Enrichment throughout our school
In our vision we identified the importance of children exploring their environment and learning through real experiences. The governors and senior leaders have agreed to have a cost centre that will fund all visitors to our school and subsidise school trips.
This provides the opportunity for children’s learning to be linked across the curriculum so they can apply skills in different subjects. For example, when Year 2 were learning about Castles they wrote their own story about a king, sketched castles, produced an animation using I pads and designed a coat of arms.
When teachers and leaders plan the enrichment timetable they organise activities to link with a theme or provide opportunities that the children may not usually experience.
We also celebrated Xmas Jumper Day to support Save the Children.
The whole school were captived by the theatrical rendition of 'Beauty and the Beast'. The children joined Beauty on her brave journey to a mysterious castle, hidden deep in an enchanted forest. As the children share in Beauty's exploration of enchanted castle life, Beauty and the Beast help them learn the true meaning of friendship and fun in this re-imagined tale where both Beauty and the Beast are trapped in his castle.
Beauty’s magical adventure, with her new friend the Beast, shows us all that kindness and beauty are much more than skin deep.
Reception went on their annual walk to the post office. They wrote letters to Santa and visited the post office to buy a stamp and post their letters in a pillarbox outside.
The London Fire Bridage made another visit to the school this time to see Year 1.
The whole school learnt about road safety as we took part in Beep Beep Day. Early Years have been raising awareness by setting up a pedestrian crossing in the oustide area.
The whole school took part in celebrating Children in Need by wearing spotty clothing. Together we raised about £250!
Year 2 opened its doors to John and John from the RNLI who taught them the meaning behind the different flags used for water safety.
Zoo Lab held a magical party with the Reception children casting spells to make nice treats to eat. Unfortunately the spells kept going awry and different creatures appeared. We saw lots of animals and touched a few which included a frog, a snake, a spider, a cockroach and a gerbil.
London Fire Brigade paid another visit to the school. This time Firefighter Singh spoke to the children in The Centre about what firefighters wear to keep them safe.
Earth Song came to visit the Reception children and shared an African tale about fish. Children learnt to start and stop playing different kinds of instruments, as well as, playing them loudly and quietly.