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The Teaching Team and Subjects Taught • Teachers: • Ben Pocock - Upper School Co-ordinator and English • Jamie Harding – 7JH Form Tutor, Mathematics • SiânHewitson – Science and Geography • Ian Taylor – 6IT form Tutor and ICT • Bee Cassimer – French and Spanish • Jacqui Garib – 6JG Form Tutor, History and EAL • Howard Garlick – Art/D.T., P.E. And learning Support
The Teaching Team and Subjects Taught • Teachers: • Fiona Razek – P.E. • Steven Williams – Music and Performing Arts • Rehab El Deeb – Arabic • Marwah Sultans - Arabic • Graham McInroy - 8GM Form Tutor • Teaching Assistants: • SamhaLoza • Victoria Uzere • Layla Abdullah
English – main areas of learning • National Literacy Strategy • Whole class work • Group and Individual work • Plenary • Speaking and Listening • Reading • Writing • Drama
Mathematics – main areas of learning • We follow the English National Curriculum. • Mental and oral starter. • Whole class work. • Plenary. • Individual and group tasks. • Key areas covered: Problem solving, number and algebra*, Geometry* and measures and Statistics. * These are covered in Year 7 and 8.
Science – main areas of learning • KS2/3 Curriculum. • Completing KS2 and SATs preparation yr 6. • Pearson Exploring Science – How Science Works yr 7&8. • Key vocabulary. • Key Skills and strands of assessment for levelling • Thinking Scientifically. • Understanding the applications and implications of science. • Communicating and collaborating in science. • Using investigative approaches. • Working critically with evidence.
ICT – main areas of learning • Importance of ICT • Curriculum Aims • KS2/KS3 Curriculum • Finding Information • Developing Ideas • Communicating Information • Core Skills • Reflecting • Analysing • Evaluation
Geography – main areas of learning • Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and ISEB Curriculum. • Key Concepts and Processes developed and used when looking at specific ‘Case Studies’ in each unit. • Key vocabulary. • National Curriculum Levels provide focused assessment in Year 7 and 8 during projects work, involving data collection, presentation, analysis and evaluation.
History – main areas of learning • Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and ISEB Curriculum. • Equal focus on facts and skills. • Focused assessment in Year 7 and 8, currently using National Curriculum Levels. • Variety of practical and interactive strategies used as well as more traditional academic study.
Modern Foreign Languages – main areas of learning • Key Stage 3 Curriculum for MFL. • Equal focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing. • National Curriculum Levels currently used. • Year 6 – French and Arabic. • Year 7 and 8 – Option.
Physical Education – main areas of learning • 2 lessons per week – P.E. And Swimming. • Areas covered: Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion Games, Net and Wall games, Striking and fielding games, Athletics. • Interschool sporting competitions.
Music – main areas of learning • English National Curriculum. • Equal focus on listening, performing and composing. • Group, pair and individual work. • Extra-curricular activities. • Instrumental lessons.
Art/D.T. – main areas of learning • All units are based on the National Curriculum for KS2 and KS3. • Artist/Genre research and comparisons. • Sketching skills. • Food technology- food hygiene, kitchen safety and healthy eating. • Designing, making and evaluating of products.
R.E./P.S.H.E. – main areas of learning • R.E. and P.S.H.E. will be taught by the Form Tutors. • A variety of R.E. and P.S.H.E. topics are studied across the Upper School. • R.E.: Children develop a knowledge of major World Religions and Beliefs. • P.S.H.E.: Children develop awareness of culture, community and global perspective. • Mentors
Our timetable… • All students in the Upper School have a personal Timetable. • Important Timetable information: • Year 6IT Swimming: Wednesday • Year 6IT P.E.: Thursday • Year 6JG Swimming: Monday • Year 6JG P.E.: Tuesday • Year 7JH Swimming: Sunday • Year 7JH P.E.: Thursday • Year 8GM Swimming: Monday • Year 8GM P.E.: Tuesday • Timetables are flexible to meet the needs of the children
Routines • Reading – Study Centre and Library available daily before 8.15am and during breaks. • Homework – Given once a week with one week to complete it. • Tutors available to meet students from 8am every day. • Snack, drinks and lunch available from the Upper School Canteen.
Home Learning… • Students keep a record of homework tasks and due dates in their planners. • Homework tasks can also be viewed on Kidblog. • MBIS Home Learning Policy will be reviewed in the second half of Term 1.
How to help your child with home learning • Establish a routine with your child: a set time and place for home learning to be done • Check what tasks have been set and that your child understands what needs to be done • Encourage independence: facilitate not dominate!
Expectations In the Upper School the children will be encouraged to: • Set an example to the rest of the students. • Complete homework tasks and hand them in on time. • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards school and hard work. • Treat each other and the staff with respect.
Reward systems • Upper School Draw. • House system – contributing to team success. • Upper School Pupil of the week.
Looking ahead… • Book Week and International Week. • Residential Trips. • Interschool events. • FOMBIS events. • Upper School Production. • Year 6 SATs and KS3 exams.
The Home School Partnership Lines of communication: • Open Door Policy. • E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). • Appointment. • Parent Consultations in November, March, and June.
F.O.M.B.I.S. • Class Volunteer system • email@example.com • Halloween Thursday 31st October
New school website After half term… • Key information about the year group including: curriculum, timetables, how you can help your child at home • Increased use of Kidblog to support home learning