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1 Learning in the PYP at Luanda International School in Years 4, 5 and 6 Abel explores the role of being primary principal for a day.

2 Guiding statements Our Mission – the reason we exist: Driven by the International Baccalaureate philosophy, LIS builds the skills and attitudes of each member of our community, shaping adaptable and knowledgeable individuals who meet challenges with confidence. Our Values – the framework within which we work to fulfil our Mission is underpinned by our Values. These are the principles which govern all we do: Respect for ourselves and one another for our host culture for our environments Clarity of thought of intent of vision Rigour in academic content in assessment in flexible strategic planning Sustainability through providing the skills for lifelong learning through a commitment to professional learning and quality recruitment through financial stability and planned growth

3 The International Baccalaureate (IB) works with 3,923 schools in 148 countries to offer the four IB programmes to approximately 1,221,100 students. (www.ibo.org) The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12 started in 1997 and is now offered by 1,076 IB World Schools.

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5 With respecting me and helping me whenever I want help. Teachers have helped me, also students and teaching assistants have helped me through my journey. Year 6 student Listening to others and seeing what it’s like being them that helps me and what challenges me is trying to understand them. Year 6 student Teachers and students have inspired me. Year 6 student Reflections from the PYP Graduates Survey

6 Collaborative Learning Teachers plan together every week sharing their observations and ensuring consistency. Group engagements enable students to share their thinking in a supportive environment.

7 The Exhibition, 1 & 2 June 2015 For students to engage in an in-depth, collaborative inquiry To provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning To provide students with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives For students to synthesize and apply their learning of previous years, and to reflect on their journey through the PYP To provide an authentic process for assessing student understanding To demonstrate how students can take action as a result of their learning

8 Assessment integral to teaching Pre-testing both informal and formal assesses students’ prior knowledge. Informal and continuous assessments include: observations, anecdotal notes and checklists, self and peer assessments, discussions, photos and video. Formal and regular assessments include: reports twice a year Baselines at least twice a year for maths, reading & writing Summative task for each of the six units of inquiry. International Schools Assessment (ISA) externally marked numeracy and literacy tests

9 Student Led Conferences 12 th March 2015 You have grown in your ability to look at things deeper. You were in charge! I like to see you excited about learning. Parent of a Year 5 student. This is a precious time that is rare to have at home. Parent of a Year 4 student. What I enjoyed most about the conference.. student leading the event well prepared, organized looking forward to more activities like this, because it’s good to develop a student’s skills. Parent of a Year 6 student

10 Learning Support Social and emotional support Support for fine motor skills development Academic support English Additional Language (EAL) support Special education support Speech and communication therapy

11 Home/School Partnership Maintain & develop first language.Ask your child about their day & LISTEN. Encourage responsibility. Ensure early bedtime. Ines and her mum teach French to Year 4 during Languages Week

12 How to find out more Visit our primary blog at: Watch Education for a Better World: the IB Primary Years Programme a video at: Come to our assemblies, summative presentations and further parent information workshops. Come in and talk to the primary leadership team.


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