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    Y5 trip to Hilltop Hanover Farm

    April 24, 2015


    This week Year Five went on a school trip to Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY.  Formerly a dairy farm, and with roots dating back to the 1600’s, Hilltop Hanover currently acts as a regional education hub offering programs on healthy and sustainable food production, skills for small-scale suburban and urban farmers, and sustainable living practices for local communities.  The Eco-friendly nature of the farm and its promotion of a healthier more sustainable way of life fitted particularly well […]

    Year 6 trip to Camp Mason

    April 21, 2015


    Year 6 traveled to Camp Mason located in Hardwick, New Jersey. The 3 day excursion provided students the opportunity to push themselves outside their comfort zone by participating in challenge by choice activities. The Great Swing and Vertical Playground were two favorite activities completed by the students. Additionally, the students continued to hone their Exhibition Challenges, solidify group understanding, and work in a new environment. This 3 day excursion is an essential feature of the Year 6 curriculum and segues […]

    BIS-NY book week

    March 23, 2015


    English teachers love an analogy and none more so than any book related one. We can often be heard talking about life being like a book with chapters and cliffhangers and moments of doubt and change, all to encourage our students to understand life’s journey with its many ups and downs; its plot twists and turns. Well, in true BISNY style, the idea of life as a book truly came to town on March 2nd 2015.   For that week, […]

    STEM week 2015

    March 20, 2015


    Earlier this term our MYP STEM unit concluded for Years 7-9. Over the course of five weeks, students worked on solving a real world problem of their choice through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is in its second year at BIS-NY and its goal is to facilitate and inspire MYP students to think critically and put their learning and skills into action.  21st century skills are key in the world today and a necessity for the ever […]

    BIS-NY v Churchill Basketball match

    March 3, 2015

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    Last week marked a significant day in our history at BIS-NY, as our Y8 boys took to the basketball court against The Churchill School. The 11 boys who proudly represented our school on this afternoon became the first ever team to take part an inter-scholastic sports match for BIS-NY. Against more experienced opponents the level of play from our boys improved through the game as confidence began to grow, in what was a very commendable performance. Hopefully we will see […]

    Year 1 learning about ‘Then and Now’ in their new unit

    February 23, 2015

    Year 1 have launched their  “Then and Now” unit by trying to guess the baby in the photos that have been sent in.  We discussing what has changed and what has stayed the same based on these photos.  Next, we investigated lots of historical artifacts, books and photographs.  We created a “See, Think, Wonder” chart where we recorded observations, predictions and thought of questions to ask based on these items.  We got to touch a real washboard, mangle, abacus, yo-yo and chamber […]

    Year 3 trip to the Wall Street Journal

    February 6, 2015


    This week the children (and staff!) in Year 3 feel very honoured to have been able to visit the prestigious Wall Street Journal for a tour. It was so wonderful to be able to meet so many important people including the Editor, Jerry Baker. We were really grateful that lots of busy people gave up their time to talk to us about how the WSJ operates. It helped us to think about our previous central idea that ‘Changes and access […]

    Football Remembers

    January 6, 2015


    In the week of December 8-12th, during our Games lessons, students in Years 3-9 were made aware of the Christmas Truce Match that took place in 1914 during the First World War. The #FootballRemembers campaign, supported by the English Football Association, Premier League, Football League and the British Council, encouraged schools and clubs all over the UK to re-enact the Christmas Truce Match. To gain a better understanding our students watched watched this video which was created by Sainsbury’s, in […]

    Shadow Puppet Show

    December 3, 2014

    Year 5 Living Museum

    November 26, 2014


    Year Five  exhibited their end of Unit work through bringing to life their written biographies at the ‘Living Waxwork Museum’ yesterday morning. It was so rewarding to see all the parents and pupils there. The children loved to showcase their work and both year 5 teachers are very proud of all the hard work and dedication the children put in to achieve such a successful morning. It really meant  a lot to the children to have their parents there.