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Week Beginning 18 December 2017

A big thank you to all of our parents for your fantastic support this term. We wish you all a very restful break and look forward to seeing you and your children back with us in January.

MESSAGES

  • Our year group was selected to sponsor the orang-utan through the work of WWF.  We have been talking to the children about sustainable palm oil sources and why the orang-utan is an endangered species. Please ask them about it!
  • New student orientation day Monday 8th January 2018
  • Children’s first day back after the Christmas break is the 9th January 2018
  • Juilliard Flash-mob Challenge: Over the Christmas Holiday, the PE Department Challenge you to record yourself in the most obscure place doing the Julliard flash-mob dance. Please send your video to n-manley@bisspuxi.com by Wednesday 10th January 2018. If you are unable to send it please see Miss Manley in the PE office and she will assist you. The winner will be announced in January. 
    Below is the mp3 music file and the link to dance choreography. Please ensure that you do not post your dance on social media as it will spoil the BISS flash-mob video when we release it. 

    Music: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6qoap8k9h803fq/Flash%20Mob%2004.aif?dl=0

    Choreography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0Ws-NTwfI&feature=youtu.be 

LITERACY

During our first week back, we will be looking at instruction writing. More specifically, starting with recipes. Towards the end of the week we will then be introducing the children to the Mummification process which fits with our Egyptian theme. The children will focus on imperative verbs and modal verbs to support their instruction writing.

KEY VOCABULARY

Imperative verbs, modal verbs, mummification, recipe, instruction

MATHS

During our first week back, we will be looking at rounding.  To prepare your child for their upcoming lessons, you might like to practise rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, reminding them when we look at the tens column and when we look at the ones column. We will finish the week with a few rounding investigations.

KEY VOCABULARY

Nearest, closest, estimate, roughly, place value, multiple of 10

THEME

A World Wonder – Egypt. Children will be introduced to our new topic of Ancient Egypt. We will create curious questions around this theme. Students will be plunged into a make believe tomb and experience searching for artefacts. We will discuss Modern and Ancient Egypt and where in the world this is. Using Google maps, atlases and prior knowledge children will enhance their mapping skills.

KEY VOCABULARY

Egypt, Africa, Cairo, Nile, pyramid, sarcophagus, canopic jars, hieroglyphics

PSHCE

This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  The first core value covered is collaboration.  This is the ability to work constructively with others, and children will learn to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to support agreed solutions. In doing so, they will strengthen their sense of teamwork and realize where they lack certain skills; which they can later hone.

KEY VOCABULARY

Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills

DUTCH

Een heel gelukkig nieuw jaar allemaal!  Deze eerste lesweek van het nieuwe jaar staat in het teken van kennismaking met de nieuwe juf. Wat willen de leerlingen allemaal van en over juf Irene weten?

Het eerste thema van 2017 heet ‘Podiumkunsten’. De leerlingen verdiepen zich in de wereld van het theater. In 8 weken tijd werken we weer toe naar een flitsende showcase. Daarnaast werken we de komende twee weken aan de voorbereiding op de Cito-toetsen die vanaf 22 januari afgenomen zullen worden. We oefenen de manier van toetsen voor de begrijpend lezen toets met de methode Nieuwsbegrip. Ook herhalen we alle spellingcategorieën die tot nu toe behandeld zijn, zodat de leerlingen goed beslagen ten ijs zullen komen

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the Christmas holiday we will talking about Weather-Text1.

Mandarin Y3 MND C2 /C3-Ms Zhang and Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: There will be no homework due to the holiday. 

After the Christmas holidays, we will study lesson. 4  Weather-Text1.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou

本周作业:推荐阅读《小王子》。

开学第一周我们将学习《反义词》,认识本课生字,能正确流利朗读课文。初步知道反义词是意思相反或相对的一组词,掌握反义词成对记的识字方法。

MFL

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will be learning how to describe the weather in French.  Weather forecasters of the future!

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

After the Christmas holidays, we will continue our French Food topic with the traditional tale `Boucle d`or` or Goldilocks.  We will reconstruct the story, sorting the different scenes and using Chatterpix to record the narration.

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

Key vocabulary: dur, mou, chaud, froid, parfait, je voudrais…

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

On the first week back we will be discussing the holidays, and extending our vocabulary of festivals and places.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

On the first week back we will be discussing the holidays, and extending our vocabulary of festivals and places.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will  learn about Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Über die Ferien gibt es keine Hausaufgabe, aber die Kinder sollten weiterhin auch deutsche Bücher lesen. Nach den Ferien werden wir lernen, Texten Fachbegriffe zu entnehmen und sie in Schaubilder einzutragen. Ich wünsche Ihnen allen frohe Weihnachten, einen guten Start ins neue Jahr und erholsame Ferien.  

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will continue studying the sentence pattern: ‘when….’in an adverbial clause.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday. 

After the Christmas holidays, we will continue to read book 7. The students will focus on using the key words”也” “块””几” and learn to use RMB. We will also review book 1 to book6.

Year 3/ 4MND04L3 - Ms Zhou

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  
After the Christmas holidays, we will learn how to say different parts of our body in Chinese.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai

圣诞节后的第一周,我们将进行缩写句子和扩充句子的训练。

本周家庭作业:圣诞假期,无作业。