Enriching and Extending Learning
In addition to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, the school has a comprehensive programme of enrichment activities encompassed in '50 things to do before leaving Claydon Primary School - an exciting initiative launched in Autumn 2016.
We are committed to helping our pupils to be the best they can be by having a growth mindset - where they think that anything is possible if they apply themselves and have the willingness to accept and take on a challenge, overcoming obstacles that they may face. To encourage our pupils we have developed '50 things to do before you leave Claydon Primary School' to enable them to experience a range of things that may be outside their 'normal' classroom learning. The list was developed by pupils, parents and staff and these activities will help pupils to develop various character traits - resilience, confidence, ambition, respect, curiosity, team work and much more. Developing these skills whilst having fun completing the activities will help them to thrive in their education at primary school and beyond, and as adults in our society.
Examples of how we enrich and extend learning include:
- Residential trips in Year 4 and Year 6
- A programme of day trips, visits and visitors in every year group
- Clubs and groups that meet at lunchtimes and after school (see the calendar for details of what is currently running)
- Small group musical instrument lessons - Spanish Guitar (for which an extra charge is payable), Recorders, Violin and Brass
- Cycle training in Year 5 and/or 6
- Themed days such as World Book Day and Outdoor Learning Day
- Inter-school learning days at Claydon High School such as 'Code Breakers' and 'Arts Day'
- Themed weeks such as ‘Rio 2016 Olympics'
- Inter-school sports activities with our pyramid primary schools and Ipswich schools
- Activities linked to topical events such as a French Day to mark the European Cup in 2016
- Productions such as 'Dragon Days' and 'Born in a Barn!'