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Week Beginning 8 June 2015

Nepal Disaster Fund – Support Nepal bracelets are for sale at the reception 10rmb


Nanbeihu trip from Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 June.  Children should arrive in the playground at 8.15am to meet the staff.  Children arriving on school buses should join us as soon as they arrive.

  • Please remember to bring original passports. 
  • No electronic devices should be brought, except mobile phones which will be collected by staff and available for the children to use some time between 8:15pm and 9pm.  Children are expected to return to school at 4pm on Friday 12 June.  This will be after school buses leave so please make sure your child knows about the arrangements for their pick up.
  • Any  medicines should be clearly marked with the child’s name and class and given to the group leader with the accompanying medication form already sent home.

Contact details: 

  • General enquiry:             Ms Echo Li 52263211 ext 1501
  • Emergency contact:       Ms Meehan (+86) 15000175170

                                                Mrs Westwood (+86) 13651899610

We are all looking forward to having a wonderful time!!


This week in Literacy students will complete a variety of tasks during Guided Reading sessions and will continue with work on persuasive arguments.


In Maths this week the children will continue their work on comparing fractions, decimals and percentages.  

Themed Learning


In Themed Learning this week, continuing our work on Propaganda posters, students will be developing their concepts and ideas using the design program ‘Gimp’.  Students will be learning how to use layering techniques and vector drawings to produce a Space propaganda poster.

In Science students will be investigating magnetic forces by looking at the patterns that these generate around planets and by polar magnets.  We will be investigating attraction and repulsion between magnets and different strengths of magnets.  We will also look at the protective effects of the Earth’s magnetic field.


In PSHCE this term we will be looking at teamwork and collaborative working.  We will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.   


Literacy – explain, explanation, meaning, difference

Maths – design, analyse, build

Humanities – collaboration, team work, preparation


De  ‘Hoe-overleef-ik-Azië-gids’ begint al echt vorm te krijgen. De komende weken werken de leerlingen zelfstandig aan het afronden van hun artikelen.

De komende twee weken worden de Cito-toetsen afgenomen. U kunt uw zoon en/of dochter niet voor deze toetsen voorbereiden. De toetsen meten de voortgang die de leerling gemaakt heeft op het gebied van spelling, woordenschat en technisch lezen in de afgelopen 4 maanden. Zorg er wel voor dat uw kind goed uitgerust is.

Mandarin Y5 Panda

We will be reviewing next week and doing some work on the last chapter on holidays.

Homework: to review this year’s work for the end of year assessments the week of 15 June

Mandarin Y5 Monkey

We will be reviewing what we have learnt this term via language activities and paired work.

Homework: Oral assessment preparation

Mandarin Y5 Horse

Topic: Finishing Lesson 15 ‘Go Travelling’ then prepare for Mandarin Assessment

Homework: Oral assessment preparation

Mandarin Y5 Tiger

We will review what we have learnt this term via language activities and pair works.

Homework: Prepare for Mandarin speaking assessment

Mandarin Y5 MNDCN


Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Ormond

This week the students will use their Spanish and acting skills to practice the play: El gato y la luna in small groups.

Homework: Review worksheet-greetings in Spanish  

Year 5 French - Mrs Rae

Next week in French we will finish our unit on food and ordering in a restaurant. We will create short skits, ordering food and drink, asking for the bill and giving change. We will try and video these to send home to parents! We will also complete our cookery book with menus.

Homework this week: Find a traditional French recipe that you would like to include in our cookery book. Please either write it out or print it and remember to bring to Monday’s lesson. You could also decorate it and draw pictures if you wish.

Year 5 French - Mme McConnon

Next week in French, we will continue to work on our presentations for our French Speech Show.
Homework: students should complete their presentations