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Week Beginning 31 October 2016

Please note there will be NO ECAs on Tuesday or Thursday due to the PTCs.  Children need to be collected at 3:30 or go home on the bus as usual.  BISS Lions swimming and BISCAP will continue as normal.


  • We are looking forward to welcoming you to Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd November. We encourage children in Year 3-6 to take part in these meetings with their parents and class teacher. However, the decision is yours if you wish your child to attend. We ask that you do not bring younger children to school or into these meetings as they often distract parents from the important discussions with teachers. Please make arrangement for your children to be collected at 3:30pm from school and/or supervised by an adult while you are in your meetings. 


In Literacy this week Year 5 will start the new genre of instruction writing. Over a two week block the children will work towards a published instructional piece, ‘How to Build a Village’.  First of all the children will examine the features of this genre before trying to follow the instructions in a scientific experiment. By the end of the week they will have focussed on the use of lists, bossy verbs and how photographs can be used to clarify what they are trying to say.


Lists, instructions, bossy verbs, imperative verbs, sequence, experiment, recipe, non fiction, organisation, bullet points


In Maths this week we shall be revisiting decimal notation. This is a key skill for development of number understanding and the children will be challenged to solve problems and investigate patterns using decimal notation. They will work with decimals up to 3 places and be expected to understand the use of a zero as a place holder.


Decimal, decimal point, place value, tenths, hundredths, thousandths, divide, multiply, product, difference, order ascending, descending


‘Building a Village’

This week we will begin to document the different stages of our models. We will collect all the photographs of our model villages and start to put them together to make a video showing the different steps in the process. We will also continue to add details to our models by adding the village houses, farms, vegetation and transport routes. In Science, we will look at micro-organisms and how these play an important role in village life. In particular we will look at yeast which is a helpful micro-organism that can be used to provide food for village life. 


Yeast, micro-organisms, bacteria, fungi, viruses, experiment, control, variables


This week the children are learning to write code using a prompt box to be able to put in variables. This then allows us to create a program to calculate the area of shapes.


Prompt, algebraic formula, variable, output, input


This week we will discuss the topic of leadership. We will think about why villages or cities might need a leader and what skills and qualities this person may need. We will also look at examples of famous leaders from history and think about what leadership skills we could develop within school.


Leadership, responsibilities, group work, listening, sharing, discussing



Topic: Seeing a doctor-Continued

We will continue to learn topic” seeing a doctor”, and learn how to write a certificate for sick leave in Chinese.

Homework: Worksheets

Y5 C2

Topic: Continue  Lesson. 11 Three Meals a Day- Text 2 Comprehension

Students will get to taste different types of food we learnt

Homework: Finish worksheet on this topic

Y5 C3

Topic:  Lesson 2. Subjects of Study-Continued

This week students will talk about the subjects they have in school

Homework: Board Game

Y5 C4

Topic:  Lesson 5-Age-Text 2

Student will be able to tell the age using the sentence pattern:  她ta/他ta (age)岁。

Homework: Poster

Listen to the song

Y5 MND05CN              




Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Argent Watson

This week we are learning about different sports, preferences and clothing. The students are to recognise when to use play or do when referring to a particular sport.
For homework students are to revise the vocabulary and sentence structures learned and will continue with their Duolingo online studies.

Year  5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week we will continue to investigate ways in which we can construct basic sentences. We will build upon our previous knowledge of animals, weather, etc and use this vocabulary to make more complex sentences, adding in some basic adjectives.
Homework this weekend is to revise the vocabulary from this week and to spend time on duolinguo.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

Next week we will rehearse presenting our weather forecast, writing a weather forecast and  recording ourselves on our I pad.

This  week`s homework will be reinforcing weather vocabulary on  the website or app `Linguascope`,   Please send a screenshot of the activity you`ve selected to

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous continuerons de travailler sur le futur simple et nous ferons aussi une rédaction en utilisant ce temps. Pour les devoirs, les élèves doivent s’entraîner sur (le futur simple, numéro 12) et apprendre par cœur les 21 verbes à radicaux irréguliers qui sont sur la feuille donnée en classe.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Im Deutschunterricht diese Woche haben die Schüler gelernt und geübt, wie man Adjektive mit den Nomen verbindet, wenn man einander beschreibt und ihren Wortschatz erweitert. Zu Hause sollten sie die Schreibregeln der Wörter mit „ä“ und „äu“ wiederholen und die Schreibweise üben.
Nächste Woche werden die Schüler die Hauptthemen des Units weiderholen und ihre Kenntnisse testen.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

Esta semana vamos a afianzar el presente de indicativo de los verbos irregulares. Además, también vamos a trabajar la comprensión escrita.

Como deberes, tienen que escribir diez frases en el presente, verbos regulares e irregulares.


Van Reisbureau naar Vroeger...

Vroeger was alles ...

We werken aan een echte mindmap (volgens de technieken van Ed van Uden, gecertificeerd mindmaptrainer) over vroeger en familie. Ook leren we verschillende spreekwoorden, gezegdes en uitdrukkingen die met familie te maken hebben: de appel valt niet ver van de boom, een aardje naar je vaartje hebben, je eigen vlees en bloed, het zit in de familie... Vraag aan het einde van de week zeker uw zoon/dochter ernaar of gebruik de beeldspraak zelf. Op deze manier zal het beter beklijven.

Graag ontvangen we van alle leerlingen familiefoto’s: papa, mama, broers en zussen, tante en ooms, neven en nichten en opa’s en oma’s. We maken een grote SDS-stamboom.