We plan for a broad and rich curriculum which includes special events in school, visitors to the school and off-site visits
We sometimes have special weeks when we work off timetable across year groups, giving children the opportunity to learn together through a cross-curricular and creative theme. Here are some examples:
"Christianity around the World" RE Week
An environmental art and DT week called "Building for our Future"
"See me as I am" a week on inclusion exploring disabilities
A geographical week exploring countries "Around the world"
Working with an artist in residence learning how to draw and paint animals
"Investigations" with an emphasis on Science and Maths.
Exploring stories by Julia Donaldson through the Arts with a special focus on Dance and Music.
Exploring themes of sustainability in "Protect our Planet" week.
Researching the History of our School.
"Spring into Easter" with a focus on the Christian story and new growth
"Stories through the Arts"
Classes visit places linked to their topics and visitors are welcomed into school. Our international links also enrich our curriculum and we enjoy visits from friends in Nepal, Uganda and China.
Religious Education -We take part in workshops at Guildford Cathedral and Wintershall and visit our local parish churches. Children have visited the Woking Mosque, the Weybridge Synagogue, The Neasden Mandir and Guildford Cathedral. Prayer Days working with the local parishes
Music - Children take part in collaborative projects such as Young Voices at the 02, the Magna Carta Project "The Freedom Game" and "Let my People Go" at the Royal Albert Hall and Dorking Music Festival. Children have music workshops with Earthsong linked to their topics exploring Japanese drumming, African and Chinese dance and music and the Amazing Americas.
STEM - We take part in science challenges at secondary schools, the Lions Roar competition, the Primary Engineer Award, visit Surrey University, and the NFU Farmvention competition.
Sport and Outdoor Learning- Special days devoted to
Year 3 School Sleepover in school
Year 4 Henley Fort Outdoor Learning Centre (2 nights sleeping in yurts)
Year 5 Ironbridge (3 nights in a YHA hostel)
Year 6 CYE Sailing Centre in Chichester (4 nights)