Our school curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum, providing a diverse range of enriching experiences and opportunities both in and beyond the school day.
Our pupil passports structure our wider opportunities programme, We believe in giving all children the breath of experiences needed to develop their roles of active and responsible citizens.
To further enhance children's learning and experience, we also offer:
Whole School /federation Theme Days/ Events and Celebrations which are woven into the curriculum to extend pupils' opportunities. Examples include: Anti-bullying Week, World Book Day, Harvest Festival, Remembrance, Mental Health Awareness Week, Chinese New Year, Eid Ul Fitr
Community Link Events where our pupils benefit from their connection with the local community. We have celebrated the Queen's Jubilee and the King's coronation. We have had two successful Christmas Fayres and look forward to introducing more events in the near future.
Educational Visits and Residentials, an integral part of the education , aimed at bringing learning alive and providing first-hand experience. Reception have visited a local farm to see new life in action and visit the Seaside in the Summer term. KS1 are visiting Carlisle Castle, LKS2 are visiting the Roman fort, Vindolanda and UKS2 have had a fantastic residential to PGL in Newby Wiske.
Visitors into School, who deliver talks, workshops, and activities across a range of subjects. A highlight has been a visit by a famous author, Abi Elphinstone. They give pupils access to outside experiences and expertise, providing a link with the wider community. The Library van comes to visit termly. Visits to a local book shop in Hexham, Cogito, have provided children with books to keep and an increased love of reading.
After school clubs include Art Club, Film Club, NUFC Sports Club and Chatter Books Club.
PE, Sport, and Activity outside of the taught PE curriculum. Children benefit from a sports club provided by a qualified coach. Participation in events through Action Ants provides further skill development and competition between children in the Federation and other local schools.