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Week Beginning 8 May 2017


  • Unfortunately the dates of the SAS Football Days for Y4, 5, 6 have been changed and are now scheduled to take place during our planned busy week of school sports days.

In order to ensure that the Y4/5/6 children can take part in both events we are also changing the days of the Y3/4 school sports and the Y5/6 school sports.

The new dates are now confirmed to be:

Friday  12 May                           Y6 Soccer Day at SAS

Friday 26 May                            Y5/6 School Sports Day (AM)

Information regarding these events has already been sent home. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but in this way all these popular events can take place.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Eleanor Jess

Head of Primary

  • 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


In Literacy this week we will be continuing to look at the book ‘Millions’ to co-incide with the launch of our new topic ‘If I Ruled the World’. We will move further into the book and get to know our protagonist, Damien, a little better. We will use his enthusiasm for collecting information as a springboard to write our own information texts: looking at how and why  he collects information and presents it to the reader.


Blog, publish, informal, edit, open-ended, secure


In Maths this week we will be looking at  recalling and using equivalence between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different contexts. We will also look to solve problems involving the relative size of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts.


Polyhedron, vertex, vertices, edge, face, parallel, perpendicular, cross section, equivalent, numerator, denominator, cancel, common factor


This week is the second week of our exciting new topic ‘If I Ruled the World’. We will be continuing to look at the profound questions that we considered in our Entry Point last week. We will continue to look at issues that have no clear answers and discuss how to weigh up evidence to come up with our own opinions. We will also use our deep thinking to inspire our artwork based on using digital media to create a collage.


Reflection, skills, team work, assess, develop, explain


This week we will be looking again at e-Safety, further helping the children understand how to be safe when online and how to control their own profile on the internet. We will also look at how to make safe searches and how to respond if something inapropriat is encountered.


eSafety, responsible, aware, choices


This week the children will be continuing to discuss safe play and sensible choices on the playground. We will be discussing how to resolve conflict peacefully and will continue to take the children outside to play some new playground games. This will encourage the children to take turns and socialise in a safe and enjoyable environment. 


Peaceful problem solving, safe play, sensible choices, behavior, expectations


Y6 C1

Topic: Unit 4-5 Revision & Mandarin Speech preparation.

Students will make a dialogue in groups, and present in front of the class.

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic:Start new topic Lesson. 15 “Neighborhood”

Students will learn new vocabulary on surroundings in neighborhood.

Homework: worksheet

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 7-Hobby(1)-Text 2-Continued

Student will learn how to describe their hobbies

Homework: My hobbies

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 12 Means of Transport-Text 1-Continued

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

Homework: Poster

Y6 CN1/2




Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

In next week’s lesson students will learn to form regular ‘er’ verbs in the present tense. They will also record their song on the verb ‘être’. When finished, they will be teaching the year 8 French students their song.
This week for homework: Students should review the song as it currently is and see if any amendments need making. Ms McConnon will email the song to you on your school account.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will continue to learn about a Mexican legend, and try and do some storytelling ourselves.

Homework: To practice their lines for their skit on El Cumpleanos de la Tortuga.  

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week the children will be continuing to build their vocabulary relating to Food. They will be able to order items from a menu and ask questions regarding pricing and ordering food from menus/shops.
Homework this week is to research a Picasso painting, replicate it and share with the class.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week in French we will be learning which letters are silent at the end of words as well as understanding the rule where letters which are usually silent are pronounced before a vowel. We will be using the story, ‘Le lion est mort ce soir.’
Homework this week is to log on to and practice prepositions. How will I know you have done your homework? Can you record your quickest time? Take a photo?

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous commencerons un cycle de travail sur les dictées. Nous travaillerons en premier lieu sur les sons en ‘il/ille (ouil, euil, ail …)’ et une révision du passé composé (avec avoir, être, verbes réflexifs….). Pour les devoirs, il faut compléter la feuille de préparation donnée en classe.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Im Deutschunterricht unterhielten wir uns zuerst, wer was gerne in der Freizeit macht und spielten ein Bingo-Spiel mit den Ideen der Freizeitbeschäftigung. Dann lasen wir den Text „Dino trifft T-Rex“. Zu Hause sollen die Kinder die Geschichte weiterschreiben. Was passiert mit Tina, wenn sie Tino im Park trifft? Wird sie weglaufen, mit ihm sprechen oder was anderes machen? Werden sie miteinander sprechen?

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a empezar a revisar gramática y ortografía que hemos cubierto hasta ahora para prepararnos para el examen de final de año. Para deberes, deben resumir una película que hayan visto recientemente.


Kunst met een grote K
De Stip

Deze week lezen we het prentenboek De Stip van Peter H. Reynolds en leggen we de link naar poëzie. Als een simpele stip een kunstwerk kan zijn, hoe maak je dan van een bordje bij de groenteboer met ‘Sla 12 cent’ een gedicht. En hoe combineer je beeld met poëzie, zodat het elkaar versterkt.

Als alles volgens planning gaat krijgen we maandag 8 mei bezoek van kunstenaar Peter Riezebos. Op dinsdag 16 mei bezoeken alle leerlingen van KS2 zijn tentoonstelling in het Duolun museum.

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