Y6 Class News 9.4.18

The 22 April 2018 is World Earth Day. This is a global event involving 1 billion people in 192 countries each year, making it the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. There is a multi-year campaign beginning this year to ‘End Plastic Pollution’ with goals to end single-use plastics, promote 100% recycling of plastics and promoting alternatives to fossil based fuels.

At BISS Puxi we will be holding an earth week, commencing Monday 23 April 2018. The week will begin with an ‘Air Aware Day’ including assemblies for children and talks for parents.

In support of the WWF’s work in this field, pupils are being asked to attend school on Wednesday 25 April dressed as their adopted animal (Snow Leopard, Panda, Tiger, Asian Elephant or Orangutan) and pay 20RMB which will be donated to the organisation in support of their work.

After the break, you will also receive notice from Year Leaders across the school regarding a plastic project each Year Group will participate in. This can be anything from making a video, a community project, designing jewellery or clothing from recycled materials or a campaign to reduce the use of plastic in some way.

We thank you for your support and participation in this matter and look forward to you joining BISS Puxi in helping our earth!

  • Year 6 Residential Trip to Lin’An.  This is taking place on the week of the 16 to 20 April.

LITERACY

This week we will be doing a 1 week unit on poetry.  Children will look at range of poetry with a particular focus on nonsense poetry.  Word play, rhythm and humour will be key learning points.   We will also do our weekly spelling test.

KEY VOCABULARY

Poetry, nonsense poem, rhythm, verse, line, humour, rhythm

MATHS

This week we will be learning about pie charts.  The children will interpret what each segment represents and then go on to constructing their own.  There will also be our weekly mental maths test.

KEY VOCABULARY

Pie chart, data, segment, degrees, percentage

THEMED LEARNING

This week we will be doing some preparation work for our Lin’An trip. The children will find out about the itinerary and have an extravaganza in which the colour teams are revealed!

KEY VOCABULARY

Team work, adventure, trip, collaboration

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

This week, we will continue work on touch typing skills.  If possible, please support your child at home with this.  A great website is: BBC Dancemat Typing.

KEY VOCABULARY

Touch-type, typing, keys, keyboard

PSHCE

This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will continue.  The value covered will be composure.  This is the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself.  This week will have a key focus on understanding what composure is.

KEY VOCABULARY

Composure, calm, control, headstrong, mindful

DUTCH

Na de vakantie gaan we weer verder met het thema ‘Wetenschap en Techniek’. We bekijken verschillende soorten constructies, praten over ‘profielen’ en gaan zelf aan de slag met het maken van een constructie. Daarbij maken we notitites van onze bevindingen in een logboek. Ook gaan we verder met werkbeschrijvingen en werktekeningen.

Er is extra aandacht romdom de volgende begrippen: de verwachting, de zwaartekracht, de vorm, het vierkant, de kubus, de cirkel, de boogvorm, de constructie, het bouwwerk, het materiaal, monteren, lassen, zagen, bevestigen, stevig, breedte en hoogte, solderen.

Spelling tijdens de komende drie weken

Groep 4: au-plaat/ klankgroepenwoorden met lange klank aan het eind/ lidwoorden en zelfstandig naamwoorden

Groep 5:luchtwoorden (pech, lach)/ politiewoorden (eindigen op –tie)/ voltooid deelwoorden en hulpwerkwoorden

Groep 6: extra aandacht voor kilowoorden (je hoort /ie en je schrijft i, bijv. materiaal)/routewoorden (route, journaal: ik hoor een oe maar schrijf een ou) en kommawoorden.

Groep 7: extra aandacht voor tremawoorden/voegwoorden en het lijdend voorwerp.

Groep 8: herhaling van voorgaande categorieen.

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y6 MNDC1 -Mr Li

Optional homework for this week: Students make video to show the students asking local people the way to somewhere.

This week we will start to learn Lesson 14. Students will do the Role  Play to ask ways with different sentence structures.

Mandarin Y6 MNDC2 -Ms Ma

There is no homework this week dues to school holiday.

After the holiday we will start to learn Lesson. 7 Hobby (1).

Mandarin Y6 C3-Ms Zhang

There is no homework this week dues to school holiday.

After the holiday we will start to learn Lesson. 12 Transportation.

Mandarin Y6 MNDCN-Ms Zhou and Ms He

本周作业:春假无作业。

假期后我们将开始学习《真理诞生于一百个问号之后》。能联系上下文理解含义深刻的句子,理解三个关于科学发现的故事,能从具体事例中正确理解“真理诞生于一百个问号之后”的含义;能仿照课文的写法写一段话,用具体事实说明一个观点。

MFL

Year 5/6 French – Ms. Donacien

After the holiday, we will start the topic of weather and climate. During this topic, we will be exploring what the weather is like at different times of the year. We will write a forecast and be able to share opinions on the weather.

Year 5/6 French – Ms Caldwell

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will revise the rooms in the home and items that you might find in each room.  We will be able to speak and write descriptions as to where these items are by using prepositions correctly in sentences.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

After the holiday we will continue our French café topic.   We will practice ordering drinks and food in French, sharing some typical French sweets and pastries.

Key vocabulary: je voudrais…, un croissant, des madeleines, des meringues, un croissant, un éclair, un macaron, des choux, un gâteau à yaourt, la mille-feuille, les palmiers

Year 5/6  Spanish –  Ms Argent Watson

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will revise/ relearn the conjugations of ser and tener in context and through chanting and matching up Spanish and English conjugations

Year 5/6  Spanish –  Dr Cattel

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will learn to name classroom items.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Welz

Diese Woche gibt es wegen der Osterferien keine Hausaufgabe. Ich wünsche Ihnen schöne Ferien und frohe Ostern.

Nach den Ferien werden wir noch einmal zusammengesetzte Nomen und Adjektive wiederholen.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND04L1 – Ms Wang

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will continue studying “Little Dragon is sick” (part 2)> Students will continue composing their own story based on their own interpretation of the story.

Year 5/ 6 Mandarin MND06L2 –  Ms He

There will be no homework due to the holiday.

After the holiday, we will continue to read book12 “有爱,真好!It’s great to be loved!”. We will focus on learning how to use the comparative 比 bi.

Year 5/ 6  Mandarin MND06LN – Ms Zhang

本周作业: 练习《三打白骨精》对话,尽量脱稿。(optional)

学生们将在班级里表演《三打白骨精》 。(组二将朗读分享自己做胡小绘本册)。

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