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Week Beginning 10 October 2016


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In our final week of, Stories from Other Cultures, the children will use a story from Sweden as their stimulus for writing. As well as applying their story telling skills, the children will pay particular attention to the description of the characters and the setting. Children will also be asked to explain their understanding of the story and to consider what they think the writer is inferring.


Description, infer, moral, characters, setting, Tomten


This week we shall be working with division, recapping the connections between mutliplication and division. The children will consider how best to express a remainder and if the answer needs to be rounded up or down. They will have opportunities to practice word problems, involving both multiplication and division and will be assisted with strategies to determine which operation to choose. Some children will practice and refine formal short division methods.


Divide, quotient, multiply,product,  remainder, fraction, decimal, round, operation


‘Building a Village’

Students will continue to develop their art skills as they construct complex 3D models using a range of techniques to form a realistic geographic landscape. As well as completing this on-going project the children will also compare different villages from across the globe. They will watch short video clips about different villages and make a news and weather report about the conditions in their chosen village. In small groups the children will produce a TV news video showing how life varies in two different villages.


Themed learning – human features, physical features, scale, plan, collaboration, plan, design, refine, village styles, landscape, modelling, settlements


This week pupils will begin their unit of coding lessons. The children will start to write basic computer codes to make an on-screen avatar move in different directions. The children will also attempt to get their avatar to change speed as it moves across a route.


Avatar, direction, speed, code, program, instructions


A lot of the work done in Themed Learning will link to our goals in PSHCE this week. Whilst working in teams and in small groups the children will be encouraged to resolve differences by looking at alternatives, make decisions and explain their choices.They will develop these skills whilst working on their village models and creating their news reports.


Taking turns, pupil voice, thinking of others, sharing ideas, flexibility and compromise



Topic: Appearance

We will learn the key words about appearance, and do the practice to describe people’s looks.

Homework: worksheet

Y5 C2

Topic: Lesson. 11 Three Meals a Day

Homework: Finish worksheet on newly-learnt vocabulary

Y5 C3

Topic:  Lesson 1. Countries, Languages-Text 2-Continued

Students will talk about the countries they have been to and what languages they can speak.

Homework: Write a short paragraph according the sample given.

Y5 C4

Topic:  Lesson 4-Dates

Student will be able to say the names of the months and the days of the week .

Homework: Worksheets of lesson4.

Y5 MND05CN              


作业:抄写《瀑布》 中生词。周五听写。


Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson

After the holidays, the students will consolidate their learning on talking and writing about school.
There is no homework this week due to the holiday.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will revise parts of the face and adjectival agreements, understand and describe hair colour and type, and eye colour.
There is no homework this week due to the holiday.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

After the October Holiday we will look outside the window and talk about the weather.  We will look at a French weather forecast and practice weather related vocabulary, preparing ourselves to present our own French weather forecast the coming weeks!

This week there will be no homework due to the holiday.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

After the holidays, we will be continuing to look at the verb, avoir. We will revise j’ai and learn tu as, il a, elle a and nous avons (parts of avoir) and use it with the negative. We will also enjoy a traditional story and revise how to pronounce the ‘ai’ phoneme correctly.
There is no homework this week due to the holiday.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

Après la semaine de vacances, nous aurons un test sur les verbes réguliers et irréguliers au présent de l’indicatif (conjugaisons et en contexte). Nous commencerons aussi à revoir/travailler sur les homophones communs. Pendant les vacances, il est conseillé aux enfants de réviser le(s) temps sur

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Im Deutschunterricht diese Woche haben wir uns mit den Nomen beschäftigt, die Grundregeln (Grossschreibung) wiederholt und geübt sowie untersucht, wie man die Nomen aus den Adjektiven machen kann. Wir werden demnächst die Mehrzahl der Nomen behandeln und zu Hause können die Kinder in den Ferien die Aufgaben zum Wimmelbild machen, die sie im Heft haben.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana de después de las vacaciones consolidaremos el vocabulario y prepararemos una presentación sobre nuestra escuela. No hay deberes para las vacaciones.


Reisbureau SDS: Reisverslag en Reisverhaal

Na het doen van onderzoek, het schrijven van de flyer en het reisprogramma en het verkopen van de reis op de reisbeurs verdiepen we ons de laatste twee weken van het thema Reisbureau SDS in de tekstgenres reisverslag en reisverhaal. We kijken naar de typische kenmerken van de teksten, naar overeenkomsten en verschillen en schrijven zelf een reisverhaal op basis van reisverslagen van de vakantie.

Optioneel huiswerk: de leerlingen schrijven per dag een kort verslagje (1 – 3 zinnen) over de vakantie. We gebruiken dit in de klas.

Bij spelling herhalen we deze week de volgende categorieën van Staal:

Groep 4: lange en korte klanken, luchtwoord, zingwoord, plankwoord

Groep 5: open en gesloten lettergrepen (vervolg introductie)

Groep 6: open en gesloten lettergrepen (verdieping), tropisch-woord, politie-woord

Groep 7: langermaakwoord (-b, -d), sterke werkwoorden in de verleden tijd, open en gesloten lettergrepen