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Week Beginning 28 November 2016


  • Date for the diary: Year 5 will be having their Themed Learning Showcase on Wednesday 7 December from 8:50am – 9:40am. We would like to invite parents to join us in celebrating all of the hard work the children have done during their ‘Building A Village’ topic.
  • Please continue to support our Giving Tree bag sales to donate at the end of November. If you would like to buy any more, please take your money and reply slip to the uniform shop. If you need a letter, please contact your teacher and they will pass one on for you from the charity co-ordinator.
  • Now the weather is beginning to get colder, please send your child with a coat and/or school fleece clearly labelled with their name.  Please do not send ‘hoodies’.  Children may also like to bring a hat to keep their head warm, especially after swimming.  


This week in Literacy we will be beginning our new genre of Persuasive writing. We will be discussing the many purposes and audiences of persuasive texts and what they are used for. We will be identifying and focussing on persuasive techniques and how to use them effectively. The children will then plan and write a piece with the aim of persuading their parents to come and live in their village!


Persuade, audience, purpose, inform, convince


This week the children will be consolidating and developing their understanding of fractions. They will start with reasoning about visual fractional parts and securing the concept. They will learn to identify families of equivalent fractions. Children will order unit fractions and then start learning to convert fractions to a common denominator to order mixed fractions. Application of knowledge will be reinforced through puzzles involving calculations and visual representations.


Fraction, denominator, numerator, equivalent, unit fraction, simplify


‘Building a Village’

This we week will be putting the finishing touches to our villages in preparation for the learning Showcase on Wednesday 7 December. The children will be refining their ideas and working together to get everything done before the deadline! In particular they will be planning which services to include and looking at the relationship between population and services in a settlement. The children will find out how size influences the structure of the settlement and how this affects town planning.


Village, settlement, size, population, amenities


This week the children will practise using the dragend eventXAn event is something that happens such as a mouse click, key press, or something that happens after an amount of time. and writing code that detects the length of the drag. They will learn to set parameters for how objects move by writing code to detect the movements of other objects. Using these skills we will make a football game by setting an objectXSomething on screen - in Espresso coding an object can be a picture, a button or a piece of text.  's parameters from the values returned by a swipeXDragging a finger or fingers across the screen, e.g. swipe right or left. /drag event.


Friction, direction, angle, speed, variable, score, equal, drag, swipe


This week we will be discussing how to work effectively in groups. We will be assigning key roles to each of the group members in order to work more effectively together. The children will discuss what good group work looks like, sounds like and feels like. They will also develop a range of collaborative group work skills including perseverance, decision making and compromising.


Organization, effective teams, collaboration, participation, decision making, compromise



Topic: Seasons-Continued

We will learn how to describe the weather of each city.

Homework: worksheet

Y5 C2

Topic: Revision of Lesson. 10 and Lesson.11

Students will review words, sentences from this unit and design their revision board game

Homework: Finish revision worksheet

Y5 C3

Topic: Lesson 3 Making Phone Calls-Text 1

This week students will learn how to make a telephone conversation

Homework: Worksheets

Y5 C4

Topic:  Lesson 6-Telephone Number-Text 2 (continued)

Student will be able to tell where do they live  using the sentence pattern: 我住在(place)wo zhuzai… (I live in…)

Homework: Poster of where my friends live in

Y5 MND05CN              


家庭作业: 抄写本课生词。


Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson

We are reading and acting out the story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. This is a fun way to learn new vocabulary and will give them a chance to perform in front of the class.
Homework will be to practise their part in the play.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will revise what we have learnt so far this term, practising vocabulary for family members, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.
Homework: To revise months of the year.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will survey our class mates, asking about our hobbies and making a top ten of the hobbies we like the most. 

This week`s homework will be presenting your weather forecast to your parents or friends, using the film footage on your iPad.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week in French, we will learn words for hobbies as well as revise weather vocabulary. Children will be making sentences to describe their feelings on different hobbies.

Homework this week is to match the weather pictures with the correct terminology. Which type of weather haven’t we learnt yet that is on the homework?

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous allons travaillé sur le passé composé et les accords avec être et avoir (nous ferons peut-être une dictée si les enfants progressent bien). Pour les devoirs, les enfants doivent compléter la feuille d'exercice donnée en classe. Il est fort recommandé aux enfants d'utiliser régulièrement afin de pratiquer la conjugaison des verbes au passé composé.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Mit den Kindern haben wir diese Woche die Bibliothek entdeckt! Jeder hat sich ein Buch nach seinem Geschmack ausgesucht und nun haben die Schüler die Aufgabe, das Buch zu Hause zu lesen. Dazu gibt es ein Leseheft, wo sie dann ihre Gedanken zum Buch aufschreiben oder ein Bild malen können. Einmal pro Woche werden wir die Bibliothek besuchen, so dass die Kinder das ausgeliehene Buch zurückgeben und ein neues ausleihen können.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

 La semana que viene trabajaremos los sinónimos, la sintaxis y ortografía del grupo nominal y comprensión lectora. Como deberes, tienen que completar las dos páginas siguientes del cuadernillo de ejercicios.


Vroeger was alles ...

De interviewvragen zijn voorbereid en de interviews zijn geoefend in de klas. In de aanvullende huiswerkbrief staat de instructie voor het af te nemen interview bij opa of oma. De leerlingen moeten het opgenomen interview uiterlijk 25 november inleveren op een memorystick (of meenemen op hun iPad). In de klas analyseren en bespreken we de interviews. Ook willen we een compilatie maken van beste vragen en antwoorden. Mocht de opa of oma in kwestie niet in de compilatie willen voorkomen, geef het dan tijdig aan.

We verdiepen ons verder in beeldspraak. Denk daarbij aan zegswijzen en spreekwoorden als: het gezin is de hoeksteen van de samenleving, het komt in de beste families voor, een aardje naar je vaartje hebben, het zit in je genen, het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan, het zit in de familie, je eigen vlees en bloed en de appel valt niet ver van de boom. We spelen Taboe en ‘Who’s the man’ met deze spreekwoorden en met de themawoorden.

Tot slot zullen we in Y3 en 4 aandacht besteden aan de komst van Sinterklaas.