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Week Beginning 1 June 2015

Our trip to Nanbeihu will be Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 June 2015.


Charity Action – Thanks for your support! 

  • Nepal Disaster Fund – Support Nepal bracelets are for sale at the Reception 10rmb.
  • River of Hearts Clothes Donation – Donations of clothing/shoes can be placed in the collection buckets at Reception. These will support children and families in need across rural China.
  • Jayia’s Animal Rescue: 1-4 June - Collection of dog & cat food, treats, toys and bedding. Coin collection continues in the big bottles in the playground.
  • 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.


This week in Literacy we will be continuing with the genre of persuasive argument.  Students will be building on last week’s work on structure, and this week they will be developing their own composition based on a topic of their own choice related to our Space theme. Students will also investigate the other side of an argument in order to strengthen their own point of view through the consideration of opposing views. 


In Maths this week students will be analysing problems to see different strategies used and how designers build in varying levels of difficulty.  They will look at creating their own differentiated problems and identify the skills and strategies that would be needed to be used to solve them.  They will then solve and assess their partner’s work. 

Themed Learning


In Themed Learning this week, continuing our work on Propaganda posters, students will be developing their concepts and ideas using the design program ‘Gimp’.  Students will be learning how to use layering techniques and vector drawings to produce a Space propaganda poster.

In Science students will be investigating magnetic forces by looking at the patterns that these generate around planets and by polar magnets.  We will be investigating attraction and repulsion between magnets and different strengths of magnets.  We will also look at the protective effects of the Earth’s magnetic field.


In PSHCE this term we will be looking at teamwork and collaborative working.  We will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully. We will also begin our Sex Education programme.  


Literacy – explain, explanation, meaning, difference

Maths – design, analyse, build

Humanities – collaboration, team work, preparation


Alle leerlingen van KS2 zijn keihard aan het werk aan de ‘Hoe-overleef-ik-Azië-gids,’ zodat ook u hem van de zomer mee kunt nemen op uw Aziëavontuur! De oriënterende fase is voorbij en alle leerlingen zijn hard bezig met hun onderzoek. Vooral het opstellen van goede onderzoeksvragen en het vinden van informatie op internet staat deze week centraal. De leerlingen komen er snel achter dat niet alle informatie van internet bruikbaar is.

Spelling ‘Laat Zien’ is rondgemaild aan alle ouders van KS2. De leerlingen kennen het als het kaartjesspel van spelling wat we in de klas spelen. Dit spel is een goede voorbereiding op de aanstaande Cito-toetsen omdat het de leerlingen wijst op de verschillende categorieën en woordproblemen. Het draagt daardoor bij aan het woordbeeld en aan het spellingsbewustwordingsproces.

Mandarin Y5 Panda

Topic: Lesson 15 ‘Holidays’

Key Characters: 去qu/go to;上 shang/go to; up;海hai/sea; 上海shanghai/Shanghai

Key Sentences: 假期你去了哪里Jiaqi ni qu le nali? /Where did you go on holiday?

Activities: Mandarin Speech Show   

Mandarin Y5 Monkey

We will be reviewing the topics and vocabulary taught this term with some interactive activities.

Activities: Mandarin Speech Show

Mandarin Y5 Horse

Topic: Lesson 15 Go Travelling

Key Characters: 飞机票 fei ji piao / flight ticket, 假期 jia qi/ holiday

Key Sentences: 做什么zuo shen me? / What will you do? ; 一yi ……就jiu ……/ as soon as; 跟gen……一起yiqi……/ together with

Activities: Talk about their holiday

Mandarin Y5 Tiger

Topic: The Kitty Goes Fishing

Key Characters: 钓鱼diaoyu/ fishing; 捉zhuo/catch; 三心二意sanxin eryi/half-hearted, double-minded; 专心zhuanxin/concentration

Key sentences: 又you/again; 怎么能zenme neng…/how can (express a tone of blame); 怎么zenme… /why (express a tone of complaint and worry)

Activities: Mandarin Speech Show

Mandarin Y5 MNDCN



Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Ormond

This week the students will use their own puppets to practice acting out: The cat and the moon (El gato y la luna) play in small groups.

Homework: Review worksheet: days of the week and months of the year

Year 5 French - Miss Rae

Due to the demanding of the cooking room this week, next Monday we will make our own crepes! Children will then continue to plan their own French recipes, to make a whole class cookery book.

Homework: Begin to do some research on the internet to find your favourite French recipe.

Year 5 French - Mme McConnon

Next week pupils will be working on their group or individual projects for the French Speech Show.

Homework: to produce an outline on the computer of what they are going to present. They should bring all work to the lesson on a USB stick to continue working on it in the lesson.