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Week Beginning 16 January 2017

Thursday 26 January will be the annual ‘Wear Red Day’ for the Chinese New Year celebration. There will also be a Dragon dance at approximately 8:30am (once buses have arrived). Parents are welcome to watch.


  • Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!
  • We do our best to ensure the children’s hair is dried after swimming. To support us with this please can you make sure that your child brings a rubber swim hat, and a warm hat for outside play. Thank you for your continued support  with this.
  • Now the weather is beginning to get colder, please send your child with a coat and/or school fleece clearly labelled with their name.  Please do not send ‘hoodies’.  Children may also like to bring a hat to keep their head warm, especially after swimming. 


In Literacy this week, the children will be starting to look at what makes a good layout for a non-fiction piece of writing. They will build on their knowledge from last week by researching the artists Paul Klee and George Seurat and looking at what information or features would make a good report or biography. They will then think about what information they would like to find out about their focus artist. They will end the week by starting to plan how they will present their information.


Information, non-fiction, fiction, features, heading, sub-heading, title, sub-title, diagram, paragraph, contents, index, glossary, key word


In Maths, the children will be working on using addition and subtraction with numbers up to 3 digits. We will also be consolidating their maths vocabulary for these two operations before moving on to looking at problem solving.


Number, calculation, addition, plus, altogether, total, add, subtraction, subtract, minus, take away, left over, difference


This week the children will be discussing their views on the big question: What does the world look like? They will look at how the world looks through the eyes of different artists. We will start by expressing our opinions on what art is and how we can describe it. Then we will focus on what a landscape is. The children will create drawings through viewfinders of an area of the school and compare this to a photograph of the same place, at the same angle.


Landscape, viewpoint, horizon, perspective, mid ground, foreground, background, angle, lines, pattern, light, shadow


In Digital Literacy we will continue to look at keeping safe on the Internet and carrying out safe searching for information. Over the following few weeks there will a more in depth look at how to search effectively for information, choose the best information to meet their research needs, and cut and paste this into their work.


Safe, search, search engine, protection


The children will continue to develop their team work and collaboration skills agin through our group project Themed Learning.


Team work, collaboration, persevere, improve, resilent, encourage


Y3 C1

Topic: Lesson 4-Weather-Text 1-Continued

This week students will learn how to talk about weather in Shanghai

Homework: Poster of  shanghai weather

Y3 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 7-Family Memebers-Text 2

Student will be able to talk about  family members with others.

Homework: Worksheets






De komende weken werken de leerlingen aan het thema ‘Blijspel’. We verdiepen ons deze week in de wondere wereld van ridders, kasteelheren en Karel de Grote. We analyseren de legende over Joris en de Draak (Y3 en 4) en lezen Middeleeuwse verhalen. Ook leren we over emoties en hoe een toneelstuk of film je kan ‘raken’, vervelen, vermaken, etc.

We bereiden ons tevens voor op de Cito-toets die vanaf 13 februari zal worden afgenomen. We toetsen de onderdelen technisch en begrijpend lezen, woordenschat en spelling. Deze week zullen we veel spellingcategorieën herhalen.


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be revising the vocabulary for various presents and will be learning how to describe our holidays.
This week there will be no homework because of the start of the new term.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will revise classroom instructions and animals we learned about last term.  We will also learn about un and una, el and la.

Homework: To complete and edit their paragraph on their Christmas holidays.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will continue our storytelling activity, acting out the story `Le navet énorme`  with little  figurines and recording the story on the iPad.  We will talk about the difference between ` j`ai` en ` je suis`, using the vocabulary we`ve learned in term 1.

This week there will be no homework because of the start of the new term.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur les types de phrases.
Ce weekend, il faut compléter l’exercice donné en classe.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Die Kinder tauschten über ihre Erlebnisse und Abenteuer in den Winterferien und übten, eine 4-Satz Geschichte darüber zu schreiben. Sie haben neue Bücher in der Bibliothek ausgeliehen und sollen weiterhin zu Hause lesen und im Lesetigerheft schreiben oder malen. Wir sind fast am Ende unseres Themas „Auf der Straβe“ und haben nun folgende Aspekte im Fokus: Groβschreibung am Satzanfang, Wörter mit  sp-, st und sch. Vor Chinese New Year wird es einen Test geben. Zu Hause sollen die Kinder also die KV 16 aus dem Booklet machen: „Sätze bilden und in der richtigen Groβ- und Kleinschreibung ins Heft schreiben.“

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana próxima seguiremos trabajando la estructura de la oración en el texto de la unidad. También ampliaremos vocabulario en relación al mundo animal. Para deberes, deben escribir sobre su animal favorito y sus características y costumbres.

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