A word from Mrs Železinger
This being a block in which we explore the theme of Languages, some interesting questions were presented to the students during our Primary Assembly. Have you thought about how being able to communicate with another person gives you power? Power to state your views and feelings, to make friends and solve issues. Was there a time you could not use your native language to communicate? How did you feel? Students also discussed cases in history, where the native language was prohibited, as a means of control and power.
At BISL we have students from all over the world, who all speak at least two if not more languages. Being exposed to a variety of languages at school and home is a great advantage. There are many benefits to speaking different languages: improved memory and concentration, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, to name just a few. So do not be afraid to learn a new language, it is never too late!
Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of braveryAmy Chua
With best wishes for the weekend,
Head of Primary
News from Year 1
This block year 1 are looking at measurement in Maths. The children walked around the playground and measured their favourite landmarks, creating a beautiful map.
News from Year 2
Year 2 were lucky enough to have been brought a Christmas tree last block that we were able to decorate for Christmas. We have decided that its best living conditions would be alongside our other BISL Christmas trees.
Before we took our tree into the woodland area we discussed the best conditions for our tree to survive. We decided to plant it next to our other trees when warmer weather arrives.
News from Year 4
Year 4 have been trying to learn all the countries in the world and name their capital cities.
How good is your geographical knowledge?
- What is the capital city of Pakistan?
- What is the capital city of Burkina Faso?
- What is the capital city of Laos?
- What is the capital city of Peru?
- What is the capital city of Kazakhstan?
Islamabad, Ouagadougou , Vientiane, Lima, Astana
News from Year 5
Year 5 continue to focus on factors and prime numbers during Maths lessons this week, and they have now discovered how to utilise factor trees in order to find the prime factors of a number. They have also begun to investigate different multiplication methods, and it has been interesting to see how the students incorporate different variations of these methods into their work. The biography of Jeremy Strong continues to inspire our evaluation of biographical works in our English studies. The ‘Government’ topic has evoked a whole new range of vocabulary, which has been put to good use when debating differing styles of government and developing their own politically influenced pledges.
Mr Irving and Mr Walker
News from MFL
In the spirit of Language block, Y2 was working together in Slovene lessons this week. Students collaborated in different activities, where they had to teach each other, one of which was to describe an unusual house and later present their house to their friends. Great job, guys!
BE A HERO - LIVE OUR VALUES
Please sign up to join our BISL blood donation drive on Friday the 7th of February. We will leave school at 12 and return by 3:30. If this is something you've always wanted to do but needed a bit of moral support, come along with BISL students, parents and staff.
A big welcome to Ken Calder who has joined our Music department this week. Ken has a vast experience in the Music Theatre and has been a Head of Music, Visual and Performing Arts including Drama. He is enjoying his role as a Music Specialist in both Primary and Secondary classes and is already impressed with the enthusiasm and respectful behaviour of BISL students.
You can read more about Kenneth on the BISL webpage.
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