In Creche class, their topic for this half term has been 'Songs and Rhymes'.
This week, they learned the song: "My teddy bear has two eyes, I love my teddy bear." To help with their learning they brought their precious teddy bears in to school. They put their teddies on the parachute and gave them a jump and played hide and seek with their teddies.
Finally on Friday, they made teddy bear toast and had a picnic with their teddies.
What a fun week in Creche!
On Saturday 16 September 2017, Braeburn Arusha became the official IELTS test centre in Arusha. In partnership with British Council, Tanzania, the test was administered at the new Braeburn Infant School in Njiro.
So what is IELTS and why is it important to Braeburn students?
IELTS stands for English language testing system (IELTS) and many of our secondary students are required to write this examination as an entry requirement for university. The test consists of four main parts: listening, reading writing and speaking are all awarded a band score, ranging from (0-9). Tto help prepare students to take this rigorous exam, students are offered an IELTS preparation course twice a week.
The next IELTS session will run on Saturday, 11th of November 2017.
Year 1 and 2 had a brilliant day last Thursday as we really ‘munched’ into our topic on healthy living.
We were very excited to make our very own perfect pizzas where we explored fruit and vegetables as toppings. We spent the day participating in fun activities such as get moving, arty fruit and vegetables, food treasure hunt and tummy ache.
To say the children are hooked to our topic now is an understatement! We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents that joining in the fun and to the staff at TGT and Fig and Olive for being so excited to have us!
Oh, don’t forget to ask the children all about a balanced diet!
For Year 7 and 8 enrichment this term we have been looking at building 'Learning Power'. As part of this team building exercise the groups built and floated their own raft. This task helped develop the four key elements of Learning Power which are resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflection.
Learning while having a lot of fun!
Reporting from our first two games of the season, Mr Wheatley:
26th September 2017 - BISA vs ISMAC
The U19s opened the new season this afternoon with an unfortunate 2-1 loss to ISM.
The game was a fiercely contested affair, with no shortage of heavy tackles and wayward passing. It was a game with no real clear cut chances but it was ISM who opened the scoring towards the end of the first half, despite some resolute defending from our defence - Junior, Amal and Collins putting in solid first-half displays.
The second half was far more open - as legs became tired and passes became even more wayward. We grew into the game and dominated ISM for large periods - Jackson putting in a dominating shift in central midfield. But chances remained difficult to come by as their defence held firm. It was Marvin, however, who after some neat play with Ibrahim, rifled a shot into the bottom corner - much to the jubilation of everyone in attendance. Our ecstasy was short-lived, however, as from almost kick off an ISM player was able to almost saunter towards our box, unopposed, before finishing. The team rallied but were unable to break down the ISM defence.
We move on and look forward to our game at St. Constantine's tomorrow after school.
On a far sadder side note, Alfred suffered a severe injury to his right arm - I can only commend him on the bravery he showed in what must have been extremely painful circumstances. Of course, we wish him all the very best with his recovery.
27th September 2017 - BISA vs St Constantines
U19s were extremely unfortunate to go down to their second defeat in as many days.
Braeburn were slow off the mark and against quite athletic opponents, they were made to pay. Just six minutes in, a mix of some tidy work from a St. Cons midfielder and some disorganised defending led to their first opening. Tanay was unfortunately unable to prevent St. Cons from taking the lead. The remaining first half was largely uneventful and Braeburn did well to stay in the game.
The second half, however, was a different endeavour. Braeburn grew into the game and Amal, playing in an unfamiliar role up front, led the line extremely well. St. Cons defence remained resolute, however, and chances were difficult to come by. St. Cons did look at certain periods the more likely to score but Parth made some great saves to keep the score at 1-0. The introduction of Richard upfront towards the latter end of the half, gave us a different impetus but for all our huffing and puffing, we were unable to score.
We look forward to our next game - onwards and upwards!