put to the test! In PSHCE we will be discussing working together as a team how important this is.


Students will continue to create computer coding to create games. Over the rest of this term, classes will work with Lego Wedo on a rotation, to create adventure activities to accompany their stories. They will learn to use sensors and apply skills to create their own models.


Literacy: script, action, stage direction, dialogue, mime

Maths: addition, subtraction, total, difference, meter, millimeter, centimeter, kilometer, gram, kilogram, litre, milliliter, currency, pound, penny.

Themed Learning: expedition, physical features, weather conditions, equipment, landscape, insulators, warmth, material


Dit was het nieuws

Door de vele sportactiviteiten van de afgelopen week is de redactie wat vertraagd. Volgende week zijn de artikelen af en is niet alleen de krant een feit, maar ook het SDS-Nieuws en is elke leerling naast journalist ook nieuwslezer. Een vak apart...

Wat dat precies betekent, ziet u volgende week...

Spelling en woordbeeld

We herhalen met spelling in elke groep de klankengroepen (letterdief, letterzetter, 2-tekenklanken en poortwachter). Het automatiseren van deze spellingmoeilijkheden is voor veel kinderen een enorme klus. We steken er daarom extra tijd in. Ook besteden we aandacht aan ei/ij en ou/au. Deze tweetekenklanken zijn nog niet bij iedereen geautomatiseerd.

Bi(e)bbezoek en Estafette

Denk aan het meenemen van de bi(e)bboeken op maandag (Year 3, 5 en 6) en dinsdag (Year 4). Estafette doen we op maandag (Year 3, 5 en 6) en donderdag (Year 4).


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be discussing hobbies and interests, revising previous knowledge and understanding.  We will begin to build sentences using our vocabulary.

Homework this week will be to be a ‘weather forecaster’!

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton
Next week we will be continuing our topic on clothes, constructing dialogues to ask for items in a shop.
Homework this week is to write the questions and answers for each article of clothing.

Year 3 / 4 French – Miss Rae
Next week in French we will be continuing learning about different festivals, celebrated in France.
Homework this week: complete the worksheet by guessing what the wrapped present could be.

Year 3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood
Next week we shall be consolidating our work on talking about homes. The children will learn prepositions to describe where objects are and they will be encouraged to say what they do in each room. They will make quizzes to show their learning and complete short oral activities to help them start to formulate sentences with greater independence.
Homework: to complete the captions using the vocabulary in the grid.


Year4 Horse

Topic: Lesson 5 Season-Continued

The students will be able to talk about the weather condition

Homework: Students are expected to finish worksheet of this lesson to familiarize new words

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 9-Text 1-Continued

Homework: Draw a picture and then describe it with the sentence structures given

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Lesson 12 Means of Transport-Text 1

During this week, students will learn to speak different transportation in Chinese.

Homework: Paper work.

Year4 母语班        

本周我们将学习第四十四课《粽子》,读通课文,了解粽子背后的文化含义。学习生词“粽子”、“包含” 、“剥开”、“开胃”、“惹人喜爱”、“政治”、“怀念”、“崇敬、“奉献”。