We make the most of our proximity to excellent transport links to ensure that all classes regularly go on trips in both the local and wider areas to enrich their ‘within school’ learning. The whole of our ‘attic’ floor is taken up with an ICT room and library, to support the curriculum. We provide specialist teaching in PE, dance, music, swimming and French, and ensure we take part in a range of projects with outside providers to enrich our learning.
Specialisms offered as part of our curriculum
We have a specialist dance teacher, Pippa Emmanuel, who works with us one day per week. All classes throughout the whole school have at least a term’s dance lessons, which help them to prepare performances for assemblies and productions, as well as generally acquiring new skills in dance and movement.
Each week, all classes take part in a singing assembly in their Key Stage with a specialist music teacher. In addition to this, classes have at least a term’s worth of specialist music sessions, in addition to music skills taught as part of their IPC topic.
All Key Stage One and Two classes take part in at least a term’s worth of weekly swimming lessons at our local leisure centre each academic year. This means that the majority of our pupils are able to exceed the swimming expectations of the National Curriculum by the time they leave our school.
All Key Stage One and Two classes have PE sessions from our Sports Coach Mr Patterson. We are really looking forward to the sports pitch which we were successful in bidding for from Sports England!
As well as MFL (French) provision in Key Stage Two, our Key Stage One and Foundation Stage classes who are not in the bilingual stream make the most of our French specialists in the school, and have weekly French sessions in their classes.
Recent Enrichment Projects at Shaftesbury Park
Key Stage One work with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of a music project and performed on stage at Kings Place
Year 5 pupils took part in the Chelsea Writing project, which culminated in a trip to Stamford Bridge for some pupils
As part of our Fit for Life IPC topic in the Turtles class, coaches from Chelsea FC came into twork with the class each week on healthy eating and living.
Our Year 4 pupils learn the violin for a year for free as part of the ‘Wider Opportunities’ music project
This year our Sharks class will be working with the Battersea Arts Centre on an art, drama and writing enrichment project.