Wider Learning Opportunities

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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.

Below is a list of activities that took place last year and are typical in our school.

Autumn Term 

EYFS Tie Ceremonies, Yr 6 Tie Ceremonie , KS1 and EYFS nativities, KS2 Carol Service, Modern Foreign language day, Black History Month for the whole school, World Mental Health Day , Mufti days to raise money for charity, CAFOD Eyes of the World campaign and workshop, Children’s safeguarding assembly, Yr 5 Walk to War memorial park, Yr 5 World War 2 sleepover in school, Yr 5 trip to the Science museum, Pantomime for whole school at the Hexagon,  Various sports matches and competitions, including boys’ and girls’ football and tag-rugby, Y5 Carol Singing to Magnolia Court Old People’s home, Y6 Carol Singing to Marnel Lodge, Walk to school initiative, Modeshift Stars Bronze award Accreditation, Yr 3 Milestones trip, TT Rockstar Battle vs another school x2, EYFS visit to the Post Box, Yr 1 Phonics and reading lesson for parents

 Spring Term 

EYFS visits from police staff, EYFS Local Walk, Whole School Science Fair, Rocket Building day for Yr’s 1-4, Year 2 visit to Harold Hiller Gardens, Charities assembly for the whole school, Year 3 trip to Ufton Court , Year 5 Theatre Trip, Year 5 Swimming lessons, World Book Day celebrations, Year 4 trip to Winchester Science museum, Y3/4 Tag Rugby friendly games vs Oakley and North Waltham Schools, Basingstoke Cross Country Competition – Yr’s 3/4/5, Children’s safeguarding assembly on Road Safety, Fire Visit for Yr 1 and Yr , Miss Muffets Nursery visits to our woodland, Artists visits- Vanessa Rolfe and Kev Munday, All children took part in Climate Art Unity Project, Women in History month commemorated, QMC science visit to St Bede’s, Indian Dance Workshop  for the whole school, CAFOD workshop, Whole school Science Week, Primary Science Workshop KS, Science Dome Y5/6, Basingstoke Primary Schools Music (BPSM) Year 6 Choir Rehearsals, Parents and staff talked to EYFS about their different nationalities, Mental Health Week celebrated, EYFS Superhero Day, Chris Lubbe (Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard) talk to Yr 6, Year 6 Ashmolean Trip, Year 1 Visit to a local park to look at our local environment. Year 1 Firefighters visit

 Summer Term 

International Day, Sports Day, Transition Day, St Bede’s Got Talent (Talent Show), EYFS trip to Finkley Down Farm, EYFS Zoolab visit, Year 1 trip to Beale Park, Year 2 trip to Paulton’s Park , Year 3 trip to Windsor Castle, Year 4 residential trip to Ufton Court, Year 5 trip to Legoland, Year 6 residential trip to Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre, Wales,Year 6 Trip to Paulton’s Park, Yr 6 Leavers’ Mass, SPFA Sponsored Spell, Whole school involvement in Climate Crisis workshop, World Music Workshop led by Hampshire Music Service, Year 6 Choir for BPSM (Basingstoke Primary Schools Music) and Year 5/6 Orchestra for BPSM, Teddy Bears Picnic (SBFA), Yr 1 Pirate Day, Whole school Wintershall Assembly, Artist Kev Munday visit to Year 3, Artist Vanessa Rolf visit to Year 5, School disco, St Bede’s day celebrations, Year 5 production, A-Life workshop – Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco workshops in upper KS2, Clean Air Week and the Scooter Challenge, Year 5 creation of artwork for the parish to display at their significant wedding anniversaries Mass of celebration, Year 6 Swimming Lessons, Fire safety visit from Hampshire Fire and Rescue in Yr 6, Yr 6 Careers talk workshop, Visit by Nationwide building society to highlight online scamming,   Cornerstone Nursery woodland visit, Annual School Mass in Portsmouth,  Whole school Queen’s Jubilee celebrations with visit from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor of Basingstoke