Meet the Teacher Upper School - Maadi British International School

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Maadi British
International School
Welcome to the Upper
School!
The Teaching
Team and
Subjects Taught
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Teachers:
Ben Pocock - Upper School Co-ordinator and
English
Jamie Harding – 7JH Form Tutor, Mathematics
Siân Hewitson – Science and Geography
Ian Taylor – 6IT form Tutor and ICT
Bee Cassimer – French and Spanish
Jacqui Garib – 6JG Form Tutor, History and EAL
Howard Garlick – Art/D.T., P.E. And learning
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The Teaching
Team and
Subjects Taught
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Teachers:
Fiona Razek – P.E.
Steven Williams – Music and Performing Arts
Rehab El Deeb – Arabic
Marwah Sultans - Arabic
Graham McInroy - 8GM Form Tutor
Teaching Assistants:
Samha Loza
Victoria Uzere
Layla Abdullah
English – main areas
of learning
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National Literacy Strategy
Whole class work
Group and Individual work
Plenary
Speaking and Listening
Reading
Writing
Drama
Mathematics – main
areas of learning
We follow the English National Curriculum.
 Mental and oral starter.
 Whole class work.
 Plenary.
 Individual and group tasks.
 Key areas covered: Problem solving, number and
algebra*, Geometry* and measures and Statistics.
* These are covered in Year 7 and 8.
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Science – main areas
of learning
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KS2/3 Curriculum.
Completing KS2 and SATs preparation yr 6.
Pearson Exploring Science – How Science Works yr
7&8.
Key vocabulary.
Key Skills and strands of assessment for levelling
– Thinking Scientifically.
– Understanding the applications and implications of
science.
– Communicating and collaborating in science.
– Using investigative approaches.
– Working critically with evidence.
ICT – main areas of
learning
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Importance of ICT
Curriculum Aims
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KS2/KS3 Curriculum
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Finding Information
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Developing Ideas
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Communicating Information
Core Skills
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Reflecting
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Analysing
3.
Evaluation
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Geography – main
areas of learning
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Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and ISEB
Curriculum.
Key Concepts and Processes developed and used
when looking at specific ‘Case Studies’ in each unit.
Key vocabulary.
National Curriculum Levels provide focused
assessment in Year 7 and 8 during projects work,
involving data collection, presentation, analysis and
evaluation.
History – main areas of
learning
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Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and ISEB
Curriculum.
Equal focus on facts and skills.
Focused assessment in Year 7 and 8,
currently using National Curriculum Levels.
Variety of practical and interactive strategies
used as well as more traditional academic
study.
Modern Foreign
Languages – main
areas of learning
Key Stage 3 Curriculum for MFL.
 Equal focus on listening, speaking,
reading and writing.
 National Curriculum Levels currently
used.
 Year 6 – French and Arabic.
 Year 7 and 8 – Option.
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Physical Education –
main areas of learning
2 lessons per week – P.E. And
Swimming.
 Areas covered: Gymnastics, Dance,
Invasion Games, Net and Wall games,
Striking and fielding games, Athletics.
 Interschool sporting competitions.
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Music – main areas of
learning
English National Curriculum.
 Equal focus on listening, performing
and composing.
 Group, pair and individual work.
 Extra-curricular activities.
 Instrumental lessons.
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Art/D.T. – main areas
of learning
All units are based on the National
Curriculum for KS2 and KS3.
 Artist/Genre research and comparisons.
 Sketching skills.
 Food technology- food hygiene, kitchen
safety and healthy eating.
 Designing, making and evaluating of
products.
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R.E./P.S.H.E. – main
areas of learning
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R.E. and P.S.H.E. will be taught by the Form
Tutors.
A variety of R.E. and P.S.H.E. topics are
studied across the Upper School.
R.E.: Children develop a knowledge of major
World Religions and Beliefs.
P.S.H.E.: Children develop awareness of
culture, community and global perspective.
Our timetable…
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All students in the Upper School have a personal Timetable.
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Important Timetable information:
Year 6IT Swimming: Wednesday
Year 6IT P.E.: Thursday
Year 6JG Swimming: Monday
Year 6JG P.E.: Tuesday
Year 7JH Swimming: Sunday
Year 7JH P.E.: Thursday
Year 8GM Swimming: Monday
Year 8GM P.E.: Tuesday
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Timetables are flexible to meet the needs of the children
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Routines
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Reading – Study Centre and Library available
daily before 8.15am and during breaks.
Homework – Given once a week with one
week to complete it.
Tutors available to meet students from 8am
every day.
Snack, drinks and lunch available from the
Upper School Canteen.
Home Learning…
Students keep a record of homework tasks
and due dates in their planners.
 Homework tasks can also be viewed on
Kidblog.
 MBIS Home Learning Policy will be
reviewed in the second half of Term 1.
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How to help your child
with home learning
Establish a routine with your child: a set
time and place for home learning to be
done
 Check what tasks have been set and that
your child understands what needs to be
done
 Encourage independence: facilitate not
dominate!
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Expectations
In the Upper School the children will be
encouraged to:
 Set an example to the rest of the students.
 Complete homework tasks and hand them
in on time.
 Demonstrate a positive attitude towards
school and hard work.
 Treat each other and the staff with respect.
Reward systems
Upper School Draw.
 House system – contributing to team
success.
 Upper School Pupil of the week.
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Looking ahead…
Book Week and International Week.
 Residential Trips.
 Interschool events.
 FOMBIS events.
 Upper School Production.
 Year 6 SATs and KS3 exams.
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The Home School
Partnership
Lines of communication:
Open
Door Policy.
E-mail ([email protected]).
Appointment.
Parent Consultations in November, March,
and June.
F.O.M.B.I.S.
Class
Volunteer system
 [email protected]
Halloween Thursday 31st October
New school website
After half term…
Key information about the year group
including: curriculum, timetables, how
you can help your child at home
use of Kidblog to support
home learning
Increased
Any Questions...?

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