Inspiring Learning Beyond the Curriculum!
Enrichment Activities and Educational Visits
At Redbrook Hayes, we firmly believe that children learn best from first hand experiences. These are the experiences that stay with us for a lifetime and bring to life learning for all our children. As such, we have a minimum guarantee for all learners at Redbrook Hayes.
Every child who attends Redbrook Hayes, will have the opportunity to:
- Take part in at least 2 off-site learning experiences each year.
- Experience the arts, sports, social skills, the outdoors and additional curriculum experiences every year through our school Enhancement Days.
- Take part in a residential visit.
- Join community events and make a positive contribution to our local area.
- Perform in front of an audience.
We offer this guarantee in a variety of different ways. We are also currently working on a Experience Passport which will be a collection of experiences that every child will have taken part in if they are with us from Nursery through to Year 6.
Launched in 2016, these days are a firm favourite with pupils and staff alike. Each term we use one day to enrich the learning experiences for all, using staff expertise and outside professionals a wealth of opportunities are offered for all, which cover the arts, sports, outdoor adventures, social skills and additional curriculum opportunities. Learners are invited, with their parents, to select a number of workshops to complete throughout the day which really enhance their learning experience. These days also provide a great opportunity for learners to work with peers of different age groups and with different teachers.
To see what opportunities were offered at our last Enhancement, please see our latest menu.
Curriculum Visits and Workshops
As part of our curriculum offer, learners are invited to take part in a variety of on-site and off-site visits and experiences, linked to their learning adventures. These experiences bring learning to life for our pupils and enable a deeper understanding of our history, culture and science throughout their whole-school learning journey.
Regular experiences include some of the below but we are always reviewing these to ensure they best fit with the learning and needs of our children :
- Nursery visit to Birches Valley
- Reception visit to Ash End Farm
- Early Years Pumpkin Day
- Year 1/2 visit to the Ancient High House
- Year 3/4 visit to the Cinema for PSHE film
- Year 5 Marvellous Maths day at The Friary High School, Lichfield
- Year 5/6 Blitz day
- Year 6 Bikeability course
- Year 6 visit to the Houses of Parliament
Each year, our Year 6 learners complete a week long course at Kingswood Outdoor Education Centre in the second part of the Autumn Term.
This outdoor adventure is an all-round experience where the children learn that they should be prepared to go anywhere in life, as long as it is forward. Learners take part in an action-packed week of climbing, archery, canoeing, bush craft, fire-lighting, bike riding and rambling which test their survival skills, bravery and the ability to challenge themselves to exceed all expectations. This is always a wonderful experience for our learners and it is often the first period of time they have spent away from their family and home. Whilst there, we regularly update the school Twitter account with pictures of what they have been up to so you can keep up with the action!
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to go to to Kingswood this year but we are currently in the process of planning something equally exciting for our lovely Year 6 learners!