We offer a range of different enrichment activities and events in order to ensure we are equipping our children with the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life. In addition, enrichment activities and events are in place to further develop provision of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education as well as the promotion of British Values and the understanding of protected characteristics.
Cultural Capital = "The essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been though and said and helping to engender an appreciation pf human creativity and achievement."
2020-2021 Enrichment Opportunities
Author & Illustrator Jamie Littler
Our Year 4 children received a virtual visit from Jamie Littler, a professional author and illustrator, on Friday 27th November. The children were thoroughly inspired by his visit and enjoyed the activities he provided them with. They were especially proud of the illustrations they produced.
Blue Cross Pets & Wellbeing Workshops
From EYFS to Year 6, Blue Cross virtually delivered workshops raising awareness of the needs of pets and how this mirrors the needs we have as humans. During the workshops, children took part in a workout highlighting the importance of exercise as an important contribution to wellbeing for both pets and humans. Children also learnt about how to be safe around pets and approach them cautiously.
Virtual Bedtime Stories Event
This year our annual bedtime stories event became virtual due to COVID-19. Teachers and children put on their pyjamas and onesies and logged into Zoom. Across the event children were able to listen to 3 stories chosen from a variety which were on offer to them. Many many families joined the event and there was a real online buzz throughout the event. We were so pleased to be able to continue this much loved event despite the pandemic. Check out our gallery from the event below!
Oral Health Assembly
Elf Day in aid of Alzheimer's Society
Our School Council decided they wanted to support the Alzheimer's Society as our chosen charity this month. In order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, we took part in the "Dress as an Elf Day".
Children were spoken to about what Alzheimers is
and discussed the importance of supporting charities
to help vulnerable people.
Author AM Howell Virtual Visit
Years 5 and 6 had a virtual visit from the inspiring author, AM Howell who writes historical mystery novels. She spoke to the children all about life as an author, her inspiration for her writing, and how the settings in her books are based in East Anglia. The children were then given an opportunity to ask her questions. Having been inspired by this author, children were then able to buy her books. The children loved engaging in this experience as they continue to develop their love of reading and writing.
EYFS, KS1 and LKS2 all had a visit from Carlton Marshes who ran various age-appropriate activities in our very own woods. These activities included: bug identification, tree identification, habitat exploring, scavenger hunts and lots more. The children thoroughly enjoyed these interactive, hands-on lessons as they learnt about the science around us.
Christmas Church Service
Despite the restrictions of 2020, we were able to hold our annual Christmas Church Service online this year where we welcomed Rev Sarah Quantrill and Lay Pastor and Children's Worker Angela Colbridge, from St Peter's Church. The children listened to the Christmas story taken from the Bible and shared their own prayers with the school across our online platform.