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Week Beginning 29 May 2017


  • We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 31 May
  • Please note there will be no homework due to the long weekend. Please feel free for your child to complete the Optional Be Ambitious Homework that was handed out earlier this term.
  • On Monday 5 June, Year 5 will be taking part in their ‘Space’ Learning Showcase. We would like to invite you into school to share your child’s learning. You are welcome to come in from 9:15am until 10:15am and be hosted by the students in the Year 5 classrooms as they take you through their learning journey. The children have worked very hard throughout this term and are looking forward to demonstrating what they have learned.
  • BISS Garden Party Saturday 10 June 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • As the weather is getting warmer please ensure your child is dressed appropriately and has their named water bottle, sun hat etc
  • Wanted - Jumble items for Tanzania Table at the Garden Party

We are a group of Y.8 & 9 students who are busy fundraising for the projects we will support in November when we travel to Tanzania on our amazing service project. We are looking for your help for contributions of second-hand toys, books and any other small unwanted household items for our Jumble Table at the Summer Garden Party. If you are leaving China or just having a Spring clean, please consider donating your unwanted items to our Tanzania Jumble Table. Please send them in to either the Primary or Secondary reception desks.

Thanks for your support.

Tanzania Student Team


This week the children will be busy with preparations for the Space Learning Showcase. They will be continuing to research facts about Space and will complete top trump cards that show the information they have found. They will also be preparing their rockets for the Science investigations, looking at forces and how these affect flight.


Reading, evidence, proving points, facts, information, Science, investigation, variables


In Maths this week the children will be looking at Space problems. They will also create their own Space themed Maths problems based on some of the topics that they have studied this year. The children will get the opportunity to show some of these at the upcoming showcase.


problem solving, fractions, equivalence, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shape


This week we will be back to practising our coding skills. We will be making a space game with loops, functions and variables to connect with our themed learning unit on Space. The children will have to choose their own objects and events and practise writing code that detects values to set parameters. This will lead them to create their own app.


Loops, functions, variables, values, parameters, app


This week we will begin our Sex Education programme.  The three sessions will be;  Changes, Boy Talk

and Girl Talk. Children will be taught in single gender groups during the sessions.


changes, puberty, hormones, emotions, moods.


Mandarin Y5C1

Topic: Stationary

We will review sentence pattern”一… …就… …” and learn to describe school shops.

Homework: Worksheet

Mandarin Y5 C2

Topic: Continue Lesson. 15 “Neighbourhood”

Students will design their own “neighborhood” poster and write a description about it.

Mandarin Y5 C3

Topic: Continue Lesson 8-Hobby and review the key words of Lesson 7

Homework: Revison sheet

Mandarin Y5 C4

Topic:  Continue Lesson 12 Means of Transport

Student will be able to share what transportation they use for their daily life

Homework: Revision Sheet

Mandarin Y5 MND05CN              




Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson
Next week the students will still be looking at different modes of transport and giving directions.
This week for homework they will be writing a paragraph about themselves and school. They will be discussing which subjects they like at school.

Year 5/6   Spanish - – Ms Caldwell
Next week, the children will continue to develop their culinary skills. They will use imperative verbs to translate and re-write more recipes for their recipe books, building their bank of vocabulary.
Homework this week is to research and translate a recipe to share with the class.  

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez
Next week, the children will continue to develop their culinary skills. They will use imperative verbs to translate and re-write more recipes for their recipe books, building their bank of vocabulary.
Homework this week is to research and translate a recipe to share with the class.  

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger
Next week we will start with the presentations of our holiday flyers.  We will present the tourist highlights, foods and seasons of our home countries in French to our class mates.  Which country will be your next travel destination?

This week`s optional homework will be designing a French Kahoot quiz about your holiday presentation.

Year 6 French - Ms Rae
Next week we will be revising language learnt during Year 6. We will be focussing on sport, weather, hobbies and school subjects.
Due to the long weekend, children are encouraged to log on to and revise some of the key vocabulary in the subjects above.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente
La semaine prochaine, nous ferons une dictée et en préparerons une autre. Les difficultés de cette dernière seront les accords sujet/verbe et les formes féminines irrégulières des adjectifs qualificatifs. Pour les devoirs, il faut mémoriser l’orthographe des mots en haut de la préparation de dictée numéros 5 et 6 et faire tous les exercices de la page de préparation de dictée 6.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Die Schüler übten, den Broschüren Grundinformationen zu entnehmen (was kann man machen, wann, wie teuer) und die Fragen zur Broschüre zu beantworten. Wir hatten viel Spass, über die Erlebniswelt „Hexenwasser“ in Tirol ein Video zu sehen und die Broschüre zu lesen. Diese Woche gibt es keine weitere Hausaufgabe auβer natürlich dem Lesetigerbuch.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a ver los exámenes finales corregidos y vamos a corregir los errores que hayamos cometido. Luego revisaremos materia para afianzar y mejorar. No hay deberes para estas vacaciones, os deseamos un feliz puente.


In het wild

Het thema kunst is afgerond en deze laatste weken werken we aan het thema ‘In het wild’. In dit thema doen leerlingen rollenspellen, maken ze een stripverhaal over een zelfverzonnen avontuur of aflevering van Freek in het Wild en maken ze een vlog van een ode aan hun favoriete dier, geïnspireerd op de boeken ‘Zij de cobra, wij de adder’ (Y3 en 4) en ‘stem op de okapi’ (Y5 en 6).       


Deze week starten we op vrijdag de Cito-toetsen. De onderdelen begrijpend en technisch lezen, spelling en woordenschat worden getoetst. Leerlingen kunnen niet voor de toetsen leren, maar worden aangemoedigd om extra spelling te oefenen met BLOON (, inlognaam is SDSyear3 of SDS year4 of SDSyear5 of SDSyear6, wachtwoord spellen). Het trainen van spelling is een kwestie van herhaling. 

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