At the Early Years and Infant Campus, the mini-council made up of elected representatives from each of the Year 2 classes, discuss with Ms Helena (one of our PSHE leaders) how school can be improved. On a regular basis, the president and vice-president present their ideas to me and we look to put into practice, where possible, what they suggest.
At the joint BIS/BVIS meeting, the children shared their ideas, and I look forward to hearing from them and listening to the children’s perspectives on how we can make BIS even better than it is.
Following from the super F2 ‘Spooktacular’ SPLAT (Stay, Play and Learn All Together) last week, F3 opened the doors to parents. It was wonderful to see so many parents joining in with their children in the Early Learning Centre and in the classrooms. The children were so pleased to show their parents what they do in school on a daily basis.
Read more in this post by Ms Maria, our F3 Leader:
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in Primary
Children begin having ‘taster sessions’ of the three languages we teach in primary in F3. Each term until the end of Year 2, they will be taught French, Spanish and Mandarin on rotation, then by the end of Year 2, the children will specialise in one of those languages. To help parents make the choice, Ms Sophie, our MFL leader, is hosting a coffee morning for parents at 8.30am on Monday 16th November in the EY&I canteen. I look forward to seeing all Year 2 parents there.
In the meantime, please take a moment to have a look at this post from Ms Sophie, about what has been happening in MFL this term.
MFL in Primary
Language in Focus
Last Friday, we held a special assembly to officially say goodbye to Filipino, our previous Language in Focus (LIF), and to launch our new LIF: Russian!
Our Russian-speaking students started us off by teaching us some useful words in their language. Then, in a tricky quiz, the students were challenged to show what they know about Russian language and culture. Finally, Team St Petersburg faced Team Moscow in an exciting live version of Tetris, one of Russia's most famous exports. This challenging game was won by Team Moscow! You can watch the assembly HERE.
For the rest of Term 1 we will be celebrating Russian language and culture with in-class activities. Our Language in Focus board is up on the second floor, and the students can test themselves with a Russian quiz.
You can also Visit the LiF blog to learn more about Russian with some fun activities and videos. You can also see pages for our previous languages there.
Ms Kathy, Ms Andi and Mr Paul
Heartbeat Vietnam - Y12 Assembly in Juniors
I regularly lead the assemblies at the Junior Campus, and when I was approached by some students with a project they wanted to share with the children at Juniors, I thought it was a great opportunity for some cross-campus collaboration. Read more about it HERE.