The school has well-stocked fiction and non- fiction class libraries which the children access regularly. Books that the children read are quarantined after use to ensure they are covid secure.
The school has a variety of resources to enable children to develop their computing skills, including hardware such as interactive whiteboard, laptops, programmable robots and IPads as well as a wide range of software. The children are taught how to interact with the resources and develop programming skills to understand how technology works and its uses in everyday life.
Every classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard, which is used throughout the curriculum to enhance the children’s learning.
School outings and enhancement opportunities
To support each topic of learning, the children will benefit from planned enhancement opportunities. Each topic has a ‘hook’ day at the beginning of it to get the children engaged in the topic and ends with a celebration of learning. These events may take place in school but there may also be activities planned that take place outside of school that are organised to places of educational interest.
We access the local area on a regular basis with visits to church, walks around the village or to the local high school. Parents are asked to give permission for these visits when children join the school. At least once a year children will go on visits that involve travelling on a coach.
When travelling by coach parents permission is always sought and transport is checked for safety and booked through a reputable company. The school has a policy for school visits which is available for inspection in the school office.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic the children are not going on any visits out of school. The topic hook days continue with in school activities.
As well as very attractive and extensive playing fields the school is also fortunate enough to have an area of woodland, a conservation and edible garden area and a pond that is accessible under the supervision of trained adults.
We offer a breakfast and after school club for childcare purposes. Mr Horsfall runs a club on a Monday after school for targeted Year 6 pupils.
Our Year 4 children go swimming on a weekly basis to Almondbury community school The children are taught by Mrs Smith and Mrs who are swimming teachers at the community school Children travel there and back by coach and are accompanied by school staff and volunteers. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic school swimming is not taking place. We will follow the LA guidance as to when swimming will start again.
Musical instrument lessons
In Year 4 pupils learn the violin. We have a visiting teacher from Kirklees Musica who teaches pupils weekly in school. Pupils are also able to learn other musical instruments in school and we currently have a visiting piano and guitar teacher from Kirklees Musica. If you would like your child to learn an instrument please click here to go to the Kirklees Musica website.