The British International School Istanbul

Zekeriyaköy Mahallesi,Kilyos Caddesi
No:227/1,2 Sarıyer-İstanbul,34450

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Volume 3 Number 16
Week in, Week out
A BISI School publication

Dear Readers,
This week online learning has continued for all apart for our EYFS students.
Our International and National School Year One students have been busy reading the Snail and The Whale, City Esl have been learning about Fire Safety and Secondary Students have been engaging in sports related challenges for their Friday activities.

We hope you will enjoy the 16th edition of what’s been happening at BISI.
City Campus - Year One

Alisa Lorenz: Classroom Teacher

This week in Year One City, we read the story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We learnt to retell the story by remembering the main events. We made props for the main characters to help us retell the story!
Please see Yunseul's Retell video
Please see Doruk's Retell video
City Campus - ESL

In the City Campus, our Year 2 ESL students have been learning about firefighters and fire safety by making models of fire engines to practice their English.

Jakub and Vojtech (and his brother) made models.
Jakub and his big brother Vojtech made models for the ESL class.
National School- EYFS 1

Our EYFS One students enjoying their lego play time.
National School - Year 1

This week the Year 1 class read a story called 'The Whale and the Snail' and then produced masks and whale puppets to help them retell the story in their own words.
National School Year 3 and 4

Miss Filiz, Neslihan & Karen

The students in National Year 3 and 4 have been highly creative in Creative Arts lessons this week. We have been learning skills that have helped us produce an end product.

The Year 4’s drew a one point perspective Art piece after learning the steps. Our mixed media adds an imaginative flair to our work. Well done! 

The Year 3’s made a Festive Stocking in DT after learning the steps. Our designs were imaginative and our sewing skills were very impressive. Well done! (See below)

Zek Year 4 - Science 

Lizzie Lincoln: Year 4 Classroom Teacher

Year 4L students carried out a science investigation this week to find out which liquid causes the greatest effect upon an eggshell. This was to help us understand how tooth decay is created and the types of things that are worst for our teeth. The students found that in fact, tea and vinegar had  impact upon the eggshell.  
Although online, our investigation went smoothly and created another good learning experience for all.

Here is the some of Ji Wook's work!
Secondary Friday Activity

Sunil Gusain : Friday Activities Coordinator

Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory,
cardiovascular health, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
The most important part to staying mentally healthy and productive in this time is shown by some of the BISI athletes.
Students were asked to Play the song “Flower” by Moby.
Another exercise they did was to a song named 'Bring Sally Down'. They performed in different exercises according to the lyrics of the song.
Click here to see Year 8 student, Maitreyi's 'Bring Sally Up' plank challenge
Click here to see Year 7 student, Jeorge's 'Bring Sally Up' jump challenge
*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.
A message from the PTA:

Please contact PTA if you have any questions and/or concerns We are here to help you!
Wishing everyone a restful weekend, stay warm!

Best wishes,

BISI Communications