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Week Beginning 19 March 2018

MESSAGES

  • International week: On Thursday 29 March at 9:00am the International Parade will take place in the Primary front playground. Students are invited to wear clothing that represents their cultural heritage. If you are able, please come dressed in your national costume and cheer on. Our Chatterbox coffee shop will be open for parents to enjoy a beverage or snack.
  • Please make sure that all snack boxes, bottles and clothes are labelled. We have a number of children who have the same items, and they become confused when they cannot tell which is theirs. This will also aid us in returning lost clothes to their owner.
  • When sending in grapes, please make sure they are sliced into smaller pieces, to avoid choking.Could we also remind parents that we are a NUT FREE school .Please do not include them in snack boxes. Thank you.
  • Please do not send glass containers into school in case they are broken, as this leaves shards of glass on the floor which is dangerous to the children. We cannot let the children use glass containers and will have to confiscate any which are brought.
  • Some of the popular stories we have been reading that the children are interested in are:

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

English

Mandarin

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

English

Mandarin and English

These have some repetitive language and the children enjoy joining in. We have been trying to expose them to both English and Mandarin versions where possible.

They also enjoy the Barefoot books and videos and any of the Super Simple Songs compilations that you can find on Youtube.  Some favourite are:

Pinochio 

One Little Finger

Open Shut Them

Five Little Ducks

We will continue to put links in the weekly newsletter from time to time that you can share with your child at home.

  • After consultation with staff, parents and importantly pupils we have developed a series of new polices of BISS Puxi Primary. These policies include, Assessment Reporting & Recording, Behaviour, Pastoral Care (Ethos & Values), Bullying Prevention, BISS House System and Pupil Voice/Leadership.The policies are recorded on the parent portal.

OUR LEARNING THEMES

Each teacher will plan learning experiences that link to the readiness and interests that they observe in the children in their class.  While these separate themes operate in each room, the children know they are free to choose to work in another room.  The planning is specific to each classroom, but not confined to that class, so children have many rich opportunities available to them across the three classrooms.  Mandarin teaching will link into each theme, with the Mandarin speaking staff introducing specific language, books and songs.

TIGER AND POLAR BEAR CUBS

In the Tigers’ class, the children have still  been very excited about making ramps and bridges from different blocks and materials and adding animals to this.  We will encourage this by making enclosures and talking about zoos, reading the book ‘Dear Zoo’ .  They have also been making more stepping stones in PE and we will extend this to our outdoor area  We will continue to read ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and act out the story. We will also continue to sing ‘Five Little Ducks’ and learn ‘Five Currant Buns’.

There has been lots of interest this week in Polar Bears class with the introduction of a tent into the classroom. The children have enjoyed sharing stories, holding secret meetings, eating snacks and lots of imaginative play. We will extend this activity further next week by taking this activity into the outdoor area, giving it a more authentic feel and introduce the idea of a teddy bears picnic. This will enable them to play in a larger area and share the experience with other children across the unit. If your child would like to bring in a teddy bear they can incorporate it into their play. We will also be reading teddy stories and learning the rhyme “Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4JJkp_sYDs​

In the Polar Bear room the children have been interested in combining small world people and furniture with the mini building blocks. Next week we will enhance this by encouraging children to build enclosed spaces for people or animals using different sized blocks and different types of building materials. We will incorporate counting into their play by asking questions such as ‘How many blocks? How many more.. Let’s put on one or two?’ etc  Some children have been practising their throwing skills and we will encourage this by using beanbags and targets such as hoops, soft spots and buckets, both inside and in our outdoor environment.

KEY LINKS

Five Little Ducks

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

BADGER AND BOBCAT CUBS

The children in the Badger and Bobcat classes have been showing a rea interest in numbers over the last few weeks. We have started learning ‘Five Little Ducks’ and will learn other counting songs, practising counting up to 10. We will also start to talk about ‘one more’ and ‘one less’. The children will be given access to a range of number and counting resources and we will encourage them to count everything, including jumps, claps, toys and snack boxes!

MANDARIN

This week we are still going to talk about the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and we will incorporate counting through the story by asking questions such as ‘ how many ... that the caterpillar eat’.

KEY VOCABULARY

caterpillar/mao mao chong/毛毛虫,butterfly/hu die/蝴蝶, one/yi/一, two/er/二,three/san/三, four/si/四, five/wu/五

STORY

The Very Hugry Caterpilliar /hao e hao e de mao mao chong/好饿好饿的毛毛虫

SONG

The caterpillar turns into a butterfly/ mao mao chong bian hu die/毛毛虫变蝴蝶

Number song/wu zhi ge/五指歌

USEFUL LINKS

Number song/wu zhi ge/五指歌

The caterpillar turns into a butterfly/ mao mao chong bian hu die/毛毛虫变蝴蝶

DUTCH

Deze week gaan we van start met ons nieuw thema `Wetenschap & Techniek` naar aanleiding van de Vlaamse Jeugdboekenmaand  `Eureka` .   We reizen  met onze teletijdmachine 200 miljoen jaar terug naar het tijdperk van de dinosauriërs.    Welke soorten dinosaurussen ken jij?  Wat aten dinosaurussen?  Hoe groot waren ze?  We steken onze neus in de boeken en vinden een antwoord op al onze vragen.

KERNWOORDENSCHAT

de dinosaurus, de bek, de tanden, de klauwen, de veren, de poten