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Week Beginning 19 June 2017


  • Please note that the BISCAP/ECA/BISS LIONS Swim programme has now finished. There will only be buses at 3:30pm from now on.
  • Now the weather is getting warmer, please could you encourage your child to bring in a hat and also a water bottle so that they remain well hydrated during the day.
  • Please label all school uniform, snack boxes and water bottles to avoid items getting lost in school.
  • Year 3 are all looking forward to their Class Party, put on by the Room Parents on Tuesday 20th June, next week. The children are invited to come in party clothes for the whole day to celebrate.  The party has a fun fair theme, so it will be great to see lots of fun summer outfits!
  • There will also be a hat competition running. There is ONE summer giveaway prize available for the best hat creation in each class. Your hat could be summer or beach themed, inspired by the seaside or simply decorated with flowers. Good luck to all these who choose to enter!
  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Second Hand Uniform Sale

It is that time of the year again when many families are preparing to move away from Shanghai and on to new adventures! Or perhaps your child has simply outgrown their current tops and bottoms. Please consider donating all your unneeded BISS Puxi uniforms to the Second Hand Uniform Sale. All items can be dropped at the Primary or Secondary reception desks until the end of the school year. All items need to be clean and in good condition, thanks for your support. The next Second Hand Uniform Sale will take place at the start of the new school year. So please come and restock your children's uniforms at the sale in beginning of September. If you would like to work on the Second Hand Uniform Sale project, please email Tracy at It only involves 4 afternoons over the course of the school year and all proceeds go to charity.

Dates for your diary:

  • Monday 19th June – Y3 and 4 PTA Party
  • Tuesday 20th June – Y3 Class Party
  • Thursday 29th June  - Last day of term


In Literacy this week, we will be continuing our focus on different forms of poetry. They will be continuing to learn from the form and structure of different poems and before going on to create their own versions based on a chocolate theme. Our final stage will be to publish our poems to share with the other classes in Year 3.


Form, structure, syllable, alliteration, beat, haiku, kennings, cinquain, theme.


This week we will be focusing our attention on angles and turns in Maths.  The children will be learning about how to  recognise angles as a property of shape and associate angles with turning.  The focus wil be on identifying right angles, and stating whether angles are greater than (obtuse) or less than (acute) a right angle.


Angle, right angle, acute, obtuse, 90 degress, 180 degrees, less than, more than, turn, right, left, whole turn, half turn, quarter turn, three-quarter turn


This week Year 3 will be getting stuck into Science Week. Across the week, we will be conducting lots of different experiements and investigations, with the focus being on learning about theskills Science. We will be starting with thinking about how to write a plan, make a predicition based on our prior knowledge and record our observations. Our learning will then move on to looking at how we can include research in our experiments, to help us explain our conclusions with greater scientific accuracy. We look forward to a fun week of being super scientists!


Plan, method, predicition, hypothesis, observations, results, annotated, diagram, conclusion


In Computing we will be continuing our last unit of coding, using The children will begin with offline activities designed to help them to understand the concepts of sequencing in algorithms. They will progress on to using a simplified version of Python to complete more and more complicated challenges, building their understanding and use of computer programming.


Code, algorithm, block, puzzle, loop, sequence, program, debugging


The children will be thinking about the importance of listening and learning from others, including their peers as well as adults.


listening, understanding, thoughtful


Mandarin Y3 C1

Lesson 9-Hobby(3)-Dance

Students will be talking about their hobbies of music.

Mandarin Y3 C2/C3

We will be learning Lesson  13 Colours

Students will be able to describe what colours they like/dislike

Mandarin Y3 CN




Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell
Next week the children will be revising previous Topics and creating quizzes for each other. They will also be studying Salvador Dali and linking vocabulary to what shapes and colours they see. Homework this week is to research 3 facts about the artist Salvador Dali.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez
Next week, students will continue working on their comic books.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger
Next week we will end our French art topic with painting still lives in the style of Paul Cézanne.   By making compositions for our paintings we will revise food related vocabulary and colours.

This week`s homework will be presenting your Matisse inspired self-portrait to your parents and name the different parts of the face. Bon weekend!

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  M. Valente
La semaine prochaine, on travaillera sur des exercices de compréhension écrite. Pour les devoirs, il faut compléter le livret de lecture donné en classe.

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch
Diese Woche hatten die Schueler einen Jahresendetest, in dem ihre Schreib- und Lesefertigkeiten geprueft wurden. Danach genossen die Kinder eine entspannende Leserunde und anschliessend ein Brettspiel. Es gibt keine Hausaufgabe. Ihre Lesebücher sollten die Kinder abgegeben haben. Sollten sie das vergessen haben, bitte erinnern Sie sie daran, die Lesebücher zur nächsten Stunde mitzubringen.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia
La semana que viene, como la profesora está de colonias, los estudiantes trabajarán independientemente en la lectura de capítulos de Marcos Mostaza y harán un resumen. También completarán fichas de ejercicios para repasar ortografía.


In het wild

We werken verder aan ons onderzoek voor onze vlog: ‘ode aan de ... !’ Leerlingen leggen een dier naar keuze onder de loep: wat is het natuurlijke habitat, hoe ziet het eruit (als jong, volwassen dier, bejaard dier), waarvan leeft het, hoe leeft het (alleen of in een groep), etc.

Als de informatie verzameld is schrijven de leerlingen hun script en filmen we de vlog met ‘the green screen’ op de achtergrond.


De laatste Cito-scores worden deze week verwerkt. Resultaten worden eind deze week gecommuniceerd.

Vertrekkende leerlingen

De leerlingen die ons helaas gaan verlaten, ontvangen van SDS een onderwijskundig rapport. Hierin staan o.a. de uitslagen op de toetsen vermeld, evenals een uitgebreide persoonlijk commentaar.