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Head of Primary Message Week 24




Parent Teacher Consultations

Thank you for joining us this week for Parent Teacher Consultations, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting parents for in-depth conversations about each and every student.

We asked for some feedback after the events and were delighted with how impactful the meetings have been. We asked parents to rate out of five in seven key areas, with the results shared below.



Effective reporting to parents is a key component of ensuring everyone excels. To find out more, click here. We are now in the process of adding all the consultation notes into Seesaw. If you have any questions about any aspect of the discussion or notes, please do not hesitate to contact me within Seesaw.



What a job...

Preparing primary school students for the future world of work requires a forward-thinking curriculum that not only imparts fundamental academic skills but also fosters critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and adaptability. Our Curriculum is knowledge, skills and vocabulary rich to ensure students build on what they already know and develop. It is sequenced and mapped in a coherent format so that students make meaningful connections.


In order to further extend vocabulary and generate conversations this week, staff across Primary have been sharing what jobs they wanted to do when they were younger. Some very obscure alternative career options being discussed throughout the day.


We are very aware that we are preparing students not only for jobs that exist today but also jobs not yet even thought of. For this reason, we focus on a mastery approach, ensuring concepts are fully explained and procedures fully demonstrated before students are asked to apply concepts or procedures. Our teaching is highly interactive, with new material presented in small steps and with practice after each step. We aim for all students to move from being a 'novice' to being an 'expert', during which the balance shifts to them solving problems and working independently.


Perhaps our approach is best summarised using Rosenshine's 10 principles of instructions. If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and methodologies, you can read more using these links.



It's been a busy week... 🤩

As well as hosting a football tournament, this week in Year 6 it's been pizza making: return of the slice, Year 5 have been learning about the reproduction of plants, Year 4 have been exploring traditional fishing techniques at the Malay Technology Museum, Year 3 have been sewing creatures, Year 2 have been multiplying and dividing, Year 1 have been exploring volume and capacity, Reception have been using a giant parachute in Music class and Kindy have been banging a giant drum.


If you have any questions about any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to message me in Seesaw.


Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary



 


🗓️ Monday 11th March - Public Holiday TBC.

🗓️ Friday 15th March - Book Day Dress Up 📚

🗓️ Friday 15th March - Last day of Term 2.


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