Enrichment

 Enrichment 

Enrichment: Alderman Knight School provides many enrichment opportunities for pupils. These activities enliven the curriculum and broaden the pupils’ interests, knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Specific enrichment sessions are built into the timetable on a fortnightly basis, pupils choose from a list of activities to sign up to. These include: dance, drama, Lego, Eco-warriors, drumming, coding and many more.

 

Forest School: Forest School is learning in an outdoor classroom, namely a forest or wood. It helps to build self-esteem and independence through exploring and experiencing the natural world, allowing children the time and space to develop skills, interests and understanding through practical hands-on experiences.

At Alderman Knight School KS3 pupils have a block of Forest School sessions throughout the year.

 

Homework and Support at Home: At Alderman Knight School we work with parents and carers to support learning at home. We understand the difficulties some pupils will have completing work at home and as a result we have developed a flexible homework approach in collaboration with parents and carers. Homework is discussed at the first parents evening in September and agreed with those parents who would like to support it.

 

For further information please see the school ‘homework policy.’

 

Music lessons: Pupils at Alderman Knight School can access a wide range of musical experiences including recorder and choir club as well as discrete music lessons in Key Stage 3. We have external music tutors delivering violin, guitar and piano lessons. If you wish you child to start or continue music lessons, please contact the school office who will advise you further.

 

Swimming: Alderman Knight School use the facilities at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre for all swimming lessons. KS3 pupils have a 6 week block of sessions per academic year as part of the PE curriculum.

 

Trampoline: Staff at Alderman Knight are always attempting to find interesting ways to develop pupils both mentally and physically. In order to enhance their physical progress, the school uses a professional rebound therapy trampoline. Trampolining can be great fun and is a great form of fitness. It is vital for parents to read the information letter and return the consent form for pupils to access these sessions.