This week in the Primary School
Monitoring the Quality of Teaching and Learning at BVIS
This week I thought you might be interested to know that all members of the Primary school leadership team are busy with lesson observations. Right throughout the year at the British Vietnamese International School, we monitor the quality of teaching and learning in every classroom, every subject and every department. Parents need to be assured of our professional responsibility to deliver a high-quality education to their children.
Monitoring is carried out in many forms at our school and in term two every year all Early Years and Primary teachers and classes are observed against a list of criteria which we believe are the core elements of quality teaching and learning.
This week I would like to share what I saw in just one of my lesson observations. In all our Early Years classrooms children are provided with a range of stimulating activities linked to their interests and to the class topic. In F3 this week I was delighted to observe our young learners independently selecting challenges to complete their own “Challenge Card”. All the challenges were linked to the F3 theme of “The Three Little Pigs” and required the children to learn in a variety of different ways, practising key skills. Some challenges were designed to strengthen their fine motor control, others were creative and some required the children to learn collaboratively. Whenever a child successfully completed a challenge, they proudly received a stamp in their individual challenge card.
It was a pleasure to see such highly motivated young learners achieving so well! There was an excellent level of independence and concentration throughout the session – strong foundations for life-long learning.