P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...

 
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
P1 Class
Introductory Briefing
      23 February 2019
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY                     AT    SCHOOL      EVENTS/
PUBLICATION OF STUDENTS’ WORK
We would like to inform you that photographs/videos of students/parents
taken at all school events by the official school photographers may be
published on the school’s official media platforms (e.g. newsletters, school
website or similar platforms) and used for briefings, workshops and other
educational purposes. The school may publish photographs, videos and
students’ work/achievements together with the names of the students
from time to time. Please notify the school in writing if you do not wish to
grant such permission.
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Introduction of
Form and Co-Form Teachers
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Agenda
• Communication with Teachers
• Learning and Celebrating Together
• Level Programmes
• Assessment
• Expectations
• ICT Resources
• Supporting and Monitoring Your Child
•Q&A
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Communication
 with Teachers
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Communication with Teachers
• Student Handbook
• Email
• Contact the office at 6442 5416 to leave a message

We seek your understanding that communication with teachers/ staff should
be done between 7.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on working days, unless for
emergency cases.
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Learning
Together
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
Buddy Programme
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
School Safety Talk
P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
ICT Baseline Skill Lessons
ICT Baseline Skill Lessons
Lessons in Class
Celebrating
 Together
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Level
Programmes
Level Programmes
       Term 1                  Term 2                Term 3               Term 4
 3 Day Orientation      Learning Journey (LJ) Parent-Child-Teacher      Curriculum
  (2 Jan to 4 Jan)        to Singapore Zoo        Conference          Experience Day
                          (Term 2 Week 2)           (13 Jul)              (3 Oct)
Introductory Briefing
    for P1 Parents                              Lower Primary        LJ to Supermarket
       (23 Feb)                                   Games Day           (Term 4 Week 9)
                                                   (8 Aug)

                                              LJ to Science Centre
                                                (Term 3 Week 8)
Assessment
Non-Weighted Assessment 2019
There are no weighted assessments for Primary 1 students. Bite-sized
non-weighted assessment will be carried out based on following topics:
     Date          Subject                       Units/ Topics
                                  STELLAR Big Books:
                                   Mrs Wishy Washy
               English Language
                                   Dan, the Flying Man
                                   Hairy Bear

     Term 1                        CL Unit 1 to 4
                Mother Tongue
                                   ML Unit 1 to 3
                 Languages
                                   TL Lesson 1 to 7
                                  Counting to 40 and Comparing Numbers
                 Mathematics      Making Number Bonds and Patterns
                                  Addition and Subtraction Within 10
Expectations
(Classroom)
Integrity
• Be honest.
• Always tell the truth.
• Keep my promise.
• Do not take things that do not belong to me.
• Be responsible for my wrong-doings and have the courage to face the
  consequences.
Respect
• Be polite and greet my teachers and classmates.
• Listen to my teachers.
• Raise my hand before I speak.
• Take turns and listen to the ideas and opinions of my classmates.
Responsibility
• Be ready to learn.
• Pack my own bag and make sure I have the necessary stationery and
  books.
• Always do my best and hand in my work on time.
• Play safely and responsibly.
• Keep my classroom clean and tidy.
Resilience
• Don’t say “I can’t”, say “I will try”.
• Do correction and learn from your mistakes.
Compassion
• Be kind.
• Say nice things.
• Care for and share with your classmates.
• Help those in need.
Holistic Development Profile in Report Book
Expectations
  (School)
Do you know…
You would like to take your child overseas to visit your relatives during a
festive season.
A. You do not have to inform anyone.
B. You need to inform your child’s Form Teacher.
C. You need to seek permission from your child’s Principal.
Attendance
• Students are to attend school regularly.
• A medical certificate is required if your child is unwell and unable to attend
  school.
• A supporting document is required for all valid absences (e.g.
  bereavement, external examination).
• Parents need to seek School Leader’s permission for all other absences
  during school term.
Do you know…
You would like to take your child overseas for a week to attend a function or
family holiday during term time.
A. You do not have to inform anyone.
B. You need to inform your child’s Form Teacher.
C. You need to seek permission from your child’s Principal.
Attendance
• We seek your understanding that the school strongly discourages our
  parents from taking their child out of school for overseas leave during
  school term. This is to ensure that they do not miss out important
  curriculum work and learning. We also hope that our parents will work
  with us to reinforce the importance of attending school regularly.
• As such, overseas leave for holidays or visiting will not be considered a
  valid reason.
Punctuality
• Your child is required to assemble in the school hall/ classroom for flag-
  raising ceremony by 7.30 a.m. Pre-assembly programmes start at 7.15 a.m.
• Your child is required to bring an English storybook from Mondays to
  Wednesdays and a Mother-Tongue storybook on Thursdays and Fridays.
• Please ensure that your child reports to school punctually. Disciplinary
  actions will be taken against frequent late-comers.
Attire
• Wear only the prescribed school uniform/ PE attire.
• No modification is allowed.
• School shoes should be white/ majority white.
• Only black and dark blue hair bands are allowed.
• Jewellery/ Big earrings are not allowed.
• Displaying of religious-related items is not allowed.
• Dri-fit PE T-shirt should be buttoned up to the top and tucked in neatly.
• Wearing of jackets is discouraged during recess. Jacket should not be tied
  around the waist.
Recess and Snack Time
• Do not give your child too much pocket money. $2 for a meal is sufficient.

• Snack time is at 11 a.m. every day.
• Do prepare healthy snacks for your child. Avoid giving him/ her tidbits,
  sweets or food that turns bad easily.
Items NOT Allowed in School
• Game cards or trading cards
• Electronic devices e.g. CD/MP3 players, electronic games, tablets
• Sharp or dangerous objects e.g. scissors, penknives, cutters, metal rulers
• Expensive items e.g. jewellery, expensive smart watches
Discipline Issues
• Queue-jumping/ Not conforming to spoken and unspoken rules
• Use of hurtful words/ Name-calling
• Rough play/ pushing
• Fighting/ hitting
• Vandalism/ Damaging of things
• Stealing/ Taking things without permission
• Misbehaviour on school buses/ enrichment classes
Management of Discipline Issues
• Stern Verbal Warning
• Behavioural Contract
• Parent Conference
• Record in Misdemeanour Form
• Record in School System
• Conduct Grade ‘Fair’ or ‘Poor’
• Counselling
Management of Discipline Issues
• Detention/ Corrective work order
• Suspension
• Caning
• Other actions deemed necessary by the Principal and Student
  Development Team (Vice-Principals, Head of Character and Citizenship
  Education Department, Year Heads and Discipline Master)
What would you do…
Your child came back from school and related to you that Girl A called him/
her “stupid”. What would you do?
A. Call Girl A’s parent and voice your displeasure.
B. Contact your child’s Form Teacher or Year Head to find out more.
C. Find out from other parents in the chatgroup if this has had happened to
   their children too.
What would you do…
Your child came back from school and related to you that Boy B had been
taking money from him/ her during recess. What would you do?
A. Confront Boy B yourself.
B. Ask your child to fight back.
C. Contact your child’s Form Teacher or Year Head to find out more.
Management of Discipline Issues
What should parents do should an incident occur?
• Keep calm
• Contact the Form Teacher or Year Head to find out more
• Follow up with the Teacher-in-Charge on the actions that best cater to the
  well-being of all parties
Management of Discipline Issues
• Beside having consequences for offences, we take a positive approach to
  Reward, Recognise and Reinforce good behaviours and efforts. This is more
  effective than using punishments to teach and encourage self-discipline.
 BGPS motivational stickers   CCE passport for student   Reward Scratch Card
Value of the Month
• Every month, the school will focus on one core value and highlight it to
  students. There are pre-assembly talks to teach students these values.
• Form Teachers will use indicators (to be shown later) to demonstrate the
  value of the month during FTGP.
• Students who display the value of the month will receive the Star Award at
  the end of the month. Up to three students per class can receive the award
  and badge.
Value of the Month
Value of the Month
Good Discipline Award (GDA)
• Awarded monthly based on a set of rubrics and criteria
• Different rubrics are used for Lower Primary (P1-P3) and Upper Primary
  (P4-P6)
• Holistic and comprehensive approach towards discipline
• GDA is assessed by:
        FT / Co-FT                     YH / AYH                  SH / Discipline
       - Reading in the hall           - General discipline      - No. of Offenders
       - Effective Classroom Leaders   - Classroom Cleanliness     (Summon Slips /
         (Upper Primary only)          - Classroom Culture         Checks at Gates)
                                         (Lower Primary only)
Good Discipline Award (GDA)
• To attain a Good Discipline Award for each month, a class must score a
  minimum total of 21 points, minimum 2 points for each criteria.
• A deserving class that receives GDAs for any 2 months in a term will have a
  privilege in the form of:
   Tokens (stationery/ stickers/ healthy snacks)
   Express pass for school events such as CE, Fiesta etc.
   Game passes
   Any other privileges deemed appropriate by CCE Department
Working with the School
• Check the Student Handbook/ Parent’s File daily for homework
  assignments, worksheets sent back for checking and signing, and letters/
  notices from the school.
• Remind your child to pack only the necessary stationery and books so as to
  keep his/ her bag light.
Working with the School
• Ensure your child’s daily and regular attendance in school throughout the
  year.
• When your child needs to be away from school for reasons known in
  advance, submit a letter at least one week in advance to the School Leader
  for her permission, stating the reason for the absence and the period of
  absence. The school will communicate its decision to you within 3 working
  days.
• When your child is absent from school, contact the General Office to leave
  a message for the Form Teacher or email him/ her directly.
Working with the School
• Share information with the school.
   Medical Records / Doctor’s Report / Legal Court Documents

• Make sure that your child brings to school the prescribed medication for
  the specific medical condition.
    Please note that the school is not allowed to administer medication to
     your child. The school staff can help to supervise your child while he/
     she is taking the prescribed medication independently. The only
     exception to this is students with chronic disease (E.g. diabetes). Pls
     highlight to the school for further advice.
Working with the School
• Always remain contactable and update the Form Teacher should you
  change your address or contact number.
• Give the school the authority to care and discipline.
• Be patient, as education is often a slow and long process.
ICT Resources
ICT Resources
• SLS
• KooBits
Student Learning Space (SLS)
           Primary 1
What is SLS
• The Student Learning Space (SLS) is a common online platform that is accessible
  by all students and teachers across all Singapore schools.

Why
• It will be the main platform for teachers and students to learn and collaborate
• They can have even better access to high quality and relevant learning
  resources. This will help level-up our students across schools.

    When
•    All P1 students should have their SLS accounts activated by 1 of March 2019
Accessing the SLS   https://bedokgreenpri.moe.edu.sg/
• Use Google Chrome - https://learning.moe.edu.sg/login
Username and password
Melvin Ang BC

                             • Username is unique for each
                               student
                MELVI3452D   • Activation will be done in school
                             • Students will write down their
                               username in their student
                               handbooks
Step 2 - Password
• Default password for all students

• Changed to:           Bgps2019

• Do call the SLS Helpdesk for password reset @ 67026513
Step 3 – Security Questions and answers
KooBits
 Primary 1
User ID
• ‘bgps’ and the last six characters of your child’s BC number
• Example

                                                                 bgps77777F
User ID and Password
• KooBits
   User ID: bgps77777F
   Password: bgps 1230
Login To KooBits
Search for KooBits.
Login To KooBits
Select the following.
Login To KooBits
You will see this screen.
Login To KooBits
Fill in the information.

                                User ID

                           User ID
                                 School Name
                           bgps1230
                                bgps1230t1
Login To KooBits
Example

                       User ID

                   bgps77777F
                        School Name
                   bgps1230
                       bgps1230t1
Login To KooBits
You will see the home screen of KooBits.
Login To KooBits
Direct links from BGPS home page
Other ICT Resources
• English Language-
  http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/eReads/DiscoveReads/All
• Chinese Language- http://xuele.moe.edu.sg/
• Malay Language- http://tinta.moe.edu.sg/
• Tamil Language- http://sangamam.moe.edu.sg/
Supporting and Monitoring
        Your Child
Guidelines for School-Home
Partnership

                      Source: The Straits Times
                      16 Feb 2019
Student Well-being and Holistic Development

Developing good habits
We want to nurture your child to be a self-directed learner with good
habits and takes responsibility for his/her own learning

• How parents can partner us:
   o By having good home routines such as
     standard meal times, reading time,
     homework time or bedtime, you are setting
     your child up for life.

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Student Well-being and Holistic Development

Developing good habits
We want to nurture your child to be a self-directed learner with good
habits and takes responsibility for his/her own learning

• How parents can partner us:
   o Let your child do his/her own homework.
     Develop his/her sense of responsibility
     and taking ownership of his/her learning.

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Student Well-being and Holistic Development

Developing good habits
We want to nurture your child to be a self-directed learner with good
habits and takes responsibility for his/her own learning

• How parents can partner us:
   o Set up a conducive home environment for
     your child to learn effectively.
   E.g. At home, set up a well-lit desk and a
   study area

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Student Well-being and Holistic Development

Managing self
We want your child to be able to manage challenges and make
ethical responsible decisions to thrive in the VUCA future

• How parents can partner us:
   o Ask their child about what they have jotted
    down in their Student Handbook for their
    homework instead of contacting the
    teacher. Let your child have a chance to
    learn about responsibility.

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Student Well-being and Holistic Development

Managing self
We want your child to be able to manage challenges and make
ethical responsible decisions to thrive in the VUCA future

• How parents can partner us:
   o In the event that the child forgets to bring
     any books or stationery to school, don’t
     send it to school for him or her. Let your
     child learn from the incident and this will
     help him/her remember.

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Communication between Teachers and Parents.

Working with the school to know and support your child
We want to develop and strengthen mutual understanding, respect and trust
between the school and parents for the benefit of your child

• How parents can partner us:
   o The school seeks parents’ understanding to
     stick to the official modes of communication,
     as far as possible, not withstanding
     emergencies.
       Student Handbook
       Email
       Contact the office at 6442 5416 to leave a message

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Communication between Teachers and Parents

Working with the school to know and support your child
We want to develop and strengthen mutual understanding, respect and trust
between the school and parents for the benefit of your child

• How parents can partner us:
   o The school seeks parents’ understanding to
     adhere to the official school hours, and
     that if a request is received after official
     school hours, the teacher is not obliged to
     reply immediately but will do so during
     official working hours.

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Parents as Key Partners
• Key navigators of your child’s growth
• Home and school environments are attuned to each other
   Common understanding
   Similar rules and expectations
• Home-school collaboration
   Better learning
   Healthy self-esteem
   More positive attitudes and behaviour
S.A.F.E.
• Build a caring home environment to nurture the social and emotional skills
  of your child using the S.A.F.E. tips.
S.A.F.E.
Support
• Commit some time every weekend to play games and have fun together.
• Visit places or take part in events that both of you enjoy.
• Encourage your child to make new friends.
• Create a conducive learning environment for your child’s learning needs
• Make time for daily chats- understand his/ her needs and fears.
• Try out CCE/ FTGP Family Time activities. Parents who use Android can
  download the CCE Family Time App.
S.A.F.E.
Support
• Role model for your child the values/ social emotional competencies you
  want to see in him/ her. Share your success stories/ failures with your child.
S.A.F.E.
Affirm
• Encourage your child when he makes observations.
   E.g. Say “That’s interesting!” and ask why he/ she said that.
• Recognise small successes.
   E.g. Say “You’ve made another new friend in class , well done!”
• Appreciate your child’s efforts- focus on the process, not just grades.
• Encourage and point out your child’s strengths, it will build self-esteem.

                     “Children who are regularly affirmed have a healthier sense
                     of self-worth and experience greater success in overcoming
                                                         challenging situations.”
S.A.F.E.
Familiarise
• Find out what primary schools have in store for students these days.
• Do practical things to ease your child into new routines.
    E.g. Plan daily routines together, teach your child new habits like
     packing his/ her bag.
S.A.F.E.
Empathise
• Teach your child words that describe feelings.
• Acknowledge your child’s emotions.
   E.g. “ It is all right to feel anxious about going to school.”
• Understand your child’s needs.
   E.g. Start bedtime early. Children needs lot of sleep.
• Make use of teachable moments/ stories /newspaper articles.
• Provide opportunities for your child to practise being caring and helpful.
Reflection for Parents
10 years from now, what would I like my child to grow up to be?
What kind of values, skills, knowledge and attitudes would I like my child to
possess?
What can I start doing right today to grow these values, skills, knowledge and
attitudes in my child?
Q&A
Before you go…
Kindly
• Pen a few words of encouragement for your child.
• Provide feedback to help us improve through the Exit Pass.

For parents who have indicated that you are attending the Mother Tongue
Languages Curriculum Workshops, please proceed to the following venues
respectively:
Chinese Language: 1RES, RSL, 1RPS, 1COM, 1BRV (PAL Room 1) - Level 4
                  1INT, 1PSV, 1GRA (PAL Room 2) - Level 4
Malay Language: Staff Resource Room (Level 1)
Tamil Language:   Com Lab 1 (Level 2)
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