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Week Beginning 22 January 2018

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LITERACY

This week in literacy we are looking at biographies. The children will be looking at the features of this type of text, practising their note taking and skim reading skills as well as their research skills, using both books and safe internet searching. We will be focussing our research on Howard Carter, the famous archaeologist who discovered the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh; Tutankhamun.

KEY VOCABULARY

Biography, autobiography, past tense, third person, key events, paragraphs

MATHS

This week, Year 3 will be learning about time.  They will start out comparing the duration of events and learning time relationships i.e. 1 minute = 60 seconds, 12 months = 1 year. They will also be learning to estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; recording and comparing time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock. To ensure that your child is prepared for their upcoming lessons, it would help greatly if they could recap on the following: telling the time on the hour, half past the hour, quarter to and quarter past the hour; the to/past sides of the clock face; how many seconds there are in a minute; how many minutes there are in an hour; how many hours there are in a day; how many days there are in a year.  They will also be applying their addition/subtraction skills to solve time-related questions.

KEY VOCABULARY

Time, second, minute, hour, day, month, year, o clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to, analogue, digital

THEME

A World Wonder – Egypt. Children will continue their study of Ancient Egyptian society and the social scale. Having gained an understanding of the role of the Pharaoh and other social classes within Ancient Egyptian society, the children will this week undertake the design and technology project to create a 2D social scale information pyramid. After designing and constructing the pyramid, the children will use their knowledge to add drawings and information to the structure to explain the different social classes.

KEY VOCABULARY

Ancient, Egyptian, society, social scale, role, Pharaoh, priest, officials, scribe, merchant, craftsman, peasant, slave.

COMPUTING

Continuing the theme of internet safety, the children will first review the safe searching video on Espresso Primary. Given the topic of the Ancient Egyptians, the children will then put their safe searching knowledge into practice while conducting research into their chosen area.

KEY VOCABULARY

Online, search engine, safe search, research, copy, paste, edit, relevance, note taking

PSHCE

Our new PSHCE / Well-being program has begun.  This week we are continuing with our first core value collaboration.  The focus will be on how to form good friendships and how to be a good friend. Students will engage in practical activities that will support them in developing these fundamental skills.

KEY VOCABULARY

Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills

DUTCH

Deze week staat natuurlijk in het teken van de citotoetsen!

Verder gaan we dieper in op poëzie en dichtkunst. We gaan verder  met “Raadgedichten”. Daarbij lezen we elke dag/week een nieuw gedicht, waarvan 1 woord ontbreekt. Samen filosoferen we over het woord dat mist.

We maken in Year 3-4 een start met dansen op gedichten. Bij year 5-6 gaan we beginnen met het schrijven van eigen gedichten aan de hand van volksverhalen.

Voor spelling oefenen we deze week nog even extra op de categorieën die aan bod komen tijdens de citotoetsen!

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson4.

Next week we will continue learning Lesson4 focus on combining weather with temperature.               

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

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson8.

Next week we will have start to study Lesson9 - Occupation (part 1).               

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou

本周作业:抄写《熊猫妈妈听电话》生字词。

下周我们将学习《小白兔小灰兔》,认识本课生字,能正确流利朗读课文,理解课文内容,感受小白兔和小灰兔的不同感受和收获,懂得“只有自己种,才有吃不完的菜”的道理。

MFL

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework is to choose an activity from our new Shared Learning Homework Grid.

Next week in class, we will be continuing to investigate French food and will be learning how to ask for items from a café menu.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will recap the numbers, doing French maths and playing number bingo up to 30. We will edit our `Boucle D’Or Story ` and upload it to our Seesaw account.

This week`s homework will sorting the foods you like and dislike and sharing them next week with the class.

Key vocabulary: plus, moins, fois, divisé par, fait, égale, treize, quatorze, quinze, seize, dix-sept, dix-huit, dix-neuf, vingt, trente

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework is to find out about the story of The Tortoise and the Hare

Next week in class, we will learn the script of the story and begin to act it out.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This weekend’s homework is to continue working from the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will be learning the verb tener and use it in context.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is about the vocabulary learnt related to Las Fallas festival in Spain.

Next week in class, the students will continue learning about the Spanish festival of Las Fallas.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Die Hausaufgabe für diese Woche ist im Booklet auf Seite 7. Die Kinder sollen beim Lesen wichtige Informationen unterstreichen und Aufgabe 1 bearbeiten.

Nächste Woche werden wir Versuche mit unseren Augen machen und die Versuchsergebnisse festhalten und präsentieren.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend:  to finish the sentence writing base on pages 1-5 of our book.

Next week we will finish this book and read through the whole text.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 - Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework is: Character writing and explaining the meaning of the given sentence.  

Next week in class, we will continue to read book 8 “They like my pictures”. The students will learn how to make the negative form with ‘have’ ‘ 没有’and how to use the modal particle ‘了’.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3 - Ms Zhou 

This weekend’s homework is to finish the worksheet on recognising parts of the students’ faces and answer the questions using the sentence pattern”这是……”.

Next week in class, we will learn some adjectives for describing people’s looks.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai

下周我们将学写游记。

本周家庭作业:扩写文章(请参照课堂上给出的要求)。

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