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Enrichment Activities

Part of our ethos at St John’s is to ensure that coming to school is fun.  School should be fun for the children and the staff too!

Because of our belief in this, children are provided with regular enrichment opportunities, away from the school curriculum.  

Trips & Residential Visits

Each class goes on school visits to supplement learning in the curriculum.  In addition to that we have a whole-school visit to the pantomime at the Nottingham Playhouse each Christmas.   Previous destinations for school trips include the National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Sherwood ForestCadbury World and Bridlington

Children in Year 4, 5 & 6 have the opportunity for a two-night residential visit in March every year.  To ensure children don’t visit the same destination twice we operate a three-yearly cycle.  Although our plans are always under review, the current three residentials are to Rock UK (Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Northants.), Castleton and Scarborough.

Sports Week

Part of our commitment to sport sees us plan and deliver an engaging and challenging sports week every year.  Previously we have enjoyed meeting Olympic athletes, professional footballers and local sporting clubs, as well as conquering a 30ft climbing wall on the school field.  One of the days in this week is our annual sports day where children compete against their friends for those all important 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stickers!

Too much to mention…

In addition to the above, some other enrichment activities enjoyed in recent years include:

  • Visit to watch Man Utd play at Old Trafford
  • Visit to watch Nottingham Forest play at the City Ground
  • Supporting charity events and fundraising
  • Maypole dancing
  • Baking
  • Gardening
  • Den building