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Week Beginning 21 November 2016

Year 4 & 6 Art Exhibition - Each child in Years 4 & 6 has chosen a piece of art work that they are most proud of this term. The exhibition will take place on the ground floor of the Primary building during the week commencing Monday 21 November. You are invited to come and view all the art work between 8.00 and 8.30 any morning during this week. We hope you enjoy the exhibition.


  • Date for the diary: Year 6 will be having their Themed Learning Showcase on Friday 9 December from 1:30pm – 3:20pm. We would like to invite parents to join us in celebrating all of the hard work the children have done during their World War II topic. This will also be a dress-up day.  More detail will follow.
  • Please continue to support our Giving Tree bag sales to donate at the end of November. If you would like to buy any more, please take your money and reply slip to the uniform shop. If you need a letter, please contact your teacher and they will pass one on for you from the charity co-ordinator.
  • Now the weather is beginning to get colder, please send your child with a coat and/or school fleece clearly labelled with their name.  Please do not send ‘hoodies’.  Children may also like to bring a hat to keep their head warm, especially after swimming.  
  • Our KS2 parent readers have been invited to a workshop on Monday 21 November.  Invites have been sent.


This week in Literacy we will be having a wonderful series of lessons as part of Poetry Week. This will involve a huge range of poetry-related activities including partner reading with younger children, poetry performance, a performance poetry assembly and the creation of a poet-tree. We will be looking at poems in the form of postcards, seemingly throwaway forms of communication that can be deep in meaning.


Poetry, simile, metaphor, imagery, alliteration


In Maths, we will be beginning a series of lessons about geometry. The children will learn the properties of a circle, and angles can be measured when they are bisected by lines. We will look at the language of geometry and how simple formulae can be used to calculate the area, circumference and perimeter of circles. Finally, we will use what we have learnt to apply our knowledge in an investigation.


Circumference, radius, diameter, area, formula


We will be continuing our World War 2 topic and building on the foundations of knowledge we have laid in the first weeks 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 continue to learn the coding language ‘Python’.


Touch-typing, coding, Python


In PSHCE this term we will be beginning a mindfulness course called ‘Paws B’. This will involve the students learning a range of new strategies to help train their brains to make them more effective learners.


Trust, bravery, commitment



Topic: Eating out- Text 1

Children will learn more words about seafood and main food.

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic: Revision of Lesson. 10 and Lesson.11

Students will review words, sentences from this unit and design their revision board game

Homework: Finish revision worksheet

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 3 Making Phone Calls-Text 1

This week students will learn how to make a telephone conversation

Homework: Worksheets

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 6-Telephone Number-Text 2 (continued)

Student will be able to tell where do they live  using the sentence pattern: 我住在(place)wo zhuzai… (I live in…)

Homework: Poster of where my friends live in





Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel/ Mme McConnon

Next week we will complete an assessment on introducing and describing our self and our families. We will start a new topic on countries. 
Homework this weekend is to revise description, introductions and using mon, ma and mes.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will revise what we have learnt so far this term, practising vocabulary for family members, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.
Homework: To revise months of the year.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week in Spanish, we will learn more adjectives in order to create more precise descriptive sentences. In addition to colours, we will learn how to describe something as small/big, etc and practise writing the sentence with the adjective after the noun.

Homework this week is to revise previous vocabulary, particularly colours and days of the week.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae

Next week in French, we will learn words for hobbies as well as revise weather vocabulary. Children will be making sentences to describe their feelings on different hobbies.

Homework this week is to match the weather pictures with the correct terminology. Which type of weather haven’t we learnt yet that is on the homework?

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous allons travaillé sur le passé composé et les accords avec être et avoir (nous ferons peut-être une dictée si les enfants progressent bien). Pour les devoirs, les enfants doivent compléter la feuille d'exercice donnée en classe. Il est fort recommandé aux enfants d'utiliser conjuguemos.com régulièrement afin de pratiquer la conjugaison des verbes au passé composé.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Mit den Kindern haben wir diese Woche die Bibliothek entdeckt! Jeder hat sich ein Buch nach seinem Geschmack ausgesucht und nun haben die Schüler die Aufgabe, das Buch zu Hause zu lesen. Dazu gibt es ein Leseheft, wo sie dann ihre Gedanken zum Buch aufschreiben oder ein Bild malen können. Einmal pro Woche werden wir die Bibliothek besuchen, so dass die Kinder das ausgeliehene Buch zurückgeben und ein neues ausleihen können.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

 La semana que viene trabajaremos los sinónimos, la sintaxis y ortografía del grupo nominal y comprensión lectora. Como deberes, tienen que completar las dos páginas siguientes del cuadernillo de ejercicios.


Vroeger was alles ...

De interviewvragen zijn voorbereid en de interviews zijn geoefend in de klas. In de aanvullende huiswerkbrief staat de instructie voor het af te nemen interview bij opa of oma. De leerlingen moeten het opgenomen interview uiterlijk 25 november inleveren op een memorystick (of meenemen op hun iPad). In de klas analyseren en bespreken we de interviews. Ook willen we een compilatie maken van beste vragen en antwoorden. Mocht de opa of oma in kwestie niet in de compilatie willen voorkomen, geef het dan tijdig aan.

We verdiepen ons verder in beeldspraak. Denk daarbij aan zegswijzen en spreekwoorden als: het gezin is de hoeksteen van de samenleving, het komt in de beste families voor, een aardje naar je vaartje hebben, het zit in je genen, het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan, het zit in de familie, je eigen vlees en bloed en de appel valt niet ver van de boom. We spelen Taboe en ‘Who’s the man’ met deze spreekwoorden en met de themawoorden.

Tot slot zullen we in Y3 en 4 aandacht besteden aan de komst van Sinterklaas. 

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