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1 Year 7 Information Evening

2 Introduction Overview of Year 7 – Paula Kennedy KS3 Manager and AHT English – Brita Yates Maths – Alexei Western Science – Sarah Henderson FOP – at the back of the hall A reminder of where to find this information

3 Opportunities to come into school The Core information evening To come this term: 11 th November meet the tutor 1 st December one to one review day 16 th Christmas concert (St John’s Alresford)

4 Reporting Due to get a short report on 21 st November One to one day on 1 st December Second short report in the Spring term Full report in the Summer term Parents evening tbc

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9 Perins Gateway Parents have been sent names & passwords at the start of October.

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14 Classes After half term students will be placed in Sets for Maths (1-4) Groups for English (colours) Why? More and more emphasis on these skills for GCSE. Place students into groups to focus on knowledge and skills. Groups will be in the students’ half of the year so will not affect other lessons. Allows more flexibility than before, teachers can move students between sets when appropriate to the child.

15 Classes In January – the other classes will also move into different groups. Science will set (1-4) Humanities loosely set. ICT set with humanities. (1-4) Drama, PE, DT, Art, Music, MFL all mixed groups to get the best out of the students. Students will remain in their English and Maths sets

16 Changes to GCSEs SPAG Spelling, punctuation and grammar SPAG Spelling, punctuation and grammar Terminal exams. Controlled assessment in Sciences Terminal exams. Controlled assessment in Sciences

17 How to support your child. Home work or IL - IL club available every day Acting on feedback Study skills Equipment Home school relationship The extras STEM club Rugby, netball, football Christmas concert, Arts festival, choir.

18 Transformational learning

19 What skills do employers desire? CBI: Confederation of British Industry. First Steps report What is it that small, medium and large companies need young people to bring with them into the world of work? – that’s not just exam results. ‘It’s actually about the characteristics, values and habits that last a lifetime. Businesses thrive working with young people who are determined, optimistic and emotionally intelligent,’ so the education system must focus on ‘helping them to be rigorous, rounded and grounded.

20 What skills do employers desire? CBI: Confederation of British Industry. First Steps report What is it that small, medium and large companies need young people to bring with them into the world of work? – that’s not just exam results. ‘It’s actually about the characteristics, values and habits that last a lifetime. Businesses thrive working with young people who are determined, optimistic and emotionally intelligent,’ so the education system must focus on ‘helping them to be rigorous, rounded and grounded.

21 Skills for life-long learning Contents Qualifications Mental Skills & Attitudes?

22 Your child may be going into a job that does not yet exist!

23 3 lessons Every Monday

24 Whole year group Mixed Ability 1 Teacher each class

25 Real Projects! (society moves faster than the curriculum)

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27 Self Manager Progression Basic Make a list of the tasks I have to do Check the time regularly to makes sure I know how much I have left Use other people to help keep me on task Better Create a plan to prioritise my time and tasks Persevere when things don’t go the way I planned Be thoughtful and consider other people’s feelings when I make comments and decisions Best Review and edit my plan of priorities during a project Be confident in taking risks, by weighing up all the advantages and disadvantages Change my approach to motivate others to overcome problems

28 7billionideas

29 Future Schools

30 Huminal Rights

31 Sweetshop Enterprise

32 Connect with Respect

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34 English Brita Yates

35 Year 7 English Information

36 During the course of this year your child will: Follow a number of different Modules in English: READ related stories, plays and poetry; RESEARCH into a related topic; STUDY aspects of language and style; WRITE in a wide variety of ways (e.g. stories, poems, descriptions, articles;) SPEAK in a variety of situations LISTEN to adults and other students for a variety of reasons; USE audio and audio-visual devices, word processors, research software, databases, desktop publishing programs, Moodle and access the Library at all times.

37 What happens in lessons? English Year 7 Curriculum Autumn Term 2014 Who are you?Who are you? – transition unit from Primary School; focus on Speaking & Listening Non-fiction: AnimalsNon-fiction: Animals – the focus is on Writing with some reading Poetry: EmotionsPoetry: Emotions – the focus is on Reading and speaking & listening Spring and Summer Terms 2015 Narrative: Ancient MythsNarrative: Ancient Myths Description: Heroes and VillainsDescription: Heroes and Villains Shakespeare: MacbethShakespeare: Macbeth In depth study of a classic novelIn depth study of a classic novel

38 The classic novels we study: Year 7 – Charles Dickens Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities Oliver TwistOliver Twist Year 8 Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice War of the WorldsWar of the Worlds The Lost WorldThe Lost World Hound of the BaskervillesHound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes storiesSherlock Holmes stories Year 9 Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd Silas MarnerSilas Marner EmmaEmma Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights

39 Moodle All of the English modules are on our VLE, Moodle, to which you have Guest Access – or you can ask your son or daughter to take you on a guided tour!

40 How does Accelerated Reader work? All Year 7s are enrolled on the Accelerated Reading programme through the Library (they also have a private reading session during one tutor time a week and a dedicated reading time in their English lessons.) Accelerated Learning is a programme of small group lessons set up by the English Department to support those pupils who are Level 4 in general but have a specific Level 3 in Reading or Writing with the aim to integrate them into full classes as soon as they are a secure Level 4 Those pupils on Level 3 and below are supported through the Learning Support Department

41 What about homework? Homework is set regularly through the Department and takes the form of: –Set tasks: Knowledge about language homework sheets on Moodle (grammar for want of another name!) – may work through at their own pace, expected one per fortnight –Reading reviews through the Library – expect one per half- term –Specific pieces of work, related to class work, set by their English teachers –Students will be expected to read widely and to record their responses. Children should aim to read ten novels during Year Seven.

42 APP – what’s that? Assessing Pupils’ Progress – a system of continuous assessment which is a mixture of formative assessment through daily classwork as well as summative assessments at key times in the year (e.g. November to aid banding) Each term –Assessments are undertaken dependent upon which module children are studying – these cover: Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening with equal diligence –A half-termly Reading Comprehension with an element on Literacy accuracy

43 Assessment cont. Students will be encouraged to assess their own development. Students will be encouraged to comment constructively on each other’s work. Teachers will highlight successful parts of students’ work and identify areas requiring improvement. Together the student and teacher will set targets for improvement.

44 What about results? Perins Gateway allows access to the most current level in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening Year 7 are set yearly target levels based on their CATS results and KS2 levels Pupils should progress two sub-levels each year Termly and half-termly checks of individual progress are made by senior staff and within the department to check pupils are on track to meet their targets

45 Reading – it’s harder! No longer are pupils assessed on AF1 –Use a range of strategies, including accurate decoding of text to read for meaning Assessing Reading in Year 7 has a greater focus on AFs 4 & 5 and is through written responses –4: Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts, including grammatical and presentational features at text level –5: Explain and comment on writers’ use of language, including grammatical and literary features at word and sentence level

46 FAQs My child doesn’t appear to have much homework Homework is set regularly – check SMH, contact your child’s teacher or contact me My child appears to have stuck on Level 5. They change up a gear in texts and a greater focus on some AFs often give the appearance that your child has stalled; don’t worry, they are honing the skills learned in Primary school. Very often the largest leaps in Language levels happens in Year 9. My child seems to have stopped reading. This is quite common when starting secondary schools with the increase in subjects studied. All children are encouraged to read independently but be reassured that they will read at least three novels/sets of short stories and a Shakespeare play every year in Key Stage 3 plus they will be encouraged to read widely using the Accelerated reader program. My child seems to do most of the work on a computer. As an e-learning school we believe in the value of using contemporary technology - working hand-in-hand with further development of the necessary skills of writing by hand - therefore we expect a number of the assessments (and all the Reading Comprehensions) to be completed by hand.

47 What does this mean for you? Support their reading – check Accelerated Reader on-line – read with them Look at Show My Homework Support them with homework – but please don’t do it for them Keep in contact – this is a partnership! If they let you - - -! read their work to see what they are doing and comment in your child’s exercise book Be sure they have the correct equipment Children will need a fountain pen/biro( blue or black and red), colouring pencils, highlighters, a ruler, and an eraser.

48 English GroupEnglish Class teacher Contact point 7C1Mrs Yatesyates@perins.hants.che.ukyates@perins.hants.che.uk 7C2Mrs Crafford crafford@perins.hants.sch.ukcrafford@perins.hants.sch.uk 7C3Miss Halletthallett@perins.hants.sch.ukhallett@perins.hants.sch.uk 7D1Mr Barberbarber@perins.hants.sch.ukbarber@perins.hants.sch.uk 7D2Mrs Yatesyates@perins.hants.sch.ukyates@perins.hants.sch.uk 7D3Miss Halletthallett@perins.hants.sch.ukhallett@perins.hants.sch.uk 7E1Miss Cross cross@perins.hants.sch.ukcross@perins.hants.sch.uk 7E2Miss Scottscott@perins.hants.sch.ukscott@perins.hants.sch.uk Colin Forrest-Charde charde@perins.hants.sch.uk charde@perins.hants.sch.uk English teachers in Year 7 Feel free to contact us should a problem or query arise. Email is our preferred method of communication:

49 Maths Alexei Western

50 Year 7

51 The maths team Mr Western Mr Locke Mrs Exley Mrs Miller Mrs Palmer Miss Griffin Mrs Wadey Miss Chahal Miss Ball Mr Nevola

52 Projects (using and applying) Fluency of fundamentals Streamed on ability from Autumn half term - KS2, Entry test, CATS, Teacher recs ‘One step back a sideways stagger and 2 steps forward’ - Broader levels from KS2 Assessments Year 7 in a ‘nutshell’

53 Maths outside of lesson time Extra curricular – UKMT Maths Challenges – logical maths competition – Half termly competitions – Puzzle club – Homework help – Trips – STEM club

54 Science Sarah Henderson KS3 Curriculum

55 Course Structure Science is split into the 3 Sciences: – Biology – Chemistry – Physics 6 modules per Science Each module is 10 lessons Test at the end of each module Taught over two years and first half term of Year 9

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57 Structured Levelled Questions

58 Self Assessment Sheets

59 APP: Assessing Pupil Progress

60 Moodle Course http://moodle.perins.net/course/index.php?categoryid=894

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62 End of unit tests

63 Prepare students for GCSE longer answer questions QWC is now part of all GCSE units

64 How can you help your child at home? Ask them to explain what they have been doing in class Use https://perinsschool.showmyhomework.co.uk /teacher to help support IL at home https://perinsschool.showmyhomework.co.uk /teacher

65 How can you help your child at home? Use KS3 BBC bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/sci ence/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/sci ence/ Encourage them to watch science programs at home

66 Home experiments Carry out mini experiments at home – Marvin and Milo Marvin and Milo http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp – Sciencebob http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/index. php http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/index. php – Steve Spangler Science http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experi ments http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experi ments

67 Finally….. All on our website. Feedback on post its. WWW EBI Feedback on post its. WWW EBI First three rows to Maths – Turing Block Next three rows to English – Library Rest to Science - Newton First three rows to Maths – Turing Block Next three rows to English – Library Rest to Science - Newton


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