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Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

At Firthmoor Primary we offer a wide range of experiences and challenges that enrich our curriculum through well chosen visits, workshops and topic related days.  This is to ensure that our pupils are inspired to learn outside of the classroom and provide children with first-hand, memorable experiences, invaluable to their learning.

To support and extend our learners’ experiences, we:

  • plan a wide range of activities that enrich the curriculum
  • plan visits to museums, galleries, places of worships and other venues of historical, cultural or educational interest
  • encourage children to take part in local sporting events and competitions
  • celebrate the skills and talents of our children within special assemblies and events
  • invite visitors into the school to share their knowledge, experiences and expertise
  • arrange special workshops on-site, such as graffiti art, gardening projects, cooking and food preparation workshops
  • provide opportunities to see, and participate in, performing arts, both within school or at external locations
  • offer learning opportunities and events before and after school
  • use the local environment as a resource

In addition to our Out of School clubs, our enrichment activities have included:

May 2023

Reception classes visit to Catterick Working Farm

April 2023

Visit into school by RNIB with Deacon the Guide Dog

March 2023

Year 5 & 6 choir – Darlington Mayor’s Eurovision Competition at Dolphin Centre

Group of KS2 children – Darlington Dance Festival at Hippodrome

MT & NT classes – visit to Beamish Museum

February 2023

Visit into Reception classes by Durham & Darlington Fire Brigade

Internet Safety talks to KS2

Visit into school by Army Officer linked to careers

Visit into Reception classes by Police Dogs Jet and Ben

Incredible Eggs chick hatching – Reception classes

December 2022

Year 2 – Visit to St Matthew and St Luke for Christmas Journey

September 2022

Year 4 – Visit to Maidendale Nature Reserve

Years 2 & 6 – Visit into school by Langton Medical for Mini Medics Training

September 2021

Year 5 – Visit to River Tees

Year 4 – Visit to Maidendale Nature Reserve

Year 3 – Visit into school by Durham & Darlington Fire Brigade (careers talk)

Years 2 & 6 – Visit into school by Langton Medical for Mini Medics Training

October 2021

Year 3 – Visit into school (6 visits / 1 per week) by Durham Constabulary for ‘Mini Police’ activities

November 2021

Year 2 – Visit to St Matthew and St Luke for Christmas Journey

Year 5 – Visit into school by Primary Science Advisory Teacher (Children Challenging Industry)

December 2021

Year 6 – Pantomime visit to the Hippodrome (In2 Transition Project)

March 2022

Y2 – Visit to the Wetland Centre

April 2022

Nursery – Visit into school by the Farm Bus

Year 1 – Visit to River Tees

Year 3 – Visit to the Wetland Centre

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