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Week Beginning 18 January 2016

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.

LITERACY

In our third 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 using our sentence-level work to construct sophisticated sentences using colons and semi-colons to add to our information texts from last week.

MATHS

In our third week of Maths we will be investigating volume and capacity. This will involve an initial study of how to differentiate between the two. We will then build up into a week of practical maths involving the practical applications of volume and capacity with a series of real-life investigations. We will use a range of resources and challenge the students with open-ended, high-ceiling problems.

THEMED LEARNING

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 third week we will be investigating some of the science behind water quality and purity. This will involve an investigation into how to remove impurities from water and how these are harmful to human health.

PSHCE

In PSHCE this week we will continue to focus on fostering new relationships as we have had a number of new students join our year group, creating rules and expectations for the classes and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targets for the term ahead.

VOCABULARY

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

Maths– volume, capacity, formulae, area, perimieter, cubes, surface-area, perimeter

Themed Learning- purity, clarity, microbes, microscope

DUTCH

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:

  • Het zal me een worst wezen
  • Met de gebakken peren zitten
  • Het is gebakken lucht
  • Je ei niet kwijt kunnen
  • Boontje komt om zijn loontje (met achtergrondinformatie over herkomst)
  • De hond in de pot vinden
  • Een koekje van eigen deeg geven

Cito-toetsen

Volgende week starten we met de afname van de Cito-toets 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 in groep 3 t/m 8 (Year 2 – Year 7) is het onderdeel spelling, met de woordkaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’ (toegestuurd in de laatste nieuwsbrief). Leerlingen hoeven zich niet druk te maken over de toetsen. Ze zijn goed voorbereid en krijgen alle tijd die ze nodig hebben om de toetsen af te maken.

MANDARIN

Year6 Tiger

Topic: See a doctor

Key words: 所以suoyi、能neng、应该yinggai、可以keyi

Homework: Make the sentences with key words above and do the exercises of text 2 from lesson 2.

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-Continued

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

Homework: Weather report

Year6 Panda

Topic: Lesson 7 Family Members-Text 2

Key Words: 谁shui/who; 这 zhe/this; 那 na/that; 弟弟didi/younger brother; 妹妹meimei/younger sister

Homework: Worksheets of the topic

Year6 母语班

我们将结束第八课《古诗两首》和准备中国新年的表演。

功课:学生将《游子吟》改写成白话文古诗。

活动:参加中国新年表演的同学每周有定期排练。

MFL

French - Ms Caldwell

The children will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary involved in the Food Topic.  We will investigate what ingredients we may need to bake or cook simple French recipes.
Homework:  To revise food and drink vocabulary.

French - Mme McConnon / Miss Chareyron

Next week we will work on places in town and will be acting out ordering food in a cafe.
Homework this week: to write a text and add pictures to show what your child and his / her family eats for breakfast and lunch. He/she should use connectives and give opinions and look up vocabulary he/she does not know.

Spanish -  Ms Watson

Next week the students will be preparing some Spanish food as part of our restaurant and food unit. For homework they will be asked to bring in certain ingredients in order to make the food.