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Week Beginning 9 October 2017


  • Please ensure children do not bring in snacks boxes and bottles which are made of glass.
  • Please encourage your child to come up to their classroom with their teacher and class in the mornings. We kindly ask that parents stay in the playground.
  • Registration for the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) is now open to adults and students. The HSK test will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017. Please see the attached registration form for information. Full documentation and payment for HSK test must be received by Monday 9 October 2017.


After the  Golden Week holiday, we will be beginning our new unit on non-chronological reports.  This will be our first non-fiction unit this year, so the children will start with comparing and contrasting fiction and non-fiction books, before looking more in depth at the features of non-chronological reports. They will end the week by focusing on sub-headings and the organisation of information within a report.


Fiction, non-fiction, non-chronological, report, features, sub-headings, information, paragraphs, layout


This week our focus is on multiplication. The children will practise doubles and halves, times table facts, as well as understanding multiplication as repeated addition and as arrays.


Product, multiply, lots of, groups of, array, repeated addition


Upon our return after Golden Week, we will be starting our new topic, Footprints From the Past.  Learning will be centred round dinosaurs and cavemen. During our first week back, we will begin by finding out what all students know, and which areas they would like to investigate further.


Curiosity, delving deeper, wonder, dinosaurs, cave men, Stone Age


For the first seven weeks after Golden Week, the Year 3 children will be focusing on their digital literacy skills in our computing sessions. This week, we will be focusing on internet safety and teaching the children how to carry out research using search engines safely and effectively.


Web browser, internet, e-safety, search string, address bar, research, website, facts, information


In the first week back, we will recap on the core skills the children have been learning about and begin to learn about our next core skill, ‘Composure’. Children need to develop not only compassion for others but also compassion for themselves. Often, life at school focuses on the outside world when there is an inner world that children dwell on daily which is built by their ability to control, understand and connect their feelings with what is going on around them. Socio-emotional development should be as important as cognitive development which is why we encourage children to digress, step back, assess and express how they feel.


Curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, core skills, ambition, composure


Gruwelijk Eng!

In Nederland gaat op 4 oktober de Kinderboekenweek van start. Dit betekent dat ook wij in Shanghai  weer gaan lezen! De Shanghai Dutch School leesmarathon begint dit jaar op vrijdag 29 September. De leerlingen hebben allemaal een brief meegekregen waarin staat  hoe de leerlingen geld kunnen verdienen met behulp van de Kinderboekenbingo. Het thema van de kinderboekenweek is dit jaar ‘Gruwelijk Eng.` In de klas werken we met griezelverhalen en spannende boeken die geselecteerd zijn voor de Kinderboekenweek.

Vrijdag de 13e gaan we dan ook allemaal griezelen op school tijdens het Gruwelijk Eng Griezelfeest.  Alle kinderen worden verwacht in hun griezeligste (boeken)outfit.   Graag inschrijven voor 11 oktober bij

Wij  wensen jullie allemaal een hele fijne vakantie  toe.


Mandarin Y3 C1

No homework for this week dues to holiday.

Next week we will start Lesson. 2 Subjects of Study.

Key vocabulary: 科目、上、体育、美术、中文、音乐、电脑、课

Mandarin Y3 C2/C3

No homework for this week due to holiday.

Next week we will learn Lesson. 4 Dates

Key Vocabulary: 月、星期、日

Mandarin Y3 MND03CN




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.

After the holidays, we will continue to learn the names for animals.  We will use our knowledge of colour to describe the animals and talk about basic sentence construction.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger 

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.
This week the year 4 children haven`t had French classes because of Football Fun Day and the start of the October Holiday.   After the holidays we will continue our `Monsieur Gentil ` topic.    We will make props for the story scenes of the `La Sortie de Monsieur Gentil` story and we will create speech bubbles for the actors in the story. What are the different animals saying?

Key vocabulary: gentil, le bateau, la maison, la promenade, le cochon, le mouton, la chèvre, les poules, la vache, le chat,  le chien, les enfants

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.
After the holidays, we will be continuing our study of animals and describing them.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.
After the holidays, we will be reviewing the animals we have learnt, and learning new vocabulary on this theme.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.
After the holidays, we will learn about body parts.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Diese Woche fiel der Unterricht wegen des Football Fun Days und des Ferienbeginns aus. Es gibt keine Hausaufgabe, aber die Kinder können über die Ferien weiter lesen und auch einen Eintrag im Lesetagebuch machen.

Nach den Ferien werden wir weiter Fantasiegeschichten schreiben und die Worte im Booklet auf Seite 10 üben.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.

After the holidays, we will continue the topic “Is this your panda?” and practise comparing  items.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

There is no homework this week due to the holiday break.

After the holidays, we will read an interesting YCT2 book about  Mark’s sister buying a fish at the “ one two three” store.  The students will practise the sentence pattern “这是什么?”(who is it)  and “ 这是……”(it is) , and learn how to say the colours +的+ noun in Chinese.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai