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Week Beginning 17 April 2017

TERM 3 ECA/BISCAP/BISS Lions Swimming Programmes will begin on Monday 17 April and run until Friday 16 June 2017.


  • Now the weather is getting warmer, please could you encourage your child to bring in a hat and also a water bottle so that they remain well hydrated during the day.
  • TERM 3 ECA/BISCAP/BISS Lions Swimming: Programmes will begin on Monday 17 April and run until Friday 16June 2017. Due to the Y6 residential, the following ECA Clubs will start the week commencing Monday 24 April:

Monday: LKS2 Drama; CISSA Tennis

Tuesday: LKS2 Computing; KS2 Newspaper Club; UKS2 Creative Multimedia

Thursday: UKS2 Computing


Next week, we will turn our attention to letter writing. We will begin by looking at the different reasons and purposes for writing letters, before discussing various examples of these. At the centre of this will be looking into the grammar and structures which are specific to letters. Following this, we will link our learning to the ‘Explorers’ topic by reading, creating and writing letters from Sir Edmund Hillary all about his expedition up Mount Everest.


Paragraph, layout, purpose, style, format, formal, informal


This week we will be looking at area and perimeter. The children will be thinking about how to calculate the area and perimeter of more complex shapes using the knowledge they have. They will get the opportunity to measure larger spaces in real-life and use their measurements to calculate the perimeter and area and record using the iPads.


Perimeter, area, measurement, centimetre, metre, squared, ruler, compound shape, rectangle, square


Over the next two weeks the children will develop their understanding of the Explorers and Adventurers topic through Art and Digital Literacy.  In Digital Literacy the children will be creating their own stop motion animations depicting the journey of an explorer / adventurer.  They will learn how stop motion animations string a series of images together to show movement. After experimenting with a range of materials they will storyboard their ideas in groups of two, and then begin making their animations.  In Art the children will learn about the role Artists played in expeditions before photography was available.  They will practise sketching in detail, and missing colours to make the most life like shades possible.  Finally they will have the chance to make design objects from an imaginary land they have ‘discovered’.


Stop motion, animation, primary colours, secondary colours


An exciting new learning opportunity begins with teaching the children how to code using the App ‘Hopskotch’. This will continue throughout the term leading children to design and create their own games.


Avatar, icon, direction, movement, turn, degrees, flip, sequence


Y4 C1

Topic: Continue Lesson. 14 “Furniture”

Students learn 3 more measure words in furniture category

Y4 C2/C3

Topic: Lesson 6-Sickness-Text 2-Continued

Student will learn how to describe common symptoms

Y4 C4

Topic:  Lesson 11 Daily Routine-Text 2

Student will be able to their daily timetable with others




Kunst met een grote K

De leerlingen van Year 3 en Year 4 bouwen deze week aan een woordbank met woorden die te maken hebben met het thema ‘Kunst met een grote K’. Ook kiezen ze een kunstwerk van een kunstenaar uit de Lage Landen waarover ze een fantasieverhaal schrijven in de stijl van ‘Het grote Rijksmuseum voorleesboek’. De verhalen krijgen zeker een plekje in ons Muurseum.

De leerlingen van Year 5 werken verder aan hun kunstenaarsprofiel. Ook zij starten met het schrijven van een fantasieverhaal gebaseerd op een kunstwerk van een kunstenaar uit de Lage Landen.


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week the children will be continuing to learn about different types of food in Spanish.
Homework: To use Linguascope and Rockalingua to revise and improve on food vocabulary.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

Next week, the children are writing party invitations and replies.
For homework this weekend, children will draw cartoons with speech bubbles that introduce people from different professions.

Year  3/ 4 French - Miss Wood

This week we shall be concluding our work on families. The children will learn about personal and possessive pronouns and how they change. We will be working on pronunciation skills with different phonemes, in particular the ‘eu’ sound.
Homework: To complete the worksheet on families and relationships

Year  3/ 4 Native French - M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous continuerons notre étude du passé composé. Pour les devoirs, il faut compléter la feuille d'exercice donnée en calsse sur le passé composé.

Year  3/ 4 Native German - Ms Brannasch

In den nächsten Wochen werden wir ein neues Thema haben, nämlich „Gestern-heute-morgen“, wo wir über die Jahreszeiten, Wochentage und damit verbundenen Alltäglichkeiten, Feste und Ereignisse sprechen werden. Zu Hause sollen die Kinder das Arbeitsblatt „Monate“ machen, und zwar auf der Hinterseite 10 Sätze schreiben, wann sie was machen.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish - Ms Garcia

La semana próxima trabajaremos la expresión oral preparando una presentación y colaboraremos en los proyectos de los estudiantes de español como lengua extranjera. Como deberes, hay que seguir trabajando en el cuadernillo de ejercicios.

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