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Week Beginning 23 October 2017


  • Giving Tree – Each year, Giving Tree aims to provide children in need with a gift bag full of winter clothes and school supplies.  Please support this worthwhile cause.
  • We kindly ask that parents stay in the playground in the mornings and encourage their child to come up to their classroom with their teacher and class.
  • We are still missing some photographs for our timelines – please refer to the note in the Communication Book so that all children can partake in the activity with their own photographs.


This week we will continue to work on developing the children’s knowledge of sentence structure and using a variety of writing tecniques to make it informative and interesting to the reader. We will be looking at this through the lens of a personal recount, and will be asking the children to make sure they are using capital letters in the correct places, leaving a finger space between words and ending in a full stop. Students will be encouraged to think about  what adjectives (descriptive words) they can incorporate into their writing.


Capital letter, finger space, full stop, vocabulary, recount, adjective


For the next two weeks, we will continue to work on developing the children’s knowledge of number, focusing specifically on counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also continue to focus on correct number formation where required.


Number, skip, pattern, forwards, backwards, addition, subtraction


This week Year 1 will be working in the Da Vinci Centre. This is the first time Year 1 will be in the center and the children and teachers are very excited about having this opportunity. Whilst in the Da Vinci Centre, the children will be making frames for their personal photographs, that they will then need to sequence as a time line. It would be very helpful if you spoke to your child about what age they were when their photos were taken and give them some information about where the photos were taken. The children are encouraged to be creative in how they make their frames and will be given a wide variety of resources that they can use to make them. Children will have the opportunity to use an iPad to make a digital frame as well as lego and craft materials.


Time line, photographs, grow, order, frames, creativity


The children will continue to master the skill of logging themselves on and off of a computer or laptop. Using either a laptop or iPad, students will begin to explore coding by using different software and apps.


Coding, instructions, left, right, forwards, backwards


During circle time we will discuss the importance of looking after our things, how we should look after them and consequences for if we don’t. Whilst in the Divinci Centre next week, this will be an excellent opportunity for students to practice sharing and being respectful of each other and  resources.


Respect, cooperation, share, care, choices, please, thank you, consequences


De kinderen van  year 1 hebben de voorbije week allerlei manieren beschreven om monsters te lokken én te vangen.  

Deze week maken we kennis met `Klein monster Motta`, een kerntitel uit het kinderboekenweekpakket geschreven door Yvonne Jagtenberg.   Klein monster Motta woont met zijn monstermama en -papa en zijn zes harige, woeste, wilde monsterlijke broers. Motta wil net zo groot, sterk en griezelig zijn als zijn broers, maar hoe hij ook brult en stampt, ze vinden hem alleen maar schattig. Niemand begrijpt hem.

Deze week hebben we het over `monsterlijke kenmerken` en helpen we Motta even eng te worden als zijn broers .   We gebruiken al onze monsterlijke kennis en schrijven zelf een vervolg op het verhaal van Motta.

Vergeet niet het SDS fimfestival op de familiekalender te zetten!  Alle kinderen zijn van harte welkom om vrijdag 27 oktober van 15u30 tot 18u15 de SDS boekenbingo af te sluiten met een leuke kinderfilm en heerlijke snacks!

De letter van de week is de ` ee`.


Mandarin Y1 MNDC1/C2

Homework for this weekend:  Sing a song ”What’s Your Name?”

Next week children will learn to say their age and year group. They will learn a character ’几/how many’.

Mandarin Y1 MNDC3

Homework for this weekend: Match  pictures with correct Pinyin and Chinese character

Next week we will be covering the topic ‘Colours’

Key vocabulary: 黑、白、黄、绿、红、蓝、粉。

Mandarin Y1 MNDCN

本周回家作业是: 根据语句选择填入所学生字词,本周开始有阅读书带回家,请家长和孩子们一起进行亲子阅读活动。

下周我们将学习入学准备六《读书写字》,知道学习语文要认真读书、写字,同时要有正确的读书、写字姿势。认识“读、书、写、字”,以及基本笔画“点”。 在练习正确朗读句子的同时,继续学习在逗号处停顿。

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