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Week Beginning 12 March 2018


  • International week:  On Monday 26 March at 8.25am you are invited to join us for International Week singing in the Primary playground.  On Thursday 29 March at 9:00am the International Parade will take place in the Primary front playground. Students are invited to wear clothing that represents their cultural heritage. If you are able, please come dressed in your national costume and cheer on. Our Chatterbox coffee shop will be open for parents to enjoy a beverage or snack.
  • The Year 5 Showcase will take place on 23 March at 9:00.


This week we will finish our Author Study of Shaun Tan. We will write book reviews recommending Tan’s books that will go into the library for other children. We will need to think carefully about the composition and our audience. We will be review the grammar points we have learnt so far and consolidate the strutural use of PEE (point, evidence, explanation) to help us answer reading comprehension questions.


Point,  evidence,  explain,  relative clauses,  subordinating conjunctions, adverbs, determiners


This week in Maths we will be developing our understanding of Fractions.  We will compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number. We will identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths and be able to recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other.


Fraction, denominator, numerator, equivalent, mixed number, improper fraction


This week we have looked at different forces and used our knowledge of water resistance to design and make a boat. We looked at the best design and how this boat would win in a race. We used our knowledge of streamline to design a boat to glide through the water with ease.


Force, water resistance, streamline, glide, speed


We will explore how photos can be changed on the computer, and how the use of different filters could affect the way we feel about how we look. Students will be able to recognise that photos can be altered digitally, and consider the upsides and downsides of this practice. We will discuss how photo alteration on social media could distort our perceptions and affect our self-image.  We will analyse how advertising uses photo alteration to help sell products.


Advertising, alter, product, edit, publishing, filter, media


We will continue with the PSHCE / well-being program and the  core value of collaboration.  This is the ability to work constructively with others, and children will learn to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to support agreed solutions. In doing so, they will strengthen their sense of teamwork and realise where they lack certain skills; which they can later hone.


Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills


Wat hebben we enorm hard gewerkt in de klas. De showcase komt eraan en dat is te merken. Er wordt gedicht, gerijmd, gedanst, geoefend en gezongen. Volgende week sluiten we ons thema af met een wervelend straattheater. U komt toch ook op 14 maart om kwart voor 5?

Nieuwsbegrip (begrijpend lezen)

Afgelopen week hadden we allemaal een tekst op eigen niveau over “ De week zonder vlees”.

We oefenen komende week met het voordragen van onze eigen gemaakte gedichten en doen een generale repetitie. Met Nieuwsbegrip kijken we eerst naar de tekst en proberen te voorspellen waar de tekst over zal gaan. Na het lezen gaan we na of onze voorspelling correct was. We gaan aan de hand van de tekst dieper in op moeilijke woorden die we tegenkomen en maken de vragen.

Spelling tijdens de komende drie weken

Year 3 : extra aandacht voor de ei-plaat (ei-woorden)

Year 4: extra aandacht voor centwoorden (klinkt als een s maar schrijf je als een c) en komma-s-meervoud (komma’s)

Year 5: extra aandacht voor cadeauwoorden (met eau) en verkleinwoorden (boompje)

Year 6: extra aandacht voor leenwoorden en voor het meewerkend voorwerp


Mandarin Y5 C1-Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: to finish the worksheet on Lesson 6 Hobbies.

Next week  we will  study Lesson 7 Subjects.

Mandarin Y5 C2-Ms Dai

Homework for this weekend: Write a paragraph to share what’s in your room using the words of locality

Next week we will be talking about Furniture. Students will be learning about the usage of measure words.

Mandarin Y5 C3- Ms Ma

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson.5---Seasons

Next week we will study Lesson. 6 Sickness.

Mandarin Y5 C4- Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on Lesson. 10---Time.

Next week we will study Lesson. 11 Daily Routine.

Mandarin Y5 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He




Year 5 French – Ms. Donacien

This weekend’s homework is  to revise vocabulary which provide physical descriptions of members of our family. Review the activities on the Linguscope app. Next week in class, we will continue to focus on the theme of Family and Friends. We will continue to explore descriptions focusing on parts of the body.


grand, petit, gros, mince, moche, beau, vieux, jeune, chauve, musclé

Year 5 French - Ms Caldwell

Next week, we will be researching different spring festivals around the world and will create a comparison between one of them and how spring is celebrated in France.  
The homework this week is to choose an activity from the homework grid.   

Year  5 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will go to the French café.  We will look at some typical food and drinks and learn how to ask for the bill.  

This week`s homework will be reacting to the Café Menu in the Seesaw app.  Please write your order in French under the picture of the menu. This week`s homework will be finishing your menu for you bakery shop and upload a picture on your Seesaw account.  What would you like to order in your class mates` bakery?


je voudrais..., du chocolat, un pain au chocolat, une baguette, du pain, des bonbons, un croissant, le menu, euro, cent

Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Argent Watson

This weekend’s homework is to complete a task of their choice on the Homework grid.

Next week in class, we will complete our study of Barcelona and students will present their City guides with comments and pictures of the places to visit and with suggested day trips.

Year 5  Spanish -  Dr Cattel

Homework: Design a cartoon strip about the tortoise’s birthday

Next week: We will learn to name different forms of transport.

Year 6  Spanish -  Mrs Jolly

We have been learning about “las tiendas”. We have practised asking for items in a shop.

Homework: Practise the role play using the vocabulary learnt in class.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Als Hausaufgabe sollen die Kinder diese Woche ihr Rodell beenden und ein Schmuckblatt gestalten.

Nächste Woche werden wir beginnen, zusammengesetzte Nomen zu behandeln.

Year 5 MND06L1 - Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Read your story on  “Xiao Long is Sick”.

Next week we will continue studying printed version of book “Xiao Long is Sick”.

Year 5 Mandarin MND06L2 - Ms He

Homework: translate the key words from English to Chinese and write the sentences about each picture according to book10.

Next week in class, we will start to read book 11”吃了什么?what did you eat”. The students will discuss their favorite food and which food is the healthiest.

Year 5 Mandarin MND06L3 - Ms Wong

Homework: label the diagram using characters

Next week in class we will begin YCT book 10: naming body parts

Year 5 Mandarin MND06LN - Ms Zhang

本周作业: 朗读《三打白骨精》剧本中对话