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Week Beginning 12 February 2018

MESSAGES

  • School begins again on Monday 26th February – the year 6 team hope you had a wonderful Chinese New Year holiday.

LITERACY

This week we will be starting learning about to story of Macbeth.  The children will explore the first chapter and do lots of drama to immerse themselves.  Characterization will be a very important learning point throughout the week.

KEY VOCABULARY

Shakespeare, language, character, characterization, drama, feelings, emotions

MATHS

This week children will learn about algebra. They will express missing number problems algebraically, use simple formulae expressed in words, generate and describe linear number sequences, find pairs of numbers that satisfy number sentencesinvolving two unknowns, and enumerate all possibilities of combinations of two variables

KEY VOCABULARY

Linear number, sequence, substitute, variables, symbol, known values

THEMED LEARNING

This week we will continue to study biology for our topic ‘iDoctor’.  Children will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.  Also, children will recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function; describing the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

KEY VOCABULARY

Circulatory system, skeleton, organs, bones, heart, lungs, body, animal, human

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week, we will continue learning design and 3D printing skills using the program: Blender.  The children will work in groups to create a pencil holder.

KEY VOCABULARY

Design, 3D, vertices, 3D printing, axis, viewpoint, dimension

PSHCE

This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will continue.  The value covered will be compassion.  This is the ability to empathize with others, and learn about love, integrity, friendship and

forgiveness. This week will have a key focus on mindfulness.

KEY VOCABULARY

Compassion, empathy, love, integrity, friends

DUTCH

De Cito is afgerond. We werken aan de nieuwe tekst van Nieuwsbegrip, lezen in Estafette en werken in de werkboeken van Staal.

Verder staat het volgende op het programma:

We gaan in alle groepen de dichtbundels afmaken!

In Year 3 zijn we begonnen met het maken van een gedicht over een fantasiedier! We hebben al een mindmap gemaakt en gaan deze week verder met het zoeken naar de mooiste woorden om ons fantasiedier te omschrijven in een gedicht. Ook gaan we een afbeelding van ons dier maken.

In Year 5 staat de limerick centraal. Het rijmschema van de limerick en het bijbehorende ritme waarin een limerick ook op muziek te gebruiken is, geven we veel aandacht en we maken zelf ook meerdere limericken op muziek.

In Year 4 werken we met elkaar aan een rap.  Daar gaan we deze week mee verder.

En in Year 6 maken we een portretgedicht van onszelf of de ander.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y6 MNDC1 -Mr Li

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will  learn Lesson 13. Students can preview the Lesson 12 from Big Li’s e-Class (m.BigLi2000.icoc.cc).  

Mandarin Y6 MNDC2 -Ms Ma

There is no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will continue studying Lesson5 Season.

Mandarin Y6 C3-Ms Zhang

There is no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday we will start to study Lesson 10 Time.

Mandarin Y6 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He

本周作业:公共假期无作业。

中国新年假期后第一周我们将学习《童年的发现》。学生理解课文,通过作者发现胚胎的发育过程,体会作者童年的探索趣味;理解作者被老师罚出教室后的心理感受;了解课文是怎么做到“真实反映童趣”的。

MFL

Year 5/6 French – Ms. Donacien

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, our first theme is Family and friends. We will be able to introduce ourselves and others in our family, write a physical description and talk about jobs.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, we will be revising the names for the parts of our body.  We will begin to investigate the vocabulary for clothing, constructing descriptive sentences using our previous knowledge of adjectives.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

There is no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday we will start our new topic `A la Boulangerie`.  We will revise vocabulary related to food and we will practise ordering our favourite treats in the French bakery.

Key vocabulary: je voudrais..., du chocolat, un pain au chocolat, une baguette, du pain, des bonbons, un croissant

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Watson

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, we will be beginning a study of Barcelona The buildings, history, location and landmarks. This will then be turned into a City guide with comments and pictures of the places to visit and with suggested day trips.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Dr Cattel

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, students will be reading a short story in Spanish.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

After the holiday, we will be revising and extending our knowledge on sentence structure.
There is no homework due to the holiday.  

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Diese Woche gibt es wegen der bevorstehenden Ferien keine Hausaufgabe.

In der Woche nach den Ferien werden wir damit beginnen, abenteuerliche oder gruselige Geschichten zu schreiben. Die Kinder werden lernen, verschiedene Gefühle anschaulich zu beschreiben und ihre Geschichten damit spannender gestalten.

Year 5/ 6 MND06L1 - Ms Wang

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, we will be studying new stories (Book 12 and 13) about Xiao Long being sick.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L2 - Ms He

There is no homework due to the holiday.  

After the holiday, we will start to read book 10 “Going to the hospital 去医院”. The students will learn how to use interrogative pronouns “怎么how ” and learn topic-specific vocabulary, such as ‘fever, cough, illness’.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L3 - Ms Wong

After the holiday, we will be starting Yct1 book 9 “This is my family.”
There is no homework due to the holiday.  

Year 5/ 6  Mandarin MND06LN - Ms Zhang

本周作业:  春节放假, 没有作业。

新年后第一周学生们将阅读学生版《西游记》,并围绕故事学习相关背景知识,积累词语

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