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Target 1 Progress

Autumn Term Review:

  • STEM Cluster links through PLC continue to provide high quality support and improvements (See Faraday Challenge Workshop Gallery). 
  • Mr Tavernor (Cluster DCF Lead) attends LPS once fortnightly to deliver Microbit sessions across KS2.
  • Nearly all pupils attending the sessions demonstrate very good progress within Coding strands of the DCF. Effective application of DCF skills across the curriculum is evident in most classes (See Year 6 Spreadsheets).
  • Digital Week workshops provided by 3 took place this term from Y2-6. The focus was digital media, coding and musical composition, providing support for staff in delivering their DCF strands. Nearly all pupils who took part demonstrated high levels of engagement and further sessions developed by teaching staff.

  • A new Science / Technology leader has been appointed and has attended cluster PLC meetings and has received one-to-one training regarding Lego kit from the ERW Lead Practitioner in order to disseminate across the school. This approach to investigation has also enhanced skills in Oracy and Reading for information.
  • KS2 Lego sessions have provided excellent opportunities to further develop coding
  • Training in Science Investigations has taken place. Area leader has disseminated good practice from training and modelled new approaches to staff.
  • iTeam has worked alongside the Area Leader to co-construct curriculum developments.
  • The iTeam has provided support for other PVG groups and are supporting DCF developments in other Areas of Learning e.g. Criw Iaith.  
  • The PVG has gained leadership skills in their area, forming opinions of where their area needs to develop as a result of their monitoring activities.
  • The PVGs are working collaboratively in order to build a cross curricular approach to raising standards in their areas of learning.

Spring Term Review:

  • STEM Cluster links through PLC continue to provide high quality support and improvements.  A team of our Year 6 pupils have competed in the finals of the Faraday Challenge. (See Faraday Challenge Workshop Gallery).
  • Mr Tavernor (Cluster DCF Lead) has continued to support pupils at LPS once fortnightly to deliver Microbit sessions - this term in lower KS2.
  • 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, pupils have there is evidence that pupils have recorded and edited videos using iPads and applications such as iMovie.
  • 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.
  • Our next steps are:
    • 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.
    • Additionally, 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!

 

Summer Term Review:  

  • Nearly all pupils achieve the expected levels and can apply scientific skills to their enquiry. An example of this is in KS2, where children have demonstrated the ability to plan, reflect and develop scientific enquiry using good scientific understanding, with increasing independence.
  • All PVG members have monitored ICT and Science throughout the school, which has improved their leadership and understanding of school improvement.

  • Nearly all pupils have achieved expected levels, or better, within the Science and Technology subject areas.  This is evidenced through our LPS monitoring systems.  For example in lower KS2 pupils have effectively communicated on how gravity has influenced their paper helicopter enquiry results.

  • STEM development at LPS has improved the application of Literacy skills across the curriculum, for example in FP nearly all pupils successfully developed their understanding of the Water Cycle using oracy strategies such as 'Babble-Gabble' in order to plan an explanation text.

  • STEM development at LPS has improved the application of Numeracy skills across the curriculum, for example in FP & KS2 nearly all pupils are able to support their enquiry findings using various levels of data handling, from bar charts to scatter graphs.

 

Our next steps are: 

  • Further improve independence in STEM learning using  Challenge and Mission approaches.

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