The British International School Istanbul

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

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

Dear readers,

Welcome to our third installment of the weekly newsletter and our fourth week back at school! Already we're a month into the new academic year and Autumn is just around the corner. 

Along with the cooler temperatures we've enjoyed over the past week, we were delighted to hear the sounds of our Year 1 students for a day on campus on Monday. Students and teachers were excited to be back in the classroom, even if only for a day, introducing our students to their first taste of Primary School. We're looking forward to welcoming Year one's again next week for two days (Monday and Wednesday) and seeing some interactive learning around campus. 

Calling all BISI students & family members!....

Would you like to be featured in our weekly newsletter? While we're all living and continuing our online journey in different places, we'd like to keep connected and share all the work you're producing in this new age of learning. While we can't be together for assemblies and sporting events and all the other activities we'd normally be doing, that doesn't mean we can't remain connected. We'd love to receive your articles and pictures to share with the BISI community, just like we would normally be doing in a regular school year. Perhaps you've been working on a new hobby or passion, or you've developed an already existing one. Whether you're a budding photographer, designer or scientist, or perhaps you're a technical genius with some tips for us all, we'd love to hear from you and feature some guest writers in the newsletter. Full credit given, of course. If you have something to say, please email your contribution by end of the day (every Thursday) to: 

Once again we have some wonderful contributions this week from teachers across both campuses, of the work you're all busy creating. Please keep sharing as we continue to work in these remote ways; It's always great to see your hard work and efforts and this will hopefully help keep a positive spirit among our community. 

Enjoy the read!...
Incy Wincy Spider

Ms Emma Feltham: EYFS2 Class Teacher at City Campus

We have been learning to sing the song ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ in EYFS and the children have been very interested in learning about real spiders. We decided to go on a spider hunt in our garden. We used our magnifying glasses and looked very carefully. We found some spiders webs and some spiders too! 
Online Learning in Year One 

Although we're only a month into the new academic year, we're already seeing beautiful displays of work around campus. Here's a peek at some of the work from our Year 1 classes at Zek Campus. 
Year 6 ESL at City & Zek

Mr Appleby: Sports Teacher & Year 6 Teacher at City Campus

The year 6 children from Zek and City campuses spent the first couple of weeks of term writing persuasive speeches in Literacy and ESL, which were recorded and shared with all Primary children via Flipgrid. They also produced persuasive posters for the younger audience of Key Stage 1.
Welcome back to Campus - Year 1

We were very happy to see our Year 1 children return on Monday for the day. We loved hearing the enthusiasm during lessons and at play time. All students managed very well with the new social distancing rules and adapted extremely well into this 'new normal' school life. Next week we'll see the children return for two days and we're excited to share more updates as the weeks pass. 
Our National School EYFS & Year One opening ceremony on Monday morning at Zek Campus 
Year 8 Art Sketches
This term our Year 8 students have been busy sketching ideas for Art class. Ms Amor Cabato shares a few designs below...
Introducing Buzz

Introducing you all to the newest kid on campus, we'd like you to meet Buzz. Our expert in hygiene who's just joined us in City, Zek and National School this week. Buzz is here to welcome our students and give them some guidance on the importance of hand hygiene and mask wearing. Our EYFS and KS1 students have had a great time meeting Buzz and hearing his friendly advice!
Year 4 Seed Planting at Zek Campus 

Mrs Lincoln: Year 4 Class Teacher at Zek Campus

In our Year 4 primary ECA, we planted seeds that we found at home......lentils, chickpeas etc.

These pics are from Behraam's which have started to shoot. 

Secondary IT Lessons: 3D Printing 

Jeevesh Kumar : Secondary IT Teacher & Yearbook Coordinator

Learning 3D printing in ICT lessons, the classroom becomes an interactive learning center. Teachers move beyond telling to showing and creating. Students’ learning and understanding reach new levels as they implement a design and see their vision become a reality.  This creates both excitement and a deeper understanding of the visual design process when they are able to see and touch their projects.

Coming up from the PTA

On Monday 05 October Zek Campus PTA will hold their first meeting of the new academic year via Zoom. Next week we will share the link to access the meeting with a short reminder before the weekend. We're looking forward to meeting our new BISI community as well as our returning families. 

We hope to see you on screen soon!

And.....relax! We've made it through another week and we hope you have a great weekend ahead planned. Don't forget to take some time for yourself, even if it's just to read a few pages of a new book, to enjoy a sip of coffee with a loved one or to just simply 'be'. 

Thanks again for tuning in; we hope to hear from you in the communications office over the coming weeks so we can share some of your work soon!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend...

BISI Communications