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Week Beginning 29 May 2017


  • Learning Showcase - Tuesday 6 June 8.50am – 9.45 am; The students of Year 1 would like to invite you to share their learning about our theme ‘Plants and Insects’. This is an opportunity to engage with the children about their learning and to participate in activities together.
  • Healthy Snacks - Please ensure that your child’s daily snack is a healthy one.
  • Warm Weather - Now the weather is getting warmer, please could you encourage your child to bring in a hat and also a water bottle so that they remain well hydrated during the day.
  • Wanted - Jumble items for Tanzania Table at the Garden Party

We are a group of Y.8 & 9 students who are busy fundraising for the projects we will support in November when we travel to Tanzania on our amazing service project. We are looking for your help for contributions of second-hand toys, books and any other small unwanted household items for our Jumble Table at the Summer Garden Party. If you are leaving China or just having a Spring clean, please consider donating your unwanted items to our Tanzania Jumble Table. Please send them in to either the Primary or Secondary reception desks.

Thanks for your support.

Tanzania Student Team


In Literacy, children will be learning some spelling rules using –s and -es and the use of prefix un-. They are to understand how the prefix un- changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives. Children will practise using un-  and apply them into their stories.


Prefix, suffix, plural, singular, verbs and  adjectives.


In Maths, the children will be revisiting fractions by finding halves and quarters of numbers and shapes. They will be using manipulative to represent numbers and then physically dividing them into groups of 4 to find ¼ and ¾  and then apply these skills to different problems


Half, quarter, share, divide, numerator, pieces and equal groups.


This week the children will be completing their clay models by painting them and learning about primary and contrasting colours. They will also learn about the body parts of a butterfly and how Monarch butterflies migrate.


Paint, acrylic, primary colours, contrasting colours, pattern, butterfly, head, thorax, abdomen, antennae, fore wing, hind wing, Monarch, migration, climate.



This week we will return to applying sounds. We will be focusing on ‘oi’ ‘er’ and ‘ure’ . Key words -  picture, mixture, treasure, capture, letter, finger, hammer, mother, voice, noise, toilet…

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish phonics group will be learning the new sounds ch and ng. We will be focusing on reading and spelling the words chip, chomp, sing and thing. We will also be learning how to read and spell the high frequency words we, be, she, me.


This week the children will continue to learn alternative spellings for ‘or’. They will learn that the sound ‘or’ can also be spelt as ‘al’, ‘our’ and ‘augh’. We will practise reading and spelling words with this sound such as: always, talking, fourteen, your, taught, caught, naughty. We will also learn to spell the High Frequency Words: asked, know, can’t and ran.


This week Stingrays will be continuing to work on reading CVCC words. We will be practising using our blending skills for CC sounds like sn, sm, sl, and lf. As well this we are continuing to learn our tricky words such as said, like, come and some.


This week the Jelly Fish group will continue to learn alternative pronunciations for c and g. They will be blending them together with other sounds when reading and spelling words like:  nice, advice, cycle, rice and icy. They will also be learning how to read and spell the tricky words out, made, come, who and because.


Now that we have learnt and investigated letters that have alternative pronunciation we will now turn our attention to previously learnt sounds. This time we will look at the spellings of longer words that contain these sounds and how they appear in sentences. We begin with the simple sound ‘ew’ and change the focus weekly.


Over the coming weeks the children will focus on developing Microsoft Office skills; specifically Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint. The children will develop typing skills and key skills in finding and using; text boxes, bold text, italics, changing fonts and font colours. All of which will be developed under our topic theme of Plants and Insects.


Computer, laptop, software, hardware, text, font, colour, italic, bold, Word, Powperpoint


Mandarin Y1MNDC1

We will review the words and sentence patterns we have learnt this term via various games and language activities.

Homework: Paper work

Mandarin Y1MNDC2

We will review the words and sentence patterns we have learnt this term via various games and language activities.

Home work: Read a little book.

Mandarin Y1 MNDCN




De kinderen van KS1 starten deze week met een nieuw thema `In het wild`.  We gaan op zoek naar  de kampioenen onder de zee- en landdieren. Wat is het snelste landdier?  Wat is het grootste zeedier?   Onder de deskundige begeleiding van Freek Vonk komen we het allemaal te weten! 

In de spellingslessen oefenen we korte en lange klanken.

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