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Pupil Conferencing

 

At Elmbridge, pupil voice is very important to us; we feel the children should have a say in the development of the school. So 3 times a year, we hold a ‘Pupil Conferencing’ session involving every child from Year 1-6. The children are split into groups which focus on different areas of the school. The groups are made up of children from different classes. They discuss whether previous actions have been met across an aspect of school and what they would like to develop. The children always have strong opinions and all of their views are taken into account; where possible changes are made according to their wishes.

Here is the Pupil Conferencing Feedback from March 2019.

 

Subject Area

Previous Action

Now we would like…

English: writing

…more writing in continuous provision (KS1) P

…to link the subject of Star Writer to the class book and to be given the opportunity to type up the final version (KS2) P

…write more poetry (KS2) P

…to read and write more poems (KS1)

…to have time, during lessons, to choose what we write about (KS2)

English: reading

…to use the reading stick with a partner and know who is going to be the reading partner (phonics KS1) P

…to have an area outside where children can go and read their book quietly during break and lunch (KS2) P

…new books for the reading levels (KS1)

…to have time in the day to read our choice of book, for pleasure (KS2)

Library: reading

…more use of the library (KS1) P

…to make the LRC a better area for children to have the opportunity to go and read quietly (KS2) P

…information books for the library (KS1)

…a system, where children can recommend/borrow books from each other (KS2)

Maths

…resources around the classroom to support learning e.g. number lines (KS1) P

…more X table games (KS2) P

… more Maths games to play (KS1)

…a wider variety of activities e.g. magic squares, computing (KS2)

Science

…more investigations using equipment including dissection in Y6 

…even more investigations using equipment (KS1)

Computing

...to do more typing and making cards (KS1) P

…more up-to-date lessons about e-safety across the school (KS2) 

…more working computers (KS1)

…to continue developing e-safety lessons (KS2)

Financial Capability

…to learn more about how money is used when we’re grown up 

…to learn more about how money is used when we’re grown up

D & T – Cooking & Nutrition

…all classes get to cook three times a year (minimum) (KS1 & 2) P

 

…have the chance to chop more food (KS1)

…learn to cook more savoury dishes and about healthy diets (KS2)

D & T – Materials, Textiles & Electricals

…make prototypes and have more chances to evaluate 

 

…make prototypes and have more chances to evaluate, do DT more than once a year

Outdoor Learning/ Garden School

…to create a maze (KS1) 

outdoor environment that we can let grow so that we can go and look at/ make habitats/ look for animals during playtimes, not just in outdoor learning/ Forest School lessons (KS1) P

…more cooking/ habitat building/ story-telling/ sculpture-making and nature sketching/ planting (new plants Inc. fruit/flowers (KS2) P

…to create a maze (KS1)

…to have more outdoor lessons and use the poly-tunnel more (KS2)

Geography

 …more outdoor geography activities 

…more outdoor geography activities

History

…more opportunities to decide how to present my work – not just in writing P

…have more active history lessons P

… more practical activities (KS1)

…to have more opportunity to learn about other periods of history, in independent study (KS2)

French

…more French resources available to use in class e.g. French games to play P

…to use interactive games on iPads etc.

R.E.

…develop activities where children can use their imagination e.g. through RE games and Art (KS2) 

 

…more stories, art, painting and ‘doing’ activities (KS1)

…develop activities where children can use their imagination e.g. through RE games and Art (KS2)

PSHE

…to improve/ have more regular circle time (KS1 & KS2) 

…more explicit RSE (KS2) P

…to improve/ have more regular circle time (KS1)

…regular ‘Mindfulness’ activities

P.E.

…new resources outside (e.g. new football net, climbing frame with monkey bars, bouncy hoppers, balance beams, music) (KS1) 

…large apparatus in lessons (KS2) P

…ALL classes to take part in Fit15 daily (KS2) 

…new resources outside (e.g. new football nets, bouncy hoppers,) (KS1)

…ALL classes to take part in Fit15 daily (KS2)

School Environment

…more toys in the shed (KS1)

…displays on the stairwells (KS2) P

…times tables on the wall around school (KS2)

Music

…more time to play instruments & Y2 music monitors for assemblies (KS1) P

…visiting musicians to carry out workshops e.g. Beat Box/ Rap workshops (KS2) P

…to play more percussion instruments e.g. African drums (KS1)

…visiting musicians to carry out workshops e.g. Beat Box/ Rap workshops (KS2)

Art

…would like to use more paint, clay and oil pastels (KS1) P

…to be able to use our sketch books more regularly and with more freedom (KS2) 

 

…to have more structured art lessons e.g. to be taught how to do pencil drawings (KS1)

…to be able to use our sketch books more regularly and with more freedom (KS2)

Feedback and Marking

…have more concise written feedback from the teacher (although we like the balance of verbal and written feedback) P

…to revise the Behaviour systems in school

Oracy

…more class/child led assemblies (KS1) 

…extra lessons on speaking and listening (KS2) 

…more class/child led assemblies (KS1)

…extra lessons on speaking and listening (KS2)

Playtimes

…larger space on field for ‘playmania’ with helpers from Sports’ Council P

…to use all the playtime equipment, especially the things that aren’t used much e.g. volleyballs, table tennis

 

P Action achieved

 Action to continue

 

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