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Week Beginning 13 March 2017


  • 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.


In Literacy this week we will be beginning a fantastic unit of work on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This will begin with an exciting experience involving three talented actors performing for the year group in Stage 1. We shall then use this to begin learning about Act 1 of this wonderful play, where Macbeth and Banquo first encounter the witches and receive their prophecies.


Hurly-burly, heath, thane, fair and foul, rapt


In Maths this week we will be learning about averages. We shall consider the purpose of finding averages and then interrogate a series of graphs to generate our own. We shall also be completing an assessment to see how far we have progressed this term and what new skills we have learned. We shall finish the week by setting our own targets as to what areas we need to focus on to improve.


Mean, median, mode, range, average


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 next few weeks 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. Other students will be using their art skills with batik to make a beautiful cushion.


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 targets for the term ahead. We have  welcomed some new children to Year 6 and will discuss how we can continue to be helpful in settling them into their new school.


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


Y6 C1

Topic: Unit 5 Lesson 15 Neighbours

Children will learn new words about different rooms and neighbour.

Key words : ‘最近’,  ‘有没有’

Key sentence: “verb + time”

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic:  We will finish learning Lesson. 13 “House”

Students will learn to write about their houses based on the sentence pattern and words learnt.

Homework: Finish worksheet on this week’s topic

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 6-Sickness-Text 1

Student will learn how to describe common symptoms

Homework: Mandarin Speech Show preparation

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 10 Time-Text 1

Student will be able to tell the time

Homework: Worksheet





Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

Next week we will be finishing off the country presentations and continuing with the idea of international food. Following our crêpe and gauffre making  this week, we will ask students to create a sandwich that represents the francophone country that they studied.
Homework this weekend is to make crêpes or gauffres and prepare a video or presentation with images of the cooking process and captions in French about what you are doing. Please be prepared to show your video / presentation in class next week.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will learn about weather, and words to describe it.

Homework: To revise the verb tener in the present tense.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week we will be continuing to use prepositions to describe where things are. We will be learning the names for items in the classroom, particularly stationary items.
Homework this week is to revise items in the classroom using Linguascope in preparation for a knock-out challenge next week.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae  

Next week we will be focussing on sentence construction and revising the different parts of the irregular verb, aller. We will also be using dictionaries to find out the meaning of some words for transport in French.
Homework this week is revise school subjects. Log on to http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/school_day/games/magic_cards_subjects, how fast can you match the subjects up? Please record your times in your communication books. You will need VPN to access this website.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous préparerons une dictée sur les mots en [e] et les temps de l’indicatif que nous  ferons jeudi. Mercredi, les enfants auront une compréhension de lecture à faire. Pour les devoirs, il faut compléter la feuille d’exercice sur les noms en [e] donnée en classe.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Es war die pure Fantasie gefragt! Wir haben die Wikinger beschrieben, und zwar so genau wie möglich. Dabei galt es, die treffenden Adjeltive zu finden.

Zu Hause sollten die Kinder ein Wikinger-Poster gestalten und den Wikinger malen und beschreiben. Dabei sollten sie natürlich möglichst viele Adjektive benutzen.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene vamos a seguir trabajando los cuantificadores numerales e indefinidos. Como deberes, deben traer un libro de lectura de su elección que tienen que empezar a leer este fin de semana.


Een hele kunst

We starten met een nieuw thema waarin Kunst met een grote K centraal staat. We leggen de nadruk op beschouwen en ervaren en het formuleren van onderbouwde meningen.

Verschillende boeken staan weer centraal, waaronder: ‘Willewete, Naar het museum’, ‘Het grote Rijksmuseum voorleesboek’, ‘Kunst voor kinderen’, ‘Kunstige Kwasten’ en ‘De Stip’.

Deze week hebben we het over feit en mening en kijken naar kunst. Samen met de leerlingen werken we een woordbank uit.

De Cito-resultaten van de meeste kinderen worden maandag mee naar huis gegeven. Een enkele leerling moet door afwezigheid nog een toets afmaken of inhalen. De uitslagen van deze leerlingen volgen later deze week.

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