All schools are required to offer children a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life. At Mount Carmel RC Primary School we seek to ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered to all children, regardless of social background, race, gender or differences in ability. All are entitled to the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes. To enrich the curriculum for our children, we also offer a range of educational visits and other activities that add to and complement what they learn in school.
Take a look at the exciting Curriculum Enrichment activities that have happened this year:
Reception loved having a visit from a nurse for our topic all about People Who Help Us. We got to use real stethoscopes, bandages, syringes and pretend we were in surgery with our masks!
Year 3 took a trip into Manchester on the bus to visit Pizza Express. We washed our hands, put on an apron and learnt from the professionals about how to make a pizza. We learnt what the main ingredients were to make the pizza dough, spread on the tomato sauce, and topped it with cheese and dried oregano. Whilst the pizzas were cooking, we learnt that pizza actually originated from Egypt(!!) and we also learnt about all about the origins of the main ingredients. When the pizzas were cooked, we sat outside in front of the fountains and enjoyed the fruits of our labour. We then took a small tour around Manchester to see the famous landmarks, such as The Urbis (Manchester Football Museum), Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Arndale; this will help us in our Art topic next half term.
“My favourite part of the trip was when we got our aprons on and flipped the pizza!”
“I enjoyed flipping the pizza dough because it was fun to watch it go up into the air and try to catch it to practice being a chef.”
“One of the things I learnt on this trip was that the bee symbol is the symbol of Manchester and shows we work hard.”
“My least favourite part of the trip was when it was over!”
Year 4 had a special visitor, Stephen, from Creative Builders Workshop, learning all about electricity through Lego. We learnt: where electricity comes from, the difference between a complete and incomplete circuit, how a switch works and why they are needed, how to construct a simple series electrical circuit and identifying and naming its base parts.
“This workshop was really fun and we also learnt things at the same time.”
“I learnt what a circuit is and I now also know what crocodile clips are.”
“I really enjoyed it and I was proud because my Lego lit up on the first try.”
“My least favourite part of the activity was taking it apart. I disliked this part because the activity was finishing.”
Geography Field Trip
As part of our Geography topic on the local area, year 6 have conducted field work around Boggart Hole Clough and Harpurhey Shopping Centre. This walk was to support our geography unit on the local area and field work skills. We had a great time learning about the human and physical features in their local area. We created a 360 degree drawing of Boggart Hole Clough and made notes which will support the formation of a field work questionnaire for the local area.
After School Activities
Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying Yoga this half term.
Year 3 & 5 have been enjoying Jiu Jitsu this half term.