Pupil survey results!

Here are the result of our recent PUPIL survey – please take the time to read what your children have said. Some of the responses are really interesting – and some are amusing too – year 6 must have been hungry for eggs on that day!

Pupil survey results 2015

  1. What is your favourite thing that you do at school? Why?

N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
Outside/play/gold Playtime/ gold

swimming

Playtimes

Maths

Discos

Goldtime

Playtimes

science

Playtimes

Art

maths

Camp was fun in year 4.

Football. playtimes

Playtimes

Staying in and doing jobs.

  1. If you could choose anything to learn about what would you like to learn about?
N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
Fish, cars, clouds, butterflies, playdough, letters and lions

(lots of ideas here!)

Hamsters

Snakes

Anacondas

Jet fighters

Puppies

Lego

shapes

Mechanics, jokes, how things are born, wolves, jet skiing, motorbikes. Ancient Egypt, Hitler, George Washington, planets (3), countries. Science

Technology

Countries

Birds

Sweets and chocolates

Animals

Why the earth was made

Sweets and footballers Omelettes, food, life cycles, fashion, dance, world war 1.

  1. What do you want to be when you are older?
N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
A mummy, a doctor, a pilot, a wrestler Hamsters

Snakes

Anacondas

Jet fighters

Puppies

Lego

shapes

Lewis Hamilton, a wrestler, a hairdresser Policeman, a famous person. Hairdresser. Beautician, paramedic, builder, a flower girl, a spaceman.

The prime minister (Emmanuel!)

Youtuber, footballer, manufacturer, important person, IT man. Carpenter, zoo keeper, fashion designer, midwife, doctor, youtuber, gamer, librarian, vet.
  1. Do you feel safe in school? (circle) YES NO    Why or why not?

Approx 2 in each year group said no – mainly due to worry about people breaking in or football related incidents at playtime. School council are researching this and planning an assembly on safety. There were also lots of concerns raised by the children about not feeling safe on tablets, iPads and phones at home and in school. Our e-safety curriculum is addressing this, and teachers are planning extra circle times on this. We have also organised for you a parent e-safety briefing on Thursday 2nd July. We’ve even bought a Hudl for a raffle as an extra incentive for you to come! Please attend for the sake of all of our children’s safety– 9:00 in the main hall.

  1. What would you do if you thought you were being bullied? How could you tell someone? Where could you go for help? Majority said tell a teacher, parents, Mrs Purnell or me.
  2.  
  1. How often do your parents come in and see your work? (circle)  70% in more, 30% not in more. Some boys said it would be embarrassing to have their parents in more, some children said they don’t want their parents to see their work. 
  2. Most said they want them to see what they do once a week – or more frequently. Lots of girls said every day please! The children are writing their own reports this year – and planning to present their work to you – please make sure you don’t miss this opportunity for them to share their learning with you.
  3. Do you think that is enough? (circle)     YES     NO
  4. Every day                   Every week                 At parents’ evenings                         Sometimes          Never
  1. Give behaviour at Greenfield a score out of ten: Average was 7. We are working hard to raise this9. Clubs wanted:
  2. 8. Do you learn best when you are outdoors or indoors? 50/50 mixed bag.
N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
Many think there are no clubs for reception children or nursery children. Golf, painting Science, dance, maths, gadget club, magic club, cheerleading Basketball

art

Computers

Karate

Athletics club, cookery club, film club, cheerleading, Computers, music club, gymnastics, cookery.

  1. Homework comments:
N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
More pictures to colour in Like mathletics. Like more books to read. Borin but we like mathletics. Fun, helps us learn more.

Boring.

Mathletics is good.

Less writing, too hard.

Boring.

Fun.

Helps us learn before the lesson happens.

Too much, too hard.

Want more projects.

  1. Any other comments about how to make Greenfield even better:

N/R 1 2 3 4 5 6
Outside/play/gold More:

Hamsters

Snakes

Anacondas

Jet fighters

Puppies

Lego

shapes

More books, better outdoor climbing equipment, more cookery.

School fair.

More computers and free fruit at playtimes. More play

More food

More superstars PE

Make it more colourful.

A microphone on the stage.

More play equipment Many said they were happy with how it was! (think this may be some sadness about leaving coming through)

Lot’s for us all to be getting on with – some fantastic ideas!

This past few weeks, we have been mapping out our exciting NEW curriculum for 2015/16/17 – with lots of topics based on sparkling real interest and curiosity. Watch out for it on our website later this term.

Next year children will have much more say in their topics, the teachers and I have already decided to only plan for three weeks worth of work so that the pupils can direct the last few weeks depending on their interests.on making homework more of a choice – as when I asked the whole school in assembly last week – this was what they felt would make it easier to do and less ‘boring’.

One thing I’d be really interested to know is whether you would come in more if we had an open classroom approach once a week across the academy. We currently do this in nursery and reception on Fridays – this is called ‘stay and play’. If we had a stay and play session in years 1-6 too – would you attend? Take this short poll to tell us if you would or not – it is all anonymous!

Thank you, I hope you enjoyed reading the results and hearing about your children’s views on how to make Greenfield the best it can be.

Miss Richardson