School Values In the pursuit of life-long learning

School Values In the pursuit of life-long learning

School Values In the pursuit of life-long learning at New Gisborne Primary School we value: Respect and Integrity in all dealings with others. Providing the skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners Using initiative and taking responsibility for actions Effective partnerships between teachers, students and parents and the broader community

Setting high expectations and striving for excellence while recognising, understanding and catering for a diversity of needs across the school. Curriculum Areas Literacy Maths Inquiry Learning

Term 1 Me, My Family and My School Term 2 Toying with Technology Term 3 Healthy body healthy me

Term 4 Parks and Gardens You Can Do It Specialists Reading and viewing whole school approach one hour reading block every day

explicit teaching (mini lesson), independent reading, individual conferences, purposeful reading activities, share time Explicit Teaching targeted focus with learning intention and success criteria

Independent Reading Behaviours get started straight away stay in the one place read for the whole time increase stamina choose and read Just Right texts

Classroom Libraries Just Right Books

Students can read most of the words Students can understand what they are reading Students enjoy reading the book Students can read the book with smooth fluency but there are some choppy places Reading rate is just right- not too slow and not too fast Students can figure out the tricky words and still get the

meaning of the story/text Individual Reading Conferences The teacher and student engage in a conversation about : the students reading discuss previous goal, Just Right book selection, the student reads aloud

a new goal is negotiated (sometimes current goal remains) Purposeful Reading Activities The time when students practice the sessions focus Each day a select group of students, with parental assistance, will change their Just

Right books Small Teaching Group students also participate in small teaching groups, the focus determined according to needs each day one group of students work with the teacher while the rest of the class are doing a

purposeful reading activity Share Time usually at the end of the daily reading session students verbalise how they have become smarter readers SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Our students are taught how to be active listeners with the focus on routinely displaying the following 5 behaviours : looking eyes listening ears legs crossed (or 2 feet on the floor) hands in lap lips locked

Speaking and Listening Every day students are engaged in a range of speaking activities with the focus on looking at the person you are speaking to and using appropriate volume, pace and clarity. Writing

Students have the opportunity to write everyday. Students will write most confidently about what they know - such as reflecting on personal experiences or making lists. Formal Guided Writing sessions assist students to learn the mechanics of writing recording sounds as letters, learning the concepts of print such as left to right, spaces between words and basic punctuation.

Spelling SPELLING Have a go writing is very important for early writers. Students need LOTS of practice learning the written symbols. As students build their skills they will have their attention drawn to words they are using frequently so they can learn

common letter patterns and correct spelling of common words. Frequently used words are kept in books and on charts for reference. When students are ready they are taught formal spelling strategies such as taking a mind photo, stretching out the word to hear the sounds, checking lists and referring to previous stories.

MathEmatics At NGPS, we have a whole school approach to Mathematics. AusVels is the curriculum framework that all schools across the state use. Our approach is based on understanding, problem solving and hands on activities. Our school is working with a leading Maths consultant, Michael Ymer to further develop this approach.

Over the course of the average week students may take part in a range of writing activities such as: Guided writing Handwriting Reflective or journal writing Creative writing

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123456 8 Recognis e models of 8 You Can Do It

We reinforce our You Can Do It program, especially Resilience throughout our day at school. It is important to teach the children to bounce back from minor set backs and not let the little things upset us. We can do this by teaching the children independence, such as letting them carry, pack

and unpack their own bags. What is a Blog? A blog is like an online journal It displays entries in reverse chronological order A blog entry will often contain text, photos, videos, links to websites or even surveys

Each of the teachers at NGPS have a blog and work hard to maintain it As of February 2011 there were over 156 million public blogs in existence! Why Blog? Blogging is a great way to keep parents up to day with what is happening in the classroom it

provides a virtual window It helps teach children appropriate online behaviour Improves literacy skills as children have a real audience to write for Helps to encourage and strengthen global connections Improves classroom community and

collaboration between children and other classes How to access the blogs All of the blogs for New Gisborne Primary School can be accessed through our school website: http://www.newgisps.vic.edu.au There are also QR codes on each of your

childs classroom doors Prep Blogs Prep A http://morcombeemmaj.global2.vic.edu.au/ Prep B http://jessmcintyre.global2.vic.edu.au/ Prep C

http://mcconville2011.global2.vic.edu.au/ Prep D http://hunichenhollands.global2.vic.edu.au/ Thank you and well done

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