Madame Tate's Flags of the World Activity

Greetings to you all! I don't know about you but I love flags! I love the colours, I love trying to find out which one belongs to which country and I also really enjoy colouring in. 

If you would like to find out more about all the different flags in the world, follow this link for a fun way to learn.... 

Here's  a worksheet to print off and guide you ..... FLAGS OF THE WORLD 

Finally, here's another link to help with all that colouring!

Have fun and learn lots! 

Home Learning Ideas 

 The British Council have set through a pack of resources for you to use at home and find out new and exciting things about the fascinating country of Indonesia. If you follow the link and download the resources, you will have plenty to keep you busy. Please share anything you do with Madame Tate, it's a great way to remind ourselves that we are all part of one world and we are ALL CONNECTED!

Have fun and learn lots!


Austin (Y2) is fundraising for WaterAid UK


Austin has decided he would like to raise some money for WaterAid UK, a charity that supports African children. This decision was inspired by his topic this term, 'Africa'. He will be shaving his hair in order to fund raise for this charity! 
Austin has set up his own fundraising page and needs your support. Please see link below.
We are all very proud of him.
Well done, Austin!

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International Day has arrived!




Friday February 14th.

The day started with a full school assembly where the children watched a video to explain that we are all part of one world and enjoyed watching a dance called "We are all Connected". The children were then asked to reflect on our school values and how they can be linked with our international work. 

At 9 o'clock the fun began...! From Hungary to Norway, The Philippines to New Zealand and Egypt to The Netherlands, we have been on a voyage of discovery and creativity. The children spent the whole day visiting each other's classrooms and learning about a new country there.They filled in their passports and fact files with information, coloured in tablecloths in Hungary, wrote their names using the Rune alphabet in Norway, made decorations in The Philippines, saw glow worms in a cave in New Zealand, dug for artefacts in an Egyptian museum and made origami tulips in The Netherlands. These are but a small sample of the many and varied learning opportunities the children have enjoyed today.

 Thank you to the staff and parents for all your hard work and to the children for their boundless energy and enthusiasm. It all helps to make International Week a pleasure to organise every year. 

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International Week


It's International Week! Monday February 10th - Friday February 14th.

These are the countries being studied in depth this week at Brill School. There will be lots of exciting opportunities to study a country and its culture. Some of the children will be doing their own research, others will be lucky enough to hear from visitors who come from the country they are studying, but ALL of the children at Brill School will learn lots of new and interestiung facts. We hope that it will make us all feel connected to a wider world. 

Don't forget to wear the colours of your country's flag on Friday as you travel round the school with your passport in hand and visit other year group's classrooms / countries. Bon voyage and have fun learning!

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Year 1 start International Week with a Hungarian Morning


Year 1 are learning all about Hungary this week.

On Friday 7th February, Julian's Mum came in to talk about Hungary with the children in Year 1. 


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Day 3 - International Week 2019. Check out the Gumboot Dance in Year 5! Very impressive.

International Links

World Book Day 2019 - Stories from Around the World

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How could we learn a little more about the wider world? Why not through a story from another country? Madame Tate arranged for every class in school to be visited by a parent who was able to share a story from a country with which they have links. It was a brilliant experience for the children and each class enjoyed hearing their story. Thank you so much to all the parents who helped.

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Day 5 - International Day Has Arrived!

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Our photos tell our story (and there might be more pictures to follow once they've been uploaded). It has been an amazing International Week finale today. We would like to say a huge thank you to Madame Tate for all her organisation and facilitation; to the teachers for their hard work, determination and creativity; to the children for their active engagement and tireless enthusiasm and to everyone who contributed in any way. We couldn't have enjoyed such wide ranging travel experiences without you all.

Have a lovely half term and enjoy a well earned rest after all your hard work and all the many travelling miles you have covered this week!

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Day 4 - International Week 2019

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Today's photos show a taste of the learning and activities in Year 2 so far this week. Preparations are complete and tomorrow we have our grand finale: International Day!

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Day 3 - International Week 2019

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See our News Blog for Day 3's International highlights!

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Day 2 - International Week 2019

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There has been a wide variety of learning and activities in school today; from the beginnings of information leaflets being created to the design of T-shirts using Aboriginal Art techniques. There was some sit down volley ball being played and also evidence of research involving fact finding about particular countries. I wonder what wonders will be found ready for our Day 3 update tomorrow!

What was that? Did I just hear the distant call of a didgeridoo? Surely not! Maybe I should go and find out.............

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Kibara Primary School, Rwanda

What better way to learn about our friends in India than by growing a Friendship Tree? That's exactly what Year 1 have been doing recently. They received some beautifully decorated handmade leaves all the way from Delhi. We were able to read about the children who had sent them because they had written a little bit about themselves on the back. Most seem to love mango which is considered to be "The King of Fruits" in India and they decorated lotus leaves which are offered to Saraswati, the Goddess of Education.

We've sent some beautiful leaves of our own back where they will be read and displayed  on the Friendship Tree in Delhi.

Thank you to Miss Reynolds for organising this lovely project.

Madame Tate has received an email about our Year 1 leaves for our Friendship Tree. We wanted to share that with you here:

Greetings for the day!


We have received the wonderful leaves made by your students, they are immensely immaculate and well coloured. We are happy to gain so much knowledge about your flora. The school is on a summer break and shall open on the 1st July, all the leaves received from all of our partner schools shall be displayed in the school. I will mail you some pictures then.

Hope you had as much fun on this project as we did!



Dr Shivani

Year 2 had their own little Fiesta last week and were introduced to some traditional Spanish food. In the videos below, they will tell you (in Spanish) what they enjoyed and what they didn't enjoy! We are going to share this with some children in The British Council School in Madrid and find out which British food our Spanish friends like best.