Our school has an exciting and creative curriculum and we are always looking for ways to make what we offer to pupils as diverse and interesting as possible. Much of the learning which takes place in many subjects is practical and active and linked to topics – this gives a real purpose to the experiences children gain. We enrich children’s learning with visits and experiences beyond the school classroom or by inviting visitors to school. To this end, pupils have engaged in some very exciting experiences such as ‘Everybody Writes and mathematical problem solving workshops’; visits to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, The Leeds Water Treatment Centres , Souter Lighthouse, Hackfall Woods and Hadrian’s Wall – we also receive visits to school from artists, sporting champions and musicians.
The school has a good sporting tradition. We offer children opportunities in a range of sports which include rugby, football, athletics, hockey, basketball and swimming. The school takes part in many local sporting events and also enhances the physical activity curriculum with a range of extra-curricular clubs. The school also offers craft, karate, hockey and musical theatre clubs to name but a few.
Creativity and performing arts are held in high regard – and all children take part in school productions which enable them to grow in confidence and develop their self-esteem. To support pupils in discovering their true musical potential, private instrument lessons are organised and visiting musicians are invited to share their love of instrument playing.
Children from Years 2 to 6 learn French and so develop a love of a modern foreign language. Pupils set up a French Café at a recent school fair and really enjoyed the experience of practising French on their customers.
“French is enjoyable because we do lots of fun activities and we learn about another country”.
Our year 5/6 pupils benefit hugely from a week long residential to the North Yorkshire Outdoor Centre at East Barnby, near Whitby. This is perhaps the highlight of their time with us, as they learn how to build shelters, rock scramble, orienteer and canoe along the River Esk.
Through our exciting curriculum opportunities, we aim to develop every child – whatever their strength or area of interest. We aim to develop lively enquiring minds and reflective learners. Our school is a place where everyone can flourish.