Primary Book Week 2019 - Bangkok Prep

Primary Book Week 2019

‘Windows into Worlds’

This year the theme was ‘Windows into Worlds’, with an emphasis on exploring fantasy and adventure stories. This proved an important reminder of how truly powerful books can be. How they provide a delightful escape from our everyday lives. How they hold the power to transport us, at the flick of a page, to unknown realms where anything is possible. How they dare us to dream beyond the world in which we see.

Author Visit

This year, travelling author Jonathan Camm came to deliver some workshops with Years 1-6. He shared lots of tips for writing, especially how the story process develops from start to finish and the different things that inspire him. He also spent time in Nursery and Reception sharing his own picture book. The children were incredibly excited to meet the author himself, after buying signed copies of his books ‘The Countdown Mystery series’.

‘Get lost in a book’ session

On Wednesday, each class had an opportunity to change into their pyjamas and enjoy reading for pleasure. It was lovely to see the children’s excitable interactions as they shared their favourite books with their parents and peers.

Library Booklover’s Bash

On Thursday, 32 students from Years 3-6, were invited to attend a special afternoon in the library, as a reward for the dedication and passion they display for English.

It began with a carousel of activities led by Ms Pandora, Ms Webb, Ms Couper and Ms Youlton. These included a roaming book scavenger hunt, creating their own picture flipbooks, concocting their own BFG inspired drinks and a book themed game of Charades.

The children then enjoyed some light snacks and ice cream sundaes, prepared by Ms Hilderbrand and Ms Peacock, and snuggled up to watch a movie.

Fancy dress parade

On Friday morning, our Head boy and girl led us in a final assembly to celebrate the fantastic learning that took place throughout Book Week. It wasn’t long before each year group were parading their lovely costumes around the Sports Hall, whilst Ms Trunchbull kept the rest of the school in line! I would personally like to thank Elliot and Lisa for leading so superbly, Ms Williams for her brilliant turn as Ms Trunchbull and to all staff and parents who showed their support by attending.

Bookworm Quiz

To conclude our week, each house competed head to head to be the bookworm champions! A select few had the honoured task of representing their house and were asked a whole host of questions relating to different book titles, authors, characters and more… Some of the staff even featured as part of the questions! Please join me in congratulating Tigers, who won for Years 1&2 and Lions, who won for Years 3&4 and 5&6. It was apparent from the noise level, that the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

All in all, it has been a busy but exciting week, and I would like to thank all staff and parents for dedicating their time and support to ensure that the week was enjoyed by all.

 

Jessica Youlton

Primary English Leader

 

 

 

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

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Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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