Enrichment happens every day

Our playful approach blends direct instruction led by staff with extended periods of time for children to lead their own learning and follow their own interests. 

We actively encourage them to try out new ideas, use equipment and resources in new ways and develop their capacity for critical thinking and problem solving- key skills for the 21st century. 

Educational visits

We know 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.

Charging policy

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:

Activity Purpose Example
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
Museum of London Docklands
V&A  Museum of childhood
Africa Gallery at British Museum
Greenwich Observatory
Visits to local parks Collections of sketches, natural objects etc to build upon in class Wanstead Flats, Wanstead park
Visitors to school Drama workshops bring a topic to life and give “real experiences”  
Music performances To give a real, enjoyable experience
To develop listening and  appreciation skills

Samba workshop,Chinese New Year performance

Visits to local places of worship To hear first-hand, see artefacts and be able to ask questions Gurdwara, Mosque,  Church
Pantomime performance Stimulate ideas for own performance
Enjoyment and broaden experiences
 Year 1 visit Stratford Pantomime each January
Visitors to school To learn about elements of safety and staying safe Fire safety officers
Police officer
Partnerships with other providers

To provide specialist input for a project

Raise aspirations

Gardening project
Speech Bubbles Oracy project 

Cycle training

Ad hoc visitors To give a taster for different activities that may be taken up outside school and increase activity levels Cheer leading day
Circus workshops
Charity events Play a part in the wider community

Red Nose Day

Children in Need 

Year 2 children have the opportunity of a residential experience and a group come camping to Debden for 1 night in the summer term.

After School Clubs

Staff lead after school clubs throughout the year. We have a range of both sporting and creative activities. This can change throughout the year. Currently the offer includes:

  • Art
  • Cookery
  • Yoga
  • Pottery
  • Board games

Sessions are from 3.45-4.45 OR 3.45-5pm

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 entitles to free school meals and a nominal charge is made for other children.