Learn how to add introductions to pages.
At the top of each Page there is a space to add introductory information.
Where pages are open to parents (green lock icon) this is a useful place to share information on your school's beliefs about assessment and reporting.
Where pages are only visible to school staff (red lock icon) this is a useful place to add information about how you want the page used e.g. guidelines for making a behaviour entry.
To add page introductions:
1. Click the Admin tools icon
5. Scroll down to the setting titled 'Page sub heading'
6. Write your introduction in the text box. Add any additional media you wish to display.
7. Click 'Save'.
Below are some examples of page introductions to use as a starting point for writing introductions that are personalised for your school.
Literacy and Numeracy are important foundation skills for children. We focus on these because your child needs to have a strong skills in reading, writing and maths to be able to do well in every area of learning at school and in life.
Our school assesses your child's reading, writing and maths skills against National Standards. Twice a year we will report to you on whether your child has gained the skills needed to meet the standards for their particular year.
Students 1-3 years at school: Your child’s teacher will contact you close to the anniversary or half anniversary date they started school.
Students in Years 4-8: Mid way through the year we will report to you on how your child is tracking towards achieving that year’s standard.
Our end of year report will tell you whether they still working toward the standard, are close to the standard, are working at or above the standard for their year level.
Teachers use many different ways to find out where your child is at in reading, writing and maths. This includes using a range of formal tests and assessments, watching your child working in the classroom, talking with your child about their learning and having your child assess their own and each other’s work.
For further information visit the education.govt.nz parent page. https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/learning-at-school/reading-writing-and-maths/
Reading and writing standards: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/National-Standards/Reading-and-writing-standards/The-standards
In addition to the National Standards, teachers will be posting report comments on other curriculum areas throughout the year. We will also add information about your child’s development of key competencies. These are the capabilities students need to live and learn today and in the future.
National Standards are the benchmark that Year 1-8 students are expected to be able to achieve in reading, writing and maths. These signposts show where a child is at in their learning and what they have to do next to progress.
Your child will start out working early at their year level with the goal of meeting that year's standard by the end of the year.
Reading is a fundamental building block for all learning. As children's reading becomes more sophisticated, they will be assessed more on their ability to comprehend and understand the texts that they are reading. Most children will move past Gold on the colour wheel after three years at school. We expect most children to be working at the higher end of Level 3 by the time they leave Year Six.
At Linc School teachers use a variety of approaches to help students develop their Written Language skills. This gives students opportunities to learn through an approach that best suits their learning needs.
Strategies used at school include the use of shared and guided writing, which typically involves small group teaching. It is through these approaches that teachers are able to demonstrate specific learning objectives including writing structure, language use and grammatical features. Shared and guided writing strategies can also be adjusted to meet individual needs. Student participation is a crucial element of the shared and guided approach to writing, and our students are actively involved in the writing process. They are encouraged to share their prior knowledge and experiences as this helps to generate purposeful pieces of writing.