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Week Beginning 5 February 2018

We hope you have a lovely Chinese New Year!


  • Join us at BISS as we celebrate the Year of the Dog at our Chinese New Year Temple Fair this Sunday, 4 February, 12pm-4pm in the Secondary Campus.
  • Chinese New Year Dress up Day – Friday 9 February! Come to school dressed in Chinese-dress, red clothes or anything related to the upcoming Year of the Dog! 🐶 Join us before school in the primary playground where we will enjoy a Lion dance to celebrate the New Year.


This week in literacy the children are spending time finishing off and editing their Howard Carter biographies. The children have been using their research skills to write a biography about Howard Carter and his hunt for the tomb of King Tut!


Biography, autobiography, past tense, third person, key events, paragraphs, Howard Carter, Tutankhamun


Next week, we will be continuing our work on angles and shape.  To prepare your child for these upcoming lessons, you might like to hunt round your home for right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles, as well as discussing the following vocabulary:


2-demensional, corners, sides, straight, curves, 3-demensional, vertices, edges, faces, regular, irregular


A World Wonder – Egypt. Children will complete their design and technology pyramid projects and their studies of Ancient Egyptian society and the social scale.


Ancient, Egyptian, society, social scale, role, Pharaoh, green screen, iMac, presentation, research, source, image, audience


As well as continuing the theme of internet safety, the children will also be refining the presentation skills learnt during their DVC skills workshops last week. Using their topic knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians, the children will then put their safe searching knowledge into practice, creating a presentation using their research.


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 proberen we alle citotoetsen af te ronden.

Het is weer een hele klus, maar iedereen houdt het goed vol! Knap hoor.               

We gaan zelf aan de slag met het maken van gedichten!

Begrippen als de illustratie, de inhoudsopgave, de eindrijm, de gedichtenbundel, het thema, verwoorden, ritme worden extra belicht.

Cijferrijmpjes, Rondelen, elfjes, limericken, naamgedichten en opbouwgedichten passeren allemaal de revue.

En we gaan ze zelf schrijven. Natuurlijk moet er ook gezorgd worden voor bijpassende illustraties.

Uiteindelijk werken we toe naar een originele SDS-poëziebundel!


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on the topic of Weather

Next week we will carry out different Chinese New Year activities.

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

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson. 9.

Next week we will carry out different Chinese New Year activities.

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework is  to choose an activity from the Shared Leaning Homework Grid.  

Next week in class, we will create a French cafe and practise using all the vocabulary that we have been learning. We will take turns being the waiter/ waitress and customer. 

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

Next week, we will learning how to describe people.  We will make our own `Who is it?, describing our class mates and teachers in French.

This week`s homework will sharing your photos and work from the restaurant topic in your Seesaw portfolio with your parents.  Can you add a comment together?

Key vocabulary: les cheveux, les yeux, j’ai, je suis, marron, noir, blond, roux, raide, bouclé, en brosse, long, court, grand, petit

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Argent Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete a square on the homework grid.

Next week in class, we will do a revision test of numbers, animals, colours and days of the week.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

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

Next week in class, we will continue learning about tengo and soy.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is finding the right adjective to describe nouns related to Chinese New Year.

Next week in class, will expand on the Chinese New Year vocabulary including the zodiac signs. The students will create a Chinese lantern.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Als Hausaufgabe dieses Wochenende sollen die Kinder einen Eintrag in ihrem Lesetagebuch machen.

Da der Unterricht letzte Woche am Freitag ausgefallen ist, haben wir diese Woche die Versuche mit unseren Augen gemacht und werden nächste Woche dann erst dazu kommen, Handlungen nach Bildern zu beschreiben.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: to finish sentence writing of book P6-P10

Next week we will do Chinese New Year activities.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2 -  Ms Liu

This weekend’s homework is to colour the pictures according to the instructions and write characters.

Next week in class, we will continue to read book 9 “How is the weather where you are?”. The students will discuss the weather in Shanghai and talk about how they feel about Chinese New Year.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3 - Ms Zhou 

This weekend’s homework is to finish worksheet on the traits of peoples’ faces and match the person with the description.

Next week in class, we will do some traditional activities for Chinese New Year.  

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN - Ms Bai