Enriching the curriculum and bringing learning to life engages our students in Primary; practical opportunities, where children experience first-hand what they are learning about, really deepens understanding, develops language and makes learning exciting. When planning, our teachers are always looking for meaningful opportunities to enhance learning in this way.
In F2 and our F1/2 class, Ms. Isabelle, Ms. Cheska and the teaching assistants have been walking the children over to Almaz to learn about different types of shops. They visited the pharmacy, a coffee shop, the green grocers and the bakery. The children took it turns to buy their own bread which they got to eat at break time. They had a fantastic time learning about shopping and learning new words whilst talking about their shopping topic.
There was a surprise fishing expedition in Year 5 this week thanks to some careful planning from teachers and parents. The students were taken across to one of the canals in Vinhomes to try their hand at fishing; they were still buzzing with excitement about the trip two days later when talking about. It was a lovely way to start their new topic on Rivers and it prompted a lot of discussion and opportunities to learn new language.
“I enjoyed catching a fish and putting the rod into the water; it was fun to see the fish wriggling as we lifted the rod out. I learned about being patient because we had to wait for the fish. “ My Anh 5I
“We had groups so we caught fish together which was fun. We caught a fish. We had to be patient to wait for the fish to take the bait from the hook.” Duc Chi 5I
Year 4I went out this morning to Xa Dan School, one of our community partners. The children of Xa Dan school visited BIS over a number of weeks before Tet and helped some of our secondary students to learn sign language for the song ‘Doi Ca’ which they performed beautifully at the Tet Assembly. All Year 4 classes will be visiting Xa Dan School over the coming weeks; these opportunities are designed to support our community partners, help to raise awareness about disabilities, whilst giving both sets of students the opportunity to have fun and make new friends.
Our Global Campus Lego Challenge for Term 2 has finished and the children’s wonderful work is on display in the school Coffee Shop. Children from Early Years right up to Y6 joined in the challenge which got their creative ideas flowing. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to put in an entry this time, there is another challenge coming up later in the year.
We look forward to welcoming you for Parents’ Evening next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Appointment times to see class teachers have been sent out and our Vietnamese and EAL staff will meet you when you drop in.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Ms Rebecca Carroll, Head of Primary
Congratulations to our fine diners this week:
- Seo Yeon 2B
- Chiyo 2B
- Gia Han 2S
- Thanh Luong 2S
- Sofia 3B
- Ana 3B
- Van Phuc 4I
- Phuoc Dung 4I