We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.
We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.
We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.
We offer an Enrichment curriculum which aims to develop children's 'Life skills'. We believe that for each child it is important to actively teach these skills to prepare pupils for life in modern day Britain.
Some courses will support one or more of the following:
What will happen?
Prior to the start of the Enrichment sessions children can choose three from 7 courses (run by HLTAs and TAs) which seek to develop their life skills. Their choices are not prioritised but they will be guaranteed one of the courses they choose.
What does the outline of the session look like?
Each course is a series of activities which lasts for a half a term, run by a HLTA or TA and they are based upon one or more of the life skills show below. The children are placed in mixed-age groups of between 10-15 depending on the nature of the activity and the activities cover a wide range of areas.
In addition to the life skills activities, the children will be taught basic skills; twenty minutes of a maths focus at the beginning of the session and twenty minutes of an english focus at the end of the session. The maths focus could be, for example, a focus on times tables knowledge and application of times tables. It will be a whole school focus based on analysis of assessment data and used as a way of raising progress.
What courses may be offered?
Examples to date include forest school, languages, messy science, basic first aid, traditional playground games, yoga, cookery, embroidery, needle felting.
As this has developed in school, we aim to involve the children significantly, asking for their ideas for courses they’d like be delivered which may help them move closer to achieving their hopes and dreams.
What has been the best part of your enrichment sessions?
'Learning about the heart'
'Learning new notes'
'Playing the drums together'
'Loved working together and baking'
'Learning to make an origami eagle'
'Meeting new people'
'Learning how to use Google classroom and learning about the IPADs'
'Getting to know new people'
'Working as a team'
Which skills do you think you have developed most during enrichment?
Concern for others
Base tone slap in African Drumming
That eggs don't really bounce
Hand eye coordination