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YEAR 7 INFORMATION EVENING. Wednesday 7 th March 2012 WELCOME. Outline of the evening. Teaching of English, Maths and Science at St. Paul’s. Five Year Curriculum, Progress Checks and Assessment Year Group updates and reminders . English . To outline the long term plan

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    1. YEAR 7 INFORMATION EVENING Wednesday 7th March 2012 WELCOME

    2. Outline of the evening • Teaching of English, Maths and Science at St. Paul’s. • Five Year Curriculum, Progress Checks and Assessment • Year Group updates and reminders

    3. English To outline the long term plan To give examples of what you can do to support your child’s learning

    4. Fostering a love of English • Competitions - Mini saga • Special events – BBC School Report, Theatre trips • Extended Curriculum – Creative writing, Debating Club, Superheroes, Film Club

    5. Preparation for success at GCSE • 5 year mark scheme • Discreet combination of all 4 components • Rigorous assessment • Set by ability

    6. The four components of English

    7. What you can do? • Encourage Reading! • Become members of your local library service • Contact the classroom teacher or myself if you have a concern or question. • Nicola.bradley@st-pauls.org.uk

    8. Mathematics at Key Stage 3Contextualising the ContentorTopic-Based Teaching Mr. Stuart Goodhew Head of Mathematics

    9. The Journey • CAME lessons (CASE) • Research Project • EBL • Functional Skills • Reading • Lesson Observation • Reflecting on Practice • Exam Results....

    10. Topic – Based Teaching • Real-life context • Alternative Structure • Collaborative • Life Skills • Rigour and Content

    11. A graph!

    12. Maths and Art

    13. Further Reading and Information • “The Elephant in the Classroom” – Boaler • http://www.nrdc.org.uk

    14. Developing Scientists at St Paul’s • General knowledge, interest, intrigue and cutting edge science. • 5-Year Curriculum and readiness for GCSE and A-Level studies • Knowledge and skills (subject and learning)

    15. Science Course Outline

    16. Year 7 EBL Project: A Question of Sport

    17. My Progress in the Key Science Learning Strands Subject Knowledge and Understanding: BCD EFG BCD EFG BCD EFG 7 A1 7 A2 7 L1 7 L2 7 P1 8 P2 8 A1 8 A2 8 L1 8 L2 8 P1 Practical Skills and Data Handling: 7 A1 7 A2 7 L1 7 L2 7 P1 8 P2 8 A1 8 A2 8 L1 8 L2 8 P1 Science Issues and Applications: 7 A1 7 A2 7 L1 7 L2 7 P1 8 P2 8 A1 8 A2 8 L1 8 L2 8 P1

    18. Assessment in Science How you can support your child • Discuss their assessment points with them. • Discuss their targets with them. • Revision and study skills. Science Assessment Policy • Three Assessment Points per ½ term. • Assessment of different science ‘strands’. • Graded feedback and target-setting.

    19. YOU ALL OVER! Cells, Organs, Body Systems and Body Processes • SUBJECT CONTENT Assessment Point 1: • Cells, Organs, Systems Test Questions • Previous Target: • Target Review: Met  Partial Not Met  • New Target: • SCIENCE ISSUES & APPLICATIONS Assessment Point 2: • Studying Human Behaviour • Previous Target: • Target Review: Met  Partial Not Met  • New Target: Grade Achieved: Grade Achieved: Previous Subject Content Assessment Point: Make a Transfer Assessment Point 3 (Advent 2) Next Subject Content Assessment Point: Rock. Your World. Assessment Point 3 (Pentecost 1) Previous Issues and Applications Assessment Point: Make a Transfer Assessment Point 2 (Advent 2) Next Issues and Applications Assessment Point: Rock. Your World. Assessment Point 1/2 (Pentecost 1)

    20. Homework in Science Science Homework Policy • At least one piece of Science homework set per week. • Consolidate, practice, research. How you can support your child • Discuss what they are learning about at the moment and why it’s important or interesting. • KS3 Science Bitesize • Current Science News

    21. Five Year Curriculum, Progress Checks and Assessment

    22. The St. Paul’s Approach to Learning • Knowing what to do when ‘you don’t know what to do’ (getting ‘unstuck’) • Habits of mind; building confidence and independence • Life-long Language for Learning

    23. Lifelong Learning-developing our ‘Talents' Emotional Social Strategic Cognitive

    24. Five Year CurriculumThe ‘bigger picture’ context • Ensuring students are stretched to reach their full potential from the very beginning of their school career until the new leaving age • Removing the KS3/KS4 dislocation experienced in many subjects • Planning for the development of key subject concepts from Year 7 to Year 11 based on KS4 subject criteria

    25. 5 Year Curriculum (cont.) • Planning for Learning Talent and subject skill development over 5 years to ensure greater success at GCSE level • Developing the Teacher Habits that will enable Learning Talent and subject skill development in your area. • Assessment based on GCSE/KS4 criteria and change to e.g. F-A*, 1-9, at all Key Stages

    26. The Progress Check

    27. The progress check (part 1): For each subject… This is a reflection of your organisation in lessons and at home. This is overall based on your level of commitment to the subject – including performance in homework, class work, coursework etc.. This is a guidance as to what you will achieve at the end of Year 9 (Options). This is what your teachers believe you are achieving at the moment in that subject. Do you hand in all homework set and always meet deadlines? Do you bring your textbook, folder, relevant handouts/ work sheets to lessons when needed? You will get one for each subject. Set automatically your baseline assessment in the first term at school Based on assessments, tests, classroom tasks completed so far. 9 = highest

    28. The progress check: (part 2) • Be emotional: • respond in depth and detail • try new things • have a ‘can do approach’ • focus on the task • take risks • manage distractions • notice details • learn from mistakes and failures • are not put off by being stuck • Be sociable: • live in a Christian way • be a good citizen • work with others well • know when to work on your own • pick up good learning habits from others • Be cognitive: • see ‘the big picture’ • make judgements with good reasons • ask questions • make links • imagine • create logical arguments • use evidence • Be strategic: • use research • organise themselves and equipment • plan • reflect • know themselves as learner

    29. Part 2 (cont.) You will be assessed on the following skills in each subject: Level 1-14

    30. The Mentoring Process • It is expected that, in most cases, a child will make 3 levels progress over 5 years • At St. Paul’s, we are working with students to achieve 4 levels progress in the same amount of time • Targets set on Mentoring Day will be in line with developing your child’s learning talents. • As we work with them on these talents at school, please continue to support us and your child by working with them on these at home, alongside homework tasks. • As we go on our journey together through the school, there will be a number of activities such as target groups that will be put in place to support the Mentoring process and the needs of your child and the year group as a whole.

    31. Year Group Update and Reminders

    32. Attendance • Reporting sickness • Holidays – 94% attendance • If your child falls sick during the day

    33. Homework: Year 7 X Band MondayEnglish, Art or ICT TuesdayArt*, Music*, ICT*, Geography*, History* WednesdayMaths, Science ThursdayMFL, Technology FridayRE, Music*, History*, Geography* *If the pupil has the subject(s) on this day Year 7 Y Band MondayArt*, ICT*, English TuesdayRE, Geography*, History* WednesdayHistory*, Geography*, Maths ThursdayICT*, Music*, Technology FridayMusic*, Art*, MFL, Science *If the pupil has the subject(s) on this day

    34. Library opening hours: Monday7.30 – 4.30 Tuesday 7.30 – 5.30 Wednesday 7.30 – 5.30 Thursday 7.30 – 5.30 Friday 7.30 – 5.00 Homework club hours: Tuesday Wednesday - until 4.30 pm Thursday

    35. Uniform • Personal Belongings • Equipment • Finance Payments –keeping accounts in credit

    36. Key dates for the term ahead

    37. Communicating with school • For issues relating to a specific subject, please feel free to contact the subject teacher directly through: • School Planner • Telephone • School Email – all addresses are available on the Learning Platform Pastoral Concerns: phil.coldicott@st-pauls.org.uk Head of Year 7 Kay.klymyszyn@st-pauls.org.ukChaplaincy/ Pastoral Assistant

    38. Thank you.