We aim to widen and enrich the curriculum with educational visits to places of interest, and by inviting professionals into school. We try to use our local environment as much as possible and, in connection with this, we sometimes take children on walks around our local area. Such visits are a very important aspect of curriculum provision for all classes: they are linked to current work, and provide children with first-hand, memorable experiences, invaluable to their learning.
Year 6 are given the opportunity each year to take part in a residential visit. These School Journeys have proved to be very enjoyable, and highly beneficial to all-round development.
Detailed risk assessments are carried out by staff before any visit goes ahead and safety is always the main consideration.
Additional Music Tuition for Key Stage 2 Pupils
All children study aspects of Music as part of the National Curriculum within their own classes. In addition to this, the children in Year 3 learn to play a musical instrument. This is fully funded via the Kent Musichub.
We usually invite parents to contribute to the cost of a trip or visitors to the school. If parents are having difficulty with payment, this can be discussed, in strict confidence, with the Headteacher. No child would be excluded from a school outing/activity through an inability to contribute; however, plans may have to be cancelled if insufficient funding is available.
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