Every week in school we welcome specialist coaches and teachers in school. Currently we employ sports coaches Tues - Fri afternoons and a specialist music teacher, Mr Iles, on 3 afternoons a week.
Throughout the school year teachers deliver the school curriculum following an 'experiential' approach that will include specifc planned enrichment activities, alongside our main themes we have other planned 'enrichment days or weeks' - these often take the form of a visiting 'artist' coming and working with the children, or the whole school focussing on a specific topic or theme for the day.
We regularly have special Walk to School Days, during which volunteers from Action 21, Kerbsafe, Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police have supported us in running workshops and activities with the children on the theme of travelling to school focussing on environmental issues and health and safety.
On Fridays we have an Activity Afternoon. For the last hour of the school week Junior children work in mixed age groups undertaking a wide range of activities which enrich our curriculum, including cooking, golf, cheerleading, chess, knitting, squash, yoga, cheer leading, card making and gardening. This has proved to be a great success and a positive way to end the school week. It has been made possible thanks to the support of a number of parents who help to lead and support activities.
In June 2010 we held a Performance Arts Week. Following a performance of 'The Secret Garden' on our school field that school families enjoyed, children and staff worked with artists from Heartbreak Productions on a performance 'The Secret of Happiness'. During the week, in vertical groups, the children wrote, scripted, made props for and performed some amazing performances. You can see a short video below.
In June 2013 we held an arts week as part of the National Gallery's Take One Picture project.