Enrichment at The Avenue Infant School
Our Enrichment Programme gives our children the chance to participate in variety activities that can support and extend their learning through a broad range of new experiences and opportunities. To further enhance our curriculum we utilise the enrichment programme to make a subject more meaningful and fun, this is often through workshops provided by educational visitors such as African drumming sessions, birds of prey and drama workshops.
Previous curriculum enrichments have included:
- Visits from meerkats, birds of prey, owls etc.
- African drumming workshops
- Trips to a local theatre
- Art days
- Providing postage stamps for letters to be sent home
- Drama workshops
- Resources for gardening projects
- Trips to local country parks
- Visits from the emergency service professionals
- Resources for cooking
And lots more!
They also have had visits into school from nurses, who have come in their uniform to talk to the children about their job and how they help us.
All of these visits have supported their 'Who helps us?' topic.
Reception children have visits from the local police, they have had the opportunity to see inside a police van and car, listen to the police officers and ask them questions.
The fire brigade visited, the children all sat inside the fire engine, had a go with the hose and listened to a talk about fire safety.
As part of Year 1's topic 'Do all superheroes wear capes?' they had a visit from a guide dog Wanda and her owner Caroline.
Year 1 used their sense of taste to describe different types of food. We used the words salty, sour, bitter and sweet. We got to taste lemons, limes, salty crisps and party rings (our favourite!) 🍋🍪
As part of their topic 'Is a healthy diet all you need to thrive?' Hazel Class designed a healthy fruit salad, made it and ate it. It was delicious!🍎🍌🍍