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Week Beginning 26 September 2016

Thank you for all your support with RAG week last week, we received lots of donations for our charity River of Hearts.


  • Year 4 Football Fun Day - Wednesday 28 September 9.30 – 12.30 – SAS Puxi. Parents welcome to support.
  • We are running the HSK examination on Saturday 12th November 2016. Registration is open to students, parents and friends who have an interest in taking this test. For more information, please kindly refer to the letter.
  • Class Room Parents wanted. If you would to volunteer to be a Class Room Parent then please contact your child’s class teacher.
  • Parent Readers wanted. If you would to volunteer to Parent Reader with children in Year 4 then please contact your child’s class teacher.
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays. 
  • 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 here.
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE, please send a signed message in your child’s communication book.  Your child still needs to bring in their PE kit to enable them to participate as a coach, an official or to give feedback.


In literacy this week we will be looking at Information Texts about Electricity. The children will be recognising and finding the features of an information text and discussing what effect they have. The books and information we use is going to be all about Electricity so they will be able to skim and scan the text to find important facts and exciting information that they want to share. They will then use this information to plan and write their own using as many of the features as they can!


Caption, subheading, title, illustration, picture, paragraph, facts, skim, scan, research, electricity.


In Maths this week, we will be looking at estimation and recording results through various methods such as using weights, measuring length and time. The children will also be learning how to use various operations to make an amount and investigating the relationship between these different operations and calculations. We will also be practicing various mental maths skills including multiplication and addition calculations.


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, estimation, recording, weight, kilograms, grams, time, seconds, minutes, length, centimeters, meters


In Humanities, students will research famous inventors and create a presentation using Pic Collage App using dates and historical terms. In Science, we will learn about circuit diagrams and their key components in order to explain observations of working circuits. For Art, children will begin to learn to apply tone in a drawing in a simple way.


Circuit, series, parallel, battery, bulb, wire


The students will continue developing their typing skills using ‘Dance Mat’. We encourage them to also do this at home if they wish. The children will also learn features of the Pic Collage App.


Qwerty keyboard, touch-type, shift, Ctrl, space bar


We will continue to consider how to resolve differences by looking at alternatives choices and making decisions that have positive outcomes. We will particularly focus on classroom interaction.


Resolve, difficult, decisions, choices, interaction, personal space, positive outcome, support


Y4 C1

Topic: Finish Lesson. 10 Vegetables and Fruits

Read Text 1 and 2, students shall be able to carry out their dialogue on the topic of vegetables and fruit based on the language points given.

Y4 C2/C3

Topic:  Lesson 1. Countries, Languages-Text 2

This week students will talk about the countries they have been to and what languages they can speak.

Y4 C4

Topic:  Lesson 3-Greetings

Student will be able to do a small conversation to greet each other.





Welkom bij Reisbureau SDS!

De verschillende reisbureaus die op de Reisbeurs van donderdag 29 september a.s. aanwezig zullen zijn, zijn in de afrondende fase van hun werk. Maandag, dinsdag en woensdag werken de leerlingen aan de inrichting van hun kraam. Hulp van ouders (thuis en op school) is hier zeker bij gewenst!

Bij spelling behandelen we deze week de volgende categorieën:

Groep 4: lange en korte klanken, luchtwoord, zingwoord, plankwoord

Groep 5: open en gesloten lettergrepen (introductie)

Groep 6: open en gesloten lettergrepen (verdieping), tropisch-woord, politie-woord

Groep 7: langermaakwoord (-b, -d), sterke werkwoorden in de verleden tijd


Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue looking at adjectives and word order.
Homework: to revise the vocabulary for animals and colours.

Year  4 Spanish – Ms Watson

Next week the students will learn parts of the body, being able to say and understand them orally, be able to read and write parts of the body and be able to identify the ‘z’ sound and say a tongue twister with the sound in.

Homework this week is to practise the body song we have been learning in class.

Year  4 French:  Miss Wood

This week we shall be continuing to describe ourselves and our families. We shall review the days of the week and numbers and start to link short phrases together with simple conjunctions. We shall create memory games to reinforce vocabulary.
Homework: To complete a page describing yourself. Relevant vocabulary is included on the sheet. Learn the new words.

Year  3/ 4 Native French:  Mrs Rickford

Cette semaine, nous allons étudier les sons de la lettre “s" et commencer à se familiariser avec le concept de temps passé, présent et futur.
Pour les devoirs, ils faut faire les exercices sur l’ordre alphabétique

Year  3/ 4 Native German:  Ms Brannasch

Im Deutschunterricht diese Woche haben sich die Schüler näher kennen gelernt, indem sie geübt haben, detaillierte Fragen zu beantworten, schriftlich wie mündlich. Zu Hause sollten die Kinder nun eine kreative Ich-Karte gestalten und dabei den Fragen auf der Kopiervorlage folgen. Zusätzlich können sie natürlich die Karte mit einem Foto und Aufklebern verzieren.

Year  3/ 4 Native Spanish:  Ms Garcia

La semana que viene escribiremos sobre nuestra casa, de modo que como deberes, tienen que acabar las breves descripciones de cada habitación de su casa con el vocabulario correspondiente (habitaciones, muebles y objetos).

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