Continuous Enrichment

Continuous Opportunities for Curriculum Enrichment

Our School Council has two members from each class from Reception to Year 6.  This ensures that children are represented and have an opportunity to air their views. School Council members are elected by their class each year after discussions about qualities and characteristics that they feel would make a good School Councillor.  This year, the School Council will be focusing on fundraising events.  This will involve coming up with creative and innovative ideas to raise money for national or international events, as well as fundraising for school-based initiatives.

Music Tuition

We recognise the importance of providing the opportunity for our pupils to learn a musical instrument. This year the children are taught to play an instrument & develop their ability to read music by music teacher, Mike Eccles.  

Year 3

 

Recorders

 

Year 4

 

Ukuleles

 

Year 5

 

Brass instruments

 

Year 6

 

Ukuleles Extension

 

Educational Visits

At Ash Grove, we believe that learning from first-hand experience is very powerful and provides lasting impact. We support children’s learning through a range of educational visits, all of  which are linked into our thematic work at school. We ask for voluntary contributions for these trips and workshops approximately three weeks before the activity takes place.  Parents/carers for whom this would cause financial difficulty are invited to come and see us.

Residential Trips

Pupils from Year 1 to 6 are given the opportunity to join residential trips. Our residential trips are extremely popular and give children the opportunity to challenge themselves and be successful in a range of outdoor pursuit activities. This promotes team building skills and raises self-confidence and self-esteem. Our aim is that all children have the opportunity to join these trips and they run on a two year rolling programme.

The residential trips are as follows:

Year 1 & 2

Forest Stay

Spring

Term

Delamere Forest

1 night residential

Year 3 & 4

Outdoor Pursuits

Autumn

Term

Robinwood Activity Centre

1 night residential

Years 5 & 6

Cultural Experience

Summer

Term

Cultural Destination

3 to 4 nights residential

(Residential to Disneyland, Paris, planned for June 2018)

Visiting Experts

We invite many experts into school to work with our children, including novelists, dramatists, artists, musicians, foreign language experts and representatives from local services. Experts inspire our children to learn through sharing their passion for their subject area, which can raise our children’s aspirations for their future careers.