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1 WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL P8 TISA – Thursday 28 th August 2014

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3 THE P8 TEAM… YOUR TEACHERS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS ARE: MICHAEL HINDS, NICK PALMER, MATT FRANKLIN, DAN BERGTHOLD, FIONA HUNTER, NATALYA ALIYEVA, YELENA ISAYKINA, NARGIZ RZAYEVA

4 Agenda: General Information Mathematics Units of Inquiry (UOI) Language Arts Exhibition Information Branching off in to individual classes: A guided tour of your child’s classroom and the timetable Homeroom teachers’ expectations including homework and lines of communication Homeroom parents, answering of questions addresses 6:05pm - For parents who have more than one child in the Primary School, they may choose to visit their child’s other classroom(s) Parents wishing to inquire about how EAL works in P8 are welcome to go to the EAL room (107) in TISA 1.

5 Thank you Nut free school Absences Birthdays Homework expectations Parent participation- homeroom, trips, birthdays, guest speakers Trips – please can children bring packed lunches for field trips Change of T Shirt for PE lessons (twice weekly) Role of subject specialists EAL and LS teachers Mother Tongue Workshop – 10/9 8:45am – 10:00am in the Primary Staffroom PYP Workshop – 4/9 - 8:45am – 10:00am in the Primary Staffroom Week 5 Transition Workshop – 17/9- 8:45am – 10:00am in the Primary Staffroom Flash drive / USB pen Google Docs P8 website and blog GENERAL INFORMATION

6 MATHEMATICS IN P8 NumberMeasurementData handling Pattern and functionSpace and shape

7 WHAT DOES MATHEMATICS LOOK LIKE IN P8? Where possible Mathematics is ‘hands on ’ Students draw their understanding of knowledge and skills through concepts Students are empowered to ‘live’ the language of mathematics

8 P8 UNITS OF INQUIRY – TIMELINE OF TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES How we organise ourselves–18 th August – 19 th September Where we are in place and time– 22 nd September – 31 st October Sharing the planet– 3 rd November – 12 th December

9 P8 UNITS OF INQUIRY – TIMELINE OF TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES How we express ourselves - 5 th January – 13 th February Exhibition- 16 th February – 1 st May How the world works- 4 th May– 19 th June

10 LANGUAGE Oral language – listening and speaking (debating) Visual language – viewing and presenting (projects) Written language – reading (instructional, enjoyment, meaning) Written language – writing (to inform) including grammar and spelling)

11 P8 EXHIBITION What is the exhibition? Decide collaboratively on a central idea.A personal, local and global connection that leads to actionThe role of our studentsThe role of our P8 teachers and staff (mentors)The role of the communityYour role and staging of the exhibition.

12 NAMES AND CONTACTS Mr Michael Hinds – Mr Nick Palmer – Mr Matt Franklin - Mr Dan Bergthold - Mrs Fiona Hunter - Student Diaries: Please sign your child’s student diary on a Thursday evening so that when they come to school on a Friday we too can sign it off for closure on a school week.

13 Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats Thank you for your continued support – it is appreciated!


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