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Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

Memorable Experiences

Each class has a minimum of one 'memorable experience' or excursion per half term to enhance learning experiences to new heights, encouraging students to grasp theory in a practical way. We ensure that our students see and feel new things in a variety of learning styles. Our learning is interest-driven and pupils will experience a more holistic, integrated picture of information. 

In recent years, among other educational visits, children have visited many places from the Houses of Parliament and major London museums to local shops and parks. Restaurants, theme parks, trampoline houses, zoos, swimming pools and forests have been visited as part of the enriching residential programme.  
 

We have not let our determination for a memorable experience be squandered, even in a global pandemic. We have had virtual trips to a butterfly sanctuary in Florida, a day in the life of a Victorian School boy, a virtual visit and Q&A to the planetarium. We had a giant mysterious egg appear, hatch and escape and so much more...  

Visitors

We love to invite visitors into school. These may be people working in our local community, such as police officers and fire fighters, musicians. We had a retired professional footballer and basket baller come to talk to us about what it takes to ‘go pro’. A genuine Viking cake in to show us his paraphernalia, WWII buses and animal handling experience, we have even had visits from Father Christmas. 

Woody Wells

Wells Park offers an outdoor approach to learning through its ‘Woody Wells’ programme. The philosophy encourages and inspires pupils through positive outdoor experiences. Children engage in motivating and achievable tasks in a woodland environment. Learning outdoors helps children to place their learning in context and is a motivating way for children to enhance learning opportunities. It is also critical in helping pupils to work on their social and independent sklls.

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Farm and Garden

Learning is supported and developed on our school farm and garden site, supporting topics in all areas in terms of food and delving into the detail of science. We use the polytunnel to develop sensitive crops and have beds outside for those that will cope with our climate. When it comes to animals, we have some permanent residents in our beehives that provide delicious honey, sheep and pygmy goats (Charlie and Lola) as well as some visiting animals from our friends and neighbours. Over the years this has included pigs, horses, ducks and chickens. This has enabled the learners to see life cycles in action as well as develop empathy by caring for other creatures. 

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Eco School

The school Eco-council members meet regularly to review the progress made against the Environment Plan that they write at the start of the year. Members from each group bring their ideas and feedback to their classes any updates or focus areas. The school is kept up-to-date on the Eco board and through assemblies. 

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