Providing our pupils with varied experiences to enrich their learning is very important to us at St Paul’s. We aim to provide every class in KS1 and KS2 with at least one enrichment activity per half-term. Examples of some of the opportunities that we have provided recently are:
- Hook Library
- Kingston Museum
- Science Museum
- Hampton Court Palace
- Southwark Cathedral
- History workshop in school
- Science workshops in school
- Local history walks
- Imperial War Museum
- Remembrance Day Service at St Paul’s Church, Hook
Pupils also take part in a half-termly library skills session led by Mrs Webster, which aim to teach children how to use the library not only to choose reading books, but to complete research too. It also aims to introduce children to books that they may otherwise overlook.
Pupils in Year 5 also take part in a week long residential trip to Hindleap Warren where they take part in outdoor adventurous activities. They also complete ‘Wider Opportunities’ lessons weekly where they learn to play the keyboard as a whole class group. These lessons take place throughout the year and their achievements are showcased at the end of the year doing class assembly and also by being part of a music workshop led by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Our KS2 choir have the opportunity to take part in local events throughout the year, such as singing at Hook Library and St Paul’s Church, Hook at the Christmas Carol Service. They also have the opportunity to perform as part of a larger choir in concerts organised the Kingston Music Service. This usually takes place at the Rose Theatre Kingston, but in 2020 they will have the opportunity to perform at the Royal Festival Hall.
We look for opportunities to promote the Daily Mile further by taking part in large running events. Examples from the past few years include:
- Vitality Westminster Mile
- Mile at the Olympic Park, Stratford
- Mile at Battersea Park
We also provide creative opportunities for our pupils. We have taken part in art projects with local secondary school and university student and prioritise opportunities within the year for each of our pupils to perform. Within the year we have three large scale productions, which provide every child within the school their opportunity to shine:
- Christmas Nativity – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
- Easter Musical Production – Year 3 and Year 4
- Summer Musical Production – Year 5 and Year 6