We offer lots of first-hand experience from Early Years classes right through to Year 6, with visits and visitors supporting work across the curriculum in all year groups. We usually expect Our children have residential visits in Years 5 and 6.
When school trips are planned it is usual for us to invite contributions towards the cost from the parents of pupils involved. However, it is our policy not to exclude children from taking part in such excursions when contributions are not forthcoming due to financial hardship. Parents unable to make a contribution should discuss the matter in confidence with the teacher organising the visit or with the Headteacher.
Extra – Curricular Activities & Music Lessons
In addition to the main curriculum, there are activities organised as a valuable extension to the school day.
Many of our staff give their time at lunchtime or after school to offer a range of activities which are free of charge. Activities change from term to term depending upon what members of staff are able to offer. A typical range of activities would include netball, football, cookery, rugby, choir, ICT and art.
Although our children have weekly music lessons, they are also offered the chance to learn a musical instrument. These lessons are organised by the school but are paid for by parents. Children can learn the guitar, woodwind instruments, piano or drums.
Some extra-curricular activities are offered by outside organisations. For example, Judo lessons and Tae-Kwando are taught in our school hall in the evening.
For further details of when parents are asked to pay for activities, please see the TWHF Charging and Remissions Policy on the Policies page