Enriching the Curriculum
Our curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of enriching experiences and opportunities both within and beyond the school day. This includes an extensive programme of after-school clubs, that support the core curriculum offer, as well as those which develop specialist skills, such as choir, art club and many sporting opportunities, whilst also extending the range of children’s experiences (Cultural Capital). A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, and provide a purpose and relevance for learning.
The school takes pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and make very good progress across the curriculum. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks which provide opportunities for greater depth and those who can struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs. Everyone can achieve success!
In addition to our exciting and stimulating cross-curricular themes, we also provide further opportunities to enhance children’s learning wherever possible.
Please follow links below to see some of the activities the children experience.
Click on the picture above to find out what is happening in the wooded area.
September has started with lots of sporting activities. As well as the 'normal' PE lessons pupils have had visiting coaches come to Broadheath. This has included hockey sessions from RGS school and football sessions for all pupils from Kidderminster Harriers Football Club. We hope to inspire more girls and boys to join our local clubs.
Have you ever met a NASA scientist? Children at Broadheath were lucky enough to be able to do just that thanks to Daisy and Darcey!
These pictures are from visits to the University of Worcester's Lakeside Campus. The children not only had lots of fun kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and raft building but learnt about teamwork, communication and perseverance. They were also taught about water safety and practised vital life-saving skills.
This site is used by the university to train its students but is also a fun place to visit and take part in activities. Click here to find out more about the campus.
We were fortunate enough to have one of our parents, Ahmat (Zaki and Zaidan’s Dad) visit our school to give a talk about his faith.
This was part of our current RE big question:
What is like to be a Muslim living in Britain today?
The children were very interested to learn more about Ahmat's faith.
'It was so interesting, I could have listened to Ahmat all day.'
'It was good to listen to Ahmat telling us what Ramadan means to him.'
Music is important to us at Broadheath and we are pleased to be have achieved the 'Music Mark' award once again. An important aspect of this is the commitment to the 'FAME' project run by Severn Arts. Owl class have the opportunity to participate in a whole year of cornet lessons. This culminates in a concert for families and friends to attend and always results in tears of happiness.
'They weren't just good, they were fantastic!' said one parent.
'It surprised me that everyone could play and understood the music.'
Here are two pictures from the concert. If you want to find out more about Severn Arts and the FAME project, click here.
Tom from Dynamos cricket ran cricket sessions at school - we learnt new skills and took part in exciting games.
Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport!
Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.
If you want to find your local Dynamos Cricket Club click on the image below.
Millie particularly enjoyed the Worcestershire West Swimming Gala ran by Ledbury Swimming Club.
'When we got there, we had a warm up in the pool to practice the strokes we were swimming in. We had lots of races we were part of. Some swam on their own: freestyle, breast stroke and back stroke. The team we had was: Xanthe, Ava, Amelia, Rebecca, Oriana, Isabela and me (Millie) - that was the girl team. The boys team were Tom, Henry B, Henry R, Oscar, William and Joseph. We had a fantastic team that came sixth which was very impressive.
We had an outstanding day, that will be remembered. We received a bag which had a packet of sweets in each one and advertised Ledbury Swimming Club.'
If you are inspired to join a swimming club, click on the links below.