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Week Beginning 18 April 2016

Year 4 visit to Sheshan National Forest Park–Tuesday 19 April


  • 4B Assembly on Monday 25 April:1.45 – 2.30pm at Stage One.
  • Year 4 Football Fun Day Sas Puxi – Wednesday 11 May
  • Year 4 Visit to Oriental Land  -Tuesday 18 May
  • Science Week - 23-27 May
  • Year 4 Explorers Event - Friday 17 June
  • 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.
  • Year 3 and 4 Sports Morning on Wednesday 27 April (9.00-12.00)at Primary School Playground and Field.

All children will compete in each of the activities as they move around a range of stations throughout the morning; 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 but all will be competitive with all the points going towards a final Year 3 and 4 sports day result.


This week, we will be continuing to think about what makes an exciting adventure or exploration story. We will be focusing on the characters which belong in narratives of this type, and thinking of the different settings which may occur. Key points on characterisation will include the strengths and weaknesses of a character, and what about their personality makes them suitable explorers.  To finish off, we will use our knowledge from this week’s teaching to put together a coherent plan in readiness for writing an extended story the following week.


This week the children will be working with multiplication and division. We will review both formal and informal methods but with a specific focus on helping children practise and become proficient with rapid calculations using formal methods. Remainders will be introduced and opportunities for discussion based around the different ways of expressing remainders will be a focus. The children will complete mixed word problems of increasing complexity and larger numbers and the relationship between multiplication and division will be reinforced. The children will work with factors and multiples of numbers to investigate general statements.


The children will be researching how explorers have at times been motivated in their searches for reasons that can be seen as immoral including greed and exploitation. They will use the app ‘Book Creator’ to make presentations to discuss their research with their peers.


Students will continue to create computer coding to create games.


Literacy – Character, personality, characteristics, settings, coherent

Maths – multiply, times, divide, share, product, quotient, factor, prime

Themed Learning– pirates, slavers, Conquistadors, Gold rush diggers, Pelt collectors, Lumberjacks


Dit was het nieuws

Na de vakantie vervolgen we het thema ‘Dit was het nieuws’. De Razende Reporters van SDS zullen sportwedstrijden verslaan, een podcast maken en uiteraard verder werken aan het Dagblad van SDS.

Spelling en woordbeeld

We herhalen met spelling de klanken. Meertalige kinderen hebben vaak moeite met klankzuivere uitspraak van woorden en het onderscheiden van korte klanken (bakken, fikkie, ram) en lange klanken (raam, bomen, vuren, familie). Zeker wanneer de woorden langer worden en er in een woord meerdere spellingmoeilijkheden voorkomen, zien we dat leerlingen in de war raken.

Bi(e)bbezoek en Estafette

Denk aan het meenemen van de bi(e)bboeken op maandag (Year 3, 5 en 6) en dinsdag (Year 4). Estafette doen we op maandag (Year 3, 5 en 6) en donderdag (Year 4).


Year4 Horse

Topic: Lesson 5 Seasons

The students will be able to talk about the weather condition

Homework: Students are expected to finish worksheet of this lesson to familiarize new words

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 8 Hobby (2): Sports-Text1

Students will be able to express the sport activities they like

Homework: Research

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Lesson 11 Daily Routine-Text 2

Students will be learning how to tell the time in different ways.

Homework: Paper work.

Year4 母语班        




Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

Next week, the children will read fairy-tales in Spanish, highlighting key words that they recognise.  They will create character profiles using their previous knowledge and understanding from topics such as family, colours, numbers, etc.

Homework this weekend will be to review their learning so far using linguascope: user name: bisspuxi; password: shanghai) 

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton
Next week will be continuing with our new topic on clothes.
Homework this week is to complete the vocabulary sheet.

Year 3 / 4 French – Miss Rae
Next week in French we will be talking about leisure activities. We will also be focusing on telling the time.
Homework this week is to match the descriptions with the picture.

Year 3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood
This week we shall be continuing our research project on French holiday destinations. The children will be encouraged to use known phrases and extend their vocabulary with new activities and descriptions. They will be expected to use simple constructions to say what they are going to do in the future.

Homework: to complete the sheet about activities on holidays.

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