P1 Class Introductory Briefing - 23 February 2019 - Bedok Green ...
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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.
Agenda • Communication with Teachers • Learning and Celebrating Together • Level Programmes • Assessment • Expectations • ICT Resources • Supporting and Monitoring Your Child •Q&A
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.
ICT Baseline Skill Lessons
Lessons in Class
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Total Defence Day
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
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)
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
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
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 • 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. 80
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. 81
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 82
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. 83
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. 84
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 85
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. 86
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?
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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