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Week Beginning 13 November 2017

Monday and Tuesdays are school holidays. Enjoy this break with your family and we look forward to seeing all the children back rested and ready for school on Wednesday 15 November.


  • Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. In particular please ensure your child is wearing black shoes. Girls should wear plain white socks and boys should wear black or grey socks. You can review the school’s uniform policy at http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/puxi/our-students/student-life/our-school-uniform
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE, please send a signed message in your child’s communication book.  Your child still needs to bring in their PE kit to enable them to participate as a coach, an official or to give feedback.  If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.


This week the children will be continuring with the Nord Anglia creative writing competition.  We will cover:

Developing written powers of expression

Writing clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting the language and style for the audience, context and purpose

Developing editing and proof reading skills

This year’s theme is “Down in the Dumps”. For example, students could write about where rubbish goes/where it should go, written from the perspective of a garbage collector or a piece of garbage making its way through the waste cycle. Another way students could write about this topic is from an emotional perspective. For example, “down in the dumps” could reflect feelings of disillusionment with their immediate environment, neighbourhood, city, or the world.  Word count – 500 words


Creative, writing, vocabulary, adventurous language


The children will continue to learn about multiplication this week – in particular solving problems. This week, we will have a quick mental maths test on Friday – please practice times tables in preparation for these.


Multiply, lots of, groups of, rounding, problem-solving


This week, we will be finalizing our amazing artwork to go alongside out writing for the competition mentioned above.  Children will use their imaginations and be as a creative as possible! Fingers crossed the work gets published in the anthology.


Creativity, artwork, imagination


This week, we will continue learning coding skills using the program: Python.  The children will work in groups and try and ‘debug’ each other’s work.


Debug, computational thinking, program, code


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.  


Trust, bravery, commitment


Hebben jullie het grote nieuws al gehoord? Tosca Menten komt naar Shanghai en brengt een bezoek aan onze school. Tosca zal niet alleen een voorstelling geven aan de kinderen van SDS maar ook aan de andere kinderen van year 4 tot year 6.

Om de niet -Nederlandstalige leerlingen van de school kennis te laten maken met Tosca Menten gaan we een tentoonstelling opzetten over Tosca en haar werk. Daarnaast  schrijven we  ook nog een presentatie over Tosca en haar boeken. Deze presentatie mogen  de leerlingen dan in de klas presenteren zodat de overige klasgenoten meer informatie hebben voor de voorstelling.

Maar eerst gaan we genieten van een lang weekend!


Mandarin Y6 MNDC1-Mr Li

Next week we will continue to learn Text1 of lesson 11 Snacks. Students will be able to use the sentence pattern “someone/something is good/bad to…”.

Mandarin Y6 MNDC2-Ms Zhang

Next week children will be making Chinese pancakes.

Mandarin Y6 MNDC3-Ms Ma

Next week we will continue learning Lesson. 3 text 1 “Making Phone Calls”

Mandarin Y6 MNDC4-Ms Li

Next week we will continue studying Lesson. 6 text 1

Mandarin Y6 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He


下周我们开始学习《半截蜡烛》, 明白课文讲了一个怎样的故事,能通过人物的语言和剧本提示,理解人物的行为和心理,体会伯诺德一家对德国鬼子的仇恨。了解剧本的形式和特点,和一般记叙文比较写法上的不同。能分角色演一演。


Year 5/6 French – Mr. Bailie

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.

Next week, the children will continue practising Je suis (I am). However, the class will now move onto colours and opinions.
Key Vocabulary:  je suis,  je m’appelle, et toi?, ca va? Tres bien, pas tres bien, comme si comme ca, vert, rouge, marron

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week in class, we will be investigating vocabulary related to hobbies and interests.  We will be able to state what we like to do in our spare time and ask each other what our interests are.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week in class we will start setting up our French restaurant.   We will think of an appropriate name for our restaurant and think of some famous French foods that need to be served in our restaurant. 
Key vocabulary: le restaurant, le menu, une baguette, un croissant, une quiche, un croque-monsieur, une soupe

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Watson

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week in class, students will be learning about the different types of weather and seasons.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Dr Cattel

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week in class, We will be producing a weather report.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week we will review pets and adjectives, and learn the phoneme /qu/.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Diese Woche gibt es wegen des langen Wochenendes keine Hausaufgabe.

Nächste Woche werden die Kinder Wörter mit >ß< üben.

Year 5/ 6 MND06L1 - Ms Wang

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week, we will start studying the story “Wake up quickly”

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L2 - Ms He

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
After the holiday, we will continue to read book 5 ”What can you do?” and focus on learning the question phrase “How many years多少年……?”

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L3 - Ms Wong

There will be no homework this weekend due to the long weekend break.
Next week in class, we will continue and finish our calendars and work on YCT1 Book5  learning about birthdays.

Year 5/ 6  Mandarin MND06LN - Ms Zhang

本周作业:  小调查(我喜欢读的中文数)


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