We offer a range of different enrichment activities and events in order to ensure we are equipping our children with the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life. In addition, enrichment activities and events are in place to further develop provision of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education as well as the promotion of British Values and the understanding of protected characteristics.
Cultural Capital = "The essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been though and said and helping to engender an appreciation pf human creativity and achievement."
2020-2021 Enrichment Opportunities
Author & Illustrator Jamie Littler
Our Year 4 children received a virtual visit from Jamie Littler, a professional author and illustrator, on Friday 27th November. The children were thoroughly inspired by his visit and enjoyed the activities he provided them with. They were especially proud of the illustrations they produced.
Blue Cross Pets & Wellbeing Workshops
From EYFS to Year 6, Blue Cross virtually delivered workshops raising awareness of the needs of pets and how this mirrors the needs we have as humans. During the workshops, children took part in a workout highlighting the importance of exercise as an important contribution to wellbeing for both pets and humans. Children also learnt about how to be safe around pets and approach them cautiously.
Virtual Bedtime Stories Event
This year our annual bedtime stories event became virtual due to COVID-19. Teachers and children put on their pyjamas and onesies and logged into Zoom. Across the event children were able to listen to 3 stories chosen from a variety which were on offer to them. Many many families joined the event and there was a real online buzz throughout the event. We were so pleased to be able to continue this much loved event despite the pandemic. Check out our gallery from the event below!
Oral Health Assembly
Elf Day in aid of Alzheimer's Society
Our School Council decided they wanted to support the Alzheimer's Society as our chosen charity this month. In order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, we took part in the "Dress as an Elf Day". Children were spoken to about what Alzheimers is and discussed the importance of supporting charities to help vulnerable people.
Becoming a Paramedic Assembly
Rhianna, a paramedic from The East of England Ambulance Services, virtually visited our school and talked to us about her career into becoming a paramedic. She explained some of the challenges of being a paramedic but mostly described her love of the job and why she finds it so rewarding. Rhianna talked about the subjects she needed to do well in at school and how she then trained further at University to become qualified. The children were really inspired by her visit and asked lots of questions about the life of a paramedic.
Grace, the Piano Lady Virtual Visit (EYFS)
On February 2nd, EYFS had a virtual visit from Grace the Piano Lady!
Grace taught us how to read musical notes and we made our own rhythms up for animals using wooden sticks, wooden spoons and clapping.
We sang the book 'Dear Zoo' and also played 'Guess that tune' - Grace played us a nursery rhyme or song we knew and we had to guess what it was.
We were all very good at using our musical listening ears.
We also learnt the secret as to why we never see a unicorn anymore! All the children and adults had a great time.
We are looking forward to welcoming Grace back to other key stages later this term hopefully!
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation - Positive Relationships
As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we were very excited to welcome Jake and Billy from the Norwich City, Community Sports Foundation to share a special message with us. They talked to us about the importance of positive relationships in our lives, as well as helped us to think about ways to resolve conflict. There were lots of opportunities for the children to engage with their questions too!
"What's On the Beach?" Assembly by a Fisheries Scientist
Linford, a Fisheries Scientist from CEFAS, virtually visited us to talk to us about all the different animals and microorganisms we can find on our local beaches. We were mesmerized by the interesting facts he knew and shared with us! We learnt SO much! He even left us with an exciting scavenger hunt to complete.
100 challenge in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore
In Captain Sir Tom Moore's memory, children at Grove and Westwood Primary school took part in their very own 100 challenge between 8th - 12th February. We had so many creative entries including: 100 bounces on a trampoline; making 100 snowballs in the garden; catching 100 balls; writing a 100 word poem; reading for 100 minutes and many, many more. Take a look at the slide show below to see just some of our many entries!
This half term we have had some virtual Mystery Readers appear on our Google Classrooms and on our Facebook Pages. These have included visits from a pupil's nanny, who has taught us to sign "Old Mc Donald had a Farm," as well as from teacher's who are on maternity leave visiting their old classes. Year 3 loved asking Mrs Gee all about her new addition and hearing the story of Captain Sir Tom Moore!
Inviting Mystery Reader's to our school is a way we continue to develop
our love of reading from EYFS to Year 6!
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