Month: May 2018

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Feriha 2Visitors in Year 1

This week, the Year 1 children invited their parents into their classrooms to read and share the fantastic stories they have been writing. The children have been experiencing what it has been like to become an author, not only writing stories, but understanding the need for a blurb and careful consideration as to what has to go on a front cover. The children loved sharing  the stories they created with their parents. Thank you to all the adults who came.

Year 2 Topic – Journeys

Year 2 children have been studying methods of transportation during their ‘Journeys’ topic. While investigating various modes of transportation, such as planes, boats and parachutes, the classes decided to test how each one works. The children made predictions about different variables that could affect each transportation method such as size, weight and the use of various materials. One experiment the students completed was researching which material would make the best parachute and then testing each one using eggs and legos. The students were fascinated by the results they concluded.

2.1 Class Assembly

In BSB Infant School we believe that one of the most important jobs we have is to teach, model, and reinforce respect and kindness. In order to help us promote the values of kindness across the school community, children in 2.1 had a heart-warming class assembly this morning.

Here is a lovely video about ‘kindness’ which the children shared with us.

Congratulations to all our ‘Super Stars’ this week!




24th of May

Year 1

24th May

Year 2

24th May

Wishing everyone a beautiful and relaxing weekend!


Reception Bulletin w/c 27th May

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Week Commencing 27th May


This week we will be learning the fl consonant blend as in fly and flute. There is a short story with lots of words with the fl sound in it that you can read together at home. See the video below:

Can you find any more fl words at home that you can add to the list at the end of the story?

If the children would like to each bring a small fl object (labelled with their name if they want it back) or a story about a fly, a flower or a flute, the teachers would love to share them with the class.


In Maths we will be learning about estimation. We will be guessing how long things are and how heavy things might be. You can use anything to measure how long something is as long as the unit of length remains the same. You might measure how many lego blocks long something is… or how many baseball caps long something is… as long as the baseball caps are all the same size. Maybe you can have some fun at home guessing how long some of the things are in different rooms before checking with your chosen unit of measure 🙂


We start our new topic this week: ‘Getting Warmer’. We will be looking at the weather this week and linking it to the animals you will find in our concert at the end of the year. What is the weather like where they live?

To get things started this is a simple song about some of the different kinds of weather that we experience and how they may make us feel:


Swimming Lessons will continue for Reception for the rest of this term. Please ensure towels, caps, goggles, swimming costumes etc are all labelled with your child’s name and class. It would help immensely if the goggles come to school correctly adjusted for your child.

The Reception Summer Concert will be on Thursday 21st June.

Nursery Bulletin w/c 27th May

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Week Commencing 27th May

school concert

This week is all about the end of  year concerts in Nursery. We will be practising for the first time on the stage on Tuesday, before having a full dress rehearsal on Wednesday for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Then, of course, our final performance will be on Thursday for our families 🙂 We can’t wait to see you all there!

Concert Timings on Thursday 31st May

  • N1 & N7 performing ‘The Gingerbread Man’ @ 8:30

  • N4 & N5 performing ‘Tiddler’ @ 9:30

  • N2, N3 & N6 performing ‘The Very Grouchy Ladybug’ @ 10:30

Please note that we invite 2 adults per child in each class. This is to ensure that we have space for everyone to come and join us and see their child or children. The concerts will take place in the EYFS sports hall which is on the Reception corridor upstairs (above Nursery). 

Once children have finished their performance they will return to their classrooms where parents can come and collect them to take them home and celebrate their success 🙂


In Arabic we will be learning:

  • Topic: Shapes (Rectangle)
  • Read and colour the letter yaa (ي). Pronounce at least 3 words that contain the letter
  • Colour: grey
  • Song:  shapes song

save the date

  • 31st May- End of Year Concert
  • 14th June until 18th June- Half Term Holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
  • 25th June- Scrapbook Share
  • 28th June- Last Day of Term

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Feriha 2Pizza making In Reception

The children in Reception had great fun last week learning about telling o’clock times on an analogue clock. Rather than just drawing pictures of clocks, they created cheese and tomato pizzas and used mushrooms to make the numbers on the clock and peppers to make the hands.  There was so much lovely discussion about how to make the numbers and where individual numbers should be placed. Of course, without doubt, the children thought eating their clocks was the best part of the activity!

Wishing everyone a fantastic week!


Year 1 Bulletin w/c 20th May

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Year 1 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 20th May


This week we will be the authors of our own adapted version of ‘The Papaya that spoke’. To make this story our own we will:

  • Change the main character
  • Change the other characters and settings where they meet
  • Change the fruit
  • Add exciting adjectives
  • Change the verbs

At the end of the week we would love to share our writing with you! On Wednesday or Thursday afternoon we will open our doors a little early to give the children the opportunity to read their work to you. Please see your class teacher for which day this will be happening.


In maths this week we will be continuing with place value work. We will be looking at counting on and back from any given number within 100. We will also be looking at using the language greater than, less than and equal to when describing number relationships.

Try this famous song to help you


In Topic this week we will be extending our learning of the Gunpowder Plot to explore Bonfire Night and why people in the UK celebrate it. We will look at the link between Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night, learn all about bonfire safety and begin to explore the different kinds of fireworks. We will finish the week by creating our very own firework art!

Look at this video for an introduction to Bonfire Night


Year 1 Build It Up Bahrain Museum

Our Year 1 Museum ‘Build It Up Bahrain’ is now open for visitors in the year 1 corridor. We kindly ask that you respect the hard work put into creating this museum by the children and teaching staff alike. Please refrain from touching any of the models or display objects. Thank you!


Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة
(ضَ ، ضِ ، ضُ ، ضا ، ضي ، ضو)

 ( ضرس ، بيض ، ضاع)

يوم الأربعاء 16/5/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس17/5/2018 2/3/5/6/7/

يوم الاثنين

21 /5/2018

يوم الأربعاء 16/5/2018  1.4 /1.8

الخميس17/5/2018 2/3/5/6/7/9

حرف ( ض ) صفحة (1/2 )

– تمييز الحرف ( ض )

مع أصواته وأشكاله

–  تحليل وتركيب الكلمات

– قراءة كلمات الدرس

– تكوين جملة مفيدة

حرف(ض) لغة عربية
ملاحظة : سيتم عمل تقييم عام لأداء الطلبة في الدروس التي تم دراستها.

Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter


–            Read, write, and pronounce the letter

–           Learn words that contain the letter.

–           Shape of the letter within a word.

–           Sounds of the letter.

–            Use the learnt words to tell simple sentences.

–            The letter activity.

Home English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Sitting room


Ghurfat Aljuloos غُرفة الجلوس
carpet Sijjada سِجادة
Chair Kursee كُرسي

Please note this is a basic overview of the planning for this week. It is impossible to cover in this outline all the learning that takes place during a week.

Year 2 Bulletin w/c 20th May

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Year 2 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 20th May


We will be comparing our story, Lost and Found, from last week to a video story of the same name. We want the children to draw out the similarities and differences between the two versions. Later in the week we will then compare it to a different story by the same author, The Way Back Home. The children will also apply some of their reading skills, such as Suki sequencing, to the texts explored.


The next theme in our ‘measures’ unit is capacity or volume. Again, the children will need to be able to estimate and measure the capacity of a liquid in ml (millilitres) and L (litres). We will continue to compare volumes using the more than and less than symbols ( < > ). During the week we will also read scales showing temperatures and introduce the symbol for degrees Celsius (°) before applying our measuring knowledge and skills to word problems and reasoning problems.

CHECK AT HOME: Can your child identify if there is more than 1L of liquid or less than 1L of liquid in a container?

Have you completed your mymaths this week?



We continue our study of air travel this week; different types of transport used in the air and the invention of the aircraft. Our fiction link will be The Way Back Home, a lovely story by Oliver Jeffers. This week’s investigation will be related to the story and to parachutes. The children will use their developing knowledge of properties of materials to create a parachute. All the parachutes will be tested and results recorded in a scientific table.


Children’s jackets/jumpers

While it is hotting up outside, the children often feel a little colder inside under the AC units. It is not always possible to turn the AC off, when many of the children are still warm, so children should continue to bring their over wear in case they are cold in class.

SWIMMING lessons

Please remember that swimming is part of the curriculum and it is expected that all children will swim. A doctor’s note must be provided if your child is unable to join their session. They MUST wear a swim cap in the pool and must be able to dress and undress themselves quickly to be ready for their slot.


Pioneer’s Day

Have you chosen your famous explorer or pioneer? Each child must dress up as their chosen explorer and research 5 questions and answers to share with their audience.

The parents will be invited to the children’s ‘waxworks museum’ on Tuesday afternoon, 12th June.

End of Year 2 Party!
Year 2 Party 2018
Click here for a copy of the invitation


Arabic 1st Set

الإملاء تاريخ تسليم الواجب الواجب ماسيتعلمه الطالب الموضوع المادة

إملاء يوم الخميس الموافق 24/5 في الجملتين التاليتين:

* في الْبَحْرَيْنِ لُؤْلُؤٌ جَميلٌ.


*لُؤْلُؤُ الْبَحْرَيْنِ غالي الثَّمَنِ.



*قراءة درس (لُؤْلُؤُ الْبَحْرَيْنِ).

*حل تمارين الدرس رقم 4/3/2/1 في كتاب التدريبات اللغوية من صفحة 89 إلى صفحة 91.



* قراءة جمل الدرس والتعرف على معناها.

* التركيز على قراءة حرف الياء مع الحركات والمدود.

*التدرب على استخدام مفهومي “يمين / يسار “.


*درسي ” مَنْ أنا؟ ” / “أحترِمُ ذاتِي”.


(لُؤْلُؤُ الْبَحْرَيْنِ)



التربية للمواطنة


لغة عربية


Arabic 2nd Set

Subject Topic Students will learn
Arabic Letter



–         Read, write, and pronounce the letter

–         Learn at least 3 words that contain the letter

    (Colour ألوان) طاووس) peacock) (equal يساوي).

–         Shape of the letter within a word.

–         Sounds of the letter.

حيوانات المزرعة والغابة

Farm and Jungle Animals

English Sound in Arabic Meaning in Arabic
Monkey Qerd قِرد

 Please note this is a basic overview of the planning for this week. It is impossible to cover in this outline all the learning that takes place during a week.

Headteacher’s News

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Feriha 2ramadan-kareem

As the British School of Bahrain, one of the many things we pride ourselves in is the mutual respect we display to each other’s culture, backgrounds, and most importantly, faith between the BSB community members.

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, the spirit of joy and generosity can be felt all around. During Year 1’s Religious Education class, Ms. Maha paid a visit to explain why Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims.

The Infants Arabic department also led a beautiful Ramadan assembly for Year 1 and Year 2 children describing the rich history of Ramadan and the traditions still practised today, such as drumming to signify the start of Iftar, receiving new clothing during Eid, and the importance of fasting. Family, self-reflection, good deeds, and devotion are all words used to symbolize this blessed time.

The month of Ramadan is a special month for many of our families at the BSB. On behalf of the BSB Infant School family, I wish all our Muslim families a blessed and happy Ramadan!

Congratulations to all our ‘Super Stars’ this week!





Year 1


Year 2

Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!