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Curriculum Enrichment

Wells provides a host of enrichment activities to enhance the learning of its pupils. We believe that children are motivated and eager to learn when their interest is captured and enrichment activities  often spark that desire to learn.

School visits
School trips are regular events. Visits are always well planned to support the learning. During a Year 1/ 2 trip to the seaside, for example, children will visit the contrasting locations of a commercial area such as Southend, as well as a quieter seaside location such as Shoeburyness.

We regularly enjoy visitors in school. These may be people working within the community, such as police officers, or occasional visitors such as authors. Often parents and carers with a particular skill will come into school to share their expertise. Last year there was great excitement when the Olympic Torch came to Wells, and former Olympic boxing champion James Degale also paid us a visit!

Outdoor learning
Children love to be outside and, where appropriate, we are providing opportunities for children to learn outdoors so that they can put their learning in context. In maths for example, measuring becomes more real if pupils are measuring real life objects and distances. 

Some of our staff have been trained to teach children to cycle and we have a programme of cycling activities throughout the year for all year groups. Not only do children learn how to ride a bicycle, but also to listen to instructions and work as part of a team. Our cycle training helps pupils to develop self-discipline and a greater understanding of safety.

In Year 6, pupils take part in a six-week sailing course at Fairlop Water which proves to be a memorable and life-changing experience for many pupils.  This is a challenging activity which tests children's ability to work as part of a team, as well as their decision-making, and problem-solving skills.