This month at CIS Skolkovo campus the children in EYFS and KS1 had a wonderful time celebrating Russian Week. All the children enjoyed traditional Russian stories such as Baba Yaga and took part in many other activities including a Russian musical concert and a traditional puppet theatre show which the children enjoyed immensely. The nursery children made colourful kokoshnik hats and found out about St. Basil. Reception children learnt a traditional Russian dance and showed it in assembly. Year 1 children learnt many facts about Russia and painted beautiful folk art gorodets horses and even a large samovar. In Year 2 the children made traditional clay figurines of people or animals and made and decorated gingerbread cookies. On Friday the week culminated in a Winter Family Activity Day and all the children were able to go outside and take part in traditional Russian games, activities and general fun. The children learnt a great deal about Russia but they also enjoyed themselves a great deal too.
This year’s Russian week coincided with the 250th birthday of great Russian writer Ivan Andreevich Krylov.
There is an Oxford in New Zealand, an Oxford in Canada, 21 Oxfords in the United States, besides a Mount Oxford, two Lake Oxfords and Oxford County, Maine (whose capital is South Paris)
Winter Sports Day in Moscow campus was a huge success! Students of Y5 – Y9 took part in a biathlon competition in the Olympic Sports Center.
Our students visited a lot of interesting places during school trips week. Early Years and Year 1 went to the Exotarium and saw animals from the hot savannas, deserts, and rainforests.
No matter how effective a lesson is, information learnt can be forgotten unless the topic is revisited several times. This is why, at school, we revise topics to check a child has absorbed the information taught.
The Girl with the Lost Smile is written by Miranda Hart. It was first published in Great Britain in 2017. It is a fantasy book, and it is written about a girl who always tries to smile.
Normally, when we mention courage, people think of great acts of heroism: such as rescuing people trapped in a burning building; fighting lions, tigers, alligators with your bare hands...
In September 2019, the new campus will open in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).