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Primary Weekly Update 18/11/16 from Mr Nicholas West

18 November 2016

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Assessment and reporting, understanding the progress your child is expected to make, and indeed is making, are all important pieces of information for you to know. It is for this reason that I have enjoyed two presentations and meetings with parents of our children new to BVIS Hanoi this year and will enjoy another this Saturday morning. Any new parent who has not registered and is interested in attending is more than welcome to join us still.

Parents have enjoyed learning how everything we do on a daily basis forms our assessments and judgments about your children’s learning compared to the curriculum expectations in that year group. We have to carefully adjust these sometimes for the needs of our learners but all are linked to learning objectives selected from the literacy or numeracy strategies from the UK. They have seen the detailed planning of each lesson with success criteria identified so the children and the teacher know how well they are doing. The plan is then annotated and necessary changes made to future planning to maximize the learning and progress of each individual child. Children can be in very different ability groups for different subjects; these are chosen by the teachers who know your children so well.

Consistent use of marking codes then also lets the children know what they did well and what they need to do next to improve. Tests or summative assessments are used at the end of the year to add to the knowledge of the class teacher. We provide you three school reports indicating the progress of your child and you also meet the teacher’s for two formal meetings after reports are produced in terms one, out next Friday, and term three. We want to share information with you. We know your children make good progress, now you have the means to recognize this and I thank all who attended, we had some great discussions.

Have a great weekend and we hope to see as many of you as possible at Monday’s Year 3-6 (KS2) Sports Day, the children are very excited about this!

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary