We understand that pupils arrive at school with varied experiences. Through this layer of the curriculum, we provide pupils with a wide variety of experiences to develop their interests. These experiences are designed to deepen their understanding of the world.
Pupils are taught the importance of charity and inclusion and that their opinions and contributions are valued; this is evident in academy council. Our pupils are involved in democratic processes to vote in the Head Boy and Head Girl, as well as the academy council and school buddies.
In the Autumn Term we had the opportunity to work with Get Out More and Bradford Forest Schools to introduce all our children to the wonders of Forest Schools. From Den Making to Elder Jewellery to Fire Making and Marshmallow Toasting, children experienced all that the outdoors has to offer. We have continued our exploration of Forest Schools at Southmere by training our own practitioner who works with Nurture Groups. More whole school Forest Schools sessions coming soon!
Our Year 6’s took part in Bikeability Level 1 training in May 2021. The children really enjoyed the sessions as well developing some important skills.
Musical Instrument Tuition
Every child at Southmere will learn a range of musical instruments. Each year group studies a new instrument each year. In Year 1-Drums, Year 2-Recorder, Year 3-Ukelele, Year 4-Guitar, Year 5-Clarinet, Year 6-Trumpet
After School Clubs
In Key Stage 2 we offer after Multi Skills after school clubs in partnership with Sports UK.
During Easter 2021 we were lucky enough to secure funding to provide Family Fun Sessions. With thanks to Inn Churches who ran cooking classes using some of Jamie Oliver’s recipes and Bradford Bulls who also came along and involved our families in game in he Main Hall. Look out for our Summer Family Programme…details coming soon!