Learning Evaluation Group

We have a wonderful Year 6  Learning Evaluation Group (LEGS) who help us develop a rich and ambitious curriculum. The children collect the views of our pupils on their learning and our curriculum. The subject leaders  work with LEGS to develop questions that are asked across the school. The lead teacher works with LEGS to collate their responses so the subject leaders can bring about changes to enhance the curriculum. 

It is the responsibility of this group of pupils to visit all the KS1 and 2 classes in our school, asking questions and exploring attitudes about different aspects of school life. 

LEGS Team 2016/17
Diamond- Daisy Ball
Sapphire- Rebecca Eves (supported by Imogen Wickens)
Opal- Joseph Wray
Tourmaline- Ayse Kaya
Aquamarine- Molly White
Topaz- Maddie Schless (supported by Calum Timms)
Ameythst- Daniel Martin (supported by Jessica Binge)
Jet- Ellie Lambert (supported by Michael Starkey)
Amber- Barnaby Williams
Dolomite- Adam Swain
Obsidian- Isla Palmer
Sunstone- Milla Prod'Homme Bennett 

Since September we have had 3 LEGs visits.

The first was to explore pupils’ attitudes to choice and challenge across our school. We learnt that children at every stage in Manor School feel challenged through Mild, Spicy, Hot and Fiery learning choices. In the words of a Y1 child ‘Its good because you can move groups which makes you a better learner’ and a Y2 ‘Look at it (the learning choices) to decide the right place that will challenge you.’ In the words of a Y5 child ‘It could be too easy or too hard if we didn’t have Mild, Spicy or Hot’. We also learnt that our children love to be involved in the planning process, sharing their thoughts and ideas.Y6 pupils told us ‘We can do it our own way’ ‘We learn about what we want to learn’ ‘It helps me learn something I want to know about.’ This is something that we feel we can do better and teachers will be ensuring that children are involved in the planning process more often.

Our second LEGs visit was to explore pupils views on Science around our school. We learnt that children at Manor School love science and that there are rich learning opportunities in every year group. The new science rucksacks are a great success and children love the opportunity to take these home. In the words of Y1 pupils ‘it’s amazing!’ ‘It’s so exciting!’ Y2 told us ‘It’s lovely because it’s full of interesting things.’ Some children in KS2 are beginning to learn the different types of scientific enquiry (‘fair testing, observation over time, pattern seeking, research and sorting’ Dolomite Class) and, since LEGs, we have introduced 5 visuals in every class to help us remember these. We also learnt that our children love to investigate and we will try to plan in as many investigative opportunities as possible.

Our third LEGs will be held soon and we intend to explore how boys and girls view reading at Manor. We will let you know what we find out and what we intend to do about it!

Example for a Focus on E-safety questions generated by subject leader and LEGS:-

Learning Evaluation Group        Term 4 Week 2 2016       E-safety
Year 3
What does e-safety mean? Being safe online 
Can you give examples? Playing games, have a firewall, passwords, hide identities with nicknames. Also, telling an adult when in doubt and being careful what you send. 
How do we ensure e-safety at school? e.g. passwords, looking after mobile phones and teaching. Only go to appropriate sites, use logins and passwords, handing phones into the office, tell an adult, don’t play inappropriate aged games. 
What is meant by an online friend and what are the risks? They could be someone pretending to be your friend. 
Why do some social network sites have age restrictions? Inappropriate images, rude comments, bad language, people can easily find out personal information, “danger of kidnap” 

Year 4 
What does e-safety mean? Respect the internet and stay safe. 
Can you give examples? Don’t accept friend requests from strangers, tell parents, don’t meet strangers from the internet, “zip, block or flag horrible messages”, don’t post mean things, no retaliating. 
How do we ensure e-safety at school? e.g. passwords, looking after mobile phones and teaching. Blocking inappropriate sites such as YouTube, keeping personal information safe, no one making calls at school on phones. 
What is meant by an online friend and what are the risks? You don’t know who they might be, never tell them where you live, might give your computer a virus. 
Why do some social network sites have age restrictions? Scary games, inappropriate content (pictures, language), personal information safety. 

Year 5 
What does e-safety mean? Being safe on the internet. 
Can you give examples? Don’t give out your ID, no bullying 
How do we ensure e-safety at school? e.g. passwords, looking after mobile phones and teaching. Assemblies, internet rules, filters on internet, posters. 
What is meant by an online friend and what are the risks? May not be who you think they are, may trick you to meet up or give out ID. 
Why do some social network sites have age restrictions? Inappropriate content, mean comments, swearing. 

Year 6
What does e-safety mean? Being safe on the internet. 
Can you give examples? Social (mean comments, cyber bullying), viruses, websites (strangers), find out personal information, talking to strangers. 
How do we ensure e-safety at school? e.g. passwords, looking after mobile phones and teaching. No phones in class, filters on internet, passwords on computer. 
What is meant by an online friend and what are the risks? They could be faking who they are. 
Why do some social network sites have age restrictions? Adult content, rude and inappropriate for children.

KS1 
What does e-safety mean?  To be safe on the internet 
What have you been taught about e-safety? If someone asks for your address or other details ask your mum and dad if you should block them. 
Why do we have passwords on computers? So no one else can login 
What would you do if someone you didn't know tried to talk to you online? Save the message and tell an adult or ignore it.