Enrichment at Acocks Green Primary School
We know that children learn best when they are motivated and inspired by what they are being taught. At AGPS we use a range of strategies to excite the children on their learning journeys through school. Our topics across the year groups are linked to each other and revisited, so that the children get plenty of opportunity to learn more - and remember more. The skills we teach the children are revisited too, so that they remember how to use and apply these skills as they grow older.
We listen to our children and find out what they find fun and what inspires them the most when they are learning. As a result, we adapt our medium term goals for the curriculum to accommodate the needs and suggestions of the children.
Our children have enriching opportunities in lessons and again in clubs. We do this in sport through teaching invigorating PE lessons and swimming, as well keeping fit in using our Daily Mile track around the playground; exploring the arts through art, singing, composing music and celebrating artists of all backgrounds, as well as having our own music hub where we have class music lessons and peripatetic music teaching. The children love using our purpose-build well-being hub in weekly well-being lessons to learn how to feel calm and relaxed; cooking delicious and nutritional meals in our 2 cookery rooms and learning culinary skills along the way. They also explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through cross-curricular challenges, as well as learning about children’s rights through the Rights Respecting School Award (of which we have reached the gold standard), the Green Tree Award (of which we are working for silver). We enhance or children’s love of reading by opening up our school library daily after school so that children and parents can choose books to borrow and enjoy at home.
A big part of enrichment at Acocks Green is educational visits. In our broad and balanced curriculum, we offer every year group an enrichment experience each half term in every year group. This could be a dressing up day to really enhance the feel for the topic that the children are learning about and a chance to get into role, a visitor into school or a Zoom workshop to give them more insight into their topic or a trip out to another place such as a museum, gallery, science exhibition or historical building. All of our enrichment opportunities are tightly-knitted together with what the children learn in school and are an integral part of our curriculum.
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