BIS Blog

TUNING IN

We started our How the World Works unit by sharing our prior knowledge about Movement, Force and Structure. The teachers questions such as ‘what is movement?’, ‘how does it look like?’, ‘can you move?’, ‘what makes things move?’, how can you make something move?’, ‘what makes something moves fast or slow?’ helped us to think and went further with the inquiry.

 

 

FINDING OUT AND SORTING OUT

We explored these concepts through various experiences, experiments and explorations.

  

FIELDTRIP TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM 'PUSPA IPTEK'

We found out that movement is created by forces. There are different types of force and they can come in the form of ‘Pushing’ and ‘Pulling’.

   

GOING FURTHER

Soon we brought these finding and gained knowledge into our playful and fun activities.

   

This year’s JASIS Inter-school Swim Carnival took place at the Australian Independent School in Jakarta on Saturday.  We had 20 students from Grades 1-7 joining the swim team, plus three more students who took part in fun games.  Congratulations to the BIS team – we were placed fourth overall! Events included freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, and during the swimming events of the other age group, students who were not swimming participated in the fun games.  Everyone really enjoyed themselves and our students showed fantastic commitment and enthusiasm. Several of our students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons – great job! 

Thank you to the parents who went with the BIS team and many thanks to Pak Deni, the team leader.

Ms. Mary

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Grade 2 did a great job at last week’s Fabulous Friday when they shared what they had learnt during their recent ‘Sharing the planet unit’.  Students gave individual presentations on topics such as reducing the amount of air pollution and the advantages of riding bicycles, and then they organized a quiz to find out how much the other classes had learnt from the slideshows.  This was followed by activities in the Elementary classrooms such as a waste sorting game and a video.  Well done, Grade 2 and thank you to the Grade 2 teaching team – we all developed our understanding of environmental issues as a result of your assembly!

Ms. Mary

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The Grade 7 students were delighted to have the chance to visit the Refugee Learning Nest in Bogor on Wednesday. The students, with Mrs. Hamilton, Ms. Gilleece, Pak Arief and Pak Agung, went there to find out more about the children’s lives and about how these teachers, refugees themselves, are educating the refugee children in Bogor. Our students prepared learning activities for the children, including sports and storytelling, and connected really well with the children in Bogor. They also enjoyed a delicious Afghani lunch cooked by the teachers.

Thank you to everyone who supported this trip, especially Grade 7 and the four teachers who took them to Bogor. Visit https://www.refugeelearningnest.com/ for more information and get in touch with Grade 7 if you would like to know more. 

Ms. Mary

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