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Week Beginning 5 February 2018

We hope you have a lovely Chinese New Year!


  • Friday is Chinese New Year Dress Up Day. We are very excited about Chinese New Year and our wide range of upcoming activities. On Friday 9th February our celebrations involve dressing up! We welcome everyone to come to school dressed in Chinese-dress, red clothes or anything related to the upcoming Year of the Dog!
  • Friday: Dragon Dance (8.30am in Primary)
  • 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 here.
  • Please can you save any cardboard boxes, plastic tube etc for the KS2 Production, and send them in with your child. After the holidays we will begin making our props.


This week, we will be in the Da Vinci Centre – see Themed Learning for details!


It is our Da Vinci Centre and week! The children will be using spaces in the Da Vinci Centre and the Art room to develop a range of their knowledge and skills. We will be designing and creating an Ancient Greek artefact; making it seem real by painting a Greek pattern or picture on it also. Additionally, the children will be scripting and filming a news report about the Olympic Games using the Green Screen. Finally, they will be building and programming robots to take part in the BISS Puxi Lego Robotic Olypmic Games!


This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  The first core value covered is collaboration.  The children will continue to think about friendship and the characteristics which make a good friend.


Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills, friendship


Deze week proberen we alle citotoetsen af te ronden.

Het is weer een hele klus, maar iedereen houdt het goed vol! Knap hoor.

We gaan zelf aan de slag met het maken van gedichten!

Begrippen als de illustratie, de inhoudsopgave, de eindrijm, de gedichtenbundel, het thema, verwoorden, ritme worden extra belicht.

Cijferrijmpjes, Rondelen, elfjes, limericken, naamgedichten en opbouwgedichten passeren allemaal de revue.

En we gaan ze zelf schrijven. Natuurlijk moet er ook gezorgd worden voor bijpassende illustraties.

Uiteindelijk werken we toe naar een originele SDS-poëziebundel!


Mandarin Y4 MNDC1 - Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: Practice the words/sentence patterns on

Next week we will introduce Chinese New Year traditions and decorate fans.

Mandarin Y4 MNDC2/C3-Ms Dai/Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson.5

Next week we will carry out different Chinese New Year activities.

Mandarin Y4 MNDC4-Ms Piao

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson. 9.

Next week we will carry out different Chinese New Year activities.

Mandarin Y4 MNDCN-Ms He and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week, we will learning how to describe people.  We will make our own `Who is it?, describing our class mates and teachers in French.

This week`s homework will sharing your photos and work from the restaurant topic in your Seesaw portfolio with your parents.  Can you add a comment together?

Key vocabulary: les cheveux, les yeux, j’ai, je suis, marron, noir, blond, roux, raide, bouclé, en brosse, long, court, grand, petit

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Argent Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete a square on the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will do a revision test of numbers, animals, colours and days of the week.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This weekend’s homework is to continue working on the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will continue learning about tengo and soy.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is finding the right adjective to describe nouns related to Chinese New Year.

Next week in class, will expand on the Chinese New Year vocabulary including the zodiac signs. The students will create a Chinese lantern.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Als Hausaufgabe dieses Wochenende sollen die Kinder einen Eintrag in ihrem Lesetagebuch machen.

Da der Unterricht letzte Woche am Freitag ausgefallen ist, haben wir diese Woche die Versuche mit unseren Augen gemacht und werden nächste Woche dann erst dazu kommen, Handlungen nach Bildern zu beschreiben.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: to finish sentence writing of book P6-P10

Next week we will do Chinese New Year activities.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3 - Ms Zhou 

This weekend’s homework is to finish worksheet on the traits of peoples’ faces and match the person with the description.

Next week in class, we will do some traditional activities for Chinese New Year.  

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 9 “How is the weather where you are?”. The students will discuss the weather in Shanghai and talk about how they feel about Chinese New Year.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai