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Week Beginning 4 January 2016

ECA/BISCAP/BISSLIONS Swimming Term 2: will start the week commencing 11 January.


  • As many of you may be returning home for the Chirstmas vacation we would like to inform you about future dressing up days. This may give you an opportunity to purchase any clothes for these special events. On Friday 25 March we will have the International Day parade. Children will have the opportunity to dress in their national costumes or in the colours of their home country. In Term 3 we will also have a special Space day which will link to our Themed Learning topic. Children will be able to dress up in a costume that is related to the theme of space!
  • 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.


Due to the holiday we will not be issuing homework this week. However, here are some recommended websites that you may wish to browse.  - The Year 5 Team





In our first week of Literacy we will be reviewing the Global Campus writing competition set for homework on 2nd December. Children were asked to write a story on the theme of ‘Be Ambitious’. We will be sharing the childrens’stories and reviewing and improving them in class. We will make final drafts in time for the competition deadline on 15th January.


In our first week of Maths we will be reviewing and revising our operations of addition and subtraction.  We will revisit the methods used for numbers up to 5 digits, discussing our approaches and feedback on the precision outcomes.  We will also review our times-table developments.


This term our new Themed Learning topic is the Silk Road. The children  will start to learn about this important trade route. They will begin a knowledge harvest by sharing what they already know about this topic and willask questions about what they want to find out over the course of this term. In our Art lessons we will also begin to create Silk paintings using watercolour paints.


In PSHCE this week we will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targtes for the term ahead. We will also welcome some new children to Year 5 and will discuss how we can be helpful in settling them into their new school.


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

Ons volgende thema 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 gezegden draaien immers om een voedingselement.


Staal heeft een oefenapp ontwikkeld die je op je iPad kunt downloaden. De school ID van SDS is 8950. Elke leerling heeft een eigen inlogcode. Die wordt per groep naar u gemaild. De Staalapp wordt vanaf nu deel van het huiswerk en zal zeer regelmatig BLOON vervangen.

In de vakantie kan er vast volop geoefend worden met de Staalapp. Alle opdrachten van de blokken 1 en 2 mogen geoefend worden (herhaling) en van blok 3 mogen de opdrachten van week 1 en 2 gemaakt worden. Zowel de opdrachten van spelling als van grammatica. Let op: de app houdt de score bij! Raffel het dus niet af!

De leerlingen van Y5 en Y6 hebben op school geoefend en zijn zeer enthousiast!

Estafette en bieb

Denkt u op maandag (Y3 , Y5, Y6) of donderdag (Y4)  aan het biebboek en de Estafettemap? Estafette levert alleen het gewenste resultaat op als u uw zoon/dochter controleert tijdens het lezen van Vloeiend&Vlot en als maatje tijdens het maken van het werkboek.

Extra oefenen in de vakantie:

  • Staalapp spelling en grammatica: blok 1 en 2 helemaal en blok 3 t/m week 2
  • Estafette: vloeiend en vlot, elke dag 2 pagina’s tempolezen
  • Vrij lezen: laat uw kind veel Nederlandse boeken lezen in de vakantie; dit is goed voor de woordenschat, het technisch lezen en taalontwikkeling in het algemeen. 

Iedereen een fantastische vakantie gewenst!


Year5 Tiger

Topic: My Holiday

Key words: The students will present and write a short essay on their Christmas holiday and then revise the vocabulary from last term.

Homework: Finish the essay about the Christmas holiday and revise the words and the text from lesson 1 to lesson 3.

Year5 Horse

Topic: Lesson.13 House

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

Year5 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 3 Making Phone Calls-Text2

The students will be able to know the key words and phrases for making a phone call.

Homework: Make a call to your friend who is a Mandarin Speaker

Year5 Panda

Topic: Lesson 6 Telephone numbers-Text 2

Key Words: 住 zhu/live; 哪儿 na’r/where; 北京beijing/Beijing; 上海shanghai/Shanghai

Homework: Produce a poster showing what cities your friends living?

Year5 母语班


家庭作业:抄写本课词语 。