Month: September 2018

Year 2 Bulletin w/c 16th Sept

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Year 2 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 16th September

literacy

What is an information text?

This week in Literacy, the children will be exploring different information texts. They will spend time identifying the features of an information text and to then try and recreate an information text, making sure the features are put in the right place.

  • Do you know what a caption is?
  • What is a fact box?
  • What is a sub-heading?
  • Do you have an information text at home?

maths

This week in Maths the children will continue to partition numbers using a part-whole model. They will explore different ways of partitioning, for example, 58 is made up of 5 tens and 8 ones or 4 tens and 18 ones, or 2 tens and 38 ones.

Children will end the week by using the addition sign to show partitioning of numbers. For example, partition 24, 2 tens and 4 ones can be written as 20 + 4 = 24

Follow the link below for some fun maths games:

http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/placevalue/placevalue.htm


topic

This week in Topic the children are in for a sparkling surprise with a day full of fun and exciting activities all about Beautiful Bahrain. The children will enjoy learning about the traditional food, culture and clothing. We will also be exploring Bahrain through art, music and language.

  • Can you use Google Maps to find Bahrain?
  • Can you find where you live in Bahrain?
  • What are its neighbouring countries?

Using Kidsrex, children can have a go at searching information about Bahrain: http://www.kidrex.org


reminders

  • Please make sure you comment and sign your child’s reading journal. Reading books need to be in their book bag every day.
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle and hat to school everyday.

Headteacher’s News – 6th Sept

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Dear Parents,

It has brought me great joy this week to return to the part of the British School of Bahrain that has always had a special place in my heart. I want to thank the children, teachers, assistants, support staff and parents for giving me the warmest of welcomes.

Many things have changed since I first taught in the Infants sixteen years ago. There is absolutely no doubt that our academic expectations are higher, we are blessed with light, purpose built classrooms and there are many more of us! However, there is no doubt that the essence of the Infants remains the same.

Firstly, the trust between the team of adults working together to create a safe, nurturing environment for the children is very much there. Probably more importantly, as ever the children are sociable, unspoiled and in some ways refreshingly unsophisticated. It takes a special brand of parenting and teaching to create these children who are so ‘happy in their own skin’.

Manners Matter

We take manners very seriously at the school and we ask you to reinforce the words ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’ as much as possible.

Healthy Lunchboxes

Next week is Healthy Eating Week so please help your child to select and pack healthy items for their lunchboxes. Please see some ideas in the photographs below.

No Peeping!

You may have noticed that there is an open, cleaner, less cluttered feel to the school building. We have asked class teachers to leave windows clear of paint and posters. We are proud of the learning that goes on in the classrooms and it is a pleasure to see the levels of engagement as you walk past the rooms.  However, towards the end of the day while you are waiting for your child, please resist the urge to gaze through the windows. This distracts the children at a time when the teacher is trying to get them organised to go home.  I must add that photographing children through the windows is not acceptable. Thank you for your understanding.

I know that the parking and traffic situation is exasperating and stressful. I am so sorry. I hope the after school care available for siblings from next week is a help. We had a visit from the Ministry of Works today and we are assured that safety barriers and an additional entrance to the school are on the way. In the meantime thank you for your patience.

Best wishes,

Julie Anne Gilbert

Nursery Bulletin w/c 9th Sept

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Nursery

Nursery First Week

What a fantastic week we have had with all the new Nursery children. As you can see they have loved exploring the playground, their new classrooms and getting to know their new teachers.


Next Week

Next week they will get to explore more of the school and meet their PE, Music and Arabic teachers.

Each class will have a focus book and take part in many different art activities based on the theme. I wonder if your child will be able to remember which book we’ve read?

As the Infant School’s focus is healthy eating, we will also be talking about healthy and unhealthy food. We need your help to ensure all children come to school with a healthy snack.


Healthy Snacks

We take the importance of a healthy diet, very seriously. We talk about healthy and unhealthy foods every day in snack time, in order to help your children to learn while they are at school. Eating foods high in sugar or additives, is proven to reduce children’s attention span, limit their ability to focus and hinders information retention.

As a result, we have developed a healthy eating policy in the British School of Bahrain. Please make sure your child’s snack has no high sugar/additive foods such as, biscuits, doughnuts, cake and flavoured milk. Avoid fried food such as, chicken nuggets, chips or samosas.

We also request that you have no nuts or products that contain nuts in your child’s lunch box. There are some children in nursery with severe allergies to nuts and we need to do our best as a community to ensure that these children are protected as best we can. Please note that products to avoid include, Nutella, peanut butter and pistachio nuts, as these are all nut products.


Welcome Evening

On the afternoon of Wednesday 26th September we would like to invite you all for tea and coffee afternoon. This will allow you to meet some of the new parents from your child’s class and have a short information talk about our curriculum and expectations.

Please note that this means you will not need to attend the information evening on Monday 10th which is for Reception and KS1 parents. 


Uniform

We understand that the uniform shop is currently out of stock on some items and would like to thank you for your understanding and patience with this. We would just like to take this time to remind you, children should not be wearing jewellery at school as it can be a health and safety hazard. Please note that girls should wear blue or white hair accessories.

It’s also very helpful if every child brings to school a change of clothes. This helps us in the event of an accident or their clothes getting wet during water play.

Reception Bulletin w/c 9th Sept

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Reception

For week commencing Sunday 9th September

literacy

In literacy this week we are learning to read our names whether they are written in pasta or paint or printed …. But always with a capital letter at the beginning and all other letters lower case. We are also practising writing our names in lots of different media, whether it is writing our name with a finger in gloop or on the playground 2 metres tall. Again the focus will be on having a capital letter at the beginning of a name but all other letters in lower-case.

To support the children learning about names please could each child bring in a photograph of themselves with their family to form part of a display.


maths

In Maths we will be reciting numbers from 0 to 10, singing number song and practising counting small sets of objects.  If you would like to have fun doing this at home why not visit http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_counting.htm.


topic

In our topic work we will be taking a close look at our snack boxes to decide what makes a really healthy lunch box.

We will also be continuing to learn the rules and routines of our new classes and the BSB in general.


important

 

Labelling all belongings which come to school with your child’s name and class will ensure that if they are misplaced they will traced quite quickly.

Infant Welcome Meeting

On Monday 10th September @ 6.00pm we will be hosting a welcome evening that gives you chance as a parent to come in and meet your class teacher. This evening will be filled full of information regarding the curriculum and coming events.

Year 1 Bulletin w/c 9th Sept

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Year 1 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday 9th September

literacy

In Literacy the children will be learning how to write and structure a sentence. The children will be encouraged to first think of their sentence, then verbally say their sentence to a friend in the class, and to then write their sentence remembering capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop at the end. The children will also be learning about adjectives.


maths

In Maths the children will continue working with numbers 1-10 focusing on sorting objects into groups.To support their learning the children will use a range of objects.

We kindly ask parents to bring in any plastic bottle tops, buttons, etc… so the children can apply their understand of number to everyday objects.


topic

As part of our ‘Healthy Eating week’ children will group and classify fruit and vegetables. The children will learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods and what is needed in a healthy lunchbox.


reminders

Infant Welcome Meeting

On Monday 10th September @ 6.00pm we will be hosting a welcome evening that gives you chance as a parent to come in and meet your class teacher. This evening will be filled full of information regarding the curriculum and coming events.

Hats and Water Bottles

Please remember to bring a water bottle and hat to school everyday.

Year 2 Bulletin w/c 9th Sept

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Year 2 Bulletin

For week commencing Sunday, 9th September 2018

literacy

In Literacy the children will build on using adjectives to write descriptive sentences. They will look at what makes a good friend. They will write an invitation to another year 2 class, explaining

  • What makes them special?
  • Why they are a good friend?
  • Why would the other class want to meet them?

The children will end the week reading with a buddy from the class they invited. At home can you make a list of adjectives describing a good friend?


maths

In Maths the children will look at the place value of numbers. They will use concrete methods to identify efficient methods to help them count objects. They will begin to use Tens and Ones with a Part-Whole model to help them partition numbers.

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Have a go at chanting the number bonds to 10, odd and even numbers and count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.


topic

As part of Healthy Eating Week the children will engage in a number of different activities. Discussing what makes a healthy balanced diet and creating a healthy lunchbox.

The children will look at a map of the world and locate the continents and oceans. They will then look at lunch boxes from around the world.

During snack time, the children will discuss what they have in their lunchbox and self assess whether their snack shows a balance diet. Each day they will score their snacks a mark out of 5.

The children will certainly enjoy Topic this week as they will be making a healthy treat for them to eat!


reminders

Infant Welcome Meeting

On Monday 10th September @ 6.00pm we will be hosting a welcome evening that gives you chance as a parent to come in and meet your class teacher. This evening will be filled full of information regarding the curriculum and coming events.