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Week Beginning 19 October 2015

On Tuesday 20 October Year 5 will be going on an exciting educational visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum. We will be leaving school at approximately 8.50am and returning to school in the afternoon in time for the usual end of day arrangements. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing school uniform.


  • Security – thank you to all of you who have applied for our new security badges.  Due to some technical difficultes the production of the badges has been delayed.  We are working as fast as possible to get the badges to you.  Thank you for your patience.
  • Security - Our new security system is still at the trial stage.  Adults only should use the glass gates to enter and exit the school; children should use the metal gates to the side.  If you are concerned that your child is young and you want to be with them then please accompany them through the metal gates. Thank you for your support.
  • Lunches - Please be aware that SLETO take the numbers for lunches from the school register at 9.30am every day.  If you are taking your child out of school after 9.30am please inform SLETO in advance so that you are not charged on that day.
  • After School Contact System - New information about this has been added to the website to help at  Please ensure that your child’s class teacher is aware of any changes to regular going home arrangements early in the day by writing details in your child’s Communication Book.


In Literacy this week the children will be reading a variety of non-fiction texts linked to the theme of villages and settlements. The children will answer questions about the text during their guided reading session  and will be encouraged to share their ideas and contribute to the group discussion. The children will complete activites linked to the texts they read with a focus on retrieving and presenting facts and information. In writing we will be learning about Explanation texts and the differences between these and other non-fiction texts. The children will be identifying the structure and features of Explanation texts and creating posters to show these using their iPads. Our grammar focus for the week will be using causal connectives correctly in preparation for our writing next week.


Next week in Maths we will be further developing our understanding of division methods and processes.  We begin the week  with a review of multiplication methods and introduce short division.  Pupils will be encouraged to interact and discuss which methods they find appropriate for them.  We then move forward and apply our skills to the longer form of division, making an attempt to apply all of our understanding to formal problem solving at the end of the week.


‘Building a Village’

This week students will continue to create and edit their video news reports.  The children will be using the imovie application to import videos, photographs and sound clips to present information about settlements.The children will be drawing on the gepgraphical vocabulary they have learned to present this information. Please ensure your child brings their ipad to school every day and that it is fully charged.


Whilst completing their research for the Themed Learning task, we will have classroom discussions about safe searching and about how results on a search engine are organised. We will discuss and suggest appropriate websites to find relevant facts and information and will also discuss how to stay safe online.


Literacy – headings, paragraphs,  explain, why do..., how does..., consequently, this results  in…, because, when, so, this allows, …was caused by

Maths – kilometre, metre, centimetre, millimetre, equivalences, metric units, imperial units, decimal notation, scaling

Themed learning –village styles, landscape, news report, village life, weather


Dames en Heren, Hooggeëerd publiek...!

Alles wat met circus te maken zal de komende weken de revue passeren: functies en beroepen, een circusverhaal, krantenartikelen over het failliete Circus Renz, een actieplan om het circus  te redden... We lezen het boek De dikke bende van de Korenwolf en de vondst van het stiekeme circus.

Denkt u op maandag (Y3 , Y5, Y6) of vrijdag (Y4)  aan het biebboek en de Estafettemap?

Fijn weekend!


Year5 Tiger

Topic: Appearance

Key words: 漂亮、帅、胖、瘦、圆

Homework: Prepare the words for dictation and speaking task on one person’s appearance

Year5 Horse

Topic: Lesson 11 Three Meals a Day

Key Words: 中餐zhong can/Chinese dish;西餐xi can/Western dish;早餐zao can/breakfast;午餐wu can/lunch;晚餐wan can/dinner;一般yi ban/normally

Homework: worksheet of the topic of this topic

Year5 Monkey

Topic: Countries, Languages (Text 2)-Continued

The students will be able to use the key words of Text 2 to share the languages they can speak.

Homework: A poster based on the information given on P6 (workbook sheet).

Year5 Panda

Topic: Lesson 4.Date

This week we will review the topic of date.

Homework: Worksheet for writing complete sentences to express the date.

Year5 母语班




Year 5 French - Miss Rae
Next week in French we will be finishing off our videos to send to the Global Campus, have we used as many classroom instructions as possible? Whose video will be selected to go live on the website?

Homework: Can you add any more to your videos? Have you used as many classroom instructions as possible? Have you introduced yourselves in French?

Year 5 Spanish  Ms Ormond

Next week the students will learn more hobby related vocabulary such as playing an instrument, listening to music, watching films, shopping, traveling and more! They will learn how to use a bilingual dictionary to find out what is needed for these different hobbies. They will sing “Yo soy músico”,  making up their own verses using the instruments learned and learn how to say they can or can’t play instruments using sé and no sé.

Homework this week: 2 worksheets - Encuentra las frases (find the sentences) and Los Deportes crossword

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell
The children will be learning how to describe the weather and if they are feeling hot or cold.

Their homework will be to complete a weather forecast for the following week.