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Week Beginning 11 January 2016

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone!


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


In our second week of Literacy we will be continuing a series of lessons investigating information texts and how opinions differ from facts. We will be interrogating some high quality non-fiction books to discover how important our oceans are for life on Earth. We  will then be looking at how these are formatted and arranged on the page with headings, sub-headings, quotes and captions. We will then be building to writing our own text about man’s impact on the planet.


In our second week of Maths we will be investigating area and perimeter. This will involve a detailed study of how to make accurate calcualtions, using both scale drawings and simple formulae, of the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles. We will then build up to an investigation to see how we can discover the area and perimeter of triangles and composite shapes.


This term our new Themed Learning topic is water. This will be a unit that will involve a great deal of practical scientific investigation and the study of some challenging geographical case studies. In the second week we will be looking at the issue of water scarcity across the globe and how communities overcome these challenges. We will also be beginning some scientific investigations into the properties of water.


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 6 and will discuss how we can be helpful in settling them into their new school.


Literacy – heading, sub heading, caption, quote, diagram, illustration

Maths– area, perimeter, formula, compound, triangle, length, breadth

Themed Learning- water, scarcity, global warming, carbon cycle, Gulf Stream


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

Het nieuwe thema van KS2 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 gezegdes draaien immers om een voedingselement. De leerlingen oefenen wekelijks verschillende spreekwoorden, uitdrukkingen en gezegdes. Afgelopen week zijn behandeld:

Op eieren lopen

De kat op het spek binden

Appeltje – eitje

Voor een appel en een ei

Door de zure appel heenbijten

Nu zijn de rapen gaar

Een appeltje met iemand te schillen hebben

Een eitje met iemand te pellen hebben

De koek is op


In de weken van 18 januari t/m 5 februari worden de Cito-toetsen afgenomen in alle leerjaren van het basisonderwijs. U kunt uw zoon/dochter hier niet speciaal op voorbereiden, maar zorg wel dat hij/zij goed is uitgerust. Het enige onderdeel wat geoefend kan worden is Spelling, met de woordkaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’ (toegestuurd in de laatste nieuwsbrief).


Year6 Tiger

Topic: See a doctor

Key words: 受伤shoushang、踢足球ti zuqiu、需要xuyao、请病假qing bingjia……

Homework: Copy the new words from text 2 of lesson 3 and learn the text.

Year6 Horse

Topic: Lesson 13 House-Continued

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

Year6 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 4 Weather-Text1

Students will be able to describe what does the weather look like?

Homework: Weather report

Year6 Panda

Topic: Lesson 7 Family Members-Text 1

Key Words: 有you/have; 爸爸baba/dad; 妈妈mama/mum; 哥哥gege/elder brother; 姐姐jiejie/elder sister; 和he/and.

Homework: Family Tree

Year6 母语班





French - Ms Caldwell

The children will be investigating a Food Topic.  They will learn new vocabulary, practice how to ask for things that they would like and create their very own menu!
Homework this week:  The children will revise the vocabulary learned so far.

French - Mme McConnon / Miss Chareyron

Students will next week continue to work on the topic of food and ordering food in cafes and the topic of  my house and my living area.
Homework this week: draw a map of your apartment and write the names of the rooms in French. Write a 60 word paragraph to introduce your apartment.

Spanish -  Ms Watson

Next week the children will be learning the names of various food items commonly found on a Spanish menu. We will be learning about the types of ingredients found in the food and what would be typically considered a starter, main or dessert.
For homework this week, the children will be asked to look for a recipe for one of the food items we have been discussing.