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Week Beginning 25 January 2016

4P Class Assembly Monday 25 January, 1.45 – 2.30, Stage One. Parents welcome.

MESSAGE

  • Uniform:  Now that it is colder in the mornings please remember that children should not be wearing leggings, boots or hoodies.  They should be wearing school jumpers/cardigans/fleeces and NOT non-uniform versions.  Information is available on the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.

LITERACY

This week in Literacy, the children will continue to focus on non-chronological reports. Using the grammatical and structural skills learnt last week, they will write their own texts about volcanoes. Now that the children are experts at using dictionaries, the teachers are looking forward to seeing which amazing words will be used! The pupils will also continue to think about self and peer assessment by looking at how they can improve their own work.

MATHS

This week we shall be working with fractions, using them to calculate a fraction of a quantity and learning to split whole numbers into fractional parts. Connections will be made between decimal and fractional notation and a range of problem solving activities will help reinforce children’s understanding and recall of simple fractions and decimals. Visual and practical activities are important to assist with understanding and the children will be encouraged to draw diagrams and build models to represent their thinking. Some students will also be ready to apply their understanding of fractions to simple percentages.

THEMED LEARNING

Students will be investigating historical artefacts to solve the mystery of the ancient volcanic eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of the Roman  city of Pompeii.

In Art students will be exploring the art of ‘Kandinsky’ to imitate his famous concentric cirlces and interact with the ‘Power of 42’ through the ‘Global Campus’.

PSHCE

Students will discuss conflict resolution and consider alternative approaches to dealing with problems.

COMPUTING

Over the course of the next few weeks, classes will work with Lego Wedo equipment. This is designed to teach modelling and programming skills to children. This year the focus will be on learning and exploring the mechanical aspects of the model and determining how they can change instructions to improve and develop the movement. The children will be encouraged to write their own programs and use their understanding to create models which work in similar ways to the examples.

DIGITAL LITERACY

This week we will be looking at the ‘App’ ‘Show-Me’ to reflect on how it can be used as a tool to explain our learning.

VOCABULARY

Literacy – Edit, improve, structure, layout, information, assess

Maths -   fraction, denominator, numerator, part, quantity, equivalence, decimal, tenth, hundredth,

Themed Learning – pyroclastic cloud, eruotion, magma, lava, catastrophe

DUTCH

Koken, bakken, braden... Kun jij het spreekwoord raden?

Het nieuwe thema van KS2 staat in het teken van koken en alles wat daarmee te maken heeft (recepten, spijsvertering, het restaurant, ingrediënten, etc.) en de daaraan gekoppelde beeldspraak. We hebben de spreekwoorden van de vorige  weken herhaald.

Cito-toetsen

De Citotoetsen zijn begonnen. Het onderdeel begrijpend lezen hebben we als eerste gedaan. Komende week komen de onderdelen, technisch lezen, spelling en woordenschat aan bod. Oefen met de woordkaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’ (toegestuurd in de laatste nieuwsbrief) nog een keer de categorieën.

In verband met de Cito-toetsen is er deze week geen huiswerk. De leerlingen mogen natuurlijk wel de (woordenschat)oefeningen van Nieuwsbegrip doen, de spellingkaartjes van ‘Laat Zien’ en de Staal-app.

MANDARIN

Year4 Horse

Topic: Topic of Lesson.13 House

Key Words: 家jia/house;层ceng/storey;楼上lou shang/upstairs;楼下lou xia/downstairs;房子fang zi/house;房间fang jian/room;前qian/front;后hou/behind

Students will be learning how to describe different directions of objects

Homework: Finish worksheet on key sentences practice

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 4 Weather-Text2

Students will be able to describe what does the weather look like?

Homework: Weather report

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Lesson 8 Self-introduction Text 1

We will be learning how to introduce ourselves including information of name/age/siblings/birthday/year level.

Homework: Worksheets of the topic

Year4 母语班

本周我们将复习所学的两篇课文,并完成《上海作业》字词练习和阅读训练。完成作文练习《九色鹿的故事》,用自己的语言复述九色鹿的故事。

家庭作业:造句练习。

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

This week we will be looking at some tasty Spanish recipes in class.
Homework will be to find a simple Spanish recipe.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton

Next week we will be learning the vocabulary for different places such as the supermarket, park, hospital etc. This will lead to the pupils learning to give directions to places of interest.

Homework is to match the Spanish name to the place of interest.

Year 3 / 4 French – Miss Rae
Next week we will be looking at how we say someone’s name in French and describing them. Are they kind?  Sporty?  Beautiful?
Homework this week: Complete the ‘Les animaux ‘worksheet

Year  3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood
This week we shall conclude our unit of work on talking about the school day. There will be opportunities to reinforce related vocabulary by creating a short drama and conversation connected to daily life at school. Children will create games and activities to help them consolidate how to tell the time.
Homework: Complete the activity given on telling the time.