A whole year has gone and it was time to say goodbye to all the children for the summer, but Year Six children would not be coming back to our school. We had a special farewell for them. They told us all about their memories, and their hopes and dreams for the future. We hope their dreams come true. Good luck to everyone for the future.
On the last Thursday of term, the Infants took over the assembly. They took us on a journey around the world to see different places to visit for our summer holiday. They sang summer songs and made us look forward to travelling. Our Bake Sales and ice-cream days have been very successful and this was the day that all our efforts were finalised. The money we had collected was handed over to Dr. Huda Kweiri, who is in charge of the Health and Social Dept. She will distribute the money to families in need. Once again we thank everyone for contributing, in any way, to this worthy cause.
After a short break, we were back with Year 5 hosting the assembly. They performed a short play, written by one of the students, told us about the Earth and how we can help to look after it and then sang 'A Love Song to the Earth', which reminded us all how special it really is.
We did have some certificate winners and Mr Robinson awarded a special certificate to the only person who has ever managed to complete 60 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the mad minutes. We had had ice cream that day too and were told that the grand total has surpassed 2,000 LD! That is a fantastic amount. Well done, everyone.
Another ice-cream day! That is always good news. In our assembly, Year 1 sang us a beautiful song. We then awarded some certificates and at the end of the assembly we were told that our total for the families of the children in the cancer ward has reached over 1,500 LD. We will soon be reaching the end of this term's efforts. We should all be proud of ourselves!
Years 3 and 4 hosted our assembly today with a special friend, Mr. Muftah. He played his guitar while the children sang about 'Mother Libya'. Some children had even dressed in traditional costume. It was all beautiful. Of course we had some certificate winners. Great job, everyone!
The days are getting hotter and so ice cream is very welcome. Of course, all the profits will be given to families of children who have cancer and so that is an added bonus.
Our assembly was hosted by Year 2, who put on a great performance. They had riddles about characters from traditional tales and the audience had to guess who they were referring to. Some children knew the correct answer, but others didn't. It didn't matter; it was all great fun. Our Arabic teacher had a number of certificates to give to children and then some other children were awarded certificates by their class teachers. It seems that everyone was a winner on this day. At the end of the assembly, we were told that we have made quite a lot of money for the children. It's good to know that we are helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
This week it was the turn of Years 1, 2 and 3 to host the assembly in Arabic. They all sang beautiful songs. We had a lot of certificate winners this week. It seems that great things continue to happen in our school. Well done to all!
May is here and we started with an ice cream day. Everyone enjoys those! Don't forget that the money will go to families of sick children.
In assembly the Nursery and Reception children acted out the story of an all-time favourite: 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They also sang a song. They have been very busy people! Of course we had some certificate winners too. Well done, everyone.
Our final assembly gave us the answer to which team would win the cup for the term. The answer was....... Red Team! Congratulations to the Red team. They did very well.
The last week of term coincided with Reading Week. We had many activities, some old favourites and other new ones: Buddy Reading, D.E.A.R. sessions, house quizzes and charades. Everyone enjoys a good book and anything to do with reading. Both children and staff enjoyed this week.
In the races, all the times of the children had been recorded and so the winners were awarded medals. Well done to everyone, whether you won or not.
The last part of our day was again with team games: Big Feet and Fill the Bucket. All the children had lots of fun with these games, and did not mind getting wet while trying to fill up the buckets with water! It was a tiring, but fun, day.
After the games came the races. Everyone ran, even some of the teachers!
Sports Day is always popular and this year was no exception. The house teams were divided into two and then each team went around to play the games set up. This is how teams should work, with each member encouraging the other members and the older children helping the younger ones. Of course, it was also lots of fun!
The Nursery class hosted the assembly this week. They sang a song about going home after school. It was lovely. Of course, we always have certificate winners.
The performances were amazing! The votes are in and we have our Oscar winners. Of course it was a very close count and all of our actors did an excellent job. The winners are: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role: Zaid, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role: Remas B., Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Elzoubair, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Fatima, Best Solo Singer: Almadani. Congratulations to all! Miss Nafeesah also gave awards to some children for perfect attendance and for their effort and behaviour. You were all fantastic!
The younger members of the school hosted the assembly this week. They sang a song about plants growing and then sang another in celebration of Mother's Day! Our certificate winners continue to do great things in school. Keep it up!
This week the Year 1 pupils sang us a song about the weather during the four seasons. They did very well! Of course we had more certificate winners. Our children continue to do great things.
Year 6 organised another Bake Sale. All the children loved trying the food, and, of course, we are all helping a worthy cause.
Miss Nafeesah, Mr. Mohamed and Mr. Raouf kindly organised a football tournament for the children. The boys and girls of the Junior School were divided into their house teams and played against each other in the breaks. all the other children sat and watched. This was a tournament, which was played just for the fun of it. The best tournament! Well done to everyone.
Rehearsals have been underway for a while now and the dates of our performances are fast approaching. It takes a lot of practice to reach the level needed to stand up in front of an audience. These children started by reading their lines from the script and now have learnt them by heart. Add to that all the stage directions and you will understand how difficult it can be.
In assembly this week Year 3 sang a song about having friends to count on and being a friend that others can count on. Friends are always important. There were many certificate winners this week too. Congratulations to all!
Year 6 hosted our assembly this week with 2 plays written and performed by them. The first was 'Beauty and the Beast, and the second was 'Sleeping Ugly'. We had many certificate winners, as always.
This week Year 2 entertained us. They have been learning about the 'Great Fire of London' and told us what happened. Then they sang a song about it. Well done! Of course we have many students doing great things and this shows when we see how many are awarded certificates each week. Congratulations to all!
In this assembly, Years 1, 2 and 3 recited and sang in Arabic. They were impressive! We had many certificate winners this week. Some had for their efforts in the IT lesson and some for French as well as others for their work in class. Whatever the reason, well done!
Most of us have heard some things about the trip to Greece, but this week The children of Year 6, who were on the trip, gave us their stories and impressions. They certainly had lots to say about it! Our certificate winners are always a pleasure to see.
The girls of Year 5 sang a song in Arabic for this assembly. We had many certificate winners. Congratulations to all!
Year 4 hosted this assembly and, as they have been learning about Vikings in their History lesson, started with a little quiz to check how much we all knew about the Vikings. Then they sang a song and performed a dance. Of course we had many certificate winners.
Year 5 reminded us how important it is to have and be a friend. They also sang a song about it. Each week we have some amazing children doing great things. Keep up the good work!
Next we travelled to Athens where we spent some time walking around the Acropolis. We then went to visit the Libyan School in Athens and were given a warm welcome there. Our last afternoon was spent at The Mall shopping! We all had a great time, learnt many new things, saw some amazing ancient artifacts and saw some stunning views! It was a fantastic experience for all of us.
Our next stop was in Delphi, where, in Ancient times, people visited the oracle to ask her questions in the hope that she would give them a meaningful answer. We visited the biggest aluminium factory in Europe and were given a tour of the site.
We then made our way to Ancient Olympia, where we learnt about the Ancient Games and some of us actually ran races in the stadium!
We visited a pottery studio and then travelled south to Messini and afterwards went to see an olive press and learn about how the olives are turned into oil. We smelt and tasted the olive oil produced in the factory.
At the end of the first term, some of the Year 6 children joined others from BES on an exciting journey to Greece. Our first stop was the Corinth Canal on our way to Mycenae.
Our first assembly of the new year and the new term was a different one. None of the classes were hosts but we welcomed a representative from the Toyota company. He told us about a competition for children to draw their dream car. We are hoping for some inspirational creations! Even during the first week our children are doing great things and being awarded with certificates. Well done!
Our last week of term was busy! We held House Quizzes for the Juniors and Infants and the contestants did very well. Our Winter Concert was held on the last day with all classes performing. There were songs and plays. All the children and the parents who came to support and watch enjoyed the performances.
Our hosts this week were the youngest members of our school and they entertained us with some songs. It was delightful! Year 4 has been busy writing plays and they performed 2 which had been written by class members. They did very well. Of course, as always, there are certificate winners. Congratulations to everyone.
This week we watched performances by both the Reception class and Year 2. Reception told us all about how good fruit and vegetables are for us and sang a song reminding us to eat our '5 a day'. Next came Year 2, who performed a play about a Princess who couldn't laugh. Different people tried to make her laugh (and win her hand) but in the end she found someone, who wasn't even trying to make her laugh but did, married him and lived happily ever after, laughing.
The Year 6 students organised a bake sale this week. That is always very popular and this one was no exception! Many different cakes and savouries went on sale and didn't last long.
Year 1 sang in the assembly about waking up and getting ready for the day. Of course there were certificate winners. At the end of the assembly two girls from Year 6 announced how much money had been raised. It was 506 LD! It brings our total to 911LD. We thank Year 6 for organising the successful bake sale and the many parents who contributed to it. One special person should be mentioned. One of our Year 4 girls brought in her piggy-bank and contributed all its contents to the charity. That was a beautiful gesture and we thank her VERY much. We really do have some special children in our school.
Year 3 hosted our assembly this week. They sang about a woman who swallowed a fly.... and many other animals! Then they sang about success; something we all want. There are many successful children in our school. We see this every week when they are awarded certificates. Well done, everyone. Keep up the good work!
This week's assembly was hosted by Years 4, 5 and 6 in Arabic. They sang songs and told us some things about grammar. We had many certificate winners as well. We have collected clothes, toys and school supplies for children less well off than us. Thank you to all the parents and children who contributed. It will all be greatly appreciated.
Nursery class was learning about shapes and colours this week. They were sponge painting. It looks fun!
We have all been busy this week. Our theme was 'A Peaceful Heart Creates a Peaceful World.' The Infants cut out and coloured doves, a symbol of peace. The Juniors were given situations in which there was a disagreement and they had to find a peaceful solution and act it out. We are trying to continue this through the days to come. Each child wrote or drew what peace meant to them. The Infants divided a selection of pictures into peace or conflict sides, and the Juniors wrote an acrostic poem about Peace. Our assembly was a mixture of presentations, videos and songs. We all enjoyed it all. Many thanks go to Mr. Mohamed for organising the week. We should all try to find peaceful solutions to our problems! The world would be a better place if we could.
Another ice cream day! We enjoy these days and it is always good to know that we are helping children less fortunate than ourselves. so far we have raised 317 LD. This week's assembly held a little surprise as no class hosted it; the teachers did! They read a play about someone who stole all the stories that people were telling and put them all into a machine. As always there were certificate winners. Well done everyone.
This week has been very busy with something happening every day. Miss Nafeesah organised a Sports Tournament during some of the breaks with basketball, skipping, hockey and relay races. Even the Infants had their own relay races. Both participants and spectators had great fun! We had another ice cream day. Everyone loves that! Our assembly this week was hosted by Year 4, who showed us that they are becoming multi-lingual! They performed 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' using some of the French they have learnt in class. Oh, la la! We always have certificate winners who have done something to make their teachers proud. This week we also had rosettes to give to the winners of the Tournament. We really have been busy this week!
We had our first ice cream day of the year, and, as always, it was a great success. Remember that all the proceeds will go to children who are in need. This time we made 155LD. We will be having more such days and other events to raise more money. Assembly was hosted this week by Year 6, who read 2 plays to us. Who ever wondered what happened after the Princess kissed the frog? We had a number of happy children, who were awarded certificates. Keep up the good work!
During our second week of school, the Nursery and Reception classes made their own playdough! They loved it. We also held our first assembly. It is the beginning of the year and we have hopes for how the year will progress. Year 5, our hosts, told us about some of their hopes for the year and then sang a song about having 'High hopes'. Let's hope they all come about.
We are back again at school, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. This week was also Roald Dahl's Day and so we recognised this with peaches to remind us of his book 'James and the Giant Peach'.