This week in the Primary School
Young Musician of the Year
This week it was my pleasure to attend the final of the BIS-BVIS Young Musician of the Year competition 2016.
Our two BVIS finalists, Ha Trung (4S) and Puppy (6V), played extremely well in front of a large audience of parents and teachers, as well as fellow competitors, at the BIS Secondary campus. Mr Fergus and I were very proud of their performances.
The judges included Mr Mathew Williams from BVIS and they had a very difficult task in deciding the winner as the standard was high and there were 12 finalists overall. Congratulations to the winner Anya Chakrabarty from BIS who played “Sonata in D major” by Schubert on violin.
The “Imaginarium” is open!
This week we have opened an exciting new facility here at BVIS. Over the summer one of our rooms on the second floor was fitted as a multi-sensory room and in September we had some new resources and equipment delivered.
You may be wondering what a “multi-sensory room” is and how we will use it to benefit learning. This room can be a soothing, calm area or an exciting and engaging interactive experience. Ours, called the BVIS “Imaginarium”, has been specially designed and equipped to:
- Provide visual, tactile and auditory stimulation
- Promote reflection and provide a quiet space for PSHE lessons
- Encourage and develop imaginative play
- Allow the development of fine/gross motor skills.
- Allow speech to be developed.
Early Years and Primary teachers will use the room for: “circle times”; PSHE lessons (personal, social and health education); clubs; Golden Time activities and more.
During our staff meeting this week, the teachers visited the room for the first time to plan how to use this brand new, exciting facility. Thanks to Ms Emma for leading the working party of teachers to develop our PSHE programme of study and for working with Mr Oliver to create the BVIS Imaginarium.