01484 431700

Longcroft, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8XW

angela.irving@kirkleeseducation.uk

School Facilities

 

Library 

The school has well-stocked fiction and non- fiction class libraries which the children access regularly.  Children take books home on a weekly basis in Reception and Key Stage 1 and in Key Stage 2 children change their books when they have finished them.  The class libraries contain a wide variety of books that tackle a wide variety of topics.  We have a wide selection of graphic novels in Key Stage 2 to encourage more reluctant readers and we also have a selection of dyslexic friendly books for Key Stage 2 children who would benefit from them.

 

Computing 

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. 

 

 

Outdoor areas 

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. 

 

Clubs 

We offer a breakfast and after school club for childcare purposes. 

Choir takes place on a Monday after school until 4pm and is free to attend. 

Swimming 

Our Year 5 children go swimming on a weekly basis to Almondbury community school  The children are taught by Mrs Smith and Mrs Kaye. Children travel there and back by coach and are accompanied by school staff and volunteers. 

 

Musical instrument lessons

Our children have exciting opportunities to learn how to play a musical instrument. The children do this once a week.

Year 6- Brass instruments- Autumn Term

Year 5- Ukulele- Summer Term 

Year 4- Violins- Spring Term 

Year 3- Recorders- Summer Term