Lyneham Primary School

Lyneham Primary School

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Enrichment Curriculum

We are incredibly lucky here at Lyneham Primary School to be able to offer our children a specialist Enrichment Curriculum alongside their core learning within the National Curriculum. These opportunities include:

Specialist art lessons, with Miss Barlow;

Specialist drama lessons, with Miss Phillips;

Specialist PE and sports lessons, with Mr Thorne and Miss T;

and a fantastic Forest School provision, run by Mrs Cooper and Miss Mickish.

The purpose of the Enrichment Curriculum is to provide a broad range of opportunities to learn and develop outside of the classroom. These opportunities foster future professional skills such as resilience, active listening, confidence, self-esteem and teamwork, coupled with the growth of interests and enthusiasm for passions beyond the classroom.  

These enrichment opportunities go beyond the standard curriculum, providing our pupils with a range of experiences that enhance their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Here is why we consider enrichment opportunities so important for the children here at Lyneham Primary School:

Stimulates cognitive development: Enrichment activities often involve problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity, which can enhance cognitive skills. Exposure to diverse subjects and activities can broaden a child’s knowledge base and intellectual curiosity.

Promotes social skills: Enrichment activities often require collaboration and teamwork, fostering social skills and the ability to work effectively with others. Interacting with peers in different settings helps our children develop empathy, communication skills, and a sense of community.

Encourages creativity: Many enrichment opportunities, such as art and drama, allow our children to express themselves creatively. Creativity is a valuable skill that can be applied in various aspects of life and is essential for problem-solving and innovation.

Builds confidence and self-esteem: Success and achievement in enrichment activities can boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Overcoming challenges in diverse settings helps our children develop a positive self-image and resilience.

Fosters a love for learning: Enrichment opportunities often involve hands-on, experiential learning, making education more engaging and enjoyable for children. Developing a love for learning at an early age sets the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Identifies and nurtures talents: Enrichment activities provide a platform for discovering and developing our children’s talents and interests. Early identification and nurturing of talents can contribute to a child’s sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Promotes physical well-being: Enrichment opportunities may include physical activities, sports, and outdoor experiences that contribute to the overall health and well-being of children. Many of our activities at Lyneham involve physical activity in a range of disciplines. Regular physical activity is essential for the development of motor skills and a healthy lifestyle.

Prepares for future challenges: Exposure to a variety of enrichment opportunities equips our children with a broad skill set that is valuable for facing future challenges as global citizens. Adaptability, resilience, and a willingness to learn are essential qualities developed through diverse experiences.