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Week Beginning 18 April 2016

Years 1 and 2 Sports Afternoon on Tuesday 26 April (1.40-3.30) at Primary School Playground and Field. All children will take part in each of the activities as they move around a range of stations through the afternoon; there are also plenty of rest areas planned in order that the children can drink and get some shade. Some activities will be based around fun games and some will have a more athletic feel. The activities are designed to challenge the students physically but also help them have fun whilst doing exercise.


  • On the 16 June the Year 2 children will have a rainforest dress up day. All the children are encouraged to dress up as a rainforest animal. This will also be the day of the Year 2 learning showcase.
  • Term 3 Second Hand Uniform Sale  3.00pm – 4.30pm on Monday 25 April in the Gallery
  • Saturday 23 April is the annual Garden Party which this year has “a twist of Shakespeare” as the theme. Again this year, we want to encourage students, teachers and parents to wear a great hat – the more unique the better. Flamboyant, fabulous and even more fantastic if you can link it to the Shakespeare theme! To add some variety we are also adding a new challenge this year. We want you to design your very own shield. You could go for a traditional design, a futuristic one or even one with a Shakespeare theme. Big or small – it is up to you but again we want you to show your imagination and creativity.


This week the children will continue to be writing their reports about rainforest animals. They will use the research they have gathered over the previous week, as well as the information they have collected from the internet during their Themed Learning lessons. They will focus on using compound sentences that include more than one clause. 


In Maths the children will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Following a review of the properties of 2D the children will then move onto learn the properties of 3D shape. They will learn to recognise vertices, faces and edges on a 3D shape. At the end of the week the children will learn to draw vertical lines of symmetry and on basic 2D shape.

Themed Learning

In Themed learning the children will be learning about rainforest habitats. They will learn about the different layers of the rainforest and the plants and animals they live over the four different layers. The children will record the information they have gathered on an I Pad app called  Popplet.



Compound sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives.


Vertical lines of symmetry, vertices, faces and edges

Themed Learning

Under story, forest floor, emergent layer, canopy.


De kinderen van groep 3 zijn deze week op hun hoede voor gevaarlijke dieren die zich verstopt hebben in de dierenencyclopedie.  We bespreken natuurlijke vijanden en onderzoeken verschillende manieren om zich te beschermen tegen hen. 


Year2 Sea Lion

Topic: It’s raining.

Key Words:下雨xia yu/rain;下雪xia xue/snow;晴天qing tian/sunny day;刮大风gua da feng/very windy;很冷hen leng/very cold;很热hen re/very hot

Core Sentences: 今天很热/……Jin tian hen re。/Today is hot/…

Year2 Sea Horse

Topic: Learning Material

Key Words: 铅笔qian bi/pencil,橡皮 xiang pi/eraser,彩色笔 cai se bi/colour pen,尺子 chi zi/ruler,剪刀 jian dao/scissors

Key Sentences: 我有wo you……/I have…

Activities: Role play

Extended learning content: 卷笔刀juan bi dao/sharpener

Year2 Sea Star

Topic: Lesson 2 Going to the Beach of Monkey King 2B

The children will be talking about what they can see on the beach.

Homework: Poster of beach activities you like.

Year2 母语班


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