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Week Beginning 18 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Badges and bracelets will be on sale on Monday-Wednesday next at a cost of 10 RMB. On Thursday 21 May, students and teachers will also be selling baked goods. Please bring some baked goods to sell and some money to buy! Please bring individual cakes/biscuits (or bags of biscuits). They do not have to be home-made but do need to be nut-free! All goods will be sold for 5 or 10 RMB. This is entirely voluntary, but we do encourage lots of students to participate so that we can raise lots of money for charity.

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  • Jayia’s Animal Rescue and Bow Meow Coin Collection.  The coin collection continues until early June when the house who collects the most coins will be awarded with a Doggy Trophy to celebrate their support.  Clear your house of 1 yuan coins and support these amazing organisations who help the stray animals in the city.  The funds will then be donated to JAR and Bow Meow to support them with the cost incurred through medicating, taking care of and re-housing these animals in need.  1 yuan coins only please! 
  • Key Stage 2 book eXchange.  Our wonderful book eXchange is open every Monday and Friday lunch time for your Book Worms to drop by and exchange their latest book eXchange book!

- Joining is easy: Just donate 2 good quality books suitable for Key Stage 2 readers and your child will receive a Membership Booklet; all languages are welcome

- Remember: Loose Change for an eXchange; children are encouraged to donate a few coins each time they exchange a book. All money collected will be used to buy much needed books for the Migrant School.

Literacy

This week the children will be reading a variety of adventure stories and beginning to collect information for their adventure stories. They will concentrate  on building up a bank of words and phrases that add drama and suspense to a piece of writing. They will then move onto developing a clear structure to their story. The structure will be based on an adventure story of their choice. To inspire the children they will also watch some short clips from Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.

Maths and Themed Learning

Over the course of the next two weeks our Maths and Themed Learning lessons will be combined to allow the children to complete an extended learning project on planning an expedition.

The mathematical content will be provided as taught sessions covering: data handling; adding large numbers and working with decimals; using the 24 hour clock; calculating distances and areas; approximations; checking results using inverses; working with weight and problem solving. The children will have opportunities to apply their mathematical knowledge in a purposeful way.

The scientific content will cover the understanding of properties of materials as the children plan and test materials which they will later use to design their outdoor clothing. They will learn about insulation and energy transference.

PHSCE

The children will be learning how to make positive choices. They will be working in small groups to complete a number of challenges that test their abilty to work effectively in a team. 

Vocabulary

Literacy – adverbs, drama, cliff-hanger, setting

Maths–  The children will call upon all the mathematical vocabulary they have leant this year.

Dutch

Het nieuwe thema ‘Freek in het wild’ is gestart. De leerlingen van Year 3 t/m 6 zullen in de komende weken gezamenlijk werken aan de SDS hoe-overleef-je-Azië gids; een survivalgids voor iedereen die in Azië reist en op ontdekking gaat, vol tips en weetjes over uitrusting, voeding, flora en fauna, etc.

Bij spelling worden in Year 3 en 4 de volgende categorieën geoefend: -ig, -lijk, eind –d en de prefixen be-, ge-, ver-. verkleinwoorden met –je, -tje, -etje en meervouden op –eren. De regels van de open en gesloten lettergreep (korte klank – lange klank) blijven we oefenen in de les.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Samsom

We will continue our work on the topic food and drinks.
Homework: to finish the comic ‘Saludos’

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton

Next week pupils will start an end of year project on one of the topics we have covered this year in order to showcase their learning.
Homework this week is to complete the food activity sheet

Year 3 / 4 French – Mrs Rae

This week we will be continuing our unit on food and the café. We will design our own French menus and order food from each other, using role play.
Homework: On mange worksheet. Read the conversation and fill in the correct prices.

Year 4 French – Miss Wood

Continuing our topic of clothing, we will use this opportunity to learn how masculine and feminine adjectives change. The children will also have a chance to perform a short play.

Homework: Read and practise the dialogue in your French folder.