Outside the Classroom – Clubs and Activities
During this period of online learning, we are as keen as ever to ensure that pupils receive as broad an experience as possible, accepting the given limitations. With a potential increase in the amount of time spent on screens and devices, it will be even more vital to build time into the day for fresh air, exercise and other enriching activities. With this in mind, we plan to enable all pupils to strike a healthy balance, by giving over time each day to a range of types of learning. These will be led by their normal teachers and will continue to cover the curriculum required by these subjects, although in a more collaborative and creative format.
Year 7 & 8 for example, will continue to have their Outdoor Learning lessons and tasks will be set for them to be completed within their home environment.
There are a number of creative and innovative activities planned this term. You will already be aware of the ‘Capture the Beauty’ photographic competition. Please send entries to your child’s Head of Year and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our music department is already working on the best way to bring choirs and ensemble clubs together and have already been in contact about the music competition. Natasha Cuin-Wilson will have been in touch with you to establish whether or not your child wishes to continue peripatetic music lessons on-line. Please note that if your child does opt to continue, an adult from your household must sit in the room during these sessions. If you need to contact Mrs Cuin-Wilson, please email her email@example.com.
As part of our exciting Learn Adventurously programme this week has seen the launch of ‘Art from the unexpected’ project. There will be regular visual updates on social media but this project will culminate in a virtual exhibition of work celebrating our students’ excellent creative outcomes, we look forward to sharing this with you in the coming weeks.
Please do follow us on Facebook as we set the children regular fun and competitive challenges on this platform.
Games & PE
Games and PE During the Summer Term which is usually dedicated to summer sports (cricket, rounders, athletics and tennis), our committed Games and PE staff team will offer a broad and balanced curriculum. It will encourage pupils to complete their recommended daily exercise time, as well as imparting knowledge and a greater understanding of these sports alongside an appreciation of the wider sporting world. Students will be introduced to each lesson by their PE/Games teacher where the set assignment will be explained and any student questions will be answered.
A typical lesson will incorporate our 4 key assessment strands (skills, health and fitness, decision making and mindset) and will give students the opportunity to make some choice in their learning with compulsory and optional tasks. We are dedicated to ensuring that students are still making progress in the sports that we offer during the summer term alongside making sure students are being as physical active as possible. Furthermore, there are a significant number of resources on the Physical Education departments home workouts Firefly page which students can access and complete at any time.