Curriculum Experiences: Enrichment

Enrichment. Children using climbing wall

Intent

The curriculum at Nether Green Junior School is broad and balanced; it is carefully planned into projects, which have an overall learning question. Our curriculum design enables children to develop a deeper understanding of cross-curricular themes. Our curriculum is carefully planned and designed to be relevant to the children, to develop and harness a love of learning and to meet the needs of the children at Nether green Junior School.  Lessons are engaging, exciting and varied; we plan to enhance learning experiences through a range of activities including practical ones to enhance and consolidate learning. We create opportunities for children to express their individual talents/ strengths.

In addition to this, we ensure that we plan opportunities to develop cultural capital.

What this looks like in our school

  • Independent learning and research, working in pairs, groups, as a class, in year groups, across year groups or between year groups
  • Thematic projects so that learning is seen in a broad context and has relevance to the wider world
  • Thematic days/week e.g. Spanish Day, Health week, Sports week, Writing Day, World Book Day
  • Planned ‘hands on’ practical activities where skills are put to use in everyday situations
  • Learning activities to support a variety of learning styles
  • Displaying children’s work
  • Worthwhile homework opportunities
  • Making learning real and relevant
  • Broad/balanced range of skills and opportunities
  • Outdoor learning
  • Children taking ownership and responsibility for the direction of their learning and the learning outcome e.g. Fiver Challenge (Y6)
  • Link work with ICT technologies
  • Opportunities for the children to see the relevance of what they are learning as a means to helping them out of school and in the future
  • Meeting new people and making links with the wider community e.g. through educational visits, visitors in school (assemblies, parents, speakers, performers, Travel Training). Transition work, working with our feeder schools (infant and secondary), interschool competitions
  • Community involvement e.g. raising money for charities, visiting the elderly and performing musical concerts, harvest festival contributions
  • Extra-curricular clubs and activities e.g. sport, music, art, drama, dance, orchestra, gardening, foreign languages, IT, technology, Bikeability, Bike it Breakfast, Trundle Tuesday
  • Using the local area and further afield
  • Opportunities to celebrate individual talents e.g. Talent Show, Assemblies
  • Annual year group performing arts productions
  • Residential visits and off site visits

Sports and music continue to have a priority in our curriculum

Citizenship

Collaboration

Enrichment