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Enriching Experiences

Enriching Experiences


We allow for experiences, both in and out of school, to enrich and broaden our pupils' cultural experience and immerse them in their learning journey. 

Careers Day


We completed an activity examining the link between attendance and attainment. We found that the higher the absence rate, the lower attainment is. Some children wanr to go into Maths based careers and came into school dressed as their future career.


"I want to be a mathematician when I grow up. It was useful to think about what I would need to get into my chosen career and what career paths might lead me to become a mathematician. Examining the attendance rates made me realise how important coming into school everyday is!" - Alfie

Explore Learning Workshop:


Year 6 took part in a problem-solving workshop with the Explore Learning team this week. We worked in pairs to solve a variety of problems and puzzles as part of a timed activity. We then presented our findings to the rest of the class. 



"I loved this workshop as we were able to work in pairs in order to trial and error different methods in order to find the most efficient route through the museum. Ben and I actually found a route that hadn't even been discovered by the Explore Learning team. They were blown away with our skills!" -  Luca

D&T - Scouse Pies

Year 6 made scouse pies in D&T. However, first we needed to calculate the quantities of ingredients needed for our recipes. To do this we worked in pairs and applied our knowledge of ratio and proportion in order to work out exactly what we needed for each pie.  


"I really enjoyed combining D&T with maths because it was great to apply our learning to a real-life problem. Making the scouse pies was all the more fun because we had been involved in measuring and calculating the ingredients. It was also fun to use our knowledge from other areas of maths, such as multiplying fractions when we had to scale up the recipe." - Gabriel

Pupil Voice:


"My favourite enriching experience was when Explore Learning visited our school and held a workshop with us in the hall. It was good to work independently, but, also, as part of a team. Each and every task was difficult and really challenged us to think hard about our reasoning and our explanations." - Alfie