Our innovative ONE approach, ensures that enrichment is at the heart of our curriculum. Enrichment enables children to broaden their cultural understanding of the world, learn new skills, visit new places, experience new things and take on personal challenges. Our curriculum is carefully designed to include oracy development, nurture and enrichment, alongside pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills.
At Sandbrook we want our curriculum to be rich and exciting. We want our lessons to introduce our children to new ideas, new skills and new possibilities. All our children have a Sandbrook Passport, which ensures that throughout their time at school they will experience a full, rich, fun and well-rounded education.
Year 4 performed Shakespeare's The Tempest at Oldham Colosseum
Historically in education, enrichment used to be the term used for anything which occurred beyond the standard curriculum framework. At Sandbrook we believe that meaningful enrichment must be within the curriculum and not just seen as an ‘add on’ or something which occurs ‘after the learning’. The new OFSTED framework recognises this;
‘For the first time ever Ofsted has created a new framework that requires schools to develop their pupils’ ‘cultural capital’. Specific notes within the framework reflect on ‘Personal Development’ and how children are to learn skills and realise talents, develop character and resilience, and learn about British Values, Diversity and Mental Health & Wellbeing, are all encouraging.’
Bigfoot Arts Education 2019
- Year 5 and 6 children competed in the Indoor Athletics Final.
- Week 1 of Rainbow University
- Week 1 of Rainbow University
- Take a look at our wonderful Robinwood Display situated outside Y6.
- Year 1 are fortunate to visit the library, 1 class every week.
- The children in Y5 have started to learn about Chris Ofili. There was such a buzz of excitement in the classroom last Friday from the children and the teachers !
- We had so many entries for our 'Step back in time' competition. From Albert Einstein to Boadicea, they were all excellent.
- This year in Y4 we are learning about Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
- Our Y6 pupils worked with Emily Gates, an artist based in Stockport, to develop their painting and drawing skills. The children really enjoyed the experience. Thank you Emily !
- Y1 selected materials, designed and made their Owl babies after reading the book, Owl Babies and meeting some real life Owls !
- We have been reading the book 'Owl Babies' and have been learning all about owls. In Art, we have been drawing, painting and creating owls after we met some real live ones !
- Some of our Y3 and Y4 children began their first Wild Tribe session today.
- Year 3 & 4 will be starting a new, magical reading project to share at home. Each Friday, a child will be chosen to have the Bedtime Book Box for the week. Inside are ‘Wonderful Thing!’
- The children in Reception had a lovely party afternoon on the last day of term.
- During our Christmas Parties, the Reception children received a very special visitor.