Berlin Metropolitan School News

Friday 13th November, 2015

Upcoming Events at BMS October/November

Monday 16th November - Grade 3 class parent representative meeting 08.30

Friday 20th November - Bundesweiter Vorlesetag - German National Read Aloud Day!

Monday 23rd November - Grade 4 class parent representative meeting 08.30

Thursday 26th November - Grade 5 class parent representative meeting 08.30 & ORSIM Benefit Concert - Refugee Students in MItte Project

Upcoming Field trips and workshops in the Primary School

Monday 16th November - Grade 4b visit to the Magicum Museum.

Wednesday 18th November - Grade 4a & 4b visit to the Public Library and Grade 4c visit to the Magicum Museum.

Thursday 19th November - Grade 2d visit to the Technikmuseum & Grade 4 visit to Golgathakirche.

Friday 20th November - Grade 4d visit to the Magicum Museum & Grade 4b trip to the Pergamon Museum to view an exhibition about Myths and Legends.

Congratulations Student Council!

Thank you to our Student Council representatives who came along to Open House to welcome visitors and show them around our school! Everyone complimented our team of representatives on their knowledgeable tours! Thank you also to our parent community for their support during Open House and to our teachers for their workshops and presentations.
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Succesful PYP Evaluation for ELC and Primary School

Within the framework of meaningful collaboration, the ELC and Primary School teams have worked to achieve an aligned program of pedagogy over the past 5 years. The steps we have taken to ensure our two teams are united, have been recognized and commended by the IBO evaluating team. For each of the three IB standards, we showed “satisfactory development”, in agreement with our own assessment during the self-study process. The evaluating team was pleased to note that there is an established “stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect” throughout the community. This sense of community, and the “emphasis (we place) on open communication”, are two of the highly valued aspects of our school that we will continue to cultivate as we both deepen and consolidate our culture of teaching and learning.

Please see the summarized attachment of the PYP Evaluation Report.

Lost and Found Collection

Friday, Nov. 20th, 8am-6pm

Preschool Corridor

ORSIM Benefit Concert Refugee Students in MItte Project

Thursday, Nov. 26th, 7:30pm

122 Linienstraße


Classical Program & Piano Jazz

with musicians from Berliner Philharmoniker & Prelude Concerts

Rahel Rilling Violin - Hila Karni Cello - Michal Friedlander Piano - Tal Balshai JazzPiano - Sebastian Krunnies (Berliner Philharmoniker, Viola) - Karl­-Heinz Steffens Clarinet

Special guest:

· Lir Vaginski - Violin (Secondary Student)

· Abdullah – Violin (Social Project Group)

· Muhammed – Guitar (Social Project Group)

All artists play probono. Friends of BMS will offer drinks & snacks

Tickets: purchase your ticket online at eventbrite for 16,67€

All proceedings will be donated to our BMS Social Project. By purchasing a ticket you support our work with refugees.

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We are looking forward to a memorable evening!

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CCEP Workshop

Jackson Pollock - Energy Made Visible

Thursday, Nov. 26th, 3:30-5:30pm

KunstHalle by Deutsche Bank

In 1943, the American painter Jackson Pollock was commissioned by the wealthy art collector Peggy Guggenheim to create a large-scale painting for the atrium to her house in New York City. The painting that ultimately emerged is now one of the most important works of American art. In this workshop, we will examine Pollock’s famous „Mural“ and ask the following questions: which colors and forms did Pollock choose? How is energy and movement created? Imagine that the lines would leave the canvas and begin to dance in the exhibition space. How could we transform the movement from 2D into 3D? After a "warm-up,“ in which we make initial drawings, we will shape and form our own wire sculptures. In conclusion, we will discuss how we name our works of art and how we want to present them in the „Art Show“ on December 4th, 2015.

Grades: 3 – 5

Date: Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Time: Meeting BMS Lobby 3.00 – 6.00pm

Where: KunstHalle by Deutsche Bank

Maximum Number of Participants: 15

Fee: 4.00 Euro per child

CCEP Teacher: Alba von Vietinghoff & Sebastian Röhm

Registration Deadline: November 20th, 2015

Registration is processed on a first come, first served basis. Please register now to avoid disappointment:

Registration link:

Learning News from the Primary School!

Grade 3 Experimenting with Colour in Art

Primary School Professional Development Days 12th & 13th November

We have had two extremely busy professional learning days for our teaching team here at BMS and our theme was An Inclusive Culture of learning. Some of the areas we have been focused upon are:

Grade 6 curriculum Development

Restorative Practice

Assessment in the PYP

Differentiation workshops led by our teachers.

Grade 6 Curriculum Development

Restorative Practice

Assessment in the PYP

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