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The Broader Curriculum

At Springwell Park we offer our pupils a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum reaches far beyond the classroom, we provide opportunities for children to participate in a number of events and activities designed to both enhance the delivery of the statutory National Curriculum and provide learning opportunities beyond the statutory requirements.

This section of the website gives a brief outline of some of the curriculum enhancements that we provided during the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

 

Sports

All classes receive quality PE sessions delivered by our Sports Coach (Little Sports Coaching) including a variety of sports such as gymnastics and tag rugby. In addition to this we offer pupils the opportunity to take part in a number of competitive events both in school and out of school. In 2017-2018 school competed in the following:

  • Interhouse Football tournaments
  • Interhouse Tag Rugby tournaments
  • Interhouse Netball tournaments
  • Football tournaments at GOALS
  • South Sefton Athletics tournament
  • South Sefton Fun Run
  • Bootle Swimming Gala
  • Jade Matthews Girls Football tournament
  • Football - Bootle league

 

Move it Programme

Y5 have the opportunity to take part in the Move it programme run by Sefton Active to promote a healthy lifestyle. Pupils take part in a six week programme of weekly exercise sessions as well as learning about healthy eating and keeping a healthy mind and body.

 

http://www.activelifestyles-sefton.co.uk/move-it/

 

Bikeability

Y5 pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability cycle training programme. 

The programme is about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

 

https://bikeability.org.uk/

 

Tackling the Blues

School are involved with the Tackling the Blues programme which is a sports-based programme targeting young people aged 8-14 who are experiencing, or are at risk of, developing mental health problems, Tackling the Blues is run in partnership with Everton in the Community, Edge Hill University and Parenting 2000. The sessions include competitive and non-competitive activities which have been associated with positive behaviour change among those experiencing mental illness.

 

http://www.evertonfc.com/community/health-and-wellbeing/the-projects/tackling-the-blues

 

Dance 

In addition to PE all classes also receive high quality dance tuition from our dance teacher from Merseyside Dance Institute. Pupils danced as part of the Liverpool light festival and will also be performing at the MDI's School Dance Platform in March 2018.

Pupils are also given the opportunity to take part in the Wally Cain dance festival each year.

 

Music

Our music provision is a strength of our curriculum and played a significant role in us achieving the Silver Artsmark in Autumn 2016. All children in Key Stage Two classes have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Year 3 learn the recorder, Year 4 a brass instrument and Years 5 and 6 the drums all taught by Music teachers from Sefton Music Support. In addition to this children had the opportunity to take part in the following curriculum enhancements:

  • Faster Faster Singing performance run by Sefton Music Support
  • Camerata performance with Manchester Camerata and composer Andy Smith (BBC 10 pieces)
  • Come and play with the Halle
  • Peace Proms performance at the Echo Arena
  • Music performances for parents

Music week is also held every two years when pupils experience a concert a day from a variety of different genres of music.

We were also delighted that 2 of our pupils took their Royal College of Music grade 1 trombone examination this year.

 

Debt Aware

Y5 and Y6 receive financial education from Debt Aware. Debt Aware believes that if children start learning the basics at an early age, they will be confident about managing money as they grow up. Pupils learn why it makes sense to save for things you want but don’t need, what borrowing means, how credit works and the risks involved.

 

http://www.debtaware.org/about-debtaware/why-do-we-need-financial-education/

 

Safe Skills

'Safe Skills' is a  preventative education resource which aims to improve the safety of young people in our community in relation to the risks associated with grooming. The programme is delivered to Y6 pupils by our pastoral team. The programme is designed to develop young people’s resilience in order to protect themselves against these risks by using films and interactive skill based activities about grooming behaviours and controlling relationships.

 

http://www.arieltrust.com/ariel-launch-new-cse-resource-safeskills

 

Gangs Project

As part of transition Y6 work with James and the 'Get Away N Get Safe' gang prevention programme. The programme is designed to ''educate, inspire and empower young people to take control of their future by rejecting the gang lifestyle"

 

http://getaway-n-getsafe.co.uk/

 

Professor Fluffy

As part of our work on raising aspirations school are involved in the Professor Fluffy programme The Professor Fluffy Roadshow is a two hour programme which aims to raise awareness and aspirations of university. The children get an insight into what being a student is like, what courses they can study, where they can go to university and what happens at graduation. 

 

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/widening-participation/primary/year-5-outreach/prof-fluffy-roadshow/

 

 

After School Clubs affiliated to Children's University

School offer a variety of extra curricular clubs.  In 2017-2018 the following clubs were on offer:

  • Multi-skills
  • Lego 
  • Running
  • Art
  • Basketball
  • Book club
  • Dodgeball
  • Film 
  • Choir
  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga 
  • Athletics
  • Brass
  • Recorders
  • Girls football
  • Baking
  • Hockey
  • Sewing
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Story club
  • Mindfulness
  • Board game
  • Bananagram (spelling game)
  • Rounders
  • Lexia
  • Speedstack
  • Change for life

 

Residential to Coniston

Y6 pupils are given the opportunity to go to Conisiton Water Park for 2 and a half days. Coniston Water park is situated in the idyllic location on the banks of Coniston water in the Lake District. Pupils get to experience activities such as ghyll scrambling and sailing. Water park's mission is:

 “To help people achieve more than they think is possible”.  We will do this by “Developing confidence, raising self esteem and increasing an awareness of self, others and the environment through positive learning experiences in new, challenging and supportive environments.“

 

Along with raising aspirations and exploring new activities pupils also develop life skills of independence, resilience, team work, organisation and self awareness. 

 

http://www.waterparkadventure.co.uk/

 

 

Science Week

Every year we hold a Science week which is  launched by an assembly or wow experience.  Throughout this week pupils carry out experiments and investigations within class. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit local secondary schools to take part in Science sessions.

 

 

Magical Maths

Professor Poopenshtinken  is a regular visitor to school and has been involved in previous Maths Day activities. Pupils have the opportunity to attend Magical Maths after school clubs. The club provides mega-fun maths learning sessions with a different theme each week.  The club is designed to challenge pupils and develop their problem solving skills in Maths.

 

https://magicalmathsclub.com/what-we-do/school-clubs

 

School Council

All pupils are given the opportunity to nominate themselves to be in the school council. Pupils prepare speeches promoting their skills and qualities for the role of school council representative. A polling day is then held in school with all pupils casting a vote and posting this vote in the ballot box. The successful candidates then take on the role of class representative.  The school council have played an active part in the following activities:

  • Writing dinner hall rules
  • Taking on the role of play leaders during lunch time
  • Reviewing the anti bullying policy and writing a child friendly version
  • Being trained as peer mentors by Bully Busters
  • Working as part of the STRAND network on a history project with the Atkinson Gallery in Southport
  • Working on an equality and diversity project with other schools

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