We are very proud to offer such a wide variety of first-hand learning experiences for the children at Eldersfield Lawn C.E. Primary School.
These enrichment opportunities are arranged in many different ways for the classes throughout the year.
They include a wealth of visitors to our school who share their knowledge and specialisms to support the curriculum and life long learning.
To name some of the many visitors, our recent work has involved partnership links with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, QinetiQs to include STEM Challenges with other schools and the opportunity to learn about Robotics in upper key stage 2. NSPCC and Malvern Splash, to deliver assemblies on safeguarding and water safety. Bikeability to teach children cycling skills and road safety, while younger children benefit from balance bike sessions.
Each week, we also have a team who lead collective worship from the church called 'Open the Book'. Our Vicar, Rev. Julie James also delivers fortnightly collective worship to the whole school.
We arrange many trips and visits to new places as a way of supporting and enhancing our broad curriculum. Some of the many opportunities have included trips to support Knowledge and Understanding of the World and History. These have ranged from local walks, involvement in the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, Berkeley Castle, Bristol museum, Goodrich Castle, steam train experiences from Cheltenham Race Course, trips to London, the theatre and the National History museum to Bell Boating along the river in Upton Upon Severn.
We work with Severn Arts to provide private music lessons for piano/keyboard, violin and guitar and children in upper key stage 2 have experienced music demonstrate whole class music tuition to learn instruments finishing with a FAME performance for parents.
Opportunities are also arranged to sing with other schools at larger events. These include 'The Big Sing' for children in Year 3 and 4 at Malvern St James and 'Young Voices' for children in Year 5 and 6 at the NIA in Birmingham.
Children also have the chance to practice and perform singing to audiences through school and church events, the Christmas Nativity and key stage 2 end of year production at a local village hall.
Sports and Physical Activities
All children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to attend a residential experience each year, from local centres in Malvern like Boundless Outdoors to residential sites in Devon. These often provides outdoor adventure sports activities and teambuilding activities.
Many opportunities are sought with other schools, particularly around sports tournaments and festivals, including tennis, cricket, football, netball, swimming, cross country and athletics to name just a few of the experiences.
We also have four house teams, named after birds which include, Blackbirds, Robins, Kingfishers and Woodpeckers. House points and intra-school competitions throughout the year. These have included sports, mental health and well-being and arts, crafts, dance and drama.
As a whole school we take part in World Book Day, we always promote a love of reading and children have the opportunity to participate in the summer reading challenge. Our key stage 1 monitors support buddy reading engagement with younger children during the lunchtimes too.