We think learning away from school is a very important part of learning. Visits stimulate thinking, develop knowledge and understanding and broaden children’s experiences.
We aim for each topic to have a planned visit as well as drawing more spontaneously on the immediate local area.
We make full use of the free travel offered to schools by Transport for London and plan visits to places with no entry charge as far as possible. We do, sometimes ask parents for a voluntary contribution towards the costs of educational visits.
All visits are carefully planned and full risk assessments are carried out before the visit is authorised. We invite a small number of parents to accompany each visit. We cannot take too many extra adults as that can make the visit harder to manage and increase risks to children’s safety. We try to ensure parents who want to come get a chance at some point during the year.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
We also provide a wide range of additional activities that enrich our offer. These take many forms and include:
|Visits to museums, galleries||To stimulate interest and engagement
To learn about life in different times and places
Provide a starting points for own work in art for example
To take part in workshops to give real experiences
|Ragged School museum
Africa Gallery at British Museum- Year 2 Africa topic
Cutty Sark- Year 2 Pirates topic
|Visits to local parks||Collections of sketches, natural objects etc to build upon in class|
|Visitors to school||Drama workshops bring a topic to life and give “real experiences”||Great Fire of London workshop|
|Music performances||To give a real, enjoyable experience
To develop listening and appreciation skills
|Ensemble from Newham academy of Music
|Visits to local places of worship||To hear first-hand, see artefacts and be able to ask questions||Gurdwara, Mosque, Synagogue|
|Pantomime performance||Stimulate ideas for own performance
Enjoyment and broaden experiences
|Visitors to school||To learn about elements of safety and staying safe||Fire safety officers
Road safety workshop
|Partnerships with other providers||To provide specialist input for a project Raise aspirations||Computing input from NPW advisory team
Globe Shakespeare project 2014- joint project with Junior school
|Ad hoc visitors||To give a taster for different activities that may be taken up outside school and increase activity levels||Cheer leading day
|Charity events||Play a part in the wider community||Red Nose Day
Woolly Hat day etc
After School Clubs
Staff lead after school clubs throughout the year. We have a range of both sporting and creative activities.
The offer includes:
Handball or Tennis
Sessions are from 3.45-4.45.
Places are allocated 3 times per year and every effort is made to ensure children who want a place get one. As some clubs are often over-subscribed it is not always possible to give every child their first choice. All clubs are free of charge to pupils although cookery club asks for a weekly contribution towards the cost of ingredients.