Enriching the Curriculum

Enriching the Curriculum

Event Term Date

Children Accessing Event

Curricular Areas Covered Impact Additional Information:

Why/how was this introduced? What evidence supports the impact? Who has evaluated it? Is it related to the individual school’s vision? How has pupil voice influenced decisions? What is the involvement of leadership, including governors?  

Performances All year groups

All year round

RE, Literacy, drama, PSHE
  • Performance confidence
  • Deepening understanding of Christianity
  • Application of and purpose for literacy skills (writing poems and prayers)
  • Follows long standing traditions of the school
  • Follows identification of the need to increase opportunities for performance and raising confidence in speaking and singing
  • Parent voice gained to evaluate the performances
  • Supports the vision of both schools – Christian Values and British Values.
  • Governors are invited to attend.
  • Leadership ‘top and tail’ the events, celebrating the learning and performances and identifying the significance of the celebration
  • National significant dates
Enrichment Days Termly

All year groups

Cross-curricular

Skills not covered in curriculum

  • Development of non-curricular skills
  • Experience of visiting leaders
  • Experience opportunities not covered by the NC
  • Confidence
  • ‘Real life’ learning
  • Developing citizenship skills
  • Application of learning
  • Identification of the need to increase opportunities for learning outside of the curriculum
  • Pupil voice gained following events to identify impact
  • Parents invited into school to share in the learning
  • Community links strengthened as locals and parents invited to support the workshops
  • Governors invited to celebrations, and invited to lead/support in activities
British Values Celebration Incorporated into the Learning Powers of the school

 

All year groups

Humanities, PSHE, Citizenship, cross-curricular activities
  • Performance confidence
  • Making links across curriculum areas
  • ‘real life’ learning
  • Deepening understanding of British Values
  • Developing citizenship skills and awareness
  • Application of learning
  • Introduced following the emphasis on British Values in the new curriculum.
  • Impact can be seen in the children’s knowledge of the values and the displays and collections of work in the school.
  • Certificate received by each child demonstrates their ability to follow the values and is shared with parents.
Focus Country Week Terms 2 and 4

All year groups

Humanities, PSHE, cross-curricular activities
  • Deepening awareness of multi-faith society
  • Deepening awareness of other faiths and cultures
  • Performance confidence
  • Making links across curriculum areas
  • ‘real life’ learning
  • Introduced following the identification at East Hoathly of the need for further multi-cultural experiences within the school (particularly in EYFS).
  • Links to British Values and school vision.
  • Humanities Subject Leader organises, resources and leads on the events of the week
Anti-Bullying Week Term 2

All year groups

PSHE
  • Awareness of school policy
  • Application of school policy
  • Self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Awareness of own and other’s behaviour
  • Parental engagement with school policy
  • Introduced as part of a national focus week
  • Led by the Assistant Headteachers – resourcing, planning, leading assemblies.
  • Some of the foci of the week determined by parent and pupil questionnaires
Maths Week Term 3

All year groups

Maths, cross-curricular learning
  • Application of maths learning
  • Maths across the curriculum
  • ‘Real life’ learning
  • Focus on specific area of need
  • Raising awareness of policy
  • Increasing parental awareness and support
  • Led, prepared, organised and resourced by the Maths Subject Leader.
  • Foci determined from broad areas of learning in need of further development, e.g. Problem solving, mental arithmetic, as identified through assessments.
  • Encompasses some staff CPD, e.g. with the use of a particular strategy/equipment/concept
World Book Day and Literacy Week Term 4

All year groups

Literacy, cross-curricular learning
  • Application of literacy learning
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Focus on specific area of need
  • Raising awareness of policy
  • Increasing parental awareness and support
  • ‘Real life’ learning
  • Introduced as part of a national annual campaign
  • Led, prepared, organised and resourced by the English Subject Leader.
  • Foci determined from broad areas of learning in need of further development, e.g. applying use of punctuation, non-fiction reading
  • Encompasses some staff CPD, e.g. with the use of a particular strategy/equipment/concept
Enterprise Week Term 2

All year groups

Maths, Citizenship, PSHE, cross-curricular learning
  • Application of learning
  • Financial literacy
  • Focus on specific area of need
  • Raising awareness of policy
  • Increasing parental awareness and support
  • ‘Real life’ learning
  • Led, prepared, organised and resourced by the Maths Subject Leader.
  • Foci linked to areas of maths learning in need of further development, e.g. addition of decimal numbers, finding change
  • Encompasses some staff CPD, e.g. with the use of a particular strategy/equipment/concept
Awe and Wonder Day Term 6

All year groups

Humanities, PSHE, Citizenship, RE, Art cross-curricular activities
  • Performance confidence
  • Making links across curriculum areas
  • ‘real life’ learning
  • Deepening understanding of given theme
  • Developing citizenship skills and awareness
  • Application of learning
  • Introduced following the identification at East Hoathly of the need to further develop Christian Values
  • Links to Christian Values, British Values and school vision.
  • RE Subject Leader organises, resources and leads on the events of the week
  • Governors invited to celebrations, and invited to lead/support in activities
Choir All year round

Year 2-6

Music, PSHE, Drama
  • Performance confidence
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Representing the school, responsibility

 

  • Follows identification of the need to increase opportunities for performance and raising confidence in speaking and singing
  • Supports the vision of both schools – Christian Values and British Values.
  • Governors are invited to attend.
  • Led by music specialist
Forest School All year round

All year groups -timetable opportunities

Cross-curricular – topic linked
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Survival skills
  • Tool skills
  • Team work
  • Pupil voice gained – through evidence in the newsletter
  • Links to school ethos, Christian Values, British Values.
  • Evaluated termly and through planning
  • Led, planned, assessed and delivered by Forest School Subject Leader
Competitive sporting events All year round

KS2

PE, PSHE
  • Enhanced PE skills
  • Team work
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Representing the school, responsibility
  • Led, organised, planned and evaluated by the PE subject leader.

 

Thrive All year round

All year groups – ‘Thrive School’

Individual children through 1:1 support, identified by class teachers, SENCO and SLT

PSHE
  • Identifying and plugging gaps in development
  • Supporting children in raising their emotional literacy
  • Strategies for children to self-regulate
  • Raising self esteem
  • Raising attainment
  • Led, organised and resourced by the Thrive Practitioner, under the guidance of the SENCO and SLT.
  • Evaluated at Pupil Progress meetings, with individuals receiving 1:1 support monitored against attainment targets
  • Pupil voice and parent voice regularly used as an evaluation and informative tool.
  • Monitored as part of the SEND Governor monitoring
Growth Mindset All year round

All children involved and benefit

Weekly whole school certificate to celebrate

Cross-curricular

PSHE

  • Raising self esteem
  • Raising attainment
  • Confidence building
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Team work
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-awareness
 

  • Link to school’s vision and ethos
  • Links to Christian Values
  • Links to British Values
  • Led by various  staff members, including class teachers, SLT, TAs, MDSAs
  • Evaluated and discussed through weekly assemblies
Children as Leaders All year round

Year 1-6 – Pupil Govs voted for by peers, others chosen by teachers

Pupil Governors

Learning Ambassadors

RE Council (East Hoathly)

Eco-Council

Playground Pals

Peer Mediators

Year 6 Special Friends/Buddies

Reading mentors (Year 5 and 6 reading with younger children weekly)

  • Confidence building
  • Gaining a sense of belonging
  • Experience in responsibility
  • Experience in meeting and speaking to unknown adults
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Caring for and supporting others
  • Wider community experience
  • Pupil Governors meet with Federation Governors to lead on areas.
  • Link to school’s vision and ethos
  • Links to Christian Values
  • Links to British Values
  • Led by various  staff members, including class teachers, caretaker, RE Subject leader, MDSAs