Wider Learning Opportunities
We believe that a strong curriculum is not just about high standards in English and Maths, but also about giving children a rich and broad range of learning opportunities. At St Bede's our children have the chance to learn through many different events and activities that take place in and around our wonderful grounds, through numerous school trips throughout the year, by listening to an array of different speakers and visitors and by taking part in themed days.
In the year 2017/18 alone, the following activities were organised:
Visit by Chris Lubbe (Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard), Year 6 trip to The Living Rain-forest, Christmas Jumper day, European Languages day, CAFOD assembly, Anti-bullying/Online safety assembly, Fireman visit to Year 1, Remembrance day assembly, Bags2School collection, Advent Fair, Choir singing at various venues, Two hockey tournaments to Down Grange, Year 6 Africa Day, Year 6 Cake Sale, EYFS welcome assembly, KS2 football clubs entered into two tournaments, KS1 Christmas Productions, KS1 Christingle, Year 2 visit to the Mary Rose at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Year 4 excursion to Fishbourne Roman Palace, An author visited the school for the day to tell stories to the children, Visit and workshops by GB gymnast Kristian Thomas, Internet Safety Day, Year 1 trip to Milestones Museum, Year 2 visit to the Anvil Theatre, Year 6 visit to The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Year 4 visit to The Reading Museum, Year 3 visit to Marwell Zoo, The Choir sang at the ‘Big Sing’ at the Anvil Theatre, Year 2 China Day, EYFS visit to St Bede’s Church to talk to Father Chris, EYFS ‘superheroes’ day (A Nurse, Physiotherapist, Firefighter, Police and Soldier all visited), Two school discos, Various Sporting events; St Bede’s team qualified from 1st regional round of Indoor Athletics competition, KS1 Football festival, KS2 Cross Country event, KS2 Girls' Football Competition, Year 5/6 Boys' Football Tournament, Girls' Tag Rugby Tournament, Sports Day, International Day, EYFS trip to Finkley Down Farm, EYFS Zoolab experience, Year 1 Pirate day, Year 2 trip to Legoland, Science day for Year 5, Year 5 trip to Henley River and Rowing Museum, AWE Science Challenge for KS2, Year 6 Swimming lessons, Think Safe visit to Year 6, Year 6 residential trip to PGL Liddington, Year 6 trip to Paulton’s Park, Year 6 BikeAbility sessions, LoveWise visit to upper KS2 (marriage, sex and relationships from a Christian perspective), Year 6 A-Life visit (drugs and alcohol awareness), Year 6 Production, Healthy schools week for the whole school, Summer Reading Challenge Assembly, End of term Talent Show, The choir took part in concert at the Anvil singing concert over two nights, Class visits to the church to celebrate Mass, Cake sale run by the school council, Prayer writing competitions, SBFA Bunting making event to celebrate 50 years of the NHS, various, Year 4 residential to Hooke Court Dorset, Year 5 & 6 netball competition, Everest Language leaders visit to the school to teach French and Spanish, Mosaic Madness visit to create the Stations of the Cross for the prayer garden and regular visits to Church to celebrate Mass and other liturgies
The photos below illustrate some of these activities...