Berlin Metropolitan School News

Primary School Weekly Update Friday 17th April 2015

April/May Important Dates

Thursday 30th April - Midsummer Night´s Dream Performance Grade 4d 09.00 - 10.00

Friday 1st May - School closed (public holiday)

Thursday 7th May - Primary Student Led Conferences

Monday 11th May -Midsummer Night´s Dream Performance Grade 4c 14.00 - 15.00

Tuesday 12th May - Midsummer Night´s Dream Performance Grade 4b 14.00 - 15.00

Wednesday 13th May - Midsummer Night´s Dream Performance Grade 4a 14.00 - 15.00

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th - School closed (Ascension)

Wednesday 20th May - Primary Parent Representative Meeting 19.00 in the cafeteria

Monday 25th May - School closed (Pentecost Holiday)

Tuesday 26th May - Grade 5 Exhibition Evening

Upcoming Field-trips & Class visits

Tuesday 28th April - Grade 1 day trip to Volkspark in Potsdam & Grade 2a & 2d workshop with visiting Garbage truck!

Wednesday 29th April - 4c visit to Jugendverkehrsschule in Wedding for bicycle practice. Bicycles will be provided by the Jugendverkehrsschule.

Thursday 30th April - 4d visit to Jugendverkehrsschule in Wedding for bicycle practice. Bicycles will be provided by the Jugendverkehrsschule.

Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May 7th, 8:45am

122 Linienstraße

Berlin

08.15 - 08.45 Welcome & coffee in the cafeteria


08.45 - 10.00 Grade 1 -3 Families can collect students from classrooms and start their conference tour.


08.45 - 10.30 Grade 4 & 5 Families can collect students from classrooms and start their conference tour.

PE update

As the weather continues to improve we will take every opportunity to take students outdoors for their PE lessons. We also will have periods of time where the gym is in use due to Secondary School examinations and so we will be unable to access this. Therefore we will use the playground for some lessons and on other occasions we will take students to Nordbanhof park.

In light of this, please can I ask that all students come to school in PE clothes on the day when they have PE and to bring a jacket or sweater and a hat. If students want to bring a change of T-shirt they may do so and change before they return to class.

Ms. Grujicic

Snapshots of Learning in the Primary School

Learning Instructional Writing in Grade 1b!

Grade 1b had lots of fun learning the importance of writing clear instructions through making sandwiches! They practiced writing instructions on ´How to Make a Sandwich´ and then tested these by actually making their sandwiches to see how accurate their instructions were. Of course, at the end they also ate their sandwiches too!

Ms. Carney 1b

Grade 4 Science Fair!

It was a pleasure to be invited along to the Grade 4 Science Fair which was a wonderful way to conclude student learning about Energy. It was great to see other students and teachers from across the ELC - Secondary visiting and engaging Grade 4 students in discussion about what they had learned. I certainly learnt a lot about different energy sources, how to conserve energy and how circuits are made. I was very impressed by the many innovative ways students had considered about how we could make our school more energy efficient! The next step is how we can put this learning into action! Here are just a few snapshots of the Science Fair this morning.

Miss. O´Fee

BMS Soccer News!

Our U10 Soccer Boys have reached second position in a tournament with the Bilingual Phorms Schule Berlin-Mitte. Congratulations for an outstanding performance!

Unsere U10 Soccer Boys haben den zweiten Platz bei einem Turnier der billingualen "Phorms Schule Mitte" erreicht. Gratulation für eine weitere tolle Leistung!

BIOPHILIA

The Biophilia Educational Project seeks to activate and engage childrens’ creative faculties in learning about music, nature, and science via new technologies. The program takes its inspiration from Björk’s Biophilia app suite of music and interactive, educational artifacts. Up to this point in time, the project has primarily been aimed for children between the ages of 10-12.

Students learn through hands-on participation, composition, and collaboration. Participants acquire the skills to develop their musical imagination, and to make music in a spontaneous and responsive way, inspired by structures and phenomena in the natural world.

Each app has its own theme - in connection with a corresponding song - and combines natural elements with a musical score. The layers of content in each feature include: an interactive game based on the song’s scientific and musical subject matter; an animation of the song; an animated score; lyrics, and an academic essay.

Join us in order to listen, learn, and create!


Project selection begins Friday evening, April 24th, 2015 at 6.00 pm and runs until Tuesday 28th 2015.


Please bear in mind that selection is processed on a first come, first serve basis.

Activate the following link for registration: http://www.buchsys.de/bms/angebote/aktueller_zeitraum/index.html


BIOPHILIA

Teacher: Philipp Wittulsky

Age: 10 - 12

Max. Participants: 15

Day/Time: Wednesdays 3.45pm – 5.30pm

Start: Wednesday April 29th 2015

Duration: 29.04.2015 – 01.07.2015

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