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HSV International School

Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Welcome to HSV and the


VNS Location
Our mission
is to enable children to become responsible global
citizens and lifelong learners in a continually changing
world.

Miss Amreen Haq: ahaq@hsvdenhaag.nl

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Welcome to ID5A
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ID5A Class of 2015


HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

About me
I completed my honors degree in teaching in
Scotland at the University of Edinburgh.
I have taught at three schools in the UK, and
this is my first international school I have
taught at!
I enjoy teaching all subjects, and have been a
leader of the Pupil Council at a previous
school. I particularly love English, Expressive
Arts and Science.
I have taught a Year 5 class for three years
now!
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Classroom Organisation

Children are brought up to class from the back


playground at 8.25am.
At the end of the day the children are brought to the
front playground.

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 3pm
Weds 12.30pm

Parents are not asked to come up to class in the morning


unless for urgent matters.
Feel free to speak to the teacher at the end of the day,
or for a longer consultation to arrange a time during the
week.
The children need to change into a pair of indoor shoes
when they get upstairs, and should also have a water
bottle.
Snack time This should be a healthy snack to keep up
their energy levels until lunchtime.
Lunchtime This should be more substantial try to avoid
sugary drinks and too much sugary food.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Classroom Organisation

Home Learning please support children where possible at


home, and always encourage the children to discuss their
learning and demonstrate where possible.
Reading books/library Each week the children can take 1-2
books from the library. They make take the books for longer
than a week but should still bring the books to rescan to avoid
late notices/fines.
Free Reader books Every Monday (and during other times in
the week) the children will change their reading books to take
home (1-2) books.
Reading Record Please ensure that the children are reading
with/to an adult during the week to help develop their
confidence, fluency and to help with understanding. Please
sign/comment in their diaries to show this has happened (they
can help earn a raffle ticket for this!).
Flexible Groups/collaborative learning The children will have
the opportunity to work in different types of groups and to
work with every member of class over the course of the year.
Classroom equipment This is provided. If you think the
children need something then please let me know this includes
homework.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Teaching Methods
Range according to the needs of the
childrenvaries depending on the child and
the situationflexibility
Use of ICT
Differentiation
Extending and supporting
Positive, encouraging, disciplined, independent
Personal Learning Goals
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Personal Learning Goals

Enquiry
Resilience
Morality
Communication
Thoughtfulness
Cooperation
Respect
Adaptability
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Literacy

In Literacy the children will learn a range of text types, and to write them
well using the features of each text type.
For writing we use VCOP Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers &
Punctuation to help develop the detail, depth and variety of their writing.
The children are encouraged to join their handwriting and present work
with care.
Term 1 Units:
Poetry
Myths & Legends
Film Narrative
Instructions
Stories from a significant author.

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Mathematics

In Mathematics the children learn, practice and develop their skills in a range of
concepts these are revised and reviewed throughout the year.
Term 1 Topics:
Numbers & Place Value
Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division mental and written methods
Measurements length, weight, capacity, time
2D/3D shapes properties of shapes
Fractions/Decimals/Percentages
Position & Directions
Statistics & Graphs
Problem Solving/Creative Maths
In addition to this, the children complete the TIMES TABLE CHALLENGE once a
week they will benefit from regular practice at home (apps, books, etc.)

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

IPC

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a topic-based


cross-curricular learning curriculum which includes a range of
important subjects such as: Science, History, Geography,
ICT, Design Technology.
A range of skills and understanding are taught, and the children
learn in many practical ways.
For most topics there will be an exciting entry point, class trip,
theme day and celebration of learning at the end of each unit.
Any parents/family with expertise in a subject are always
welcome to speak to the class and help our learning.

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

IPC Units
Term 1a The Great, The Bold and The Brave
(Ancient Civilisations)
Term 1b Making New Materials (Science
and Design)
Term 2a Mission to Mars (Solar System)
Term 2b Going Global (Globalisation)
Term 3 Go With The Flow (Rivers)
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Specialist Lessons

Dutch - Miss Vivienne & Miss Suzanne


Music Miss Merit
Gym Miss Suzanna
Handicraft Miss Jess

Please ensure children have the correct gym


kit, correct trainers and a water bottle for gym
lessons Tuesday & Thursday
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Homework Expectations

Reading (Daily/Regular) Please make sure that the children read with an
adult and that their diaries are signed at least twice a week.
Times Table practice on-going in class.
Weekly set homework:

IPC/Literacy Project
Mathematics skills task
Spelling lists based on class learning

Children are asked to complete the work themselves, but parents may
support.
If it takes too much time, then speak to me.
Make sure the children do not leave work until the last minute.
Depending on the task, work done on the computer can be e-mailed to me.
Homework will be given out on a Monday and returned on the Friday.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Reports
Reports are issued three times a year:
A short report in October based upon the beginning of the
year.
A short report in February based upon progress made so
far.
A final report in June.

Each report will contain targets for the children to work


on.
Parent consultations are arranged in November and
March where reports/progress can be discussed.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Absences from school and admin


Please email me before school:
ahaq@hsvdenhaag.nl
Or call Jinnyeh in the office on:
070 328 14 41
Requests for leave forms are available in
the main office from Jinnyeh.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Absences
Register is taken at 8.30am.
Please make sure that your child is at school
before 8.25am, ready to come into class promptly.
There will be a staff member on duty from
8.15am.
If your child is late:
3 times in the year Informal talk with class teacher.
6 times in the year Location leader meeting and
letter.
9 times in the year A report is made to the Leerplicht.
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Birthday Celebrations
Some children like their classmates to help
them celebrate their birthday.
Please note the following:
We have several children in school with
allergies. Please make sure that the treats that
you provide do not contain nuts.
If providing cake, small individual cakes are
preferred.

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Class Parent
1 or 2 parents
Attend meetings as part of the Parent
Association
Organise school events, e.g. Spring Breakfast,
Zomerfeest
Collect and manage class fund budget for
events and celebrations
A link between teacher and parents

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Upcoming Events

International Food Fair Friday 11th


September - Please sign up to bring in and
share something from your culture (label
food to help with allergies/cultural practice).
Prinsesdag Tuesday 15th September (School
closed)
Walk To School Day Thursday 17th
September
Day of Peace (dress in white) - Friday 18th
September
Study Day (School Closed) Friday 25th
September
Book Week Week beginning 12th October
Children to dress as favourite book character.
Half-Term School closes on Fridayth 16th
October and reopens on Monday 26 October
HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

Communication and contact


Email: ahaq@hsvdenhaag.nl
Personal Information - Please keep all of
your personal information up to date.

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS

HSV International School


Location Van Nijenrodestraat

How can you get involved?


Parents are welcome in class by prior
arrangement
Parent Association The first meeting is at
08:40 on Wednesday 9th September in the
VNS Staff Room.
Helpers are warmly welcomed on visits

HSV International School is a DIS school, and a member of CIS and ECIS