We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

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 ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

  • Did you know?

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

    index 1

  • Teachers Who Care

    Our experienced teaching staff acre about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

    index 2

  • Student Aspirations

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

    index 3

  • 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.

    index 4

  • Join our Community

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

    index 5

  • Did you know?

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

    index 6

  • Connect with Us

    Find out more about what’s happening at the School

    index 7

Photographs, Opinions and Compositions

Year 3 Macaws continued with their Spring Term topic of Light, focusing on cameras, photographs and composition.

  • Spring Term Topic of Light
  • Spring Term Topic of Light
  • Spring Term Topic of Light
  • Spring Term Topic of Light
  • Spring Term Topic of Light

During this lesson, the children firstly worked collaboratively to sort through a range of photographs that were taken using different styles. The children discussed what they liked or disliked about each one, how the photographs made them feel and what the artist of the photographs was trying to get their eyes to focus on.

The children then used their ‘Thinking in Different Ways’ and ‘Risk Taking’ skills to share with their peers their thoughts and opinions on these photographs.

Alice said, ‘I picked the picture of the pyramid because I like how the photographer has made it look small by taking it from the ground, even though in real life it is very big’.

Gaoxing said, ‘I like this picture because it is peaceful, showing the mountains and the river. It makes me feel happy and relaxed, I’d love to go there’.

After discussing their opinions on the pictures, the children then looked at a range of different composition styles and techniques. They will then replicate these over the next few Topic lessons, creating their own photograph masterpieces.


By Max Berry

Year 3 Macaws Class Teacher


  • 1
  • 1

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Primary Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Early Years Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
100027, China

NAE Hong Kong Limited

18/F Edinburgh Tower The Landmark
15 Queen’s Road Central
Hong Kong

General Enquiries +86 10 85311999

Admissions +86 10 8531 1911