Visits & Visitors
We believe very strongly in providing opportunities for children that are above and beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum. Experience shows us that children gain a much deeper understanding of the world if they are able to learn from first-hand experiences and to make meaningful links between subjects. Therefore, we endeavour to 'hook' children into their learning by providing exciting and inspiring experiences linked to the topic they are learning such as visits out of school, or inviting visitors into school.
We also take all our children away on residential visits, from overnight stays in Y2, Y3 & Y4, building up to 3 nights in Y5 & Y6. We use Cheshire Outdoor Education Centres such as Delamere, Beeston, Tattenhall or Burwardsley (Y4) and the Conway Centre on Anglesey. In Y5, the children take part in the AEMS course (Arts Education in a Multi-cultural Society) and outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, abseiling, sailing, etc in Y6.
Forest School Sessions
We have 2 members of staff who are trained in Level 1 Forest Schools skills. The sessions are delivered as part of our Wise Owls after school provision, and during the school day for our EYFS and KS1 children. For more information please see: https://www.forestschools.com/
We run a wide range of after-school clubs for the benefit of our children. These include: choir, gardening, computing, art, tag rugby, Spanish, football, netball, cross-country, Streetdance, hockey. Some of these clubs are run by school staff, and some by external providers such as Premier Sports, PDS Streetdance, Totally Into Art, Spanish. All staff run clubs cost £1.50 and school uses the Sports Premium to subsidise all Premier Sports clubs which are also £1.50. Costs for other external providers vary. Please contact the school office it you are interested in finding out more.
We do stress that these clubs are run for the benefit of the children, and are not to be relied upon for childcare. There is nothing worse for our staff, having spent a long day teaching, to be faced with children who have no interest in the club but whose parents have booked them in for an extra hours peace! If you do need childcare after-school, we have our highly popular Wise Owls clubs.