Year 5 ventured down to Early Years to do some paired reading with FS2. When we were reading with the children, we made sure they understood the story by asking them different types of questions. In class we have been learning about Bloom’s Taxonomy and we have been focusing on the first three levels: ‘I remember’, ‘I understand’ and ‘I can apply’. We have been looking at various children’s books and creating example questions for the three different levels.
When we arrived in Early Years, we were put into pairs and chose a quiet spot to read with our partner. We made sure we used lots of expressions and we definitely asked plenty of questions. We had a fantastic time and even had time to play with our partners for five minutes in the end!
Stay and Play was a morning filled with different fun activities that children enjoyed with their parents. The children were proud to show all their work and introduce their favourite activities to their parents.
The U16 Girls Football Tournament was a great success. Six schools took part in the tournament with a total of 7 teams. Our team was called “Braekoni” as Braeburn and Kivukoni girls came together to participate in the tournament.
The matches were played in a round-robin. We played six matches in total, won two matches, 2-0 AKAM B and 1-0 Oshwal and drew four matches 0-0 AKAM A, Memon A & B and Jaffery.
We had a tie in the number of points with the AKAM A team but given that we had not lost to any team in the matches, we won the tournament!
BMIS students had a warm welcome from Peponi and the day was very well organised. Our students competed in four different challenges.
- The Coding Challenge, Scratch for the U11 and HTML for the U13;
- The 3D Design Challenge, using SketchUp to create a 3D object with precise measurements and dimensions;
- The Control Systems Challenge, using Arduino to program a sequence of lights on a circuit board;
- The Logical Programming Challenge, with U11 designing the smart-home of the future, and the U13 designing an interactive service kiosk for a movie theatre.
Some activities, such as Scratch and HTML were familiar to our boys, and others, such as the 3D design and Arduino offered new opportunities for us to learn.
The competition, as always, was tough, however, it was also a lot of fun and a valuable learning experience, and it was a shame that the day had to come to an end. I know our boys enjoyed it (they were singing on the bus, all the way back to Garden Estate).
Thursday was World Book Day! What an amazing host of book characters rocked up to school in the morning- from the Three Little Pigs and Willy Wonka to Harry Potter and Wally! The blaze of colour, the brilliance of imagination and the wealth of creativity was quite something to behold.
After the costume parade of children, staff and parents, the children enjoyed a day of books, reading and stories. Lots of parents and some Secondary students joined us for a picnic lunch and came to share a story in the shade. After that, the children took part in two author masterclasses where they were either designing an animal character or creating a picture book.
We ended our fun day with a showcase of amazing writing that the children have created this week, stimulated by the discovery of a ‘Mystery Suitcase’ in the playground.
Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of this special day and helped to make it such a success.