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Llanrhidian Primary School

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Our Pest Work 2021-22

Our Targets for 2021-22

Here is our plan to evaluate this year's targets:-


1. Improving our "Independence" - We will be finding out if choice and challenge can be improved to develop our wider skills.  We will do this through:-

  • Questioning pupils & teachers 
  • Looking at our twitter pages #LlanChandCh


2. Improving standards in "Maths, Welsh, English and Science" and develop an improved way of tracking pupil progress - We will be finding out if our pupils are making good progress in these areas of learning.  We will do this through:-

  • Questioning pupils & teachers 
  • Looking at books


3. Improving the wellbeing of pupils and staff during the Covid19 pandemic  - We will be finding out if everyone feels "happy, healthy and safe" in our school:-

  • Questioning pupils & teachers 
  • Looking at wellbeing data
  • Talking to the Health & Well Being Lead (Miss Colwill)

Pest Meeting 01.04.22


In today's meeting we focussed on the following areas of learning.


Evaluation of Science

A lot of pupils like doing the investigations.  Some wanted to do less writing in their books. It was scored about 8 out of ten, it was being scored at 5 last term.  We think we need to do mini experiments from time to time (not full investigations) to keep pupil interested in science.  This could be linked to the EPIC board more as we haven't used as many ideas as we usually have.  eg A mini science hands on lesson (This needs a catchy name). 


Evaluation of Health & Well-Being

A lot of pupils liked the new style of P.E lessons and that sports club has started again. The majority of pupils said we can improve outdoor learning in the summer term. Pupils rated it 8 out of ten last term it was being scored at a 4 out of ten.   We would like more cluster team games. 



Evaluation of Literacy 

The majority of the pupils said they liked story writing and the creative freedom of literacy. Some of the pupils said they like more choice in terms of illustrating their work to enhance their writing. Pupils rated it a 8 out of ten and last term it was rated a 7 out of ten. We think we need to have a fresh look at spellings.



Evaluation of Welsh 

Some people think that the teachers are pushing the student too hard making us dependant upon the teachers to give answers. Teachers tell us not to use google translate but some words are so difficult to translate we have to. We feel we aren't having enough time to speak welsh and learn new vocabulary.  We sometimes just cover what we have already done. 


Evaluation of Maths

Most pupils said that they enjoyed how challenging Maths is. They wanted to have more  maths in Choice and Challenge but it has greatly improved in IQ.  Many pupils would like more chilli options. We normally only have 3.  They rated it 9 out of 10. It was 7 last term. 


Evaluation of Choice and Challenge  

Most like the fact they could picked their own questions and that they had the freedom to tackle the questions in a way that they wanted. They wanted to have more opportunities to do it and also to create their own questions with the question matrix.  Questions could link better with the EPIC and have more pupil input when creating the challenges. It was rated a 9 this term and 8 last term. 


The PESTS are finalising their Spring Evaluation Videos to be uploaded.  






PEST Meeting 22.10.21


Today we met and discussed the school's targets. We have split up into different groups to evaluate the school's progress through the year.  At the end of the year we are going to make FlipGrid Reports for the governors.




Our Targets for Evaluation

Evaluation of Maths Autumn Term 2021

We have questioned pupils and staff.  This is what they told us.....  


  • We have started putting the answers to our practice questions in our book (rather than on whiteboards) 

  • We use practice questions. at the start of all lessons

  • We get the extra help if you need​

  • All the maths is in one place on the website.

  • If the teacher thinks you are ready for your chillis, the teacher will D.I.N you​

  • We've been doing more complicated at column addition​

  • We've been learning a variety of different maths​

  • We like our double page spread​ in Maths  

  • We are getting more organised

  • We find maths more enjoyable​

  • We are more confident every time Miss goes over it ​

  • Methods are less complicated