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Week Beginning 11 January 2016

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone!


  • On Friday 15 January, Year 5 will be walking to Zhudi Park as part of our exciting new topic, The Silk Road. This event will allow children to experience some of the emotions and feelings that travellers experienced whilst travelling along the Silk Road.  Children will need to come into school with comfortable walking shoes, school uniform and appropriate winter clothing. Classes will leave at 9am and will return to school at 12pm in time for their lunch.
  • ECA/BISCAP/BISSLIONS Swimming Term 2: will start the week commencing 11 January
  • 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.


This week we will be uplevelling the stories that the children wrote for the Global Campus Writing competition. The children will share their ideas with the class and will discuss ways to improve their writing. Final drafts will be made in time for the competition deadline.


This week in Maths we will be learning how to measure capacity and volume. The children will begin to estimate and measure accurately the volume of 3D shapes. They will learn how to solve problems by making comparisons and sharing their ideas in collaborative teams.


This term our new Themed Learning topic is the Silk Road. The children  will start to learn about this important trade route. They will begin a knowledge harvest by sharing what they already know about this topic and will ask questions about what they want to find out over the course of this term. We will be preparing for our exciting Entry Point on Friday. The children will be making goods to trade at the market (souk) and will get ready for their long walk. The children will be making carriers for their goods and lanterns and flags so that each merchant group can be easily identified.


In PSHCE this week we will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targtes for the term ahead. We will also welcome some new children to Year 5 and will discuss how we can be helpful in settling them into their new school.


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. Veel spreekwoorden, uitdrukkingen en gezegdes draaien immers om een voedingselement. De leerlingen oefenen wekelijks verschillende spreekwoorden, uitdrukkingen en gezegdes. Afgelopen week zijn behandeld:

Op eieren lopen

De kat op het spek binden

Appeltje – eitje

Voor een appel en een ei

Door de zure appel heenbijten

Nu zijn de rapen gaar

Een appeltje met iemand te schillen hebben

Een eitje met iemand te pellen hebben

De koek is op


In de weken van 18 januari t/m 5 februari worden de Cito-toetsen afgenomen in alle leerjaren van het basisonderwijs. U kunt uw zoon/dochter hier niet speciaal op voorbereiden, maar zorg wel dat hij/zij goed is uitgerust. Het enige onderdeel wat geoefend kan worden is Spelling, met de woordkaartjes van ‘Spelling Laat Zien’ (toegestuurd in de laatste nieuwsbrief).


Year 5 French - Miss Rae

Next week in French we will be focusing on Sport. We will be thinking about the sports we like to play and be giving reason why we like them.
Homework this week is to match the sports picture with the correct French vocabulary.

Year 5 Spanish -  Ms Ormond

Next week the students will continue the topic of hobbies by discussing their favourite films, and TV shows.

This week’s homework:  review the worksheet on clothing vocabulary and the verb ‘to wear’.


Year5 Tiger

Topic: See a doctor

Key words: 受伤shoushang、踢足球ti zuqiu、需要xuyao、请病假qing bingjia……

Homework: Copy the new words from text 2 of lesson 3 and learn the text.

Year5 Horse

Topic: Lesson 13 House-Continued

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

Homework: Draw a house according to text and label each room accordingly

Year5 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 4 Weather-Text1

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

Homework: Weather report

Year5 Panda

Topic: Lesson 7 Family Members-Text 1

Key Words: 有you/have; 爸爸baba/dad; 妈妈mama/mum; 哥哥gege/elder brother; 姐姐jiejie/elder sister; 和he/and.

Homework: Family Tree

Year5 母语班

本周我们将学习继续下册第五课《荒芜的花园》,读通课文,懂得与他人分享快乐的意义。学习生词“兴高采烈”、“绿草如茵”、“垂钓”、“帐篷”、“忘乎所以”、“允许”、“不慎”、“措施”、“望而却步” 、“荒芜”。