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Extra Curricular Activities

 

Learn to Play an Instrument

At Cherry Orchard, peripatetic music teachers visit the school weekly to give lessons during the school day.

Day

Instrument

Year Group

Monday

 Dohl

KS2

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 Keyboards

KS2

Thursday

 

 

Friday

Violin

KS2

 

Key Stage 2 Sports Clubs

At lunchtime, a sports coach and Sports Crew will be running multi-sports clubs for KS1 and KS2.  These will take place on the school field - weather permitting.

Day

Indoor After School Club

Monday

 Football

Tuesday

Kids Gym

Wednesday

Netball 

Thursday

 Multi-Sports

Friday

Karate

 

OTHER CLUBS

Magical Maths - This fun and exciting Maths club is run twice a year for 6 weeks.  it is open to all pupils from Years 1 through to Year 6.

French club - This club runs once a week for 5 weeks and is open to all KS2 pupils.

Debate club - This club runs once a week until the end of the Autumn term and is open to Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. 

 

 

TRIPS AND VISITS TO ENHANCE OUR CURRICULUM 2016-17

At Cherry Orchard, we like to involve children in events that will 'hook' their interest in a topic and give them practical experiences which help them to put their learning into context.  We aim to provide the children with at least one trip or visit per term, but we also like to get our children involved with other events that may take place locally during the year.  Here is a list of all the extra-curricular events that took place in the last academic year.  As well as trips, we also like our pupils to participate in competitions.

YEAR 6

TRIP/VISITOR

FOCUS

Birmingham REP Theatre

Backstage tour and drama workshop

Explore Learning

Maths quiz

Birmingham REP Theatre

Treasure Island performance

Pioneer Centre Residential

Team building and outdoor activities

King Edward's School

Chess Competition

Hamstead Hall

Active Kids Day

Symphony Hall

Choir performed in Gala Concert

Cinema and Bowling

End of year leaving event

 

 

YEAR 5

TRIP

FOCUS

Birmingham City University, The Council House, Houses of Parliament

Young People’s Parliament

Birmingham REP Theatre

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Birmingham City University

MOSAIC mentoring course to raise aspirations of girls

King Edward's School

Rocket Day Competition

National Space Centre

Space science topic

Visit from Scientist

Bloodhound Project

Handsworth Grammar School

Familiarisation sessions

Grove School

Maths Olympiad Competition

Symphony Hall

Choir performed in Gala Concert

 

 

YEAR 4

TRIP/VISITOR

FOCUS

West Midlands Safari Park

Science animals topic

Think Tank

Science topic

King Edward's School

Mathematics Competition

‘Animal Man’

Science animals topic

King Edward's School

Rocket Day Competition

Roman Soldier

History topic

West Midlands Fire Service

Fire safety workshop

 

 

YEAR 3

TRIP/VISITOR

FOCUS

Roman Soldier Visitor

History topic

Conkers

Science Plants and animals topic

Local area walk

Litter pick

‘Animal Man’

Science animals topic

 

 

YEAR 2

TRIP/VISITOR

FOCUS

Birmingham Hippodrome

Pantomime 

Ash End Farm

Science animals topic

Somerset Road Gurdwara

R.E. topic

‘Animal Man’

Science animals topic

Great Fire of London Workshop

History topic

 

 

YEAR 1

TRIP

FOCUS

Avoncroft Museum

History houses and homes topic

Coventry Transport Museum

History transport topic

Weston-Super-Mare

Seaside history and geography topic

 

 

Reception

TRIP

FOCUS

Local area walks

Topic on the local area

Topic on Spring

Tamworth Castle

Topic on castles

Birmingham Wildlife Park

Topic on animals

 

 

Nursery

TRIP/VISITOR

FOCUS

‘Animal Mania’

Topic on animals

Local Area Walks

Toddle Waddle