Spring Term Review
Listening to Learners
As a result of completing ‘Listening to Learners’ activities, carried out by Mr Higgins and representatives from the Pupil Voice Group, pupils from all classes provided the following feedback:
- All classes have had the opportunity to create and communicate ideas using software such as PowerPoint and Playlists; programmed and coded software; undertaken tasks helping them understand and learn how to stay safe online; recognised that they have used ICT in a cross-curricular format and used Giglets as a literacy reading tool.
- In all classes in KS2, pupils have created and used databases.
- Half of pupils in KS2 have undertaken excel and spreadsheet tasks.
- In nearly all classes, there is evidence that pupils have recorded and edited videos using iPads and applications such as iMovie.
Teaching & Learning
In addition to ‘Listening to Learners’, completion of Workbook Scrutiny demonstrated that:
- In all classes, scientific enquiry has been completed, with many at a higher standard for their year group (agreed upon within the standardisation process). There is clear evidence of cross-curricular scientific activities.
- In most classes, there has been a range of scientific activities including: identification of enquiry types, categorisation, scientific labelling, and abstract modelling.
- A uniform approach to the approach to planning, development and reflecting on scientific enquiries to be implemented across the school – based on the Karen Mills training – which will enable children to access higher levels with the assistance of more focused activities, this should be set up to aid learner understanding and independence.
- Science & Technology AoLE leader to introduce the planning boards across the whole school, ready to be embedded as a whole school approach to scientific enquiry.
There will be online safety whole-school workshops held by 3, in addition to that, 3 – along with the Science & Technology Pupil Voice Group – will be hosting an online safety workshop for parents, to increase involvement from the LPS community in a cohesive and practical event. This will provide evidence for LPS to go towards attaining the 360 Safe Cymru - Online Safety accreditation.