Beyond the Curriculum

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

Each lesson begins with a taught element, for example, a specific move or play, followed by the opportunity for children to engage in chess matches with their peers to put into action the theory they have learnt.

Outdoor learning

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 enables children to learn new skills and use tools in a controlled and safe environment whilst also suppporting mental health and wellbeing and environmental awareness.

Each year group, divided into smaller groups, works with Mrs Baxter (LSA/Level 2 Forest schools). All year groups will have access to outdoor learning for a block of sessions each year.

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