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Week Beginning 6 February 2017

We look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday 6 February and hope that everyone had an enjoyable Chinese New Year.


  • Please note that there will be no ECAs on Tuesday 21 or Thursday 23 February due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  BISCAP and Swimming will not be affected.
  • Uniform:  Now that it is colder in the mornings please remember that children should not be wearing leggings, boots or hoodies.  They should be wearing school jumpers/cardigans/fleeces and NOT non-uniform versions.  Information is available on the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.


This week in Literacy we will be beginning a series of lessons centred on persuasion. The children will be learning how to make the most effective language choices when trying to convinse an audience of their view point. This will be based around our water topic, with the children able to choose their topic for persuasion.


Fact, opinion, persuasion, debate, reason


This week in maths we will be exploring decimals, fractions and percentages in greater depth. We will begin to look at how these topics are integrated and how to make quick conversions between them. The students will apply their knowledge of fractions from earlier in the year and consolidate this into problem solving abilities.


Fraction, decimal, percentage


This term our new Themed Learning topic is water. This will be a unit that will involve a great deal of practical scientific investigation and the study of some challenging geographical case studies. In the second week we will be looking at the issue of water scarcity across the globe and how communities overcome these challenges. We will also be beginning some scientific investigations into the properties of water.


Physical scarcity, economic scarcity, abundance


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


Touch-typing, coding, Python


In PSHCE this week we will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targtes for the term ahead. We will also welcome some new children to Year 6 and will discuss how we can be helpful in settling them into their new school.


Targets, goals, aims, kind, helpful, responsible citizens


Y6 C1

Topic: Neighbourhood-Continued

Children will learning to say dialogue about neighbourhood and do some exercises.

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic: We will continue  learning sentence pattern of Lesson. 12 “ Eating Out”

Students will learn different measuring words.

Homework: Finish worksheet

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 4-Weather-Text 2

This week students will learn how to talk about weather in Shanghai

Homework: Weather report

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 7-Family Memebers-Text 2-Continued

Student will be able to talk about  family members with others.

Homework: Worksheets





Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

After the holidays, students will continue working on French fables and write a simple fable themselves.
There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

After the holidays, we will continue learning about vocabulary relating to sports and leisure activities.
There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

After the holidays, we will be learning more vocabulary for adjectives.  We will then use these to build sentences in order to describe both items and people.
There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae  

After the holidays, we will be continuing with the Baby Elephant story.

There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La première semaine après les vacances, nous commencerons à travailler sur des petites rédactions, avec l’aide du dictionnaire. Il n’y a pas de devoirs pendant les vacances.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Nachdem die Testergebnisse individuell besprochen wurden, haben wir verschiedene Wortspiele wie Tabu, Galgenmännchen, Stadt-Land-Fluβ gespielt sowie in der Bibliothek neue Bücher ausgeliehen. Die Kinder sollen in der Ferienwoche hoffentlich die Zeit haben um zu lesen und in ihren Lesetigerheften zu schreiben oder zu zeichnen.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

Después de las vacaciones, trabajaremos las palabras con prefijos y la hache intercalada, y los adjetivos demostrativos. No hay deberes para las vacaciones. Os deseamos una felices fiestas, hasta pronto.



We starten deze week met de Cito-toetsen die we over ruim twee weken zullen spreiden. In KS2 nemen we de AVI-leestesten af en de toetsen begrijpend lezen, spelling en woordenschat. De leerlingen kunnen voor de toetsen leren. In de lessen Nederlands zijn ze voorbereid.

We werken ook verder aan ons Blijspel. De leerlingen herschrijven de Middeleeuwse verhalen van ‘Karel en Elegast’ en ‘Reynaert de Vos’ tot een blijspel. Deze week richten we ons op de personages en  hun vaak symbolische rol.