At St Joseph's, we aim to give the children rich learning experiences and bring learning to life. We build on our curriculum by offering the children workshops and class visits which enhance learning ...
Through our links with The Ogden Trust, we are promoting physics at St Joseph's, particularly for Key Stage 1. We ran an Astronomy Evening for Key Stage 1 children and their families, with visiting astronomers who taught the children about the planets and solar system. We also held an overnight Space Camp for Year 2, promoting learning about Space.
Keith Cox, from Bloc Digital, into school for a STEM day. This was predominantly for Year 3, though we were able to open it out to Year 4, 5 and 6 throughout the day. He introduced the children to a whole new world of technology that they had never heard of, or experienced, before. They were able to wander through a newly designed house and swim under the ocean with turtles and jellyfish using VR technology. They drew all over the hall in 3D with augmented reality and explored the planets in a mixed reality world. The awe and wonder the tech created that you could see on their faces was joyful to see.
Through our strong links with the CFFET and Mary Reader, Year 4 children experience cookery workshops.
The workshops contain a short demonstration and talk followed by the children cooking three recipes.
The focus is on the healthy eating message and recipes from different cultures and diversity.
Teaching road safety and key skills are part of our 'Beyond the Classroom', curriculum enhancement. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 take part in Bikeability - the Department for Transport’s flagship national cycle training programme for schoolchildren in England. Bikeability cycle training is a practical training programme, which provides schoolchildren with a life skill and enables them to cycle confidently and competently on today’s roads.