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Week Beginning 2 November 2015

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.


  • 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.
  • After School Contact System - New information about this has been added to the website to help at  Please ensure that your child’s class teacher is aware of any changes to regular going home arrangements early in the day by writing details in your child’s Communication Book.
  • 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 other, non-uniform versions.  Information is available in the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.
  • 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.


This week is Book Week and, as a result, we havea  wide variety of exciting Literacy activities based on our theme ‘Weird and Wonderful’. We will be using the wonderful book, Shaun Tan’s Broken Toys, to generate some ideas for our own weird and wonderful characters that have something unusual about them…  We will use this character generation as a basis to further our understanding of grammar by looking at the use of relative clauses within our writing. Finally, we will finish the week by writing our own weird and wonderful tales featuring our newly created characters and using our knowledge of relative clauses to create sophisticated stories.


In Maths, we will be moving on to look at prime, square and cubic numbers. We will use this to study number sequences and spot patterns, and begin to use this to construct algebraic formulae. The children will build to an open ended investigation where they can apply all they have learnt in the week, building on their skills at approaching a task systematically and logically. We will then look at how algebra can make problem solving easier and how this links to maths outside of the classroom.


In Themed Learning we will build on the work we are doing in Literacy. We will be studying drawing skills, using a variety of pencil techniques to draw a series of still life drawings and  portraits. We will be building to creating our own, giant ‘Art Attacks’ inspired by Arcimboldo. This will then link to the characters we have created in Literacy so we can use our new skills with pencils to create some wonderful character sketches.


Our focus this week in PHSCE will be the effects of civil war on population movements and the politics and contrasting opinions that this generates.


Literacy – character, incongruous, unexpected, jarring, juxtaposition

Maths – prime, square, cube, formula, algebra, factor, multiple

Humanities – sketching, shading, softness, light


Dames en Heren, Hooggeëerd publiek...!

We richten ons de komende week op het circussmoelenboek, waarin alle circusberoepen de revue passeren.  Ook werken we aan de individuele circusact. We maken een gedetailleerde beschrijving van de act en oefenen de act in.

Er is deze week geen huiswerk i.v.m. drukte rond de inspectie en het konklijke uitje.

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.

Volgende  week dinsdag en donderdag zijn er oudergesprekken op BISS Puxi en uiteraard zijn juf Chris en Juf Cindy ook beschikbaar. Maakt u wel even een afspraak per mail ( of 


Year6 Tiger

Topic: Appearance

Key words: ……的时候……; ……是……的;别……

Homework: Copy the words and practise the sentence patterns on text 2 of lesson 2

Year6 Horse

Topic: Lesson 12 Eating Out

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

Year6 Monkey

Topic: Lesson 2 Subjects of Study-Text 2

The students will be able to describe the subjects they like / dislike.

Homework: Interview your friends

Year6 Panda

Topic: Lesson 5 Age-Continued

This week we start to learn the topic of age.

Homework: Practise the new words of lesson 5.

Year6 母语班





Year 6 French - Ms Caldwell
This week the children will be talking about their family and applying some of their previous learning to begin to describe them.
Homework will be to create a profile of a family member.

Year 6 French - Mme McConnon / Miss Chareyron
Next week, pupils will be continuing to work on tastes and colours and will present the outfit that they have written about for homework and put it on a poster. 
Homework this week:  To complete in the students book their drawing of their look. They should describe it paying attention to the agreement of adjectives describing their clothing. They should also talk about other things that they like and describe them (hobbies/ scooters etc) .

Year 6  Spanish -  Ms Watson
We are continuing our study of different subjects and the homework will revise and consolidate this area of study. Next we will be looking at how to describe and ask questions about a family members.