Young Interpreters Update
Congratulations to our new Young Interpreters who have begun their online training in preparation for welcoming the new students who will join BIS at the beginning of the new term, after the summer break. They will play a very important role in helping our new arrivals to feel comfortable in their new environment, understand the classroom routines and rules, and make friends.
The Young Interpreters are:
Year 4: SeEun, Nha Ky, Samierra, Oliver, YoonSeul, Tony, Bobo, Temwa, Ranka & Andrew.
Year 5: Alistair, Hoai Anh, Aiden, Zaara, Lavin, Gianna, Julia, Sean, Ethan & Moon.
Mr Josh Dale, EAL teacher.
EAL Year 6
This term, Year 6 EAL students have been scaring each other with their ‘Tales Of Fear’. They have learnt how to describe a creepy setting, and how to build suspense effectively to keep readers on the edge of their seat! Students have been learning how to use a range of descriptive techniques, such as ‘show not tell’, similes and alliteration, to make their stories interesting and enjoyable to read.
They have also been honing their research skills to investigate unusual phobias and write a non-chronological report. Students took on the role of ‘expert’ to explain these weird and wonderful phobias in their reports.
As we headed into online learning, the enthusiasm and engagement continued as we moved onto ‘Warning Stories’. We have read a number of short texts, such as The Caravan and Elf Road that show exactly what happens when we ignore a warning! Students even created their own comic strips to retell the story of ‘The Caravan’. As you can see from our example, these comics look incredibly professional and students should be very proud of all their hard work! Well done Year 6!
Ms Mandy and Ms Shaheena, EAL Teacher
Live Cooking Session in Spanish Class!
We had our final cultural activity this week; making “Chicken tinga tortillas”. This is a traditional Mexican recipe, originally from Puebla.
We all logged in from our kitchens with the ingredients ready to go. Some parents accompanied their children and between us we all managed to make some delicious tortillas.
Did you know that Mexican cuisine has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO since 2010?
By Fiorella Balbuena, Spanish Teacher