SPLAT/Busy Learning Distribution
It was wonderful to see everyone on Tuesday as we distributed the SPLAT and Busy Learning bags once again. We have another delivery planned for Tuesday 7th December (which will have a Christmas theme), and we hope will be the last one!
A fantastic way to socialise with friends.
Our Primary children have been introduced to an exciting, new website platform called ‘Kumospace’. This is a video chat platform, similar to Google Meet, but the difference being the children can move themselves around the space and therefore choose who they would like to talk to, just like on the playground. Teachers will spend time with their class in Kumospace as a social tool to support well-being. It opens up more opportunities for the children to interact with friends and build new relationships in their classes.
The children have had a great start to Kumospace and the student response has been extremely positive. It has been wonderful to see them chatting more freely and building up their social skills in preparation for returning to school. As with all virtual school platforms, please support your child and monitor their usage. If you have any questions about Kumospacae, please contact your class teacher or one of the PSHE leaders: Mr Anthony at Anthony.Woolley@bisvietnam.com or Ms Helena at Helena.Tucker@bisvietnam.com.
Ms Helena Tucker
Christmas Events with our Music Department
Advent Sunday, this weekend, marks the beginning of the Christmas season. With school being virtual, we will be doing our Christmas events slightly differently this year, so please make a note in your diary when the events will be:
F1 Singalong - Wednesday 15th December @ 8.50am
F2 & F3 Singalong - Thursday 2nd December @9.30am
Year 1’s A Merry Little Christmas - Wednesday 1st December @ 9am
Year 2 Christmas Performance - Friday 10th December @ 11am
Preparing to Return to School Webinar - 30th November
Following on from the successful EYFS webinar, we are delighted to host a webinar for Year 1 to Year 6 parents about preparing for a return to school for our students. While we don’t have a date to return as yet, we do know that the children and families may need some guidance to ensure there is a smooth transition back to the classroom and the day to day routines of school. Taking place on Tuesday 30th November at 9am, the session will have our Counselling and Support team as well as the leadership team and Year leaders in attendance. We look forward to a great turn out of parents.
Join via Zoom
DECEMBER DASH 2021!
Ho Ho Ho Boys and Girls!
The Primary PE Department invites all students, parents and teachers to take part in the DECEMBER DASH. For the first 12 days of Christmas, we would like you ALL to get up and get active participating in daily events building a stronger, healthier and more festive community together!
All BIS students, parents and teachers from F1 – Year 6 can take part. This is an optional activity, but we would REALLY encourage you all to participate to help increase your current health and well-being.
As a PE Team, we’ve set a GOAL to achieve a combined total score of 200,000 minutes of physical activity as a community. This is the number we have chosen, as it represents the average number of lights on the big Christmas trees planted in central squares of towns and cities across the world, as done by many of our home countries.
Who can gain the most minutes of action in your class?... in your year group … in the school … in your family?
Also, there will be a page here for you to submit your photos of you in action - solo, with friends and family, or even with your pets!
So, starting from the 1st December it’s all Go Go Go Ho Ho Ho! , we look forward to sharing with you our passion for the benefits of Physical Activity, and the wondrous joy of the Christmas spirit!
DECEMBER DASH starts on 1st December… Get ready! Click here for more.
Regards, your Primary PE Team
Nord Anglia Writing Competition - Imagine 2021
This week will see the launch of the NAE Writers competition for students from Year 1 to Year 6. There are six categories for the children to choose from Poetry, Diary, Film, Letter, Comic and Photo. Rules include; Entries must be original work, Writing must be in English, It can be submitted as an individual, or as a group, You can enter as many categories as you like, but you can only submit one entry per category, By entering the competition, you agree that Nord Anglia Education can publish your entry online and in print.
The deadline is in February so plenty of time! More details were shared via Seesaw and in the assembly last week so make sure to look out for it and discuss with your child if they would like to take part. Here is the guide for students. Have a look on Global Campus because there are workshops you might like to participate in. On Monday, November 22nd – the judges’ workshops were launched on Global Campus. Visit Global Campus to find out more and to join the workshops.
Sing Song - Part 1! Friday 26th November 3pm
We are delighted to announce that Sing Song Part 1 will be streamed on Friday, November 26th at 3pm. We have had such a wonderful response with so many fantastic performances we have had to split this event into different parts. This week be prepared to enjoy performances from Year 1 to Year 6, a very popular hit song with a whole family dressed as pirates, a classic Disney song by a teacher and a dog, alongside an original song composed for this event!
Sit back, relax, sing a-long and enjoy just over 30 minutes of wonderful music from our students and their families across both campuses.