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Week Beginning 5 September 2016

Monday 5 Sept 08.45-09.30 ‘iPads Questions and Answers’ – your questions answered. Tuesday 6 Sept 08.45-09.30 ‘Literacy and Maths’ workshop – find out about the school’s approach in Key Stage 2. Designed for new parents, but all welcome.


  • It was great to see so many of you on Monday evening at the Meet & Greet session and we look forward to establisihing realtionships to ensure your children thirve throughout the year.
  • Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and expected in on Mondays. 
  • 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 at
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • ECA and BISCAP confirmation letters will be sent out this week. Both programmes will begin on Monday 12 September.
  • If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE, please send a signed message in your child’s communication book.  Your child still needs to bring in their PE kit to enable them to participate as a coach, an official or to give feedback.  If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.
  • Tuesday 6 September 14:45 - 16:30, Second Hand Uniform Sale - The Gallery


In Literacy this week, the children will be continuing a series of lessons investigating the use of the first person to write effective diaries. These will be linked to our World War 2 topic via the wonderful book ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. They will build on this knowledge through a series of lessons using drama to enhance their understanding of the characters in the book. The children will learn some of the technical elements of performance, including stage position and expression.


First person, diary, World War 2, empathy


In Maths, the children will be investigating the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve a range of different problems. They will revise the use of the expanded method to solve long division and multiplication calculations and then apply this knowledge to word problems. The children will go on to be challenged to create their own questions, demonstrating what they have learned by constructing valid questions that can be solved to give logical answers.


Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication


We will be continuing our World War 2 topic and building on the foundations of knowledge we have laid in the first week back. The children will be investigating the Blitz and discovering what life was like for children under the rain of bombs falling upon London during 1940. They will also be using a range of challenging techniques in Art to construct a multi-layered piece of printed work that depicts the destruction of war. This will be coupled with an investigative scheme of work using laptops and iPads to study how shelters were built to keep the population safe from falling bombs.


Blitz, evacuation, bombing, incendiary, lino


This week the children will use a new touch typing program and will begin to learn the coding language ‘Python’.


Touch-typing, coding, Python


In PSHCE this term we will be looking at teamwork and collaborative working.  We will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  


Trust, bravery, commitment


Mandarin Y6 C1

Topic: Fresh market Text 1.

This week we will learn to read and write several kinds of vegetables and shops. Students will also learn to speak price and do shopping in Chinese.

Homework: Paper sheet.

Mandarin Y6 C2

Topic:Lesson. 10 Vegetables and Fruits

This week we will learn how to name different vegetables and fruits.

Homework: Students will go to market to record the vegetables and fruits they learnt in class.

Mandarin Y6 C3

Topic:  Lesson 1. Countries, Languages

This week students will talk about the countries they have been to and what languages they can speak.

Homework: Worksheets

Mandarin Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 1

This week students will learn Pinyin and Basic Strokes.

Homework: Copy the Chinese characters you have learned.

Mandarin Y6 MND06CN




Year 5/6 French - Ms Caldwell

The children will be revising numbers to 10 and will be learning to introduce themselves and to greet others.

Homework will be to practise an ‘Introduction’ song at home.

Year 6 French – Dr.Cattel/ Ms McConnon

Next week students will make a video interviewing each other in French and giving the following information: name, age, where they live and birthday.
For homework this weekend, students should learn how to say and write numbers 1-31, the days of the week and the months. They should also complete the month’s sheet (drawing a picture for each month) and complete the wordsearch.   

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue to recap known vocabulary and conversation openers.
Homework this weekend is to revise all the greetings covered in class.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente
La semaine prochaine, nous allons travailler sur les premiers niveaux du Projet Voltaire. Pour les devoirs, les élèves doivent apporter une photo de leur famille ; nous travaillerons sur une présentation.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch
Im Deutschunterricht diese Woche haben wir uns näher kennengelernt und das Spiel „Mein Stern“ gespielt, wobei die Kinder über einander viel herausfinden konnten. Anschliessend übten wir das Vorlesen mit Betonung und der Markierung wichtiger Wörter im Text. Die Kinder haben ihre Booklets und Hefte bekommen.
Die Hausaufgabe ist es, einen (oder beide/ optional) Texte zu Hause laut und mit Betonung vorlesen üben.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a seguir trabajando la escritura de vocabulario básico (las asignaturas y la ropa) y normas ortográficas (z-c y c-qu). Para deberes hay que escribir un pequeño párrafo sobre nosotros mismos y nuestra familia (mencionando nombre, edad, país de origen, países donde se ha vivido y miembros de la familia.


Welkom bij Reisbureau SDS!

De medewerkers van KS2 van Reisbureau SDS blijken zeer ervaren reizigers die fantastisch kunnen putten uit eigen ervaringen bij het oriënteren, plannen en beschrijven van hun reis voor de reisbeurs van donderdag 29 september a.s. . De leerlingen werken de komende week verder aan hun flyer, die ze ontwerpen aan de hand van de antwoorden op de W/H-vragen. Ook starten we met het schrijven van het reisprogramma.

We herhalen bij spelling de klankgroepen, hakwoorden en woorden met –nk. Year 5 oefent de verleden tijd van het werkwoord. Year 6 werkt aan het herkennen en spellen van het hulpwerkwoord en voltooid deelwoord.

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