Whilst we endeavour to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, we also aim to provide children with experiences which they may not otherwise be able to access outside of their school day.
Children in years 3 to 6 have weekly hour-long chess lessons built into their school day. These lessons are run by an external chess tutor and provide them with the opportunity to build skills in the following areas:
- Reinforces numeracy and develops basic mathematical techniques, as well as developing problem solving skills
- Development of creative and critical thinking skills
- Comunication and interpersonal skills
We are fortunate to have excellent outdoor learning spaces and this year, we have been able to reintroduce outdoor learning activities as part of our school day.
Outdoor learning activities enable children to learn new skills and use tools in a controlled and safe environment while also suppporting mental health and wellbeing and environmental awareness.
Each year group, divided into smaller groups throughout the day, works with Mrs Baxter (LSA/Level 2 Forest schools). All year groups will have access to outdoor learning for a half term block of sessions each year.