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Week Beginning 16 October 2017


  • Tanzania Day - Friday 20 October, please donate  20RMB  to raise funds for Kitefu Primary School. You can dress in the Tanzania flag colours, something linked with safari or just be creative!
  • 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.
  • Giving Tree - 

    Each year, Giving Tree aims to provide children in need with a gift bag full of winter clothes and school supplies. The hope is that these children will one day pay it forward
    and give to others. A programme of the Community Center Shanghai, it keeps the children’s preferences in mind with individualised bags and gives our students the opportunity
    to hand deliver bags to the children who will benefit from them.

    Key information:
    •    This year the Giving Tree bags will be pre-filled, which will cost RMB185 and you are required to purchase a toy and an educational book for approximately RMB70.
    •    Alternatively, families can donate RMB250 for all items to be brought on their behalf.
    •    If you would like to participate, please sign-up by visiting the link below by Friday 27 October 2017. 
         Online payment for The Giving Tree
    •    Alternatively, you can make a cash payment in the school Uniform Shop.
    •    Bags will be sent home with your son/daughter and should be returned to school by Wednesday 15 November 2017.
    •    Bags will include instructions, helpful information and a gift card.
    This year we have committed to fill 600 bags. If you have any queries, please contact Ling Coong (

giving tree


Continuing our unit on non-chronological reports, the children will now focus on their research skills. Using books and the internet as sources, they will find relevant information, take down notes and sort the information into various sub-headings.


Non-fiction, non-chronological, report, sub-headings, information, paragraphs, facts, notes


This week the students will continue to recap the methods for showing multiplication and move to its inverse division. There will be many opportunities to investigate through practical, visual and written methods.


Multiply, lots of, repeated addition, array, product, divide, share equally, remainder, quotient


Next week, in Themed learning, we will be delving deeper into the children’s curiosities. They were all very curious about Dinosaurs and how long ago they lived! We will be looking at chronology and timelines as well as completing some science work on soils.


Triassic Period, Jurassic Period, Cretaceous Period, Mesozoic Era, Dinosaurs, Soils, Moisture


For the next six weeks, the Year 3 children will be focusing on their digital literacy skills in our computing sessions. This week, the children will be continuing to develop their research skills, using Padlet to record the information that they find in note form.


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


The children are now beginning to embed the core skills we have been learning about and took a particular interest in the skill, ‘Composure’. We will continue building the children’s understanding of this skill this week through discussions and links with their class work. 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!

We zijn helemaal in de ban van ons thema: “Gruwelijk Eng”

In de klas maken de leerlingen een gruwelijk vies recept. Het wordt te vies om het ook echt te maken!

De leerling werken ook nog aan de opdrachten voor de kinderboekenweek. Op de display hangt een grote `Gruwelijk Enge Kinderboekenbingo` waar al het bewijsmateriaal van de gemaakte opdrachten  opgehangen wordt. Zoals je kunt zien, wordt er hard gewerkt. Elke dag komen er nieuwe foto`s en posters bij.

Omdat de leerlingen werken aan de opdrachten van de kinderboekenweek hoeven ze deze weken geen Nieuwsbegrip te doen.


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet on school subjects

Next week we will continue learning text 1 and focus sentence “有的……有的……还有的……”

Mandarin Y3 MNDC2/C3

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet of date writing

Next week we will continue learning Lesson. 4 and focus on text 2 learning

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework will be to choose an activity from the shared-learning homework grid.
Next week, the children will be investigating different colours and will be able to state their opinions on them.  For example, what their favourite colour is, what colours they like or don’t like.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will continue our `Monsieur Gentil ` topic. The children will start recording the story on the iPad, using the story scenes and the props we`ve made in class. 

This week`s homework will be labelling the different parts of the story scene of Monsieur Gentil.

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, ne…pas

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework will be to complete a task on the homework grid.
Next week, the children will learn numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

Homework this weekend:  To draw a picture of an invented animal to use as a description in class.
Next week we will begin to learn descriptive adjectives, and use them to describe animals.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework will be to complete a hand out about the months and the seasons.
Next week, the children will learn how to name clothes we wear in different seasons.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Die Hausaufgabe für diese Woche ist im Booklet auf S.7 Nr. 3. Die Kinder sollen den Text überarbeiten und passende Wörter einsetzten. Außerdem sollen sie einen Eintrag in ihr Lesetagebuch machen.
Nächste Woche werden wir uns weiter mit Fantasietexten beschäftigen.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Complete worksheet of wordsearch on adjective words.
Next week we will continue the topic “Is this your panda?” and focus on sentence pattern “comparison”

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework  will to be copy  the sentence “ I also want ……”(我也要……) and practise the key words without pinyin.
Next week the children will read an interesting story of YCT2 about two students who meet a bird, and they are surprised that the bird can talk. They ask the question with each other! We will focus on learning how to use pattern “ what is your name?” and “my name is ……”

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L3 - Ms  Zhou

Homework for this week: worksheet about practising characters beyond 10.
Next week we will learn how to say personal pronouns.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai


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