At Allenton Community Primary School every child has the chance to access enriching experiences, through a variety of ways. We work hard to plan for our lessons to be broad and enriching. In addition to this, we organise special events, visitors, off-curriculum days, and family events to enrich our pupils’ lives and support them in becoming active citizens who contribute positively to society.
Some opportunities are whole-school initiatives, while others are focussed on year groups, classes or small groups.
We believe very strongly that educational visits enhance interest, enthusiasm and achievement for all children. We endeavour to ensure that all pupils from Foundation Stage up to Year 6 have the opportunity to make termly visits to the surrounding community and beyond. All visits link closely to the topic based approach to learning that we promote.
We value strong partnerships with parents and carers. There are many opportunities for families to learn about school life and learning throughout the year. Parents and carers are invited to join us for special events such as Harvest, Nativity and Easter, and to support their children in class with enterprise activities that we hold. Other opportunities for parents and carers to join in class activities are encouraged and workshops are held to inform parents about the curriculum and assessment in school.
As well as creating a TED overview specific to our school there is a focus on 4 key areas that we wish to build upon.
Support the core curriculum
Seek opportunities to support the core curriculum based on the history, geography and science topics across school, to broaden children's understanding of the world around them. This includes virtual tours, speakers and productions, as well as offsite trips, visits and events.
Build the profile of Allenton School
Contribute positively to the immediate and wider community
Provide opportunities for children to contribute positively to their immediate and wider community, and build the profile of Allenton School within Derby. Actively seek to form strong links and work alongside local people, businesses, organisations and industries. Engage with local projects and opportunities. All projects to be shared and celebrated via displays and social media. Support both local and national charities by taking part in national days and events.
Raise aspirations of our children
Raise aspirations of children and provide knowledge and understanding of opportunities available to them. Connect with a range of volunteers from different careers, helping breakdown gender and cultural stereotypes. Show the link between what we learn in the classroom and how this can lead to an interesting, exciting future.
Develop a life-long love of reading
Creation of reading areas. Reading areas are designed to be interesting, inviting and exciting. They promote reading for pleasure and encourage children to explore a variety of texts, including those linked specifically to their year group topics.