The Parliament Peeps invited children from across their school to contribute to a giant Learnometer!
The children told them what things help them to learn at Manor Park and what things get in the way. When all the different answers were gathered, the Parliament Peeps looked through them and put them in an order of the things that came up for lots of children.
Things that help children to learn were things like, teachers helping and going over things again when your struggling, when there are no bullies in your class and having music in class to help you relax.
Things that get in the way of children learning were things like people shouting in class or saying ‘I’m better than you’. Other things were people not being able to speak the same language as you and finding writing difficult.
The Parliament Peeps are a group of P6’s at Manor Park Primary School. This term they are thinking about the learning and teaching policy in their school and also the behaviour policy.
They will be talking to children across the school to make sure children at Manor Park have their say.
‘We help kids speak out. We’re school savers!’
‘It’s changing time! We want a place where everyone is friends, this makes the school a happy place to be.’
The Skills School children at Manor Park School drew self portraits and thought about what kind of learners they are. They were asked who help them learn, what things that have learnt in their lives, what things they like to do and what they would like to learn.
The skills school group at Manor Park have created a map of their school and surrounding community.
The map shows all the places children go to and the different people that use those places. The children spoke about the places they like in the school and where they live. They also added things in that aren’t as good and they would like to change.
There was also time for the children to use their imagination and add things to the map that would make the school and area the best place for children to be and to learn.
The Manor Park Parliament will be sharing their work and ideas with adults soon. The skills school children made a list of adults they would like to invite, including teachers, the police, PSA’s, the management team, the janitor and office staff.
They made invitations decorated with drawings of things that would improve the school and worked together to write this invitation:
“Join us, you are invited!
Children’s Parliament is a place where kids speak freely. We share our emotions and have fun! We help Manor Park School be a kind place and do things to make the school and playground better. It feels important to be in the Manor Park Parliament.
Adults come and learn about our work. We can teach you to stay calm and tell you what is good about our school. Never stop learning to make a place better!”
The skills school children at Manor Park School drew self portraits and thought about what kind of learners they are. They were asked who help them learn, what things that have learnt in their lives, what things they like to do and what they would like to learn.
For 2019, the children of Manor Park Parliament have come up with ideas for new year’s resolutions for the pupils and staff at their school. Will you choose any of these resolutions for 2019 and beyond?
The Skills School group discussed what might get in the way of a child being happy in the lead up to Christmas and what is so great about the festive period.
The skills school children have been thinking about who the adults are at Manor Park School. They are teachers, PSAs, dinner ladies, the janitor and the management team. The children were asked what makes a good adult at school.
‘They think about children and want to make them happy’
‘They think about everyone and are emotional’
‘They listen to children and think ‘should I challenge the kids?'”
‘They help you make friends and help when you get hurt’
‘They make funny faces so you laugh’
‘They are good at understanding you, being a role model, help you with your worries. They are good at piano and teach you different languages’
‘They helps you to do your best, encourage people to talk, help us calm down, shows us what to do, help if your being bullied and take care of you’
‘A good adult makes children laugh, enjoy school and feel safe. They make you want to come to school’
They make children feel happy and respected
A good adult should say: ‘don’t be scared to share even if your wrong’, ‘you can go and have some choosing’, ‘you go do it!’, ‘good luck with your homework’ and ‘hi, how are you?’,
The Manor Park Parliament have been thinking about what makes a good teacher:
‘Do more fun things – change the lessons up everyday.’
‘When children come into school in the morning, cheer them up if they aren’t feeling good.’
‘Let children learn at their own pace and their own level.’
‘Be clear – make a lot of sense.’