Wider curriculum

After school clubs

Gardening club craft

A variety of clubs are run for the children either by the school staff or external providers from 3.15 to 4.15 each afternoon.    The clubs change each term but have included:

  • Football;
  • Dance;
  • Circus Skills;
  • Gardening;
  • Rounders;
  • Cricket; and
  • Science

For details of the clubs currently running and the age groups they are available to please call 01249 720496.

Parents are notified of the clubs for the coming term at the beginning of each term.  Some of the clubs are free but a small charge is made for those clubs which are run by external providers.

We are constantly reviewing the clubs provided and invite members of the local community to share their skills with the children.

School Trips

School trips are a great way to inspire the children’s learning.  School trips are organised to link into the topics the children are covering or to broaden their horizons through theatre visits or visiting other arts focussed locations.

For example in the recent past, the Reception and KS1 children visited the Aquarium at Weston-super-Mere as part of their ‘Under the Sea’ topic, lower KS2 visited Winchester Science Centre as part of their Space topic and the upper KS2 children visited Bristol Museum as part of their topic on Ancient Egypt.

Whole school trips have included a visit to the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon to see Horrible Science and attending a whole day drawing workshop at Bristol Cathedral.

On some occasions the ‘school trip experience’ is brought to the school and the children inspired in this way.  The children have been fortunate to have visits from Chippenham Museum as part of topics on World War II and ‘Knights and Castles’, Wiltshire Astronomical Society ran a stargazing evening for a topic on Space and Wessex Water visited with their Bio-Bug to support a topic on recycling and our environment.

Stargazing

Residential trips

Each year in the Summer term  Years 5 and 6 go on a residential trip for five days.  Although the locations are often different the trips provide wider opportunities for challenge, enrichment and independent learning.  In preparation for the Year 5 and 6 residential trip, our Year 3 and 4 children enjoy a problem solving and team building day.