During our Summer Term LPS Review week, the PVG and AoLE Leader undertook Workbook Scrutiny, Listening to Learners and a Learning Walk.
We identified the following strengths related to our Action Plan:
- All learners could talk about the process of pupil voice and how their ideas are used in the planning of challenges and missions. Learners spoke with pride and ownership of their challenge and mission books. All learners could talk about how the questions they generate at the start of each topic are used during missions. Learners talked about how they independently researched questions that were generated during pupil voice sessions. These strategies are contributing to child- initiated learning across the school and empowering pupils to have ownership over their learning.
- Nearly all classes have made links to health and well-being through their Cornerstone topic using cross curricular themes and through activities during Well-being week.
- All learners could talk confidently about the Pupil Learning Journal and how they use it in class. All classes had evidence of PLJ in their literacy books or on their website. There is evidence of incorporating PLJ into other areas of learning, such as using observation skills to interpret a piece of art work.
- All FP classes participate in outdoor learning. All children could talk enthusiastically about their Messy Monday, Welly Wednesday and Funday Friday. Learning outdoors supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles, sense of well-being and gives them rich activities to nurture creativity.
Our next steps are:
- To further develop the coverage of well-being in lessons across the school by creating a provision map in line with the new curriculum. This will give opportunity and coverage across all Cornerstone topics across FP and KS2.
- To support the Happy Healthy Helpers to offer emotion coach training to the other PVGs. This will enhance pupil understanding of emotions, how they respond to them and how they impact relationships.
- To provide outdoor learning for KS2 as raised by PVG during listening to learners.
- To work towards the Silver Rights Respecting School Award, having achieved the Bronze award this term alongside the Eco Warriors.
During our summer term LPS Review week, the AoLE Leader undertook listening to learner activities.
I have identified the following strengths:
- All pupils who took part in the listening to learner activities stated that they enjoy and look forward to their PE lessons. This has helped improve pupil interest and attainment. For example, pupils in Year 3 claimed that they wanted to join more clubs both in and outside of school as a result of enjoyment during PE.
- Nearly all pupils were once again able to explain how they contributed to generating ideas for their PE lessons. Challenge boards in Foundation Phase and Topic Webs in Key Stage 2.
- Every pupil spoken to had an excellent understanding of what it means to be healthy and were able to explain the benefits of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. For example, pupils in Year 2 were able to explain the key aspects of a healthy diet and how certain foods should be eaten in moderation.
- All pupils questioned explained how they have had a wide and varied range of sports and activities this year. For instance, Year 5 pupils explained how they have not only had PE taught by their class teacher, but they have also had representatives from Swansea City F.C. coaching them, swimming as well as rugby training.
Our next steps are:
- Classes need to continue to integrate more DCF components into PE sessions.
- Further develop pupil-led planning of Challenges and Missions regarding Physical Education.