- School Uniform - Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. In particular, please ensure your child is wearing black shoes. Girls should wear plain white socks and boys should wear black or grey socks. You can review the school’s uniform policy at http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/puxi/our-students/student-life/our-school-uniform
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.
Biography, autobiography, past tense, third person, key events, paragraphs
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.
Time, second, minute, hour, day, month, year, o clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to, analogue, digital
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.
Ancient, Egyptian, society, social scale, role, Pharaoh, priest, officials, scribe, merchant, craftsman, peasant, slave.
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.
Online, search engine, safe search, research, copy, paste, edit, relevance, note taking
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.
Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills
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 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
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