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Week Beginning 6 November 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.
  • Remembrance Day - On Thursday 9 November, we will be marking Remembrance Day in school. This will be marked at 8.30am, with students, staff and parents on the playground.


Next week will see the start of our work on diary writing in Literacy. Firstly, the children will familiarise themselves with the form and features of diary entries. They will focus on using emotive language and using show don’t tell as they imagine meeting real, living dinosaurs and describing their experiences in their own diary.


Diary, past tense, emotive language, first person, show don’t tell, time connectives


Next week children will be learning to classify 3D and 2D shapes in various ways using mathematical properties. They will rehearse the vocabulary associated with shape and measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.


Line, corner, edge, face, vertex, symmetry, perimeter, vertices


Next week, in Themed learning, the children will be learning how to create a stop motion animation with audio voice over. They will create a short film about the dinosaur they have been researching and record interesting information over the film.


Stop-motion, animation, increments, photograph, voice over, dinosaurs


For the next three weeks, the Year 3 children will be using computers to manipulate images. First, they will edit photographs using They will add effects, alter the colour saturation, draw and crop to create their desired result.


Ipiccy, images, edit, crop, effects, monochrome, colour saturation


The children are now really embedding their core skills into each lesson and are developing a good understanding of how these skills are useful and required across all of their learning. This week we will continue our focus on how we can use the core skill ‘compassion’. This skill focuses children on other people’s emotions and they learn how to empathise with others and act accordingly. We also talk about compassion in relation to being giving and kind. This fits well with the school’s current charity project ‘the Giving tree’


Curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, core skills, ambition, composure, compassion, Giving tree


Afgelopen vrijdag hebben de leerlingen gegriezeld en genoten  tijdens de SDS griezelfilmavond.

Sommige leerlingen hebben er zelfs nachtmerries van gehad, zo griezelig!

De kinderboekenweek is nu afgelopen maar de leerlingen mogen natuurlijk gewoon verder gruwelijke enge boeken van de kinderboekenweek lezen. Ze zijn allemaal in de bibliotheek te vinden.

We zijn nog niet klaar met griezelen! De leerlingen werken verder aan het griezelverhaal. Kunnen de leerlingen net zo’n griezelig verhaal schrijven als  Onnoval in de film de Griezelbus?

Huiswerk is weer als in het begin van het jaar: spelling oefenen met BLOON, Nieuwsbegrip en vergeet niet te lezen met Estafette.


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet on school subjects.

Next week we will start to learn Lesson. 3 “Making phone calls”.

Mandarin Y3 MNDC2/C3

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet of age.

Next week we will start to learn Lesson. 6 Telephone numbers.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

Next week we will begin to investigate vocabulary associated with the names of family members.  We will then use this vocabulary to construct basic sentences to tell others who is in their family using the verb avoir.

This week, homework is to choose another activity from their Shared Learning Activity Sheet.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will start with our new topic `Au restaurant` (In the restaurant). We will start the topic with a story about Maurice, the hungry monster.  Maurice likes to eat to something different every day.  On Sunday he runs out of food… What or who is he going to eat next?

Key vocabulary: avoir faim, un croissant, une carotte, des chips, des escargots, une sucette, une glace, des bonbons

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

Next week students will be continuing with colours. For homework they need to complete activities on the grid.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This week homework will be about using the right gender-number agreement for nouns and adjectives.

Next week topic will be naming different types of food.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Die Hausaufgabe für diese Woche finden die Kinder im Booklet auf Seite 19, Nummer 3 und 4. Sie sollen den Text lesen, dann abschreiben und die Satzzeichen setzen. Dabei sollen sie besonders darauf achten, die Satzanfänge groß zu schreiben. Außerdem sollen sie einen Eintrag im Lesetagebuch machen.

Nächste Woche werden wir anfangen, uns mit der Schreibung von Wörtern mit >ß< zu beschäftigen. Nächsten Freitag findet wegen einer Lehrerfortbildung kein Deutschunterricht statt.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This week’s homework is to prepare three more questions for their Kahoots.

Next week we will be learning about gender and introducing ourselves to others.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet on characters “给”.

Next week we will review phrases and sentences from current and previous topic.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework is colour the characters with the instructions and write characters.

Next week we will start to study a new book “what can you do?” ,we will focus on learning how to use pattern “what can you do ? “ and “I can……”.

Y3&4   Mandarin MND04L3 - Ms Zhou

Next week we will learn how to express a date  in Chinese.

Homework for this week: Please read the cartoon book we made in class.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai




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