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Head of Primary Message Week 9

After a restful mid-term break we are all delighted to be back, although we would of course prefer to be working on campus. As ever, this is an incredibly busy time across Primary, the very best way to keep up to date is through the Primary Newsfeed and Seesaw.

Next week marks the beginning of Barvember for students in Year 1 and above. Throughout the month of November, we will be taking part in a series of Maths challenges. Barvember makes reference to Bar Modelling. The bar model is used to support children in problem solving.

Each day throughout November, we will be posting a new set of challenges (and answers) in Seesaw. Questions inncrease in difficulty and we recommend discussing with your child to find the appropriate level, we do not expect all students to complete all the questions.

We are also delighted to announce the continuation of our collaboration with Greg Bottrill in our Early Years team. Greg is a world renowned author and expert in the field of early education and play. This is a relationship that has been established for some time now and we hope to welcome Greg back to the ISB campus when we reopen. Look out for more adventures of Noodle and Titch along the way…

This year, every student from Pre Kindy to Year 6 is in one of the four ISB Houses, Beruang, Sangang, Ingkat or Penyu. Students have already been awarded in excess of 5,000 House Points this term and we look forward to the competition over the year. We have posted the live totals to the Primary Newsfeed.

Free Write Friday is a wonderful way for students across Primary to express themselves. We are extremely proud of our young writers and the work they post to Seesaw each week. Free Write Fridays are just one way we foster a genuine love of writing and communication.

Our Primary Eco Warriors have been busy Making A Difference again recently. Despite the limitations of the current situation, it is fantastic to see the high energy levels that ensure eco and the environment remain at the forefront of our thinking. If you would like to join the Eco Warriors Seesaw group, please just let us know.

Look out for two new members of the ISB family, Rez and Tang, as they begin to Discover Brunei. This will be an incredibly exciting Gifted and Talented project presented by Mr Trent. More details early next week…

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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