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Week Beginning 9 November 2015

Remembrance: Students will be singing at the beginning of the school day on Wednesday 11.11.15. Join us in observing a minute’s silence to remember those who have lost their lives in battle.Poppies are now on sale. A suggested donation of 10RMB should be given at the Primary reception desk.

MESSAGES 

  • Year 4 Trip: Tuesday 10 November
  • ECA/BISCAP - Please inform the class teacher via a note in your child’s Communication Book if your child’s arrangements change for BISCAP, ECA or end of the day pick up. As changes involve a disruption to normal routines this helps us support you in getting your child home safely.
  • Security - Our new security system is still at the trial stage.  Adults only should use the glass gates to enter and exit the school; children should use the metal gates to the side.  If you are concerned that your child is young and you want to be with them then please accompany them through the metal gates. Thank you for your support.
  • 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.
  • Snack box and Water bottles - Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle.
  • Parent Helpers:  We are always grateful for parents who are willing to come in to help read with children, help in the Dinner Hall, make resources etc.  Please let your class teacher know if you are available.
  • This week is Book Week! We are looking forward to seeing some ‘Weird and Wonderful’ costumes on dress up day on Friday. Children should come to school in their costumes.
  • Book Fair:  This year the Book Fair, where you can buy books, will take place in school from Thursday 19-Saturday 21 November.  More information to follow.
  • Visiting Poet: Nick Tozeck will be working with children on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November.

LITERACY

The children will continue writing their own stories which have unexpected twists and endings. They will have time to reflect and improve on these to up-level their writing. The spelling focus of the week is  is how the spellings of verbs alter when -ing is added (e.g. helping, hoping, hopping).

MATHS

We will be interpreting data as we look at bar charts and pictographs to see what information they can display. Children will be comparing data and using technical language to make conclusions.

THEMED LEARNING

Thank you for your support with the Parent Showcase; it was great to see so many parents able to attend school and spend time in Year 4, asking questions about the learning which has taken place and gaining an insight into the work which we do.

This week, we will be visiting Shanghai Auto Museum, where we will find out all about the invention and development of cars throughout time. We will then use the knowledge we gained to think about how we could design our own cars, thinking about which parts are vital.

PSHCE

Students will be looking at how they should handle their feelings towards those who suffer physical afflictions.

VOCABULARY

Literacy – unexpected, up-level, annotate, identify, feedback, respond, reflect, improve

Maths – data, pictograph, bar chart, interval, less than, more than, compare, difference between

Themed Learning – design, development, engine, chassis, specification

DUTCH

Dames en Heren, Hooggeëerd publiek...!

Aanstaande donderdag is het zo ver: Circusshow Droomreis van Shanghai Dutch School heeft op donderdag 12 november een unieke, eerste en enige, voorstelling. De week staat in het teken van het oefenen, oefenen en oefenen van de circusact en de hele show. Uiteraard vullen we dit aan met spelling- en leesinstructies en lessen.

Denkt u op maandag (Y3 , Y5, Y6) of donderdag (Y4)  aan het biebboek en de Estafettemap? Voor Year 4 hebben we de dag veranderd. Dit kwam beter uit in de planning.

In verband met het lange  weekend is er geen huiswerk.

MFL

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Caldwell

This week we will be revising the names of the rooms of a house and asking where things are in Spanish. We will also be continuing to learn the names for some items within each of these rooms.

Homework:  Puzzles re: rooms of the home and items.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Sutton
This week we have been looking at Spain and Mexico. Next week we will be starting a new topic all about describing animals and pets。
Homework this week is to tell someone at home three things you have learnt (see active Spanish homework hand out for ideas on how to do this).

Year 3 / 4 French – Miss Rae
In French next week, we will be continuing to look at describing people, thinking specifically about eye colour, hair length and even describing peoples personalities.  Homework this week is to  label the body parts.

Year 3/ 4 French:  Miss Wood / Ms Lawler
Next week in French the class will be learning how to introduce their friends to others orally and in writing. They will give their names, what they have (brothers, sisters, and belongings) and what they do not have.
Homework this week: to complete a worksheet on brothers and sisters. The task requires drawing as well as practising their oral skills.

MANDARIN

Year4 Horse

Topic: Lesson 12 Eating Out-Continued

Key Words: 钱qian/money;买mai/buy;卖mai/sell;一共yi gong/altogether;多少duo shao/how much;用yong/use

Homework: Worksheet of the topic of Lesson 12

Year4 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 2 Subjects of Study Text 2-Continued

The students will be able to communicate with people what subjects they are learning at school

Homework: Interview your friends

Year4 Panda    

Topic: Lesson 5 Age-Text 2

The students will be able to communicate with others by asking/answering the age

Homework: Questionnaire

Year4 母语班

本周我们将学习第二十五课《海上气象员》,读通课文,了解海鸥用不同的方式飞行和天气情况有关。学习生词:气象员、飞翔、活蹦乱跳、波涛汹涌、玩耍、盘旋、张望、贴、喂。

家庭作业:抄写所学的词语。