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Week Beginning 12 March 2018


  • International Week – Week beginning 26 March. Please join us on:
    • Monday 26 March 8:25am in the Primary Playground as we begin our International Week with a song.
    • Thursday 29 March 9:00am for our International Parade, we encourage all children (and adults) to come dressed in special clothing from their home country. Our Chatterbox café will be open for refreshments during this time.


The children have continued working through the story writing process with the focus of their writing on building suspense. They have also been continuing their work on different sentence structures. This week we will continue that work and also start looking at using speech marks as well as reminding the children how to include fronted adverbials in their writing. The children were given a copy of the story last week for homework as well as information on different sentence structures this week. Please take the time to go through this with your child as it will help them greatly in class!


Phrase, main clause, subordinate clause, simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, coordinating conjunctions, adverb, vowel, consonant, fronted adverbial


This week, we will be looking at data, both interpreting and presenting, using graphs.  To prepare your child for their up-coming lessons, you might like to discuss the following vocabulary:


Graph, bar chart, pictograph, axes, Y axis (think: Y up to the sky!), X axis, divisions

THEME – Science focus

The children will be starting a unit this week on Light and Shadow. By the end of the week the children will have discussed the following two main questions: “What is light?” "How does light travel?” They will also be investigating white light and the colours we see by making spinners.


Light, shadow, investigate, lines, path, journey, straight, bend


Over the course of this half-term, children will be improving their Microsoft Word and Publisher skills. First they will learn how to open a Word document and ‘Save as’ in order to make changes to it. They will progress on to changing the font, text colour and size, as well as underline and bold in order to change the appearance of the information in a document.


Software, hardware, Microsoft, Word, Publisher, document, publish, template, font, text, underline, bold


Our PSHE theme this week is COMPASSION. Children will be learning what compassion means and about mindfulness and empathy in the context of bullying. 


Compassion, empathy, skills, cooperation, bullying, mindfulness


Wat hebben we enorm hard gewerkt in de klas. De showcase komt eraan en dat is te merken. Er wordt gedicht, gerijmd, gedanst, geoefend en gezongen. Volgende week sluiten we ons thema af met een wervelend straattheater. U komt toch ook op 14 maart om kwart voor 5?

Nieuwsbegrip (begrijpend lezen)

Afgelopen week hadden we allemaal een tekst op eigen niveau over “ De week zonder vlees”.

We oefenen komende week met het voordragen van onze eigen gemaakte gedichten en doen een generale repetitie. Met Nieuwsbegrip kijken we eerst naar de tekst en proberen te voorspellen waar de tekst over zal gaan. Na het lezen gaan we na of onze voorspelling correct was. We gaan aan de hand van de tekst dieper in op moeilijke woorden die we tegenkomen en maken de vragen.

Spelling tijdens de komende drie weken

Year 3 : extra aandacht voor de ei-plaat (ei-woorden)


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson.5 - Seasons

Next week we will study Lesson. 6 Sickness.

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

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson. 10 - Time.

Next week we will study Lesson. 11 Daily Routine.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

Next week, we will be continuing to learn nouns and adjectives associated with spring and we will begin to investigate the differences between spring festivals around the world.
Homework this week is to choose an activity from the homework grid.   

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger  

Next week we will start preparing for the International Week by getting to know `Astérix` and `Obélix` , two French comic heroes.  We will watch a selection of the French movie `Au service de sa majesté` and will make our own Astérix and Obélix comic. 

This week`s homework will be making a poster about these two invincible French heroes!

Key vocabulary: la France, les Gaulois, les Romains, le village, le héros, la potion magique

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Argent Watson

This weekend’s homework is to continue to complete the tasks on the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will continue studying the countries around the world that speak Spanish. We will explore how they became Spanish speaking countries.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Mrs Jolly

We have been learning about “las tiendas”. We have practised asking for items in a shop.

Homework: Practise the role play using the vocabulary learnt in class.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This week homework is to practise the use of the verb ESTAR
Next week will be covering the differences between the verbs SER and ESTAR.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Als Hausaufgabe sollen die Kinder diese Woche mithilfe der Tabelle, die wir in der Schule erarbeitet haben, über unseren Besuch bei der Schulkrankenschwester schreiben.
Nächste Woche werden wir beginnen, die verschiedenen Personalformen von Verben zu bilden und zu verwenden.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish the vocabulary worksheet 

Next week we will continue studying book 5 “ Xiao Ming’s hobby” and focus on the  “whether/if” sentence pattern.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework is: Character writing and explaining the meaning of the sentence given.

Next week in class, we will start to read book 11 ”吃了什么?what did you eat”, The students will discuss their favorite food and what food is the healthiest.

Year 3/ 4MND04L3 - Ms Zhou

Homework for this week: according to the pictures, finish the dialogue in Chinese. 

Next week, we will learn how to say “有” and how to give help when you have something that the others need in Chinese.               

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai