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International Languages Day 2018
Rachel Roots

The annual International Languages Day was celebrated by all at ISL Surrey Primary School today, starting with a buffet bursting with International foods from all over the world, all provided by the parents.

The annual International Languages Day was celebrated by all at ISL Surrey Primary School today, starting with a buffet bursting with International flavours from all over the world, all provided by the parents. 

The afternoon assembly was an exciting array of performances including poem recitals, singing and dancing all in the students mother-tongue and taught languages. All children participated and brought their own language and culture to the day with a little help from the teachers!

"No other day in the school year exemplifies the rich cultural diversity of our student and parent community and the commitment to embracing cultural diversity" 

Richard Parker, Principal

 

  • Community
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Languages
  • Multi Lingual
A day of discovery at the Natural History Museum
Rachel Roots

Year 3 and 4 went on their Milepost trip to the Natural History Museum, to visit the Volcanoes and Earthquakes exhibition. 

Year 3 and 4 went on their Milepost trip to the Natural History Museum, to visit the Volcanoes and Earthquakes exhibition. The interactive exhibition gave the students deeper knowledge and understanding on the Active Planet IPC topic.

 

From life-size screens of erupting volcanoes, collections of different volcanic rocks and volcanologist suits, students investigated what causes these eruptions and how the severity and aftermath affect countries. They also learned how tectonic plates move in different ways, producing very different results, like the rise of a new seabed.

 

One exciting part of the exhibition was an earthquake simulator which looked similar to a Japanese supermarket when the Kobe earthquake occurred in 1996. Students stood on a platform and felt the tremors of an earthquake. This was clearly most enjoyable for our budding scientists and experts, giving them an insight into the causes and impacts of natural disasters. To end the exciting day, the two classes attended the “Emergency!” show which gave them a chance to be part of interesting discussions with other schools about warnings and how seismographs and Richter scales play vital roles in scientific findings for better preparation when anticipating future events.

 

It was an enjoyable trip with lots of learning and fun for everyone.

  • IPC
  • Natural History Museum
  • School Trip
  • Science
Music Making Concert
Rachel Roots

A selection of students took part in a lunchtime concert last week in the atrium, to showcase their chosen instrument.

A selection of students took part in a lunchtime concert last week in the atrium, to showcase their chosen instrument to their peers. These included Guitars, Violins and Flutes. A very relaxing way to spend lunchtime!

MP1- The Magic Toy Maker
Rachel Roots

Mile Post 1 shared their exit point with parents last week.

Mile Post 1 shared their exit point with parents last week.
 
They have been learning about toys through History, Science, Technology, Maths and story telling in English.
 
Both classes prepared two activities which depended on each child creating a board game linked to their maths learning of addition and subtraction to 100. They had to create rules and explain how to play with their parents. It was a joy to see the families enjoying the games and chatting in their mother tongue.
 
Working collaboratively, the children made puppets using technology skills. They prepared a show based on their own choice of a story about toys and performed it in the Black Box Theatre. The exit point showed personlised learning and collaboration with every child using their voice and every child making a choice about the way their own learning developed through a connecting theme.
ABCD Brazilian School at ISL Surrey Primary
Rachel Roots

The ABCD Brazilian School recently enchanted the little ones and grown ups with the adaptation of the classical children's play "The Wedding of the Little Cockroach".

The ABCD Brazilian School recently enchanted the little ones and grown ups with the adaptation of the classical children's play "The Wedding of the Little Cockroach".
 
This story was the first one translated from Portuguese to Brazilian Portuguese in 1872 and since then has been very popular all over the place in Brazil. The performance included our Portuguese teacher; Karina Marsh and a pupil in Year 1.