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Headteacher's News - Thursday, 18th October 2018

Dear Parents,

I am sure that when many of us reminisce about our schooldays, the sharpest memories are of learning that took place outside the classroom. At the BSB we are great believers in getting out of the classroom and bringing learning to life with any opportunities that are available in the kingdom.

Bahrain National Museum

Children in Year 2 had the opportunity to visit Bahrain National Museum this week. As they prepare for their job fair next week, they compared and contrasted many of the traditional careers undertaken in the past, with present day opportunities. The children were left in little doubt that the physical challenges for pearl divers, basket weavers, shoemakers and rug makers were not for the faint hearted! Many thanks to Ms. Heinrich and Ms. Lori for organising the trip.

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Y2 Museum Visit

Think Pink

We were delighted that so many children in the Infants participated in the whole school charity fundraiser for Think Pink, an organisation that works to raise awareness and support research into a cure for breast cancer. Children added innovative ‘touches of pink’ to their uniforms – tutus, socks, pom poms, waistcoats and veils to name but a few. There was also an amazing selection of pink items in the children’s lunchboxes. In Infants alone we managed to raise 424 BD and we look forward to announcing the total from the whole school next week.

Curriculum Workshops

Parents of children in Year 1 will have received notification of curriculum workshops for this particular year group. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Wednesday, 24th October at 1:15pm. The workshops will take place in the Year 1 classrooms that are located on the ground floor.

Congratulations to this week's Champions!

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Headteacher's News Thursday 11th October 2018

“Teachers have three loves; love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”

-Scott Hayden

I was struck by the enjoyment, focus and engagement in the maths lessons that I popped in to across the Infants this week. In the early years numbers are made meaningful to the children by highlighting their relevance in the real life. Our recent emphasis on teaching the ‘language of number’ has done wonders in giving the children further up the school confidence when articulating their strategies to solve a problem – whether it is by ‘putting the big number’ in their head, ‘partitioning’ or explaining place value. Changes made to the curriculum last year are now firmly embedded and it is obvious that our increased focus on the concrete and practical, before moving onto the abstract has had a huge impact on the children’s depth of understanding.

11th Oct Maths

Think Pink

On Thursday 18th October, children in the Infants will be participating in a whole school charity fundraiser to raise money for Think Pink, a charity that raises money for research into a cure for breast cancer in Bahrain. Children are invited to add a ‘touch of pink’ to their school uniform. This could be pink socks, a pink hat, a pink hair ribbon or any other item of pink clothing. Children are invited to contribute 500 fils to Think Pink for the privilege. It would also be a nice idea to add some pink items of food in your child’s lunchbox such as a strawberry yoghurt, some watermelon or a few raspberries.

Congratulations Miss Katie!

Hearty congratulations to Miss Katie, who works with Mrs George in R2. We were delighted when she announced her engagement to Mr. Bryce Kramlich this week and wish the happy couple all the very best.

Congratulations to this week's Champions!

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2