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Head of Primary Message Week 21

At International School Brunei, our Teachers, Learning Assistants and Learning Support Assistants are always using the latest evidence-based research to ensure Everyone Excels. This week, we shared best practices, ideas, and strategies that are being used across Primary to ensure our students are confident and fluent readers and have a genuine love of reading. As a learning school, we never stop looking for ways to improve and we are incredibly ambitious. We prioritise both the way we care for all students' wellbeing and academic rigour.

Throughout Early Years and Primary we have a focus on developing and improving reading for all students. We ensure the development of communication and language, we develop students' speaking and listening skills and their wider understanding of language. We use a balanced and engaging approach which integrates both decoding and comprehension skills, we have a very systematic Phonics programme and we have targeted support to help those who are struggling. We also use high quality information about all students' current capabilities to select the best next steps for teaching and we use comprehensive assessments to ensure all students make good progress.

So far this year, we have seen tremendous progress in reading across the school and this is a result of the incredible work of the whole staff team and the strong home-school partnership. We know families enjoy reading at home with students, this is of course the best way to support the work we do in school. Thank you to all parents for the ongoing support.

Further Reading

✍️ Want to read more about writing? Take a look HERE 👈

Congratulations to the Primary House Captains for hosting another successful House Week. There was limbo, there were wet sponges thrown 🧽 and there was a tug of war 💪 competition. It is great to see such great leadership qualities, we are very proud of of them. 👏 Look out for more photos posted to the ISB Primary Newsfeed soon!

This week, we have been out and about. Pre Kindy and Kindy have been travelling on a bus and visitied Superfish Muskmelon Farm 🍈 and Year 4 have been to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) 🎓 exploring how we can learn from nature to enhance future technologies.

Also this week, Pre Kindy have been looking at tadpoles. Kindy have been spinning hoops, Reception have been baking 🍪, Year 1 have been using oil pastels, Year 2 have been multiplying, Year 3 have have all been Rock Stars 🎸🤩, Year 4 have published Scratch computer game instructions, Year 5 have been writing diary entries and Year 6 have been converting and simplifying decimals into fractions.

Next week, school is closed on both Monday and Thursday for public holidays. On Friday 24th, we will be celebrating National Day 🇧🇳 in school with various assemblies. On this day, students are also invited to wear National Dress or the national colours, yellow and black.

Have an enjoyable and restful long weekend.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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