Themed Days and Weeks
Throughout the year, children take part in a variety of themed days or weeks linked to various areas of the curriculum. Please see below for details of these weeks.
Each class takes part in an Inspire Day focusing on an inspirational part of the curriculum. Parents are invited in to school to work alongside their child and see first hand how their child engages with learning.
Each year, a subject is chosen as the focus of our Curriculum Day/Week. Children take part in a range of lessons and activities to raise the profile of this area of the curriculum and foster children’s enthusiasm and excitement for it. In the past, we have had Curriculum Days/Weeks focused on maths, science and DT.
Raising Aspirations Week
Raising Aspirations Week takes place towards the end of the summer term. The aim of this week is for children to recognise their achievements from the past year and set goals and ambitions for the year ahead. Throughout this week we encourage children to think positively about their futures and offer opportunities for them to hear from older children and adults who have achieved amazing things in their lives from competing in sporting events for Great Britain to working as a surgeon for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. We encourage the children to ‘reach for the stars’ and set their sights high – always striving for excellence and being the best that they can be!
Fitness in Five Week
Fitness in Five Week takes place in Summer 2. Throughout the week the children take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities from salsa dancing and yoga to running a daily mile and playing rounders. The children are given opportunities to try new and different forms of exercise. Children also take part in classroom based lessons where they learn about other ways to stay fit and healthy including eating a healthy diet, having a positive mindset and avoiding harmful substances. Each year, Fitness in Five Week culminates in Sports Day where the children compete in teams in a variety of games and activities.
First Aid Week
In First Aid Week, children in all year groups learn an area of basic first aid from applying bandages to understanding what to do if someone has a serious head injury. The children also learn how and when to make a 999 call.
Safer Internet Week
Coinciding with National Safer Internet Day, the children take part in a series of lessons focusing on staying safe online. E-safety lessons are taught regularly throughout the school year as part of our computing and Strength of Character curriculums, however Safer Internet Week is an opportunity for us to come together as a school to consider some of the dangers being online can pose, how to stay safe online and what to do if you are worried or need help. During this week, whole school assemblies focus on e-safety and children take part in additional lessons and talk time sessions in their classes.
National Anti-Bullying Week usually takes place in the Autumn term. The aim of this week is to teach children what bullying is and what to do if they or someone that they know is being bullied. During this week, whole school assemblies focus on the different types of bullying and what help and support is available. The children take part in Strength of Character lessons and talk time sessions on bullying in their classes.