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Learning Council

11th June, 2019

Learning council had a meeting to review their achievements this year ~ what a busy year we have had!

Date of meeting: Wednesday 5th June

Discussion points:

Review of learning council this year ~ what have we achieved?

  • We carried out whole school learning pupil perceptions ~ as a result we got new dictionaries in Key Stage Two; new whiteboards and pens in Key Stage One; EYFS children are given more thinking tasks/ time; there are more creative/ practical sessions in Key Stage Two; we have more reading books; some lessons are longer in Key Stage Two ~ we couldn’t make longer school days!
  • We suggested, planned and organised the book swap table which was a success ~ we are going to run this again this half term
  • We helped to plan how the new outdoor learning space will be used
  • Following some learning feedback form our classes; we wrote to classteachers and there is now more focus on multiplication and division in maths meetings
  • We have regularly given feedback on our learning in classes

Actions

  • Set date for book swap table this half term and send out flyer

Pupil Parliament News

27th March, 2019

Pupil Parliament

Meeting: 27.03.19

  1. The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.
  2. The Worship Council representative explained to the Pupil Parliament that they would continue to use the new prayer signs for a trial period.
  3. The JRSO’s talked about making road safety sheets for younger children
  4. The Learning Council have written a sheet for teachers and pupils with division calculations plus making a ‘Don’t watch the clock’ poster. They also discussed Football issues.
  5. The IT Ambassadors felt that people were being very safe with the M challenge and will check that everybody knows how to keep safe. Mrs Parr will raise this with staff at the briefing.
  6. In the School Council, the children have suggested that the Friendship Stop is changed from its’ current position (too close to the Badger football pitch) to the circular bench – awaiting delivery. Football has been an issue at playtimes with both pitches being used. The Pupil Parliament has agreed to start a Football Free Fridays scheme to encourage children to play different games. Mrs Parr explained that the school had purchased replacement outside equipment for the gum trail and new playground markings to create a Keep Fit circuit.
  7. Our JRSO’s competition to design a checklist to keep safe on the roads – different for different years.
  8. Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.

Book Swap Table

8th March, 2019

The book swap table was a great success this breaktime. Well done learning council for running this!

Book Swap

Learning Council Meeting

28th February, 2019

We had a very productive learning council meeting today. Below are the notes from our meeting.

Discussion points

  • Pupil perceptions ~ thank you for completing these – the results are with the teachers
  • Book swap table ~ will happen next Friday playtime ~ will send a letter about this tomorrow
  • Outdoor learning space ~ could be used for reading, could have whiteboard work, could practise counting, sorting with natural resources, science, art, could be used by all of the school ~ would be good to have benches so we can draw and write stories

Learning Feedback

  • Owls ~ using clay in art and copying the face masks, maths ~ learning about algebra, making newspapers in exciting writing, science ~ doing an ice experiment
  • Badgers ~ English ~ writing a report about the Mayans, topic, science ~ learning about fossils
  • Squirrels ~ maths ~ different ways to make numbers, English ~ learning a story about making pancakes, it’s based in Kenya

Actions

  • Need to send a letter to parents about the book swap table and tell the children in assembly
  • Do the book swap table on World Book Day

Here is the general learning pupil perception carried out by the learning council.

General learning pupil perceptions February 2019

 

Learning council meeting

12th February, 2019

Here are the notes from the learning council meeting on Thursday 7th February.

Discussion points

  • Letter requesting more calculation practise has been sent to classteachers and teachers have responded to say they will include more practise in their maths meeting ~ thank you for the feedback
  • Pupil perceptions ~ questions have been written ~ discussed how we will carry these out
  • Book swap table ~ should we run one of these on World Book Day? Yes!

 

Actions

  • We now need to carry out the pupil perceptions
  • Make a learning/ motivational poster competition and choose an assembly to share this with the rest of the school
  • Need to send a letter to parents about the book swap table and tell the children in assembly

Homework Assembly

18th December, 2018

Fantastic way to start the assembly with the Badger Class (under Mr Moulton’s direction) playing two Christmas songs. An incredible response to the Homework challenges set by each class. Themes: Owls – WW2; Badgers – Romans; Squirrels – Ourselves and Rabbits – Christmas Traditions. Thank you to everybody for supporting the children. We had bakes, builds, designs, letters, photos and crafts.

Learning Council Meeting

6th December, 2018

The learning council met with Mrs Smithosn today and what a busy meeting we had! Below are the minutes.

Discussion points

  • We need to write the letters requesting more calculation practise in maths meeting
  • Pupil perceptions ~ learning council to lead some pupil perceptions next term about the children’s opinions on learning ~ teachers will give you the questions
  • What are our classes enjoying in their learning?

~ Owls

  • The book in English ~ ‘The Dual World of Anders Arnfield’
  • Computing ~ programming
  • Music
  • Maths ~ making our own raps
  • Art ~ abstract art

~ Badgers

  • English ~ the story of Romulus and Remus
  • Art ~ using watercolours
  • Maths
  • Topic ~ Roman work

~ Squirrels

  • Science ~ about how germs spread and grow
  • English ~ how to stay healthy
  • Christmas performance rehearsals

 

Anything to raise?

  • Consider motivational posters in other classrooms (like the ones used in Owls)
  • Reading rewards ~ it encourages people to read more often
  • Can we do something to raise money for extra learning resources?

Actions

  • Find posters to give other classrooms ~ maybe other children to make these in a poster competition
  • Y5 and 6 children to write the letter requesting more calculation practise in maths meeting
  • Teachers to make the pupil perception questions for learning council to do next term

 

Learning council met on Thursday 11th October for the first time this year.

Discussion points

Welcome to Learning Council. Discussed how we can ask the members of our class about their learning ~ what they enjoy and what they could do to improve this
We took a photo of the learning council for the display board
What are our classes enjoying in their learning?

Owls

  • Maths lessons ~ we enjoy when the teacher does an example, we do one together and then we do one on our own
  • English
  • Topic ~ learning about evacuation and imagining what it was like. Writing diary entries as if we are an evacuee
  • Art ~ creating abstract art
  • Science ~ doing practical investigations and learning about forces

Badgers

  • English ~ finding out about Pompeii and volcanoes, lots of us are interested in volcanoes
  • Handwriting ~ we are practising and getting better and better
  • Exciting writing ~ we like when we are given a picture and we write a story about it, we get to be creative
  • Art

Squirrels

  • Maths ~ we like doing the part-part whole with pictures and things. It helps us to understand the numbers
  • PE ~ we like doing lots of PE, it’s fun!

Anything to raise?

Can we have more practise with calculations and times tables?

Actions

Ask teachers to include more calculation practise and times table practise in their maths meetings ~ Year 5 children to write a letter to ask?
The two oldest children volunteered to take turns to take notes during the learning council meetings

Date: 25.05.18
Present: Mrs Smithson

Matters Arising From Last Time:
• We have continued to work on the letter banners ~ these will go to classes at the same time as perfect presenter awards
• Pupil parliament have said yes to the perfect presenter awards so we now need to design these certificates ~ will meet next half term to do this

Points from the meeting:
• Will ask for some assembly time to show the school the letter banners and the perfect presenter awards
• Squirrels ~ enjoying learning about: doing SATs; excited about the Victorian days; writing a story with a middle and resolution.
• Badgers ~ enjoying learning about: how to write a recount; aeroplanes and the Wright brothers; learning how an aeroplane works; angles in maths; in science using a camping stove to shrink a can.
• Owls ~ enjoying learning about: making a miniature classroom; SATs week and doing the art project in the afternoons; all of it!

Actions/ Suggestions:
• Could we have a class learning council box for children to put things in that they are enjoying learning about/ any suggestions about their learning ~ children to bring in a box for these and then we can label these

Term Dates

  • 2019 - 2020
  • PD Days: 02 & 03 September
  • Autumn Term 1: 04 Sept - 17 Oct
  • PD Day: 18 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 28 Oct - 19 Dec
  • Spring Term 1: 06 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 24 Feb - 03 April
  • Summer Term 1: 20 April - 22 May
  • Summer Term 2: 01 June - 17 July
  • PD Day: 20 & 21 July

October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club

CEOP

October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club