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Yet another busy week at BEPS.

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Yet another busy week at BEPS.
by Mandy Porrett - Friday, 23 May 2014, 6:25 PM

Probably the most exciting event of this week was International Day. It was great to see all the children wearing clothing that reflected their home countries, and in assembly we were amazed to see how many different countries are represented at BEPS.

After assembly the children were split into groups and participated in activities from some of these countries. These ranged from lego building and tiramisu making to hockey and origami. We would like to thank all of the people that volunteered to come into school and spend time with the children to share their knowledge and experiences. The children were all very keen to share their newfound skills and knowledge with their classmates when they returned to their classrooms.

Of course, lunchtime was a taste extravaganza, with food from all around the world. Everybody ate far more than was needed and many classes had special snack time today too. Thank you for sending in your contributions and also thank you to those of you that were able to join us for lunch.

I am sure that you will be pleased to hear that photographs of the day are can already be found in the pictures of school events part of our website. Please go and visit these with your child(ren).

On Monday Class 3 visited the Botanical Gardens as part of their Unit of Work on flowers and insects. They were amazed by some of the plants that they saw particularly those that were growing in the hot houses, and came back to school looking very warm.

Classes 6 and 7 went to the Musee d’Ixelles on Tuesday to visit an exhibition by Duane Hanson entitled Sculptures of the American Dream. This was an amazing exhibition full of life sized and very realistic sculptures of people. It was hard to believe that they were not actually real. The trip was organised by he French team and it gave everybody lots to think about. We are sure that the children would like to join with us in thanking the teachers for organising these two trips.

The sunshine meant that for some classes Buddy Time could take place outside again today. Classes 3 and 5 were sharing books on the lawn, whilst Classes 1,6 and 7 were developing their pea shooting skills. This was an activity carried over from International Day (as time ran out) when we were looking at some of the more unusual English activities.

Meanwhile Class 4 were sharing their learning with their parents and those significant people seemed to be visiting BEPS again. It’s funny how you never see Class 4 and those people at the same time!

Auditions for the forthcoming BEPS Talent Show have also been taking place this week. The last of these will take place on Monday and then the Talent Show itself will happen in the afternoon on Friday 6th June. Ms. Ford will be giving more information about this next week.

Some unforeseen circumstances such as drainage problems and difficulties with the stairs in the Pre-school building were met by the builders working there at the start of the project. However, they have been working every weekend and during Bank Holidays to make up for these difficulties. Thanks to their efforts the delay in the opening of the new building is much less than it could have been, and we are happy to announce that we will start to move the furniture back in on Wednesday 4th June. The children will move back in following this. As a result the Class 5 children will leave the Lycee Moliere and return to our building on Thursday 5th June. We are looking forward to being able to share the new Pre-school building with you. If you have not seen it yet the architect’s plan is in the entrance hall, please come and take a look.

You recently received information regarding the Summer School for Classes 2-7. If you are interested but have not yet returned your forms, please do so as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you not to leave any articles unattended in the playground at dismissal, as we are unable to control access to the playground at this time.

Next week is a very short week, as there isn’t school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (28th, 29th & 30th May). The teachers have an INSET Day on the Wednesday and so will be working hard reflecting on the past and planning for the future. The children always like to hear that they have a holiday and the teachers don’t!

There will still be plenty happening during the two days and as usual we will keep you informed of what is happening.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Best Wishes,

The Leadership Team.