Food preparation has become one of our most popular Enhanced Curriculum choices. However, in previous years we have focussed our food preparation classes on baking. There is wealth of other ways to prepare food – so this year we are going to include non-baking methods of food preparation, from a variety of cultures. These will include at least one each of: a delicious salad, a pasta dish, a rice dish, a type of sweet, and a dessert.
In the classes pupils learn to:
- Take precautions, such as wearing aprons and making sure the food surfaces are clean.
- Know that heat is a catalyst and matter can change state.
- Develop team work and taking turns with various tasks.
- Think for themselves, and be creative, trying new and exciting flavor
The Eco Club project is based around the driving question “Why is it important to be more environmentally conscious?”.
The children will learn about the importance of bees and other insects and protecting wildlife. They will then use natural materials, collected from around school, to build a bug hotel to encourage biodiversity at school & home.
The children will learn about the impact of plastic in our oceans and the importance of recycling and will begin to look at climate change and how our human activity can help prevent it.
Mini handball is the best ways to develop a child’s natural motor skills, balance, and coordination. The game is easy to learn because it only requires natural skills:
What makes the sport especially fun for children is that it is relatively easy to experience success, through scoring goals, saving shots or just making a good pass. Most importantly, the game makes it very easy for everyone in the team to contribute equally and have fun. This will take place at FireFit each Friday.
The community service project is based around the driving question “Who is responsible for making changes in our community”.
The children will learn about local charities and then work in groups to write a pitch to raise funds for one of the charities. They will then run their chosen activity to raise funds for the charity. Depending on time and location of the chosen charity, it may involve a trip to see them or invite them in to see the childre
There are many possibilities and outcomes, and we want the children to lead on this, so some planned activities may change.
While Performing Arts allow children to develop creative passions, they simultaneously teach children language and communication skills, helping them to communicate effectively with others with confidence.
Performing Arts are all about self-expression, exploring alternative options and embracing individuality.
The children will use the mediums of music, dance and drama to explore different scenarios. This will take place at Extreme Dance Studio each week.
Team Building is essential for young people. The more teamwork fundamentals they exhibit, the more opportunity exists for pupils to learn the vital skills of compromise and collaboration.
Team building activities and games are specifically designed to make sound decisions, solve problems, and most importantly, collaborate with different kinds of people. Students learn how they can work with each other better, listen to others, and communicate effectively.
It’s also a perfect time for students to know each other more, build trust with one another, and of course, have fun!
Cartoon creation is a learning activity that engages students of all ages and abilities and can be used across curriculum areas.
The skills associated with creating cartoons can be developed and used across several areas of the curriculum as they involve story planning and narrative construction.
Cartoons are important in terms of that the students establish a relationship between the subjects and they contribute learners to develop problem solving skills. Students’ perspective for cartoon will be different and it will bring a wealth of ideas. Thus, it will be easier to capture the details from the information.
Through this project the students will:
- develop practical skills specific to animation
- developed transferable planning and language skills
- engaged in opportunities to develop the skills and attributes associated with creativity
Tag rugby refers to games derived from rugby football in which players do not tackle each other but instead they pull Velcro belts from their opponents.
It is an all-inclusive game, which does not discriminate against age, size or experience, meaning that girls and boys can play the sport together.
Tag rugby can be played anywhere, it is great for beginners and, as there is no tackling involved, it is much safer (though a good introduction to) Rugby Union.
Apart from being great fun, bouncing on a trampoline brings a number of very real health and wellbeing benefits including:
Balance – trying to bounce in one place on a trampoline means you have to develop a keen sense of balance.
Coordination – closely related to balance is the need to coordinate arm and leg actions, as well as many fast-twitch muscle groups, necessary to form the different shapes and perform the various somersaults and twists.
Bilateral motor skills – the action of bouncing whilst trying to maintain balance and coordinate bodily extremities calls on both sides of the body and brain.
Rhythm – again closely related but distinct is the need to bounce in tune with the trampoline to achieve optimum height for least effort.
Self-confidence – even those least confident with sports will find it possible to make some progress on the relatively forgiving surface of a trampoline and this progress will help boost confidence.
Cardiovascular fitness – bouncing on a trampoline increases the pulse rate and strengthens muscle groups essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.