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Week Beginning 19 March 2018

MESSAGES

  • International week:  On Monday 26 March at 8.25am you are invited to join us for International Week singing in the Primary playground.  On Thursday 29 March at 9:00am the International Parade will take place in the Primary front playground. Students are invited to wear clothing that represents their cultural heritage. If you are able, please come dressed in your national costume and cheer on. Our Chatterbox coffee shop will be open for parents to enjoy a beverage or snack.
  • The Year 4 Showcase will take place 13th April at 9:00.
  • After consultation with staff, parents and importantly pupils we have developed a series of new polices of BISS Puxi Primary. These policies include, Assessment Reporting & Recording, Behaviour, Pastoral Care (Ethos & Values), Bullying Prevention, BISS House System and Pupil VoiceLeadership. The policies are recorded on the parent portal.

LITERACY

This week in Literacy the students will be writing their adventure stories.  They will be using their plans from last week and will also be encouraged to include the methods of creating tension that they have been taught. Once written the students will then have time to read through, edit, and improve their stories before sharing them with each other.

KEY VOCABULARY

Beginning, middle, end, tension, description, similes, adjectives

MATHS

Next week in Maths, Year 4 will be focusing on 2D shape. Through a range of investigation type activities, the children will explore quadrilaterals and triangles. They will learn about the properties of each shape as well as actively learning how to classify them. Furthermore, they will us their knowledge of angles to complete problem solving challenges.

KEY VOCABULARY

Regular, irregular, right angle, parallel, perpendicular

THEMED LEARNING

Next week in theme we will be doing a science experiment all about insulation. We will learn about conduction and insulation, how to conduct a fair test and how to record our results. This is linked to thinking about how explorers would have kept warm in cold climates!

KEY VOCABULARY

Warm, cold, temperature, thermometer, material, prediction

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

We have begun to delve into the  world ofcomputing coding and programming, and will continue this for the next few weeks. The students will learn how to control and move objects, giving the computer instructions for the objects to follow.

KEY VOCABULARY

Code, coding, programme, programming, instruction

PSHCE

This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  We are now looking at compassion and thinking about how we can understand the feelings of others.

KEY VOCABULARY

Compassion, feelings, understand, help, friendship

DUTCH

Wat een geweldige showcase afgelopen woensdag. De kinderen hebben er hard voor gewerkt en geoefend. Bedankt voor uw komst.

Wetenschap en techniek

De komende week starten we met het thema Wetenschap en techniek. We brainstormen over onderwerpen, maken een mindmap en bedenken waar we meer over willen leren binnen dit thema. We gaan met elkaar op onderzoek, gaan proefjes doen waarbij voorspellen en beschrijven van het proces centraal staat.

Spelling tijdens de komende drie weken

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

Year 4: extra aandacht voor centwoorden (klinkt als een s maar schrijf je als een c) en komma-s-meervoud (komma’s)

Year 5: extra aandacht voor cadeauwoorden (met eau) en verkleinwoorden (boompje)

Year 6: extra aandacht voor leenwoorden en voor het meewerkend voorwerp

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y4 MNDC1 - Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: Finish the worksheet    

Next week  we will continue making the poster about House.

Mandarin Y4 MNDC2/C3-Ms Dai/Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson.6-Sickness

Next week we will study Lesson. 6 Sickness and focus on “想/要”.

Mandarin Y4 MNDC4-Ms Piao

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

Next week we will continue studying Lesson. 11 Daily Routine to express their daily activity.

Mandarin Y4 MNDCN-Ms He and Ms Zhou

本周作业:完成相关上海作业。

下周我们将学习课文《称象》。识记生字词“献、官员、杆、秤、柱子、议论”等,能分角色朗读课文。能根据提示将曹冲称象的过程讲清楚。学习围绕曹冲称象的办法提出问题。感受曹冲的聪慧,了解中国历史人物的小故事。

MFL

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week`s homework will be writing a personal description of one the heroes of the comic for our `Qui est-ce?` or `Guess who?` starter. 

Key vocabulary: une jupe, une robe, une chemise, un ceinture, un pantalon, un t-shirt, un pull, des chaussures, des chaussettes

Next week we will extend our vocabulary on personal descriptions by talking about the clothes people are wearing.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Argent Watson

For homework this week, students are expected to complete activities on the Homework Grid and bring in next week to share with the class. 

Next week in class, students will begin to be introduced the Spanish Easter traditions. We will be revising colour vocabulary, reading a story and learning a traditional Easter song.  

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Mrs Jolly

The students will work on a project at The Da Vinci Centre: Design an outfit using recycling materials. This will an opportunity to expand the vocabulary and talk about patterns and sizes in Spanish.

Homework: Noun and adjective agreement worksheet.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

Homework for this weekend is to practise the use of ser and estar.
Next week in class, we will be working on the topic of Easter

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Die Hausaufgabe für diese Woche ist im Booklet auf Seite 19. Die Kinder müssen passende Verben in einen Lückentext einsetzten und sich zu sechs Verben jeweils einen Satz ausdenken.
Nächste Woche werden wir zunächst noch weiter Verben in den verschiedenen Personalformen besprechen, aber auch schon beginnen, Wörter in der Wörterliste nachzuschlagen.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Complete sentence writing of Page. 6---10 of book “Xiao Ming’s hobby”.
Next week, we will make out own book of “…….’s hobby” based on the book we learnt.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework is to colour the pictures according to the instructions and write characters
Next week in class, we will continue to read book 11“吃了什么?what did you eat”, The students will discuss “早餐、午餐、晚餐“and the food they eat.

Year 3/ 4MND04L3 - Ms Zhou

Next week, we will learn more about the measure words and use it in the sentence pattern”有… …”.

Homework for this week:According to the picture, write down the sentences in Chinese. 

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai

本周家庭作业:背诵节气歌

下周我们将继续学习中国节气歌,并学习如何描写小动物饮食。