Curriculum Enrichment & Extra Curricular Activities
Enrichment activities are a particular strength of the school. Children frequently go on many trips outside of school making full use of the London's amenities, such as museums and galleries, but we also make great use of our surrounding area with visits to Fryent Country Park and the Welsh Harp reservoir.
Many specialist companies come into school such as History off the page who provide Victorian and Roman days where children get to dress, act, eat, drink and live like peoples of earlier times. Other specialist visitors include various theatre companies and even a Cheerleading coach.
The school ensures that there are suitable opportunities to build on, extend and value pupils’ own diverse knowledge, experience, interests and competencies.
The cultural curriculum and education is another strength of the school with many children taking peripatetic music lessons and playing in orchestras both in and out of school. Last year, a number of children performed on stage at Wembley Arena. Drama is used to enrich speaking and listening skills together with fostering a love of acting and performing. This translates to children’s activities outside of school leading to one child performing professionally on stage at a well known West End Show. The use of specialist music, drama and peripatetic teachers greatly enhances pupils’ cultural development. Our annual "Performing Arts Concert" and school musical demonstrate high standards in the arts.
Children are encouraged to attend two residential visits whilst in Key Stage 2. These take place in years 5 and 6 at a Local Authority Environmental Education centre and at an outward bound centre. Through these trips, children develop teamwork, independence, resilience and experience life away from their normal urban surroundings. We always have high take up of these visits, children enjoy them and learn a great deal about becoming more independent by taking part.
We offer a wider curriculum outside of the normal teaching day, before school, during breaks and lunchtime as well as after school. We have a wide variety of clubs that appeal to a range of interests and ages. We review our provision annually and ask the children about what sorts of club they would like to see on offer at OGPS. There is high demand for all our clubs and we aim to have something on offer for everyone over the course of each year.
Clubs and activities are run by both the school staff and external providers. Where there is a cost implication, support is given to pupils whose parents would not be able to meet this so that no pupils are disadvantaged. Specialist fitness and sports coaching is provided on weekly basis for all pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. This has helped foster a love of sport amongst the children and aided in certain school teams achieving sporting success. Children are actively encouraged to take part in sport in local community sports clubs and events.
Currently we have the following clubs on offer... (as of Summer Term 2018)
- Art Club for Y3, 4, 5 & 6
- Chess & Draughts Club for Y2-6
- Cookery Club for Y1 & 2 (NEW FOR SUMMER 2018)
- Cookery Club for Y3 & 4 (NEW FOR SUMMER 2018)
- Cookery Club for Y5 & 6 (NEW FOR SUMMER 2018)
- Computer Club for Y3 & 4
- Computer Club for Y5 & 6
- Cricket Club for Y4, 5 & 6
- Dance Club for Reception
- Dance & Movement Club for Y1, 2 & 3
- Dance Club for Boys for Y4, 5 & 6
- Dance Club for Girls for Y4, 5 & 6
- Drama Club for Y1 & Y2
- Drama Club for Y3, 4, 5 & 6
- Football Club for Y4, 5 & 6
- Football Club for Y3 & 4
- Junior Music Ensemble for Y4, 5 & 6 (all children who learn instruments)
- Karate for Rec to Y6 (on two nights)
- Lego Club for Reception, Y1 & Y2 (NEW FOR SUMMER 2018)
- Tennis Club for Y3, 4 & 5
Please contact the school office if you want to find out more about any of the clubs, or current availability.