A word from Mrs Železinger
Dear Parents and Students,
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the EYFS and Primary Autumn Reports will be issued in the last week of the term. All reports will be shared via the Parent Portal for parents to be able to access these. Note that hard copies will no longer be issued, as these can be printed from the portal. Please ensure that you have logged into the portal (as per the instructions sent out) or contact the IT department at email@example.com for further support.
At BISL we recognise that positive behaviour, punctuality, and good attendance are central to ensuring that students reach their full potential. If students are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them, it is vital that they attend regularly and be at school on time every day the school is open, unless the reason is unavoidable. Any absence affects the pattern of a student's schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. We thank parents for working together with us to ensure that all students are encouraged and supported to develop good attendance habits.
BISL Xmas Fayre will be held between 2 and 4 pm on Thursday 15th December. This is a big community event, involving students, teachers and parents. Please contact your child’s Class Teacher and/or Class Parent Representative to find out how you can help leading up to or on the day of the event- there are lots of ways to get involved.
For all to be aware, we are a Nut-Free School, which means that any nuts, nut products or items containing nuts are not allowed in school. Please ensure that your child’s snacks, lunches, or any other food brought into school for special events, are free of nuts. The same applies to any food prepared onsite in school. With this, we aim to protect students who have nuts allergies, as well as, promote awareness of where students may be put at risk.
Please see the sections below for further exciting news on individual classes and subjects. For the latest Update from the Principal and other upcoming events, see the News section on our website. Wishing you a great weekend.
Head of Primary
Class Teacher Reports
As we continued to learn about various types of homes, the students worked hard on the junk model houses they had created the previous week with the paper mache technique.
The Reception students practised writing sounds in glitter sand and, as a group, created a house out of shapes they had cut out before. With the help of the picture cards, Nursery children had fun role-playing different family members with their peers.
In Maths, we were learning about 2D and 3D shapes. After a very exciting shape hunt, we found out that our classroom is full of different shapes. In English lessons, we were listening to the story "Handa's Hen". We drew all different kinds of animals that Handa met, while she was looking for her hen.
In our Topic lessons, we were talking about birthdays. We were talking about our birthday parties and how birthday celebrations look all around the world. You can’t imagine how many ways there are to celebrate your birthday! If you are looking for an idea of how to celebrate yourself, you can find it in our notebooks. We were also learning about the Chinese New Year celebration and we made some very colourful dragons. Did you know that in China they celebrate their New Year for two weeks?
Our dragons are more than ready for the party.
In Topic the children have had a wail of a time learning about various celebrations from cultures across the world. The children learnt about The Day of the Dead, in Mexico, and made their own puppet skeletons. Then the children enjoyed acting out the celebration of Holi, in India, by throwing pretend paint at one another to reenact the colourful celebration.
Finally, on Thursday, the children made their own Ginger bread cookies in the shape of St. Nicolas.
Check out their handicraft!
This week in year 3, children travelled to an uninhabited tropical island, gathered fruits and mixed a delicious fruit salad. Served on little bamboo boats, pineapples, pomegranates and oranges, it tasted even better. Now that the children know the survival skills required and have all the necessary tools in their little backpacks, they are ready to sail the oceans of the world in search of treasure islands.
This week, Year 4 has really enjoyed learning about different Volcanoes. We have been researching different Volcanoes and we have learnt about how they are formed, where they are formed and what happens when they erupt. We are really enjoying our current topic and are looking forward to learning more next week. This week, in Literacy, we have been learning about Haikus and we have been writing our own. Year 4 has been making so many. Ask your child, I’m sure they would love to share their new learning with you.
What an exciting week Year 5 has had!! The class has drawn Wales and the USA in the sweep for the World Cup and we couldn't believe they were playing each other this week.
The students enjoyed our Thanksgiving celebrations and shared what they were grateful for. It was so lovely to hear how much they appreciate each other and their families. To top it off, we had a great trip to the theatre to celebrate the creative arts block.
The year 5 and 6 students had a wonderful time on our trip to the theatre and later going to the pizza place. The students enjoyed themselves immensely.
This week we looked at the importance of communication and teamwork across all aspects of primary PE. Year 1 and 2 continued their gymnastics and movement block, by creating group routines and performing them for the rest of the group. Year 3 & 4 developed their cooperative learning skills when playing volleyball whilst Years 5 and 6 looked at tactical shape when attacking and defending in handball..
Year 5 and 6 students at Slovene Foundation have been learning about Slovenian symbols on the Slovene flag. They were also listening to the Slovene anthem and read a short text about Slovene main attractions. The challenge of this week was to answer a few questions about the text. The students showed great commitment to reading and answered the questions without much difficulty.
This week Y4 was working hard during Slovene Advanced Lessons.
They had to prepare a presentation about what they want to become and I feel very lucky that I teach a future president, pop star, ballerina, gymnast and many more. Time to start collecting autographs.
Welcome to the Creative Arts block
This week in creative arts:
Students have been submitting their entries for the Peter Pan poster and ticket competition. The winning poster will be displayed around the school and on social media to promote our up-and- coming production of Peter Pan, and the winning ticket will be distributed to the parents of the cast and stagehands. Watch this space for the winners.
Across KS1 and 2, students have been getting into the Christmas spirit in their performing arts lessons with Early Years and Year 1 learning ’Rudolph the Rednosed reindeer’ and ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’. Years two and three have been learning Jingle bells on the glockenspiel and xylophones and year 4 has been learning ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ on the boomwhackers.
Year 5 have started their dramatic representation of Aladdin and year 6 have been working on their polyrhythms during African drumming.
We are also excited to announce that piano and singing lessons have returned to BISL. They will take place on Thursdays and Fridays after school. If you would like to sign up for lessons or receive more information, please contact Dorewe directly
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Performing Arts Team
BISL Xmas Fayre
Dear parents, Christmas time is just around the corner and as of this week, the PTA and the BISL have already started the preparation for the upcoming BISL Christmas Fayre that will be held on Thursday, 15th of December, from 14.00 until 16.00.
The PTA would like to ask each family to contribute baked goods or snacks that can be either taken to the class teacher or dropped off in the morning on the 15th of December. For those parents who would like to join to help during the event itself - you’re more than welcome. Your support will be highly appreciated indeed.
And if you’d like to participate in decorating the school, you can join us on Monday, 28th of November, at 8.30 in the morning (or at 7.45 at the coffee place in front of the school). With more news to come,