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St Louis De Montfort

Primary School

Highlighted section: 7.3 Engage with the parents/carers

OBSERVATION TASK
TASK 1A:
FAMILIARISATION WITH THE CLASSROOM
TEACHING STRATEGIES:

Ability-based grouping for mathematics and reading group rotations


Using lollipop sticks with names to group students

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:

1, 2, 3 Waterfall
Speaks softly to the class in a calm voice, to control behaviour management
Stops speaking if students are interrupting waits for them to stop speaking
Asks students to make good decisions at the beginning of class allows students a chance
to move places in class
Separates students who are talking during floor time
Reinforces positive behaviour, Thank you ____ for sitting so beautifully, ____, you can go
first because you have been behaving so well all day!

TEACHING TECHNIQUES:

Tune in activities before lessons to excite students about the lesson focus
Pose open questions to promote students to explain, elaborate, extend and generalise ideas
Connect tasks to real life scenarios and experiences to support extension and evaluation of
tasks
Allow for both peer assessment and self-assessment on different tasks
Pre and post testing on different units of work so students may complete a self-reflection on
their own progress

LESSON CONTENT:

20 minute 60 minute sessions on a topic (e.g. Reading/maths rotations, social emotional


learning sessions)
Tuning in activities, coverage/overview of curriculum topic, activity relating to topic,
reflection of task

PLANNING:

St Louis De Montfort
Primary School

Provides a weekly timetable to view the topics/times for each session during the week
Unit of work for each AusVELS Domain
Work program provides detailed description of each session, with assessment criteria
included
Unit of work Term 4 Planner for Social-Emotional Learning provides information about the
week, topic, content and assessment for every session
Within the content, the task, circle time, warm up activity, discussion, follow up activities,
and final activities are included

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT:

Dojos a positive/negative points system in the class that parents are able to access using
the internet
Parents can see what the childs weekly Dojos are, whether they are positive or negative,
and for what reason they received it (each positive/negative Dojo point has a range of
specific criteria to choose from)
Discussions with parents before/after school
- Confidential meetings
- Set up appropriate time when parents/carers can meet with teacher
Email with parents/carers
- Appropriate language and communication
- Used to set up meetings