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Week Beginning 27 March 2017

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to share delicious food from their home country!  We (the children and certainly the teachers) are greatly looking forward to the International Week Food Fair on Tuesday 28 March.


  • Please be aware that the ECA/ BISCAP/Swimming programmes have now finished.  The Term 3 programme will begin on Monday 17 April and run until Thursday 16 June.
  •  We will be celebrating International Week through song! Please join us for International singing in the primary school playground at 8.25am on Wednesday  29 March.
  • Our annual International Week Parade will be  on Friday 31 March.  The children can come to school dressed to represent a country of their choice,  face paints and flags are warmly encouraged! We hope that you can join us, the parade will start at 9am and we would love to see you there.
  •  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.
  • Our school librarians are in school until 4:30pm on a Monday and Tuesday.  If, as parents, you would like to borrow books you can set up afamily account.


In Literacy next week we will be using our knowledge and understanding of Shaun Tan’s books to  compare his literary style with that of other well-known authors. A final book review will be written and published for display in the library with the aim to introduce new authors and books to other children in the school.


Compare, contrast, theme, illustrations, characters, setting, plot, persuade, synopsis, genre, series


In Maths we shall be completing our work on translations and learning how to describe patterns of  movement using coordinates. The children will then work on reviewing their number skills by solving word problems with decimals and measures and consolidating calculation skills with formal practice.


Rotation, reflection, translate, transform, x axis, y axis, coordinate, origin


This week the children will be reflecting on the show case that we had last week. We will discuss the positives and celebrate the children’s success. We will also continue our Science work on Adaptations. The children will learn about different habitats and how animals, specifically camels, have adapted to their environment. The children will look at many examples of how animals have adapted to their environments. They will also investigate how bird’s beaks have adapted to suit their feeding habits and will take part in a scientific investigation.


Adaptations, habitat, environment, natural selection, evolution


This week the children will continue to look at a variety of blogs. They will listen to feedback from their peers regarding the blogs they have created and will make small adjustments to improve them.


Etiquette, blog, update, entry, personal style


This week the children will be discussing what it means to be international. They will take part in a variety of activites during Themed Learning lessons, that will help them to identify similarities and differences between cultures. The children will share their own culture and what makes their special.


International, culture, food, dress, languages, flags


Y5 C1

Topic: Subjects of study

We will learn some key words about study and learn how to describe students’ study life.

Y5 C2

Topic: Start Lesson. 14 “Furniture”

Students learn words on different furniture around the house meanwhile prepare for their upcoming Mandarin speech show.

Y5 C3

Topic: Lesson 6-Sickness-Text 2-Continued

Student will learn how to describe common symptoms

Homework: Mandarin Speech Show preparation

Y5 C4

Topic:  Lesson 11 Daily Routine-Text 1

Student will be able to their daily timetable with others

Homework: Mandarin Speech Show preparation

Y5 MND05CN              


作业:完成课外阅读+周记 (可选做)


Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson

We are learning about the extraordinary Easter celebrations in Spain. We are studying the music, clothing, food, and processions that occur during the Holy week.
For homework, the students will be asked to make a poster explaining the events that take place during the Holy week of Easter in Spain.

Year 5/6   Spanish - Ms Caldwell

Next week the children will write responses to their pen-friends in the British International School in Vietnam. They will answer questions and generate more information to tell them from their knowledge so far.
Homework this week is to research Semana Santa and produce a PicCollage summarising the main facts about this festival.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue to learn about hobbies, and learn the use of the phoneme j.

Homework: Children will practice the song Madre Tierra.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will end our ‘ La Douce France ‘ topic, editing our cooking book and finishing our recipes.  We will end the week with a ‘French Food Kahoot’, revisiting all the foods we’ve discussed, cooked and eaten in the French classes.  Bon Appétit!

This week’s homework will be sorting the different steps to make flan au chocolat for our cooking book.

Key Vocabulary:  le livre de cuisine, la recette, les ingrédients, ajouter, mélanger, battre, enfourner, bouillir, reposer, une casserole, le fouet, le récipient

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous continuerons notre travail sur les dictées de phrases pour revisiter les différents points de grammaire vus jusqu’à présent. Pour les devoirs, il faut apprendre l’orthographe des mots invariables sur la feuille donnée en classe (il y aura un test mardi).

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Wir untersuchten die Satzglieder und uebten die Satzumstellung und wie man durch Fragen die Satzglieder ermitteln kann. Zu Hause sollen die Kinder die KV 58 aus dem Booklet machen, indem sie die einzelnen Satzglieder ausschneiden und daraus Saetze bilden.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a aprender a escribir noticias y resúmenes de textos. Como deberes, deben leer otras 10 páginas de su libro y resumir su contenido.


Kunst met een grote K

We vervolgen het thema ‘Kunst met een grote K’. We leggen dit thema de nadruk op beschouwen en ervaren en het formuleren van onderbouwde meningen.

Verschillende boeken staan weer centraal, waaronder: ‘Willewete, Naar het museum’, ‘Het grote Rijksmuseum voorleesboek’, ‘Grote Kunst voor Kleine Kenners’,  ‘Kunst voor kinderen’, ‘Kunstige Kwasten’ en ‘De Stip’.

De leerlingen van Y3 en 4 starten met het maken van een Muurseum. De leerlingen van Y5 en 6 zullen onderzoek doen naar kunstenaars uit de Lage Landen. Ze kiezen een kunstwerk waarop ze een fantasieverhaal baseren.

Maandag t/m woensdag is juf Chris afwezig i.v.m. een conferentie. De leerlingen zullen voornamelijk zelfstandig werken aan vooraf bekende taken.