Duirng the Spring Term, each week the children met in their classes to discuss and answer a question about their school.
Below are the responses of each class.
Today, some of our Year 6 pupils visited each class in Ks2 and asked, what have we done well this term?
Here are some of their responses.
“Playtimes have been a lot of fun, especially with the new reading trolley.”
“The new big write has been good and has helped us to extend our writing.”
“I’ve liked playtime this term because of all the equipment.”
“Lessons have been good this term because we have been challenged lots.”
“I have liked all of the awards that we have won. It has made me feel proud.”
“I would like us to improve our behaviour in assembly so that we are more abiding and respectful.”
“I would like our attendance to increase and for us to reach our target of 97%.”
“I think we could have more active games at lunchtime on the KS2 playground.”
Today, the children write postcards to Mrs Holden saying what they like in school. Here are some of their answers.
“I like playing football with my friends at playtime.”
“I like that our school is healthy because we have fruit for snacktime. ”
“I like all the school trips that we go on.”
“I like this school because we do lots of Maths.”
“Our school is great because we get really hard work.”
“Lunch is always delicious.”
“I like playing on the playground.”
Thank you to these Year 6 Pupils who carried out a pupil voice in Breakfast Club this morning. Here are some of the questions they asked and results.
Q – How does Heygreen deal with bullying?
“The class teacher helps them get through it.”
“We have anti-bullying week and talk about it in class.”
“We know to tell the teacher and talk about it.”
“We have posters around school to help us remember.”
Q2 – Are you happy at Heygreen?
“I am happy at Heygreen because I feel safe and because the pupils are really nice. The teachers help you solve problems.”
“I am happy because we have fun lessons.”
“I am happy because I have good friends who cheer me up.”
“I am happy because my teacher helps me with my work.”
Q3 – Do you feel safe at Heygreen?
“Yes because we have friends and the teachers are there at play and lunchtimes.”
“I feel safe because we have gates which are shut.”
“We are safe at Heygreen because we have rules and teachers who look after us.”
Today, Mr Thompson conducted a pupil voice sessions with children from Year 2 to Year 6.
The children were asked lots of questions regarding behaviour, challenge, marking, safeguarding and teaching and learning.
SAFEGUARDING: The children said that Heygreen safeguards it’s children by having teachers on the playground, having a fence around school and secure gates, being able to talk to their teachers, having a worry or secure box for children to explain their concerns.
These children today took part in a debate about homework and spoke about whether this was a good way to improve learning.
Heygreen pupils said that they liked the project homework that Heygreen sets because it allows them to carry out their own research and be creative. They also appreciated the support their teachers gave them by providing any resources that they might need.
The children also spoke positively about the ‘Homework Hit Squad’ that we have on a Thursday and Friday morning.
The children however felt that additional English and Maths homework, although supports learning, is unessercary as they already have a significant number of English and Maths lessons during school time.
They suggested that a family activity set as a homework task would be more beneficial due to them being encouraged to spend time with their family.
Today, the children’s actions and behaviour within the classroom spoke louder than words in regards to engagement. Every child in the lesson was engaged in the filling and emptying containers with porridge oats (Linked to Goldilocks and Three Bears) so that the containers were full, nearly full, half full or nearly empty. The children then independently went to the sand and water and transferred their learning within these independent activities.
These pupils were interviewed in Year 3 about a Maths lesson they had just participated in. When asked what did the teacher provide to encourage and support them being independent learners, all pupils identified the following:
All of these are brilliant examples of how Heygeen encourages its pupils to be independent learners and take responsibility for their own learning.
When asked about how their teacher challenges them in a recent Year 5 lesson observation.
One pupil replied, “Our teacher puts pink in our book which means we have to correct something or it is a question.”
Another pupil added, “This is good because we have to correct our mistakes.”
This was then supported by a third pupil who said, “It is good when we get something wrong because it helps us to learn more.”
Outstanding work Year 5, Well Done!