On Tuesday morning, Lord Puttnam officially opened the BIS HCMC, Early Years and Infant Campus. Although we have been open since January, Tuesday 20th November was a date that all the members of the advisory board and the Nord Anglia executive committee were available to view the campus and give their seal of approval to what we have been working so hard to create. Lord Puttnam’s words were a welcome affirmation of what we have achieved over the last two and half years, from the point when the decision was taken to amalgamate the Tu Xuong and An Phu Primary Campuses to where we are today.
The opening ceremony was a wonderful occasion with the Year 1 and 2 choirs singing, a Vietnamese dance performance from a group of Year 2 children, musical performances from some of our ‘Young Musician of the Year’ finalists and songs by the community choir.
To see many photos to the Grand Opening and to see a Youtube clip of Lord Puttnam’s speech, please click on the link below:
Award Winning Film Producer officially opens EY&I
Little Red Riding Hood
This well-known tale has been the source of a great deal of learning in F3 this week. Having re-told the story to the children, various activities have been taken place to engage the children in their learning. Ms Maria explains more in this post:
Little Red Riding Hood
What happens to sound the further you are away from it? This is a question 2M have been investigating this week in Science. To see what they found out, follow the link below:
A few weeks ago, we had a coffee morning on the theme of ‘Emotional Resilience’, where we talked about the importance of looking after our mental health. We regularly talk to the children about eating their vegetables and getting enough sleep to stay healthy physically, but we tend not to talk about what they can do to stay healthy mentally. In Year 2, Ms Emma, shares in this post how the class use yoga, to help concentrate and build self-esteem.
Year 2 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Choices
From Year 3, children will learn one modern foreign language, either French, Spanish or Mandarin. A letter with more details will be sent to all Year 2 parents shortly. If you would like to see Ms Sophie’s presentation that was shared last week, please follow the link below:
Y2 Parents MFL Choices
BIS Learning Skills Challenge
As we enter the last few weeks of term, the challenges keep on coming. Who will crack the code and claim the prize in Week 11. You can see this week’s challenge here.
It is really important that the children develop good habits in the canteen. We want to see them making healthy choices, eating their fruit and vegetables, being polite to the staff, saying please and thank you, and learning that there is appropriate behaviour when eating with others. If a member of staff sees a child, making good choices, they write their name in the ‘Golden Book’. Each week, 6 children are chosen to be ‘Finer Diners’. They get to choose a friend to join them at the ‘Finer Diner’ table, have lunch with Ms Mary and myself (and sometimes, other special guests), and as a very special treat, they also have a muffin.
Congratulations to this week’s Year F3 Finer Diners!
At the beginning of November, poppies went on sale in order to raise money for those whose lives have been affected by war. Thank you to everyone who generously made donations to the ‘Poppy Appeal’; and I am glad to be able to inform you that as a school, BIS raised 9,176,400VND.