The school goes beyond the expected, so that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences. We have recently (Autumn Term 2021) had two theatre trips out, one theatre tip in, a visitor in, a field trip out. Not to mention sporting opportunities!
Firstly, we had the touring Theatre company ‘M & M Productions with their performance of Aladdin. The children were spellbound at the performance- a magical moment in school. Following this we had a visitor into Y1 as a ‘living history’ visitor, in character, for their topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. Again, a wonderful immersive learning experience for them.
Following this reception went to see ‘The Gruffalo’ at the theatre. This was linked to the curriculum- their book for the week and the theatre trip really supported their learning in class.
Finally, all of KS2 children went to see ‘Great Women That Changed the World’ at the theatre. This will lead to further work later on, as well as just being a great message and a great production for them to see! Such a good production for promoting equality and diversity.
Year 5 & 6 went out on a Geography field trip to learn fieldwork skills in Trowse and Whitlingham.
So far this term we have taken out lots of children for sporting events too. Cross country (twice), tag rugby and. After Christmas we are booked for 10 weeks skiing for all y3 and 4 children and y5 & 6 start swimming. (I know this is a national curriculum element, but we still take all children regardless of whether they have met the national curriculum requirement or not. Lots of schools don’t do this)
Christmas productions are happening. There are big personal growth experiences for children! Receptions are learning some songs and they will sing in front of their grown ups outside. They will also have their singing recorded at put on Seesaw.
Year 1 & 2 are putting on a full nativity! KS2 are putting on a Christmas variety show which blends musical performance such as singing and instruments, with other talents, such as horse riding (video, not live in the hall!)
Assemblies on a Friday celebrate not only in school achievements but out of school achievements too. Children who have their next swimming certificate, gymnastics level, a Blue Peter badge- you name it, we celebrate it! Not only does it help that child feel proud, but gives ideas to the whole school community on what they might want to do out of school too.Finally, we do celebrate national days or weeks and support charities too. We recognised anti- bullying week, wore ‘odd socks’ to celebrate individuality and raised money for children in need with a non-uniform day.