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Enrichment

At Grendon Primary School, we offer an Enrichment Programme to all pupils. This enrichment provides pupils with learning opportunities beyond the academic curriculum. It supports the broadening of experiences and the development of life skills. Our Enrichment programme directly meets our school aims

  • We can offer enriching activities, events and experiences
  • We can build independent and resilient learners who are able to communicate confidently

We want pupils to leave Grendon Primary School with a breadth of experience, an understanding of opportunity and a bank of happy memories.

There are various strands of our enrichment provision, each with a specific purpose. Further information is included below.

Whole School Days

  • Develop cohesion and collaboration across the school community
  • Promote school priorities
  • Link to academic subject areas
  • Provide memorable learning experiences

Plans for 2021-22

Autumn 2021:
We held a whole school day on United Nations World Children’s Day on 20th November. The theme will be promoting children’s mental health.

The focus of the UN OUTRIGHT campaign is on children’s mental health. On OUTRIGHT day the whole school took part in activism to raise the profile of mental health.

Children also participated in activities beyond the academic curriculum to boost their mental health such as yoga, listening to and making music, physical activities for health and fitness, lego and construction, appreciation of nature and art activities.

Activities on whole school days are beyond the regular curriculum, but there are links to the PSHE, Art, Music, PE, Science, English and DT curriculum areas.

Check out some pictures from the day HERE

Spring 2022:
We had a whole school day to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

Children learnt about the Commonwealth Games event – history and plans for Birmingham 2022 (eg stadiums/mascot/sports etc)

Children took part in a sporting activity.

Children will found out where different events will take place and explored how to book tickets for events and some planned a timetable for watching events on TV.

Children found out about the different nations taking part in the event; Where are they? What are they like? How will they travel to Birmingham from there etc.

Children designed and made welcome signs to welcome athletes and visitors to our city. Children researched and presented places around Birmingham that visitors might like to visit.

Classes recorded a video to be mixed together into a whole school video – Welcome to Birmingham.

Our Commonwealth Games day offers opportunities beyond the curriculum with links to Geography, Maths, PE, Art and Computing.

Summer 2022
Grendon's Jubilee event. Details to be confirmed.

Junior Leadership Days

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase pupil voice and pupil impact
  • Develop cohesion and collaboration across the school community
  • Provide memorable learning experiences
  • Promote school priorities
  • Enable action at a school, national or global scale

Plans for 2021-22

Autumn Term - Road Safety (School Improvement Plan)
Junior Leaders continue to lead the school in the School Improvement priority of developing road safety on Grendon Road and promoting healthy and environmental choices in the ways children travel to school.
Pictures from the day can be found HERE

Spring Term – World Wide Fund for Nature (Charitable Cause)
Junior Leaders will help raise money for the WWF with a variety of activities throughout the day. Working in conjunction with our own environment projects, children will learn about animal and environmental conservation.

Summer Term – Healthy and Happy Eating (Pupil Priority)
Junior Leaders will support the school to learn about making healthy eating choices and will develop plans to improve children’s lunchtime experience at school.

Grendon Passports

  • Broaden life experiences beyond the academic
  • Raise aspirations
  • Develop life skills
  • Celebrate interests, talents achievements and skills
  • Provide memorable learning experiences

Children will have the opportunity to choose and participate in an enriching activity with their class three times each year. We will record these activities in our Grendon Passport. At the same time we will invite children to share any out of school achievements with their class.

Assembly and Collective Worship

  • Build community
  • Recognise and celebrate achievement
  • Promote attendance
  • Mark religious and cultural events
  • Teaching the school's embedded principles, Children's Rights and British Values

Collective Worship Planning
Social distancing rules and time constraints from increased hygiene procedures mean that we are currently unable to gather for assembly collective worship. Once we are able to gather again, details of assembly plans for the current half term will appear here.

Calendar Events

  • Mark key events in the calendar
  • Provide opportunities for the whole school, parents and the wider community to gather, share and celebrate together.

In the Autumn term we will settle into our new classes. We will celebrate Christmas with parties, shows and a Church Nativity.

In the Spring term, we will celebrate Mothering Sunday, celebrate Easter and celebrate Eid.

In the Summer term, we will celebrate Father's Day, hold Sports Day and have a music concert.

For details of calendar events, please see the school calendar.

Clubs and After School Activities

  • Develop personal interests
  • Teach new skills
  • Work on talents
  • Develop co-operation and teamwork
  • Commit for a period of time
  • Build confidence and friendship
  • Place adults as role models
  • Promote different academic subjects
  • Provide memorable learning experiences
  • Reflect confidence and enthusiasm into other areas of school life

We run a variety of clubs and after school activities across the school year. Further details can be found under News and Events HERE.

For the most up to date images on our whole school days please click to visit the GALLERY and LATEST NEWS.

To see what is coming up, please keep an eye on our school CALENDAR.