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Week Beginning 5 March 2018

MESSAGES

  • Parent consulations will be on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th(please double check your appointment times).  NB Please remember there  will be no ECAs on these two days.  BISCAP and BISS Lions will continue as normal.
  • Year 6 Residential Trip to Lin’An.  This is taking place on the week of the 16th to 20th April.  There will be a parent Q&A on Thursday 15th March at 3:45 to 4:15 in Stage One.
  • International week:  On Monday 26 March at 8.25am you are invited to join us for International Week singing in the Primary playground.  On Thursday 29 March at 9:00am the International Parade will take place in the Primary front playground. Students are invited to wear clothing that represents their cultural heritage. If you are able, please come dressed in your national costume and cheer on. Our Chatterbox coffee shop will be open for parents to enjoy a beverage or snack.

LITERACY

This week we will be continuing learning about the story of Macbeth.  The children will explore the fourth and fifth chapters and do more drama and sequencing exercises.  A key learning point is the use of Shakespeare’s old English – the children must try and understand the text and update it to modern English. 

KEY VOCABULARY

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

MATHS

This week children will read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.  Furthermore, they will round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy anduse negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.  Finally, the children will consolidate the week by solving number problems and practical problems that involve all elements of place value.

KEY VOCABULARY

Place value, zero, tenths, hundredths, thousandths, order, negative, minus

THEMED LEARNING

This week we will start learning about evolution.  The children will begin a timeline of how the human has changed historically, and also prepare for our upcoming trip to the Natural History Museum (a letter will be sent out shortly).

KEY VOCABULARY

Evolution, change, animal, human, science, anatomy, growth, adaption, survival of the fittest.

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 bullying.

KEY VOCABULARY

Compassion, empathy, love, integrity, friends, bully

DUTCH

Deze week brengen we alles in voorbereiding  voor het SDS TAALstraattheater!  We schrijven onze tekst voor onze act,  ontwerpen het decor en bespreken en oefenen de verschillende gedichten

We bereiden de showcase voor door het voordragen van gedichten en het oefenen met ritme en de erbij horende emotie in de stem en gezicht.

Bij spelling starten we in een nieuw werkboek en herhalen de categorieen die moeilijk waren bij de cito.

Bij nieuwsbegrip behandelen we de nieuwe tekst met de vragen.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y6 MNDC1 -Mr Li

Homework: Match the picture with the answer; Copy the Chinese characters; Rearrange the words to form a sentence; Complete the sentences; reading comprehension; write sentences according to the pictures.

Next week we will  continue to learn Text 2 of Lesson 13. Students can preview the Lesson from Big Li’s e-Class (m.BigLi2000.icoc.cc).

Mandarin Y6 MNDC2 -Ms Ma

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson.5---Seasons

Next week we will continue studying Lesson. 5 Seasons and focus on text comprehension.

Mandarin Y6 C3-Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson. 10-Time.

Next week we will continue studying Lesson. 10

Mandarin Y6 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He

本周作业:抄写《童年的发现》生字词并准备听写。

下周我们将继续学习《童年的发现》,学生通过查找伽利略、哥白尼和布鲁诺三人的事迹,进一步理解课文的最后一句话,理解作者被老师罚出教室后的心理感受;通过再次细读课文了解课文是怎么做到“真实反映童趣”的。

MFL

Year 5/6 French – Ms. Donacien

the activity called Moi et ma famille in the Linguascope beginner section. The information is in our See-Saw group.

Next week, the children will continue with the theme of family. They will be able to describe physical attributes of family members and give information about their age and jobs.

Key vocabulary: le père, la mère, le frère, la soeur, le grand-père, la grand-mère, les parents, les grandparents, le bébé, le chien, 

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell

Next week, we will be revising vocabulary associated with spring and we will use this to write descriptions of different scenes. 
The homework this week is to choose an activity from the homework grid.   

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will explore menus from French cafés and bakery shops.  We will talk about our favourite pastries and will practise saying the price in French.

This week`s homework will be finishing your menu for you bakery shop and upload a picture on your Seesaw account.  What would you like to order in your class mates` bakery?

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

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Argent Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete a task of their choice on the Homework grid.

Next week in class, we will continue to study 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

This weekend’s homework is  to learn the parts of the verb ‘ir’ for a test next Thursday.

Next week: Students will work on sentence and text building

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Mrs Jolly

Homework: Draw a map and give directions to go from the school to SRC

Next week: students will work on giving directions and using ‘quisiera’ when buying things.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Hausaufgabe diese Woche ist im Booklet auf Seite 11 Nummer 2: Schreibe eine abenteuerliche, gruselige oder spannende Waldgeschichte. Verwende Sätze, die Angst oder Erleichterung ausdrücken.

Nächste Woche werden die Kinder die Gedichtformen des Rondells und des Limericks kennenlernen und selbst Gedichte schreiben.

Year 5/ 6 MND06L1-Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Make a jigsaw of key vocabulary for your classmates.

Next week we will continue studying book “Xiao Long is sick” and create our own texts.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L2-Ms He

This weekend’s homework is to complete the word search puzzles and answer the question according to book 10.

Next week in class, we will continue to read book 10“Going to the hospital 去医院”. The students will learn what to do when an emergency occurs and discuss the question” 你来哪里做什么?what are you doing +the place?”.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L3-Ms Wong

This weekend’s homework is to build sentences using the phrase ‘高兴‘

Next week in class, we will continue to work on YCT1 book 9 and work on building sentences using key vocabulary

Year 5/ 6  Mandarin MND06LN-Ms Zhang

本周作业: 阅读故事《西游记》

下一周,我们将继续《西游记》主题,精读《三打白骨精》,讨论故事中的人物心理、动作和语言描写,积累词语。