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P2 1 Parent Presentation New Version

  1. 1. P2.1 Parent Presentation 26 th August 2008 Ms Nicola French
  2. 2. In P2 we believe: <ul><li>Every child is an individual. Each child brings to school their own unique needs, interests, abilities, social and cultural experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>All children develop differently. Each child develops at his/her own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>In developing the whole child - a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual self. </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2 classrooms are student and teacher-directed, flexible, nurturing, challenging and child-centred. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Year 2 curriculum fosters: </li></ul><ul><li>Daily structured opportunities for the development of essential literacy and numeracy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning through a balance of learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (eg units of inquiry) </li></ul><ul><li>Active involvement and participation of all children </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the individual according to their ability </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences to support every child realise their full potential </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in environments which promote confidence and self-esteem </li></ul>
  4. 4. Literacy and Numeracy <ul><li>English and maths are taught explicitly every day. These are described as stand alone learning experiences (eg mechanics of handwriting, phonemic awareness – ur, ir, er) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of literacy and numeracy skills in the lower years (ie P1 and P2) are critical to successful life-long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Children will learn phonics and spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Children will be offered explicit teaching in the areas of reading, writing and mathematical development </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum discipline areas are: </li></ul><ul><li>Maths and English – stand alone and integrated experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin-Social Studies-Science-ICT-Visual Arts-Physical Education-Music-Drama (particularly delivered through units of inquiry) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Inquiry Learning? <ul><li>Involves students in their own learning, hands on, active, questioning, thinking, moving, doing, interacting, cooperating, exciting, meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Engages students as thinkers with emerging views of their own </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the needs of students with different levels of competency, types of ability and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Involves students, teacher, parents, family and community </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher scaffolds experiences to support students in productive and focused inquiry experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Involves explicit teaching, group work, individual inquiry, whole class discussion, peer support and learning just to name a few </li></ul>
  6. 6. P2 Routines <ul><ul><ul><li>Day 2 – children wear PE kit all day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Day 4 – library (return books) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Day 5 – games- children wear PE kit all day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Children are expected to bring their diaries and reading bags to school each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring school hats for sunny days and raincoats for rainy days (no umbrellas please). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework <ul><li>Homework at SJS is designed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Positively reinforce and consolidate skills and concepts explored in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Be ‘doable’ by the child </li></ul><ul><li>Assist the development of self-discipline and time management </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate communication between school and home and encourage parental awareness of student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide children with a sense of achievement and satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>P2 – 80 minutes over a 6 day cycle (we suggest 4 x 20 minute sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>Homework may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Children being asked to review phonemes, high-frequency words and read at home for an allocated period of time. They may also be asked to prepare for speaking and listening activities. When developmentally appropriate, children complete LSCVWC as well. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How You Can Help <ul><li>Promote independence </li></ul><ul><li>Provide office set at home to encourage work ethic and develop fine motor skills </li></ul><ul><li>Packing own bag </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities at home </li></ul><ul><li>Child should know </li></ul><ul><li>The day of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Their birth date </li></ul><ul><li>Their address and telephone number </li></ul><ul><li>What they have for snack & lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Their bus number </li></ul><ul><li>Involve them in decision making </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need today e.g. library books, hat… </li></ul><ul><li>What clothes they wear at weekends </li></ul><ul><li>When they want to read, e.g. after school, after dinner or at bedtime </li></ul>
  9. 9. Snack and Lunch <ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes given to eat snack and 20 minutes to eat lunch (focus on healthy food eg. fruit, sushi…) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about food and appropriate choices </li></ul><ul><li>Easy containers for easy eating </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of water in a reusable bottle </li></ul><ul><li>They are supervised by adults (lunch mums) when they eat their lunch </li></ul><ul><li>No sweets, chocolates, excessive amounts of high sugar food (ie cakes or biscuits), crisps or fizzy drinks please </li></ul>
  10. 10. Food Policy <ul><li>At SJS we have a no sharing policy. Children are not allowed to share food with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday Parties: </li></ul><ul><li>We love to celebrate special occasions with your children including their birthday. If you would like to send in a cake for your child to share with their friends, please can we ask that you send in either cup cakes or a pre-cut cake. A fruit platter would also be a healthier alternative option. </li></ul><ul><li>Please can we ask that you give at least one days notice of your intention to send in a cake so as we can prepare our day so not to interrupt the children’ s prime time learning experiences. </li></ul>
  11. 11. More Ways to Help Your Child . . . <ul><li>Give them time to play each day </li></ul><ul><li>Take them around Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate them, make them inquisitive/questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Open desire to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Develop vocabulary, language and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Early to bed (suggest no later than 7.30 pm) </li></ul><ul><li>Bed time stories, rhymes and songs </li></ul><ul><li>Independent writing </li></ul><ul><li>Rules and manners </li></ul>
  12. 12. Class Parents <ul><li>In event of typhoons, red or black rainstorms during school hours, class parent will be in touch to inform you the latest arrangement. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Handouts <ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Practical and oral maths e.g. number bonds and vocabulary will develop mental arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO WORK AT THEIR OWN PACE </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Reminders <ul><li>Diary – ask child to show messages </li></ul><ul><li>Helpers – please sign up to volunteer in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Label everything, including snack/lunch boxes etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Trips – please return consent forms promptly </li></ul><ul><li>SJS school bags </li></ul><ul><li>Buses – notify PTA and class teacher if not going on bus </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our Educational Assistant <ul><li>Ms Hazel Chan </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not hesitate to me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to help you and your child. </li></ul>