Our curriculum is designed to increase cultural capital for our pupils. Our Enrichment Lead ensures that our curriculum essentials provide opportunities for further enriching and personalising our curriculum. The inspirational extra-curricular opportunities which are offered to our children enable them to experience life in all its fullness.
Importance is placed on:
to increase the experiences and opportunities available to our pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged. These exciting extra-curricular opportunities along with astutely identifying vulnerable and SEND children supports and enables all pupils to flourish and make progress in their learning and spiritual development.
Pupils accessing our enriching curriculum will have high expectations and aspirations, opportunities to increase their global awareness, creativity, possibilities, British values, creativity, community involvement, social & emotional awareness and spirituality, and will be able to respond creatively to all challenges. These Curriculum Essentials were developed by our school community who collaborated to develop a bespoke set of curriculum drivers. Alongside our school vision and values, we ensure that pupils’ learning and spiritual needs are met
The impact of our Enrichment programme is vast. Not only do children recognise and demonstrate a wide range of life skills and build their mental resilience, but they develop vital social and emotional awareness in preparation for life-long learning, beyond Beresford. Pupils are more engaged at school, resulting in an increase in concentration and attendance.
Last week, we celebrated our Careers Week by inviting lots of visitors into school to talk about their jobs. We had lots of fun thinking about different careers we could have when we grow up.
On Thursday 22nd June, Year 4 took their ukuleles to the Victoria Hall in Stoke to perform some of the pieces of music which they have been learning throughout the year. They joined lots of other schools in a concert which showcased their musical talents and singing abilities. The children behaved impeccably and they thoroughly enjoyed their time performing.
On Friday May 5th, Beresford marked the coronation of King Charles with a fun-filled day.
We started the day by coming together for a whole-school worship to celebrate King Charles becoming the head of the Church of England. We sang a song, composed especially for the event, and said a prayer to thank God for King Charles’ service to the country and the Commonwealth. King Charles’ main message for his reign is that he comes to serve, not to be served. This is reflective of our value of SERVICE for this half term.
After worship, each class performed a song in our ‘Through the Decades’ concert. We had some absolutely fantastic performances.
For lunch, everyone had a delicious picnic and once we’d all eaten, the sun finally made an appearance. We ended the morning with a few ‘royal visitors’ taking part in a Conga and a party on the playground!
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we read the poem, ‘You Look Like A Rainbow’ by Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho. Each child made their own coloured tile which contributed to a huge display at Leek Library. Why not go and see it for yourself?
We also had our very own book shop where each child could choose their own World Book Day book, in exchange for their book token. Thank you to the staff at Picture Book for providing the books and making it possible for all children to take a book home.
The Keep Stoke Smiling roadshow visited pupils this week. Dr Karen Juggins, Consultant Orthodontist at the Royal Stoke spoke to pupils in years 1-4 about the importance of good dental hygiene. Pupils were taught how to make healthy choices in order to reduce their sugar intake. Karen also explained how important it is to brush your teeth twice a day. Her assistant, Zara, demonstrated a good tooth brushing technique. We pledged that Beresford would be a ‘Fizz Free School’ and nominated pupils in each class to be ‘Smile Stylers’ who will remind their friends how to keep their teeth healthy. After the roadshow, all pupils were given a toothbrush and toothpaste to take home. For more information on how to keep your teeth healthy, visit https://linktr.ee/KSotS
On Wednesday 23rd November, pupils from Year 1 and 2 walked down to Leek Library. Here, we learned about how easy is to borrow books and then we listened to a story. All pupils had the opportunity to become a member of the library which means that they can borrow books to take home. The children were allowed to have a look around and they chose a book each to take home with them.
As a member of the library, you can access hundreds of eBooks by logging into ‘Borrow Box’ with your library ID (found on your library card).
Alternatively, you can download the BorrowBox app for free.
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