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Curriculum Enrichment

At St James' we provide  many opportunities to extend our curriculum through visits, talks, experiences and support from within and beyond our community. Below is an overview of the enrichment provided.



Key Stage One

Autumn term

  • Visit to Stockswood Outdoor Centre- bushcraft, pond dipping, problem solving and woodland activities linked to the habitats theme
  • Den building man day
  • Phunky foods
  • Beebots workshop
  • Bikeability
  • Library visit
  • Visit from Alan from the Beacon- Old toys
  • Visit from a baby and a Grandmother
  • Theatre visit
  • Visit to Bassenfell Outdoor Christian Centre
  • Den building man day
  • Phunky foods
  • Bikeability
  • Local area fieldwork
  • Visit to the Whinlatter Forest re: habitats
  • Visit from Wildlife Trust/RSPB
  • Museum loans box-toys from the past
  • Visit to Helena Thompson museum
  • Great Fire of London workshop
  • Visit to Brookhole Windermere re: food chains and habitats

Spring term

  • Road safety talk by the PSCO
  • People who help us- various parents/ members of the community e.g. police dogs, fire service…
  • Humpty Dumpty crime scene
  • Visit to the supermarket
  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Planting with the local nursery
  • Visit from a local business- The Hungry Caterpillar- healthy food choices
  • U Dance
  • Big Sing
  • Gymnastics competition
  • STEM experiments
  • Visit to Stocks Wood Outdoor Centre re: plants
  • Visitors from church to share Jesus’ stories

Summer term

  • STEM workshop- based on the role of the Civil Engineer and the Three Little Pigs
  • Visit to the aquarium
  • Parent to speak about festival of Holi
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Residential visit to Hawse End
  • Local artist: drawing focus/ watercolours
  • Sports week
  • Visits from Grandparents- linked to Whitehaven in the past
  • Visit around the harbour
  • Visit from Titanic survivor (in role from Tullie House, Carlisle)
  • Visit to Beacon Museum Titanic exhibition