The British International School Istanbul

Zekeriyaköy Mahallesi,Kilyos Caddesi
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Volume 3 Number 13
Week in, Week out
A BISI School publication

Dear readers,

Last Friday BISI had its first official 'Online Mathematics Day'. The primary students got to enjoy lots of fun activities looking at Maths within their daily environments.

Year Six's have been busy making human heart models in Science and Learning to budget in Maths for Virtual holidays whilst Year Eight’s are learning the seriousness of gaming addiction.

A reminder that this weekend is there are partial curfews in place from 9pm,Friday 11th December to 5am, Monday 14th December :

On Saturdays and Sundays, food stores and Pharmacies will be open for essential needs between 10am and 5pm. Those over 65 and under 20 are not permitted to leave their homes. If you are between the ages of 20 and 65 you can only walk to your nearest shops and are not permitted to drive unless you are registered as disabled. Shops are able to provide home delivery services between 10am and 5pm. Restaurants are able to provide home delivery services between 10am and 8pm. Bakeries may open 24 hours per day.

To keep informed about the rules and regulations regarding COVID in Turkey please check your emails frequently as new precautions can be announced at unexpected times.

We hope you will enjoy the 13th edition of what’s been happening at BISI. 
Mathematics Day

Teachers and children across the school were fully engaged in our first-ever online Maths Day on Friday 4th December! The theme for the day was 'How Much Mathematics Is In Your Home?'. Children were set a variety of different challenges by their teachers. The winners will be announced next week.
Well done everyone for taking part!
National School- Mathematics Day

Fiona Woolcott: Classroom Teacher

On Maths Day 2W National School baked delicious bread by measuring weight and time. They found out how important maths is. It was fun too!
National School- EYFS 2

This week our National EYFS 2 class were busy learning about Space and made their own Rockets.
ZEK EYFS2 -Online Learning

Scott Murray- Classroom Teacher

EYFS2 have adapted fantastically to online learning. Here is a selection of just some of the photos of the fun we've been having at home.
City Year 1 - Story Retell 

Alisa Lorenz: Classroom Teacher

In Year 1, we completed a shared writing and retell activity in Literacy. We have been learning to retell the story 'Room on the Broom'. For our shared writing and retell activity, Ms. Lorenz wrote some parts of the story, some of the children wrote parts of the story and others verbally retold a part of the story.
Please click here to see our story retell!
City Year 6-Virtual Holiday
Diana Wootton: Classroom Teacher

For Maths Day this year, the Year 6s planned a virtual holiday.  Working within the constraint of a $6000 budget for a week long holiday for a family of 4, the 'Jildibori' and 'Jones' families from City Campus researched and enjoyed fun packed holidays to Rome and St Petersburg.
ZEK Year 6- Science

Marcus McCann: Classroom Teacher

We asked the children to make model hearts as part of our science unit on the circulatory system. They could use whatever materials they liked and some of the examples were anatomically amazing, with great detail. Others sent videos explaining the workings of the whole system with the function of the heart included. 
Year 8- PHSE Activity about Gaming Addiction

Angela Perez: KS3 Coordinator

For the last two weeks, Year 8 have been learning about gaming addiction during our PSHE lessons. In small groups our students researched about the dangers of online gaming and they wrote some letters to an imaginary friend whose life is being affected by too much online gaming.

Please click here view some letters written by our Year 8 students.

Year 9- P.E Marathon Challenge

Sandra Scotland: P.E Department

The Year 9’s had a Marathon Challenge this week between Monday 7th – Thursday 10th December 2020. The aim was to run or walk as many kilometers as we could over 4 days. We set ourselves the target of 42kms to complete the marathon but instead we made it to a possible ULTRA MARATHON distance of 89.27k.
Results were recorded via various apps and treadmills as well as phone apps, calculating our Steps and Distance.
Congratulations to all those who participated in the event! Great TEAM effort!

Max G (top distance 19.78k recorded), Ashton (9.25k), Miheer (7.8k), Khalid (7.3k), Genavieve (7.02k), Banu  (6.7k),  Alexis  (5.0k), Camryn (5.0k), Zach (3.72k),  Islam (3.2k), Isra (3.08k), TaeWan (2.49k), Mao (2.43k), Maxime (2.0k), Tatev (2.0k), Kalell (1.5k), Harry (1.0k)
Virtual Winter Bazaar!
Please click here to access the Student Council Website for all your festive shopping needs by supporting local artisans and our chosen charity TIDER.
'Two Halves Make a Whole Pizza' A Primary Student's creation from
Mathematics Day
Wishing everyone a restful weekend!

Best wishes,

BISI Communications