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Week Beginning 18 December 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming all our classmates and families back to school on Tuesday 9 January! Have a lovely holiday, relax, celebrate, stay warm, happy and healthy. Merry Christmas from us all.

MESSAGES

  • Juilliard Flash-mob Challenge: Over the Christmas Holiday, the PE Department Challenge you to record yourself in the most obscure place doing the Julliard flash-mob dance. Please send your video to n-manley@bisspuxi.com by Wednesday 10th January 2018. If you are unable to send it please see Miss Manley in the PE office and she will assist you. The winner will be announced in January. 

Below is the mp3 music file and the link to dance choreography. Please ensure that you do not post your dance on social media as it will spoil the BISS flash-mob video when we release it. 

Music: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6qoap8k9h803fq/Flash%20Mob%2004.aif?dl=0

Choreography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0Ws-NTwfI&feature=youtu.be

  • 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.

LITERACY

This week and next week will be the Year 6 STEAM week! Please see the Themed Learning section for more details.

KEY VOCABULARY

Please see the Themed Learning section.

MATHS

This week and next week will be the Year 6 STEAM week! Please see the Themed Learning section for more details.

KEY VOCABULARY

Please see the Themed Learning section.

THEMED LEARNING

For 2 weeks, we will be completing MIT challenges in the Da Vinci centre. This year the topic for the MIT challenges is Navigating Tomorrow. This is a very exciting area of research and the topic encompasses 3 themes:

Street Smarts – looking at the future of self-driving cars, mapping skills, robotics and coding. Other areas we might look into are debates on the ethics of AI decision making.

Greener Skies – The challenge here is to look at ways to design aircraft which can mitigate the dramatic projected increase in demand for air travel whilst reducing the impact on the environment. With a wind tunnel to investigate aerodynamics, our students will explore how shapes travelling through the air are affected by air resistance and try to develop the most efficient forms.

Rethink/Refuel - This will look at the future of fuels, biofuels, land use and the growth of renewable energy.

We will be making these projects come alive over the 2 weeks, and we seek to enhance the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), by connecting MIT innovation and culture to our learning environment.

KEY VOCABULARY

Mapping, environment, biofuel, ideate, artificial intelligence

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week, we will continue learning coding skills using the program: Python.  The children will work in groups and try and ‘debug’ each other’s work.

KEY VOCABULARY

Debug, computational thinking, program, code

PSHCE

This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  The first core value covered is 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 realize where they lack certain skills; which they can later hone.

KEY VOCABULARY

Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills

DUTCH

Een heel gelukkig nieuw jaar allemaal!  Deze eerste lesweek van het nieuwe jaar staat in het teken van kennismaking met de nieuwe juf. Wat willen de leerlingen allemaal van en over juf Irene weten?

Het eerste thema van 2017 heet ‘Podiumkunsten’. De leerlingen verdiepen zich in de wereld van het theater. In 8 weken tijd werken we weer toe naar een flitsende showcase. Daarnaast werken we de komende twee weken aan de voorbereiding op de Cito-toetsen die vanaf 22 januari afgenomen zullen worden. We oefenen de manier van toetsen voor de begrijpend lezen toets met de methode Nieuwsbegrip. Ook herhalen we alle spellingcategorieën die tot nu toe behandeld zijn, zodat de leerlingen goed beslagen ten ijs zullen komen.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y6 MNDC1 -Mr Li

Homework for this weekend: There will be no homework due to the holiday.

Topic:Lesson 12 Eating Out.

After the Christmas holiday, we will be learning Lesson 12 Eating Out. Children will be able to recognize the the food names and will be able to read Text 1 of Lesson 12.

Mandarin Y6 MNDC2 - Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend: There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the Christmas holidays, we will be working on the tense. (past/present/present continuous/ future tense)

Mandarin Y6 MNDC3 -Ms Ma

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the Christmas holiday we will talking about Weather-Text1.

Mandarin Y6 C4-Ms Li

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday. 

After the Christmas holidays, we will  study lesson.8 Self-introduction.

Mandarin Y6 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He

本周作业:推荐阅读《小王子》。

下周我们将学习《穷人》,学习生字词,能正确流利地朗读课文。了解课文内容,感悟沙俄时代穷人的悲惨生活和他们的美好心灵。

MFL

Year 5/6 French – Miss Donacien

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas break, we will read and understand  the story The Tortoise and the Hare. We will revise opinions discussing which characters we like, love or dislike.

Key Vocabulary:  le lièvre, la tortue, le rat, l’escargot, j’adore, je déteste, mais, c’est ​

Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will  be revising how to describe the weather in French and will create our own weather forecast re: the country we visited during the Winter holiday.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

After the Christmas holidays, we will look back on our learning goals from the first term by checking our Language Portfolio for this year.  What are your personal learning goals for term 2?  This week we will start our new topic `Bienvenue a Shanghai!.  We will learn to describe the different places in a town and will write a short presentation of Shanghai in French.

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday

Key Vocabulary: la poste, la boulangerie, la banque, la boucherie, la marché, l`école, le parc, la gare, l`office de tourisme, la ville, la population, bienvenue à…

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Watson

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

On the first week back we will be discussing the holidays, and extending our vocabulary of festivals and places.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Dr Cattel

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will be learning some poetry.  

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

On the first week back we will be discussing the holidays, and extending our vocabulary of festivals and places.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Über die Ferien gibt es keine Hausaufgabe, aber die Kinder sollten weiterhin auch deutsche Bücher lesen. Die Deutschstunde diese Woche ist leider wegen des Besuchs von WWF in der Grundschule ausgefallen.  Nach den Ferien werden wir dann mit dem neuen Thema „Im Wald“ beginnen. Es wäre gut, wenn die Kinder in den Ferien schon Materialien zum Thema „Wald“ sammeln könnten: Fotos, Zeichnungen, Bilder, Artikel aus Zeitschriften, Informationen aus dem Internet, ...  

Ich wünsche Ihnen allen frohe Weihnachten, einen guten Start ins neue Jahr und erholsame Ferien.  

Year 5/ 6 MND06L1 - Ms Wang

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday.  

After the Christmas holidays, we will  continue studying the future tense and encourage students to create their Kahoot set on this sentence pattern.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L2 - Ms He

There will be no homework this weekend due to the holiday. 

After the Christmas holidays, we will continue to read book 7. The students will focus on using the key words”也” ,”块”,”几” and learn to use RMB. We will also review book 1 to book6.

Year 5/ 6  Mandarin MND06LN - Ms Zhang

本周作业:  圣诞假期

下周我们将继续学中文歌,并在班级里分组表演。