Learning - General Information
Children in Y5 and non-swimmers in Y6 have swimming
lessons at Highgrove Pool.
Peripatetic music teachers visit the school to teach 'cello,
brass and violin to selected children. Regrettably, the number
of places is limited and it is necessary for the peripatetic
teachers to select only a small group from those interested.
This is done very carefully and fairly. Other opportunities for
furthering musical ability are given via extra-curricular
Every consideration is given
to children with special educational needs and whenever possible
they are catered for within small teaching groups. However, the
availability of teachers is a major contributory factor as to
how much group work we can provide. When necessary, we seek
advice from the Educational Psychologist, the latter being after
full consultation with the parents of the child concerned.
As an extension
of work done within the school, we try as often as possible, to
arrange outside visits to places of interest which are relevant
to the children's education and from which they can gain
first-hand experience and knowledge. In order to give the
children as many opportunities as possible, some of the staff
voluntarily work during their lunch break or after school to
provide extra curricular activities. After school coaching
sessions are also offered for tennis and cricket.
In Y6 children are usually
given the opportunity to participate in a school journey. Such
journeys are designed to promote the maximum learning and
development. The school currently runs trips to an Outdoor
Pursuits Centre in Weymouth and Cwm Pennant Mountain Centre.