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Week Beginning 30 November 2015

Christmas party: Thursday 6 December


  • Term 1 ECAs/BISCAP/BISS LIONS swimming finish on 6 December.
  • ECA/BISCAP/BISSLIONS Swimming Term 2: Registration will open online on Monday 30 November and close on Monday 7 December.
  • 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 in the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.
  • KS2 book eXchange: Our book eXchange is now open every Tuesday and Thursday lunch time for children to come and borrow, share, exchange, read and talk about books.
  • Christmas Cards that have been produced using the designs of our recent competition winners will be on sale next week in the playground before and after school.  They cost 50 RMB for a pack of 8.  Buy early for Christmas!


This week in Literacy we shall begin investigating the story of Anne Frank. We shall use a range of resources including photos, secondary accounts and her diary itself. Using this, we will be able to pull together a picture of Anne’s life, from the happy early years before Nazi rule and then her escape to Holland, years in hiding and eventual capture. We will then use this information to write our own biographies of this inspiring but tragic figure.


In maths we will be review everything we have learnt this year, considering where our strengths and weaknesses lie and setting ourselves targets for the next term. The children will be taught how to critically evaluate what they already know and what their main priority for learning is. We shall also combine this review with a range of mental maths activities to help develop the children’s speed of calculation and rapid times-tables recall.


In Themed Learning we will be using our skills in Science to begin investigating the physics of motion through the air. The children will conduct a practical experiment to see how far they can catapult a ping-pong ball across the playground using a range of resources and their own ingenuity. They will then explore the physics behind their successes and failures, looking at why some designs work better than others and what forces are at work. Finally, they will apply what they have learnt to their designs and try to improve them and see if they can beat their initial results.


In PSHCE we will be discussing our feelings at a time when several children are moving on to new schools in new countries and preparing ourselves to forge new friendships with new arrivals. We will discuss methods of communication so we can stay in touch with our friends.


Literacy – diary, recount, biography, tension, suspense, heroic, stoic

Maths – decimal, negative number, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction

Humanities – physics, motion, gravity, forces, friction, thrust


Vol verwachting klopt ons hart... Zou de Sint ook dit jaar Shanghai Dutch School verblijden met een bezoek? We zullen er op vrijdag 4 december achterkomen. Van 3:30 – 5:30 pm vieren we het sinterklaasfeest op school. Vanaf 5:30 pm is iedereen van harte welkom om het feest voort te zetten op een locatie in de buurt van school. Informatie volgt in een aparte e-mail. 

Het onderwijs in KS2 richt zich deze week op Sinterklaas en dichten.

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.


Year2/3/4/5/6 母语班



Year3/4/5/6 Tiger/ Horse/Monkey/Panda

There will be a Mid-Term General Progress Assessment this week.


Year 6 French - Ms Caldwell
The children will revise the rooms of the house/items in each room.  They will practice asking each other where things are and discussing the pronunciation of the new vocabulary learned.  Homework will be to revise previous learning.

Year 6 French - Mme McConnon / Miss Chareyron
The children will continue to work on pets and on places: where I live and will be preparing board games reviewing their learning this term.
Homework this week; to describe their house and their family

Year 6  Spanish -  Mrs Watson.
Next week we will be continuing on with our study of Christmas celebrations in Spanish speaking countries around the world. We will also start to look at recipes and decide on a Spanish Christmas meal to prepare in our last week. Students also should be preparing at home their presentations about Christmas in a Spanish speaking country to present next week in class.