Ask the parents to please read this document carefully. Draw their attention to the idea of feedback instead of marking! Make sure they understand the timings.
Inform parents that there will not be a home school letter. That we will put what we are learning on the bottom of the grids.
Remind parents that Chinese will be included on the grid. Tell parents that children may want to do more but they are NOT required to.
Y6 Parent Evening
Welcome to Year 6 Rebecca Climie Barbara Brock Hollinshead Justine Taylor George Li Pauline Uden Doris Chun Kim Stanyard Judith Tang Diana Wong Diana Cheung
Medium Term <ul><li>For your child to succeed in Secondary school, completing the IB diploma, he/she needs the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills and to develop these he/she needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Work smart: </li></ul><ul><li>Have good work habits (save time and stay on track) </li></ul><ul><li>Think creatively and critically (we are not sponges) </li></ul><ul><li>Value and accept the need for hard work (no shortcuts) </li></ul><ul><li>Play smart: </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun (develops creativity) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop networking skills (it is about who you know) </li></ul>
Long Term - Finding their thing <ul><li>Ultimately what I hope is that your child through working smart and playing smart will learn about themselves and will find the thing that they are good at and the thing that they love. When they pursue this passion, it will lead them to satisfaction and success. </li></ul><ul><li>If your child is not already on this path then Y6 should be the start of this journey. </li></ul>
We Are All In This Together <ul><li>Your child will do best when he/she, you and I are working smart and playing smart and sharing how we do this. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you helped your child to develop: </li></ul><ul><li>independent work habits; </li></ul><ul><li>an acceptance of their responsibilities; </li></ul><ul><li>a desire to work and a desire to play; </li></ul><ul><li>creative and critical thinking skills; </li></ul><ul><li>social skills that have led to groups of friends. </li></ul><ul><li>If not, then let us start today, to work together to achieve these goals. </li></ul>
Independent learners <ul><li>In Year 6 we encourage your child to be as independent as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent learners should: </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared (bring all necessary equipment listed on the resource list) </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible (for their own possessions) </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and critical thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Be active in lessons </li></ul>Please encourage your child to be an independent learner!
School Guiding Statements A learning community working together to develop internationally minded students who act to make a better world. Pillars of Purpose Achieve potential, Respect individuality, Make a difference
IB World School All IB schools plan teaching and learning around the essential elements. Learner Profile Transdisciplinary Themes Key Concepts Transdisciplinary Skills Attitudes Action And Knowledge (subject areas)
Learner Profile (Trick Crop B) We want to develop each student so that he/she is: Communicator Risk-taker Principled Knowledgeable Open minded Reflective Balanced Caring Thinker Inquirer
Transdisciplinary Themes Themes central to humanity: Where we are in place and time Who we are How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
The Key Concepts (2Fs3Cs2Rs and a P) Form Function Causation Change Connection Perspective Responsibility Reflection and many related concepts
Transdisciplinary Skills Thinking Skills Social Skills Communication Skills Self-Management Skills Research Skills
Learning through Units of Inquiry Different transdisciplinary themes, concepts, transdisciplinary skills, learner profile attributes and attitudes guide the children’s inquiries. Teachers provide initial input and then children are encouraged to ask their own questions, so that children can follow their own lines of inquiry with teacher guidance and support. Children are required to be active and independent learners – and are expected to take action!
PYP Coordinator <ul><li>If you want to know more about the PYP approach to primary education then look out, in the newsletter, for the events in school where Ms Salter, the school’s PYP coordinator explains aspects in more depth. </li></ul>
The first Transdisciplinary Theme this year “ Where We Are in Place and Time” The central idea is : Technology impacts human activity; past, present and future Lines of inquiry are: How technology meets needs How simple machines function The circumstances and impact of the development of technology over time Concepts : Connection, Change, Function Learner Profile : Knowledgeable, Communicator Attitudes : Curious, Confidence Transdisciplinary Skills : Research, Communication
How you can help the class <ul><li>In this unit you can help by letting your child bring and share some old technology that you have. For example one of the first mobile phones, a record player, an original Biro… </li></ul><ul><li>You may have expertise in or access to some new technology that you could present to the class. For example - nanobots. </li></ul><ul><li>You may be able to help in a different unit of inquiry and so the next slide outlines the central ideas of some of our other inquiries and we would like you to sign up on the sheet at the door if you can help. </li></ul>
Units of Inquiry in Y6 Energy How the World Works (Feb to Mar) NGOs and their role in society How We Organise Ourselves (Apr to May) Chinese art and culture How We Express Ourselves (Jan to Feb) Making decisions, resolving conflict Who We Are (Oct to Dec) Technology past, present and future Where We are in Place and Time (Aug to Oct)
Language: English In English we follow the IB scope and sequence document. English is taught is linked to our overall central idea wherever possible. This involves your child in reading and writing in a range of forms including: classic fiction, poetry and drama by long-established authors including, where appropriate, study of a Shakespeare play; adaptations of classics on film/TV . autobiography and biography, diaries, journals, letters, anecdotes, records of observations, journalistic writing, non-chronological reports.
Reading Children are expected to read at home every day – this may be their own reading book , a newspaper, guided reading book or other appropriate material. They should record their reading daily in their school diary. Guided reading books will be sent home and children may be asked to prepare specific chapters for the group session. Children may be asked to complete tasks in their reading journals. Your children will have one library lesson weekly and are also able to access books before and after school.
Mathematics In maths we follow the IB scope and sequence document for mathematics. During the year children will be working on different targets. The children are taught to self assess through, for example ’Traffic Light System’.
<ul><li>How children learn mathematics: </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing their own meaning </li></ul><ul><li>-starting with exploring their own personal experiences, understandings and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Being taught in relevant, realistic contexts </li></ul><ul><li>-so that it can be used in real life situations </li></ul>Transferring meaning Applying with understanding Constructing meaning
Assessment <ul><li>Your child will be bringing their main English and Mathematics exercise books home periodically throughout the year, so that you can see how they have done at the end of a unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Do get in touch if you want to discuss your child’s progress. </li></ul>
PE: Physical Education Two lessons per week Building team work and technical skills Important that children have the correct equipment: PE kit, hat, water bottle
Home Learning We have an essential agreement for home learning that took effect from September 2008. This agreement was ratified fully in July 2009.
The Home Learning Grids Will… <ul><li>Be differentiated; </li></ul><ul><li>Contain elements of choice and tasks that must be completed; </li></ul><ul><li>Be expected to be completed over a period of time that includes a </li></ul><ul><li>number of school days and at least one weekend; </li></ul><ul><li>As much as possible be linked to learning being undertaken at school </li></ul><ul><li>and at home; </li></ul><ul><li>Include Chinese language and sometimes other specialist subjects. </li></ul>
Home Learning Feedback will be given to all children about the quality and quantity of their home learning. This feedback is given in different ways. In Y6 this year we will use two websites to support home learning. (Screen shots on the following slides.) We will provide guidance as to how these tools should be used. These sites do allow children to work independently. In order to prepare your child for homework at secondary school, home learning will become more internet based as the year progresses. Reading, spellings and number facts are all ongoing throughout the year.
And of course The Learning Gateway <ul><li>http:// cwbs.lg.esf.edu.hk/login/logout.php?sesskey =l59m8HhWZo </li></ul>
Bits and Pieces <ul><li>We have children who have allergies in school so please do not send nuts or food with nuts into class. </li></ul><ul><li>Please inform the office if your child is sick or away for any reason. </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder, that there is a requirement for children (male or female) to tie long hair back . </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you to everyone who made sure that their child had the new uniform on (including the hat) and for making sure that mainly white trainers are used for PE. </li></ul><ul><li>Book bags – I do encourage children to store items , that they often need , in their book bag , which is then kept in their bag or in class, as a simple way to get organised. This system can be easily extended for secondary school. </li></ul>
Key Y6 Dates for Term 1 <ul><li>Friday September 2 nd Y5/6 Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Monday October 10 th - Theatre trip “Private Peaceful” </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday October 13 th - Y6 3-Way Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday October 25 th – Outward Bound Information Evening </li></ul><ul><li>Friday October 28 th – Y5/6 Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>November 14 th – 18th Outward Bound Camp </li></ul>
We Are All In This Together (A Reminder) <ul><li>We are working together to help your child to develop </li></ul><ul><li>independent work habits; </li></ul><ul><li>an acceptance of his/her responsibilities; </li></ul><ul><li>a desire to work and a desire to play; </li></ul><ul><li>creative and critical thinking skills; </li></ul><ul><li>social skills that help them to have groups of friends; </li></ul>
Contact Information from school website Communicate through student diary Telephone Email