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Week Beginning 1 February 2016

As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations, students are invited to come to school wearing something red or Chinese costume on Friday 5 February.


  • There will be NO PRIMARY ECA PROGRAMME ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, NOR PRIMARY BISS LIONS SWIMMING ON THURSDAY. BISSCAP and CISSA sessions will run as normal.  Bus children will go home on the earlier school buses on these days.
  • 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.
  • Uniform sale:  We will be having another Used Uniform sale on Tuesday 2 Feb 2016 3.30pm-4.30pm in The Gallery. Please bring any clean, good quality, old uniforms to the Primary Reception over the next few weeks. 


In Literacy this week we will be continuing our study of the genre of persuasion. We will analyse a range of texts to see how the writers attempt to persuade the reader. We will look at some critically acclaimed adverts and pick out the language that makes them so effective. We will build up to writing our own persuasive letter. As part of our ongoing drive to improve our grammar, we will also be looking at the active and passive tense and how this too can play a part in persuasive writing.


This week in Maths we will be further investigating some of the most challenging number operations using long multiplication and long division to solve word problems. We will build on last week’s work by introducing the long multiplication and division of decimals up to two decimal places. We will finish the week with a review of what we have learnt this term.


This term our Themed Learning topic is water. This will be a unit that will involve a great deal of practical scientific investigation and the study of some challenging geographical case studies. As we continue with our project we will begin looking at batik in art, creating beautiful and intricate patterns using hot wax and dyes. The children will move through a design process, learning from the work of professional artists.  Children will also have an opportunity to participate in a Chinese New Year activity delivered by our talented Learning Assistants.


In PSHCE this week we will continue to focus on fostering new relationships as we have had a number of new students join our year group, creating rules and expectations for the classes and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targets for the term ahead.


Literacy – alliteration, repetition, description, word-play, adjectives, active voice, passive voice

Maths– division, subtraction, formula, pattern, decimal

Themed Learning- batik, dye, wax, wax bath


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. Kunnen de leerlingen het juiste spreekwoord linken aan de juiste betekenis? En herkennen ze een spreekwoord in een afbeelding? Leerlingen werken deze week een spreekwoord uit tot een filmpje, waarbij de nadruk ligt op letterlijk en figuurlijk taalgebruik.


Deze week gebruiken we als Cito-uitloopweek. De onderdelen begrijpend lezen en woordenschat hebben de meeste leerlingen afgerond. De toetsen voor spelling en technisch lezen moeten veel kinderen nog afmaken.


Op dinsdag 2 en donderdag 4 februari vinden de oudergesprekken weer plaats. Maak zeker een afspraak met juf Cindy of juf Chris. We streven ernaar de Cito-resultaten mee te kunnen geven, maar zullen dit niet bij alle kinderen redden.


Year5 and Year 6 Tiger/ Horse/ Monkey/Panda/Native

We will be introducing main traditional customs of celebrating Chinese New Year to our students. Students will be writing the Spring Scrolls to decorate their houses.


Year 6 French – Miss Caldwell
Next week we will be bringing our recipes to life and ‘cooking up a storm’ in the kitchen!  Bon appetite! We will also be collating all of the recipes that we researched to create our very own French cookbook.
Homework:  Revise vocabulary and try cooking one of the recipes at home (if you are feeling brave)!

Year 6 French - Mme McConnon / Miss Chareyron
Next week we will continue working on what is in my city and students will be making and serving a French snack.
Homework this week is to make a poster with the building names around my area – write a paragraph explaining what are these buildings and what you do there.

Year 6  Spanish -  Ms Watson
Next week the children will be continuing the unit about where they live. They will be learning the vocabulary of rooms in a house and household objects in order to be able to describe a room.