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Week Beginning 28 August 2017

MESSAGES

  • It was great to see so many of you at the ‘Meet & Greet’ session and we look forward to establishing relationships to ensure your children thrive throughout the year.
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays. 
  • Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. In particular please ensure your child is wearing black shoes. Girls should wear plain white socks and boys should wear black or grey socks. You can review the school’s uniform policy at http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/puxi/our-students/student-life/our-school-uniform
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • ECA and BISCAP sign-up is available on the school website and confirmation letters will follow. Both programmes will begin on Monday 4 September.

LITERACY

This week the children will begin to read the much loved novel, ‘The Iron Man.’ This book will form the backbone of our narrative writing for the next four weeks. This week, the children will use the theme of the book to look at different similes and will begin to use a range of techniques and devices to make descriptions interesting.

KEY VOCABULARY

Adjective, simile, narrative, drama, conscience.

MATHS

In Maths we will be looking at shape and measurements; consolidating and teaching key skills such as measuring accurately and the naming of shapes and their properties.  The children will also be tasked with problem solving challenges throughout the week to encourage them to work systematically, methodically and with resilience.

KEY VOCABULARY

perimeter, equal, straight, side, corner, length, curved.

THEMED LEARNING

This week, the children will really begin their STEAM project in earnest. Thinking about electricity, the children will explore using electrical components to create circuits, questioning why and why not things work. The will also be building their thinking, questioning and perseverance skills up as they will begin to think like inventors.

KEY VOCABULARY

Inventor, Invention, electrical, component, circuit.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week the children will continue to improve their word processing and editing skills via a range of programs. This is directed at helping them to increase their typing speed and presentation skills. We will be encouraging them to access this at home and school to practice further. 

KEY VOCABULARY

Keyboard, publish, presentation, save, edit.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y4MND04C1/C2/3

This week we will review our Mandarin class routines, revise the topics we learnt last year through interactive activities.

This week’s homework will be to review the key vocabulary/sentence structures you have learnt last year.

Mandarin Y4MND04C4

This week we will focus on setting up classroom routines; knowing the location of Mandarin classrooms; meeting teachers and students through interactive activities.

This week’s homework will be finishing a Questionnaire Survey.

DUTCH

Dutch Newsletter Year 3 – 6

De Nederlandse lessen voor KS2 starten deze maandag weer. We kijken ernaar uit om de leerlingen in de klassen te mogen ontvangen. We starten het schooljaar met het thema ‘Klaar voor de Start’, waarbij het om ‘het begin’ gaat. De leerlingen onderzoeken het begin van zichzelf; we ontwerpen een klassenspel over onszelf en lezen en schrijven mythes over het ontstaan van de mens.

Deze week starten we met het maken van een Beeldverslag Van 0 tot Nu. De leerlingen maken een tijdlijn waarin ze met beelden en in steekwoorden vertellen wie ze zijn.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, the children will have their first lessons and will learn numbers to 10 and will be learning to introduce themselves and to greet others.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, we will review introducing ourselves and do a self-assessment of what we know already. 

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

There is no homework this weekend.
Next week we will continue learning about different greetings and conversation openers.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez
There is no homework this weekend.
Next week students will be recognising and naming different animals. They will also continue to introduce themselves and explain where they are from.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

There is no homework this weekend.
Next week, we will review introducing ourselves and do a self-assessment of what we know already. 

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz
Diese Woche gibt es keine Hausaufgabe.
Nächste Woche werden die Kinder ihre ersten Stunden im muttersprachlichen Deutschunterricht haben. Sie werden zunächst von ihren Ferienerlebnissen und dem Beginn des neuen Schuljahres erzählen. Außerdem werden wir mit der neuen Unterrichtseinheit „Unterwegs“ beginnen.