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Progress since our last OFSTED inspection

1. Pupils in Key Stage 1 will have more opportunities to develop confidence in speaking to others and in listening carefully. 

  • Pupils in Years 1 and 2 work with "talk partner" everyday.
  • Teachers sometimes use "lollysticks" when asking children to answer questions - pupils need to be ready with a response in case their name is selected from the lollystick tin.
  • Teachers ask children to explain their responses by asking questions such as; "can you tell us more about ......., what do you would happen if ....?"
  • Pupils and teachers give verbal feedback on a daily basis.
  • Years 1 and 2 have representatives on the school council. These pupils are voted for by their class mates. Their job is to speak for their classes at school council meetings and to feedback any messages from the school council to their class.
  • Weekly good learning assemblies give pupils in Years 1 and 2 the opportunity to discuss their learning in front of the whole school and parents.
  • Year 1 and 2 pupils perform a nativity play to the whole school community with speaking parts.
2. Pupils will have more opportunities to extend or apply writing skills within a range of subjects.

  • We have a 'writing excellence' board in our entrance hall to showcase a range of our cross-curricular writing
  • We are developing "writing toolkits" in each of our classes
  • Our books show that we write for a range of purpose in different subjects - click here to take a look at some.





3. Probing and challenging questions or  open-ended investigative tasks will be explored more with children.