WELCOME TO THE YEAR
AHEAD AT TU XUONG
“BIS is an excellent school. It provides a very high
quality of education and care f...
Parents Information Evening
• Learning with the Brain in Mind
• Blogging
• Meeting the specialist teachers
• Finding out a...
Our Specialist Teachers
Information Literacy
Richard Marlow
PE
Charlotte Pemble
Music
Robbie MacKinnon
ICT
Jocelyn and Tue...
ACHIEVEMENTS LAST
YEAR
Foundation Stage
• Setting up a new learning unit in Foundation Stage 2
• Development of the outdoor environment
• British...
Information Literacy
• New subject introduced to enhance research
skills
• Team teaching and sharing skills
• British Scho...
ICT
• Laptops introduced
• WIFI installed; new server at TX
• ICT Development Group created to determine the way
forward f...
Outstanding Learning
• Development group set up to establish what
outstanding teaching and learning means to us at
TX.
• B...
LEARNING WITH THE
BRAIN IN MIND
Learning Styles
• Auditory Learner
(learns better when
listening)
• Visual Learner
(learns better by seeing)
• Kinaestheti...
ENOUGH SLEEP
Sleep Quiz
1. True or False?
We spend nearly one-third
of our lives asleep?
Sleep Quiz
True.
Sleep is essential to
our daily lives, to
our wellbeing and
to our learning and
behaviour.
Sleep Quiz
2. True or
False?
Sleep disorders
are common in
young people?
Sleep Quiz
Sleep disorders are amongst
the most common of all
health problems. Some
researchers suggest that up
to 90% of ...
Sleep Quiz
3. True or False?
Kids with sleep problems have
more learning problems in
school than kids without sleep
proble...
Sleep Quiz
True.
Dr. Sarah Blunden
(a Sleep Psychologist) found that
children who snored or suffered
from other sleep diso...
Sleep Quiz
4. True or False?
Young people need more sleep
than their parents?
Sleep Quiz
True.
Age 2 - 4 require about
16 – 18 hours sleep each day.
Primary pupils need about 9 hours
per day. Adults n...
Sleep Quiz
6. True or False?
Staying up late to study
before a test or exam is a
good idea?
Sleep Quiz
False.
The brain requires sleep
to help it learn new things.
Staying up late increases the
chances that your br...
Sleep Quiz
7. True or False?
Sleep is a quiet and restful
time for the brain?
Sleep Quiz
False.
Sleep happens in stages.
REM (Rapid Eye Movement)
sleep is highly active.
Sleepy kids behave poorly
and underperform at school.
Having an awareness of your sleep difficulties and
fixing the proble...
DRINKING WATER
ABOUT 70% OF YOUR BRAIN IS WATER
used in the Brainy kids CD?
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
Nick, can we use part
of the Emily
dissection where the
brain moves up and
out of the skull
leaving th...
HEALTHY DIET
New Menus in the Canteen
Optimum Performance -daily
Students who regularly ate breakfast had:
- Higher school grades, particularly in maths
- Fewer...
Best Brain Foods
• Fish
• Eggs
• Nuts
• Dark green vegetables
• Chicken
• Fruit
• Whole-grained breads
and pastas
• Brown ...
Albert Einstein
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Ask your chil...
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  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE YEAR AHEAD AT TU XUONG “BIS is an excellent school. It provides a very high quality of education and care for its students. The quality of learning, teaching and leadership is outstanding.” British Schools Overseas Inspection Team 2013
  2. 2. Parents Information Evening • Learning with the Brain in Mind • Blogging • Meeting the specialist teachers • Finding out about your child’s year ahead
  3. 3. Our Specialist Teachers Information Literacy Richard Marlow PE Charlotte Pemble Music Robbie MacKinnon ICT Jocelyn and Tue Learning Support Nicola McSweeney Art Intern Charlie Gorringe EAL Steve Jennins Heather Robinson Alexea Stevens
  4. 4. ACHIEVEMENTS LAST YEAR
  5. 5. Foundation Stage • Setting up a new learning unit in Foundation Stage 2 • Development of the outdoor environment • British Schools Overseas inspection report: • ‘ The initiative at TX to make large free-flow classrooms in Foundation Stage 1 and 2 has had an excellent impact on learning: learning areas are highly stimulating, creative and well-planned’
  6. 6. Information Literacy • New subject introduced to enhance research skills • Team teaching and sharing skills • British Schools Overseas inspection report: • ‘The implementation of an information literacy programme on the TX campus has had a considerable positive impact on the curriculum.’
  7. 7. ICT • Laptops introduced • WIFI installed; new server at TX • ICT Development Group created to determine the way forward for TX • Parent Coffee Mornings: safety on-line (Robyn Treyvaud) • Networkers in Action – empowering children to disseminate information and peer teaching • Changing a culture: integrating technology to enhance learning • Blogs to communicate and share learning • ICT conference hosted at TX • Digital Learning Journeys
  8. 8. Outstanding Learning • Development group set up to establish what outstanding teaching and learning means to us at TX. • British Schools Overseas Inspection Report: • ‘The school has a clear and common understanding of what constitutes outstanding learning. This has been focussed on by the Learning and Teaching Development Group, who have gathered ideas from teachers and students, and are beginning to seek the views of parents’
  9. 9. LEARNING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND
  10. 10. Learning Styles • Auditory Learner (learns better when listening) • Visual Learner (learns better by seeing) • Kinaesthetic Learner (learns better by doing) • Interpersonal (learning with others) • Intrapersonal (self sudy)
  11. 11. ENOUGH SLEEP
  12. 12. Sleep Quiz 1. True or False? We spend nearly one-third of our lives asleep?
  13. 13. Sleep Quiz True. Sleep is essential to our daily lives, to our wellbeing and to our learning and behaviour.
  14. 14. Sleep Quiz 2. True or False? Sleep disorders are common in young people?
  15. 15. Sleep Quiz Sleep disorders are amongst the most common of all health problems. Some researchers suggest that up to 90% of teenagers have a sleep disorder True.
  16. 16. Sleep Quiz 3. True or False? Kids with sleep problems have more learning problems in school than kids without sleep problems?
  17. 17. Sleep Quiz True. Dr. Sarah Blunden (a Sleep Psychologist) found that children who snored or suffered from other sleep disorders had more behavioural problems and poorer performance levels on attention and memory tests than children without sleep problems.
  18. 18. Sleep Quiz 4. True or False? Young people need more sleep than their parents?
  19. 19. Sleep Quiz True. Age 2 - 4 require about 16 – 18 hours sleep each day. Primary pupils need about 9 hours per day. Adults need about 7 – 8 hours. Young people’s brains are highly active therefore need more sleep for rest, learning and growth.
  20. 20. Sleep Quiz 6. True or False? Staying up late to study before a test or exam is a good idea?
  21. 21. Sleep Quiz False. The brain requires sleep to help it learn new things. Staying up late increases the chances that your brain won’t learn!
  22. 22. Sleep Quiz 7. True or False? Sleep is a quiet and restful time for the brain?
  23. 23. Sleep Quiz False. Sleep happens in stages. REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is highly active.
  24. 24. Sleepy kids behave poorly and underperform at school. Having an awareness of your sleep difficulties and fixing the problem could improve the quality of your life’. Dr Sarah Blunden
  25. 25. DRINKING WATER
  26. 26. ABOUT 70% OF YOUR BRAIN IS WATER used in the Brainy kids CD?
  27. 27. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID Nick, can we use part of the Emily dissection where the brain moves up and out of the skull leaving the CSF dripping? Your brain floats in about 140 millilitres of cerebrospinal fluid. Hydrate your brain! Keep your brain moist! Drink water, not sweet drinks! You need to replace your CSF 4 or 5 times each day. The brain dehydrates very quickly. Dehydration leads to headaches.
  28. 28. HEALTHY DIET New Menus in the Canteen
  29. 29. Optimum Performance -daily Students who regularly ate breakfast had: - Higher school grades, particularly in maths - Fewer days off school - Less lateness to class. Those who regularly skipped breakfast were: - Twice as likely to be depressed and anxious. The good news is that those students who went from no breakfast to eating breakfast every day had big gains in academic performance.
  30. 30. Best Brain Foods • Fish • Eggs • Nuts • Dark green vegetables • Chicken • Fruit • Whole-grained breads and pastas • Brown rice • Milk • Omega 3: can be taken as a supplement or naturally by eating oily fish. Why? • Produces myelin to strengthen pathways in the brain.
  31. 31. Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Ask your child. ‘What questions did you ask your teacher today?’

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