At H.P.S. Pupil Voice plays a very important part in helping us to be the best that we can be. We know that our school is a great school and we have celebrated a few of the very best things on the ‘STARS’ page. The LIGHT BULBS represent the bright ideas for ‘even better ifs’.
This booklet is a summary of our thoughts for the coming year.
As well as continuing to improve learning, this year we wish to extend our good work beyond the H.P.S. community.
We have written a Promise to help us remember how a good Citizen behaves. We are also excited to see how the PLAYGROUND PROJECT develops.
Making our school and community better places. I promise to be someone who…
- shows respect to the environment and others.
- demonstrates pride in all they do but they are also proud of others.
- is polite to people, even if they don’t like them.
- shows team work to help get things done in the community.
- is kind and caring.
- will go the extra mile for their community.
This school year our chosen charities are…
- EYFS and YEAR 1 – Dreamdrops
- YEAR 2 – East Anglian Children’s Hospices
- YEAR 3 – MIND
- YEAR 4 – Magpas Air Ambulance
- YEAR 5 – The Children’s Society
- YEAR 6 – Wood Green Animals Charity
- EYFS Our learning journeys where we put work we are proud of.
- Year 1 I like getting to spend time with other children who are in other classes.
- Year 2 I think that we are good at growing different fruit and vegetables in the allotment.
- Year 3 We have a lot of extra events in school to make school life more exciting.
- Year 4 We love our tool kits because all of our resources are in one place.
- Year 5 A good thing about our school is that we get to raise lots of money for charities.
- Year 6 Topic Themed days eg Victorian Day, when we get to dress up and do activities.
- EYFS We would like visitors to come in and do art projects with us.
- Year 1 Next year I would like to speak to children from other schools like pen-pals.
- Year 2 We would like to do more litter picking so the school looks tidy.
- Year 3 We would like to go on more trips and visits, especially local ones that we could walk to like the library.
- Year 4 We should go over to the old people’s home and play board games with them to keep them company.
- Year 5 Next year I would like to do more outdoor learning.
- Year 6 We would like to do more work and projects with other schools: secondary schools and other near-by primaries.
To be a Leader at H.P.S. we must be a strong role model; have a thirst for learning, exploring and developing ideas.
Our Leaders support each other, they are generous with their time to help others and know that we all have different talents and skills. Leaders always demonstrate our 5 School Values.
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A connected school
At HPS we use a learning network called Edmodo that allows children to communicate, share and collaborate with each other and teachers from wherever they are – home or school.
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Our children lead the way
Our children are members of one of eight house teams. House tokens are collected throughout the term and at the end of each term we add up the totals for each house. The winning house gets a special treat and at the end of the year the house with the most tokens overall get to do something really special! View the details.
Attendance is incredibly important to the education of our children and makes a big difference to a child’s ability to do well at school. Each week our classes compete to have the highest attendance percentage, with the highest scoring class at the end of term getting an extra special treat. See the winners.
We have lots of systems that our children and parents use in school and from home to enrich their learning. We publish live data from many of these systems, broken down by class and year group, in nice graph form over on our Open Data page. See the data here.
- Jet 104 100%
- Garnet 100 96%
- Sapphire 92 88%
- Sunstone 92 88%
- Citrine 87 83%
- Amethyst 82 79%
- Turquoise 51 49%
- Emerald 32 30%
A new venture for 2017 sees our children producing content for HPStv, our school Youtube TV channel. Crewed, edited, starring and produced by our children.
What’s coming next
Writing for a real world audience
At HPS our children write their own blogs! Blogging gives our children the chance to write for a real world audience. When their audience is the whole world, children are motivated to be the best writers they can be. Our pupil blogging network, hpsblogs.net, is populated with content written by our own children and is read by visitors all over the world.
Our year group pages feature news and information, usually written by the teachers, from each of our year groups about what they’ve been up to lately.