Learning council had a meeting to review their achievements this year ~ what a busy year we have had!
Date of meeting: Wednesday 5th June
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
Set date for book swap table this half term and send out flyer
The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.
The Worship Council representative explained to the Pupil Parliament that they would continue to use the new prayer signs for a trial period.
The JRSO’s talked about making road safety sheets for younger children
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.
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.
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.
Our JRSO’s competition to design a checklist to keep safe on the roads – different for different years.
Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.
We had a very productive learning council meeting today. Below are the notes from our meeting.
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
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
Need to send a letter to parents about the book swap table and tell the children in assembly
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 met on Thursday 11th October for the first time this year.
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?
Maths lessons ~ we enjoy when the teacher does an example, we do one together and then we do one on our own
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
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
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?
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
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