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Week Beginning 11 December 2017


  • Parent readers - Thank-you to the parent reader volunteers we have had so far. We would love to see more of you! Please contact your class parent to help with arrangements.
  • Don’t forget Festive Frock Day on Wednesday 13 December!
  • The children will be enjoying a Christmas Lunch together on Wednesday 13th December. If your child usually has a packed lunch and you would like them to participate in this, please let our canteen know.


Next week, we will be continuing to focus on letter writing through writing a letter to Santa. The children will also have an opportunity to write some simple verse and poems for their Christmas cards.


Letter, verse, rhyme, poem, poetry


Next week we will be consolidating the children’s work from throughout the term throughout some festive themed math lessons. There will be a focus on mental math and times table knowledge as well.


Mental math, times tables, numerator, denominator, fraction, part, section, piece


Throughout the coming week, the children will be getting creative and into the Christmas spirit with quizzes, card making and a range of festive activities alongside wrapping up their topic work from the term.


Christmas, giving, dinosaurs, quiz, festive, creativity


In PSHCE this term we will be looking at resilience and to find solutions to problems for ourselves. Being independent is a skill we hope to develop throughout the year as it is an important part of growing up.


Resilience, independence, problems, solutions


Deze laatste week voor de kerstvakantie oefenen we alle categorieën van spelling die we tot nu toe behandeld hebben in het kader van ‘de puntjes op de i’. We lezen de nieuwsbegriptekst over de Kindervredesprijs en maken de bijbehorende opdrachten. Ook maken we het lokaal startklaar voor juf Irene die na de kerstvakantie zal beginnen. Tot slot schrijven we mooie kerst- en nieuwjaarswensen aan elkaar, onze familie of onze vrienden.


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Create Chinese New Year related pictures

Next week we will talk about Christmas holiday

Mandarin Y3 MND C2 /C3-Ms Zhang and Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Create Chinese New Year related pictures

Next week we will summarize Term 1 learning.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework is to choose an activity from our Shared Learning Homework Grid.

Next week in class, we will continue learning about Christmas traditions in France.  We will learn new vocabulary associated with the festive season and practise using this to form simple sentences. We will use basic prepositions to describe where Christmas items are.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week`s homework will be completing the conversations in our restaurant by matching the text balloons with the right picture.

Next week in class we will reflect on our first term in French class this year by completing our French language portfolio and reviewing the work we`ve uploaded in Seesaw. We will write down our wishes for 2018.  What would you like to do in French class in 2018? 

Key vocabulary: je voudrais…, le Nouvel An

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete Christmas cards for the competition.

Next week in class, students will be learning about Christmas celebrations in Spanish speaking countries.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This week’s homework s to learn the Spanish Christmas carol Mi Burrito Sabanero.

Next week in class, students will be learning about Christmas celebrations in Spanish speaking countries.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is to practise the verb like.

Next week in class, we’ll be practising the winter holidays vocabulary and making some arts and crafts related to the holidays.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Diese Woche ist die Hausaufgabe im neuen Booklet auf Seite 2 Nummer 1 und 2.

Nächste Woche werden wir weiterhin daran arbeiten, Texte sinnentnehmend zu lesen und Fragen zu Texten zu beantworten.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: to complete the worksheet on the book “Lily is sick”

Next week we will start making a Chinese board game based on phrases/characters learnt in Term 1

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

Homework for this weekend: colour the pictures according to the instructions and write characters.

Next week in class, we will continue to read the book on buying fruit 买水果. We will focus on learning how to buy fruit in Shanghai.  The students will use the key words 多少钱, 请问, 谢谢,不客气 and learn to use RMB.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3 - Ms Zhou 

Next week we will learn some Christmas greetings in Chinese.

Homework for this week: complete the worksheet onf revision for this term.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai