Class routines are now familiar, friendships are being strengthened, and children are comfortable and confident with their teachers. This means we have a great climate for learning and teachers are able to really personalise learning targets for each child and engage them fully in all aspects of school life.
Over the break a lot of work was done to finish off our refurbishment programme and the Primary School is looking and feeling great. As we increasingly display and celebrate children’s work on the walls, the colour and creativity of our students and staff is being showcased and provides us with a really stimulating and inspiring environment. Our new learning spaces are also coming to life and certainly providing opportunities for further exciting experiences; the student kitchen is now fully equipped and ready for some tasty cooking; the new science room has been the venue for some very practical and exciting investigations and experiments; our young programmers are loving the new ICT suite with its state of the art computers; the Rumble Room is a great space for our youngest students to enjoy lots of games, movement and dance. Our new ground floor spaces, Stage One and The Gallery, are also proving to be highly versatile and useful venues to engage the full school community - they have already effectively hosted different events from Hip-Hop classes to coffee mornings, open air concerts to recycled uniform sales, and there are lots more to come!
This week also sees the launch of the new look Global Classroom for students in KS2. This is a fantastic resource for students at BISS Puxi to extend their learning independently from home and connect safely with students from Nord Anglia Education schools around the world, across a range of online, in-school and face-to-face activities. Students can work independently and together, to develop their passions, nurture their curiosity and challenge their personal best, through carefully tailored opportunities for each stage of their learning. Please take a look at this great resource and encourage your child to engage with some of the discussions and activities.
This will be a very busy term of exciting learning experiences and in the coming weeks we have many educational visits taking place where children will extend their learning beyond the classroom. Coming soon we also have our Annual Book Week (3-7 November) where children, teachers and parents will celebrate the wonder and magic of reading and books. More information about this great week will be sent home soon.
So, it has been a short but busy week and I am confident that we will have a very productive and exciting term ahead!