"Memorable activities lead to memorable learning."
We know that learning outdoors can positively influence pupils' behaviours and attitudes, and enhance personal, social and emotional development.
Well planned and resourced learning opportunities enrich the experience of teaching and learning by exciting the children and strengthening team building and communication - necessary lifelong skills.
these special sessions help children with motor skill development and improved mental health and well-being. Therefore it is an important part of our nuture support programme.
Our pupils spend between 1-4 years of their primary attendance in play. We recognise that play is essential for physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual development.
At Clutton primary we carefully plan opportunities for children to develop through different areas of play, and are very proud to have been awarded the Platinum OPAL award....
Different Types of Play at Clutton:
Carefully planned and mapped trips and visits, enrich our school curriculum.
By planning trips to the theatre (Theatre Royal, Bath), museums, galleries and wildlife parks, we aim to provide wider opportunities and experiences for all. These help to address gaps created through social mobility (Social Mobility Commission). Through our Pupil Premium Funding, eligible pupils have half of all school trips and payable clubs funded.
Clutton Primary School is a school at the heart of its local community. We positively encourage and strengthen the partnership by planning engaging cross community links, and welcoming visitors to our school. These can vary from science story tellers, visiting theatre groups and villagers sharing their war memories.
Additionally, we give back to our community hosting coffee mornings, hosting the annual bulb festival with Clutton's Horticultural Society , taking part in the Village Day Carnival and pupils reading at the Remembrance Service at St Augustine's Church.
Today we had an assembly about OPAL in our school.
It reminded us how much fun we have at lunchtimes; it doesn't really feel like learning!
Click on the image to see the presentation: