The British International School Istanbul

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

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Volume 3 Number 4
Week in, Week out
A BISI School publication

This week we've been delighted to see so many happy faces among our EYFS and Year One students on campus. We welcomed our Year One students at both campuses for two days this week as they continue with a gentle phase back to school life, and from the pictures below, you will see just how excited they were to see each other again. School life still remains mostly virtual, which we know has come with lots of challenges this year, but we hope our little glimpse behind the scenes will remind you of what a beautiful school we have and that we will be together eventually to bring back that BISI spirit. 

This week we share further updates of our EYFS and Year One classes across both campuses. Mr Appleby put our students through their paces during a PE lesson at City Campus, showing our students they can still enjoy sports lessons without contact. Our EYFS students have been busy learning about numbers and showed us their creative skills during a morning lesson. Our Reception students have had a lovely time creating some artwork in the beautiful setting of the Botanical Garden and our National Preschool Students have been learning all about measuring in class this week. Just another glimpse of a week in the life at BISI!

We hope you enjoy our weekly catch-up...
City Campus

At the City campus Monday morning had a sense of normality with the Year One's and EYFS classes on site, enjoying being amongst classmates and their teachers whilst getting used to the New Normal at BISI.
P.E at the City Campus

With the Year Ones back at school two days a week and online learning for the rest of the school cohort Physical Education lessons are looking very different for all years levels. 

Here is a little insight into EYFS, Year One and Year 2 (online learning) with Mr Appleby.
Online P.E lessons with the Year 2 class
Zek Campus Year 1 

Ms Verralls: Year 1 Class Teacher

Year 1V are enjoying being back at BISI. This week, we have enjoyed making animals with clay. Learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in English. Subtracting numbers in maths and exploring the Botanical gardens. 
EYFS 2 Painting in the Botanical Garden

Our Reception class had a painting class in the Botanical Garden, drawing inspiation from their surroundings.
EYFS 2: Learning about the Number 4

Our Reception students at Zek Campus were learning about the number 4 with Ms Lizzie on Wednesday. Each of our students showcased some brilliant creative skills as we visited the classroom while they showed us their masterpieces! We even spotted some conkers as one of our students practiced their counting skills. Autumn is most definitely around the corner. 
National EYFS 1: Learning about measurements

This week our National EYFS1 class learnt about measurements. They learnt about long and short as well as length by looking at different measuring devices such as a ruller, tape measure & meter. The students made their own rullers and measured some objects around classroom. 
National School Year 1 

Our National School Year 1 students looked very excited to be back in the classroom with Ms Fiona on Wednesday. It was such a great sight to see our students back and enjoying their time on campus. Lots of positive energy all around!
Zek Campus Year 4 : Seed Planting Continues...

Ms Lizzie Lincoln: Year 4 Class Teacher 

ECA fun in Year 4. The seeds are still growing at Rosie's home. Well done!
Coming up from the PTA

On Monday 05 October there will be a PTA meeting for Zek Campus parents.

For those who are new to the BISI community, the PTA usually holds a meeting on the first Monday of every month. All are welcome to join, and under the current Covid situation, meetings will be held via Zoom.

If you would like to join the meeting on Monday morning, please click the Zoom link below. 
  Mon 5 October from 09:00 – 10:00
  Zoom Link 
Best wishes
Ending this edition with the EYFS 2 students enjoying a story in the botanical garden.

Wishing everyone a happy and restful weekend!

BISI Communications