Primary students have immersed themselves in investigations and experiments this week as part of our annual Science Week. Visits to Secondary lessons, to the BIS Garden and lots of class swaps have been taking place; seeing our older students in Years 5 and 6 teaching younger ones from Foundation was really special. Not only were they talking them through the experiments and asking them to predict what would happen but it was lovely to see the care and how they looked after our youngest students.
Science week came to a crescendo today with our whole school Science Assembly, led by Ms. Orchard and the Secondary Science Team, they shared some fantastic experiments with us and explained things really carefully so the children understood what reactions were happening and why. This was followed by a Primary Parent workshop from Ms. Watts, our Primary Science lead. Parents got their hands dirty carrying out some exciting experiments that can be done at home. This enquiry approach means that children get to explore and learn by themselves rather than being told ‘the answer’. It is also a fantastic opportunity to talk and develop language. Don’t worry if you missed the workshop today, we will send the PowerPoint via email so that you can have a go at some of these amazing investigations at home.
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more exciting, classroom doors were opened after break, to parents who came in to learn from the students. With students across primary investigating: seed dispersal, floating and sinking, growing plants, creating a way to transport tomatoes down a mountain using a pulley system, hydraulic grabbers, boat building, designing and developing bridges and water wheels, to name a few, it was an incredible celebration of learning.
This week also saw our first Primary Live Lunch; Ms. Rea is always creating opportunities for our students to perform in a variety of arenas and yesterday our coffee shop and foyer became the venue for our first concert. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with students on beanbags listening to their friends and peers perform. There were solos, duets, group ensembles and the Primary Choir’s first performance too. The date for the next Live Lunch will be shared soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Ms Rebecca Carroll, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Seon Wook 5B
- Dong Gyu 5B
- Min Jun 5B
- James 5B
- Trong Kien 5S
- Minh Phuc 5S
- Quang Duc 5S
- Ethan 5S