Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • Did you know?

    We are the only British International School in downtown Beijing, situated in the heart of the embassy district of Sanlitun.

  • Did you know?

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become ‘Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders’

  • Be Ambitious

    We create an environment where there are no limits to what our students can achieve, where your child will excel academically, socially and personally.

  • Did you know?

    96% of parents of our current students felt that their first contact with our school was warm and welcoming.

  • Did you know?

    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School

  • Connect with Us

    Find out more about what's happening at the School

Autumn is Here and the Leaves are Changing Colours

Autumn is here and the leaves are changing colours. Students have firmly settled into the school routines and are developing great relationships with their teachers.  At BSB, relationship building is an important part of school because it is how teachers can see students as individuals. Seeing students as individuals is then what allows teachers to change the learning to meet the needs of each student. This is called differentiation and it leads to student progress.

  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1

Differentiation is happening at all levels in the EAL programme. Students from Year 1 to Year 6 can experience learning that is at the appropriate level for their English development. In Year 1, differentiation might mean having the option to trace letters or write letters independently. It might mean writing words in a free space or learning how to write them on a line. In Year 2, differentiation might mean circling the right answer versus writing in the right answer by oneself. 

In Year 3, differentiation for speaking might mean repeating what a partner said versus agreeing or disagreeing with a partner and explaining why. At Year 4, differentiation might look like writing an adjective plus a noun versus a complete sentence which includes a subject, a verb, a capital letter, a noun, and a description.

The same continues in Year 5 and Year 6. No matter what age the student is or what English level ability he or she is at, help is being offered to all students so that they can understand what is happening in class. This is key to helping students feel emotionally comfortable and confident in class, and also for helping them to see their progress. In short, differentiation allows for progress in learning.

We hope you can see the progress your child is making too.  Have them share what they are learning in EAL class when they come home. To help with this conversation, check out the Seesaw posts and see the captions we are posting on class pictures and videos. Then send us a comment!

We hope you are enjoying the fall and looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming parents evening.

By Renee Gasch

EAL Teacher