In addition to following the National Curriculum the Primary Department have a complimentary curriculum to enhance the pupil’s learning opportunities and help them to develop emotionally and socially.
Each class has two half terms of horse riding at Chigwell Riding Stables, where they learn the basic skills of horse riding and how to take care of a horse.
All pupils have a swimming lesson at a local swimming pool once a week for a term.
The pupils have lessons in the Food Technology room, learning how to prepare and cook food related to their curriculum or special times of the year.
Each class has a lesson in the allotment once a week throughout the year. The allotment is a busy place across the seasons and the pupils are involved in preparing the ground, sowing the seeds, caring for the plants and harvesting. The vegetables and fruits grown are often prepared and cooked in the pupils’ food technology sessions.
A wide range of school visits are arranged to support the curriculum and widen the pupil’s horizons.
The Primary Department owns a set of bikes and one lunchtime per week the bikes are available to use. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 participate in cycling proficiency lessons one week each year.