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:
Walk to Asda
We went on an exciting trip to Asda; we walked to Asda to buy the ingredients to make porridge. We saw lots of familiar items on the shelves and used our shopping list to help us find the items we needed. We paid at the till and helped to put the shopping into a bag. A brilliant first trip out!
Walk in our local area
In Geography, we have been learning about different types of houses. We have looked at pictures of our own houses and we went for a walk in our local area to spot the different types of houses and buildings. We worked together to write down the different types of houses we found.
Clifton Country Park
We loved our trip to Clifton Country Park to see the amazing fairytale sculptures as part of our art topic. This inspired us to make some of our own!
For our D&T topic, went on a trip to Pizza Express. We got the bus into Manchester and then arrived at the restaurant. We kneaded the dough, put it in the special pizza pan and then added tomato sauce and toppings. Whilst our pizzas baked we learnt about the ingredients we had used and other toppings that we could add on pizza. We learnt that the first pizza was made in Egypt! Our pizzas were ready for eating and we went to the Printworks to eat together before getting the bus back to school. It was such an exciting morning and we can't wait to make more pizzas at school!
Manchester Jewish Museum
As part of our learning about Judaism, we went to the Manchester Jewish Museum to see lots of real artefacts that Jews use to pray and to look around a synagogue. We curated the different Jewish objects and made a film about all the things we have learnt over the past few weeks. We had a fantastic day and are very thankful to all the staff at the Jewish Museum who have taught us so much!
We had a visit from Sam, who talked to us about how SOUND works, how it travels and how it moves through solids, liquids and gases. We also talked about instruments and the best materials for amplifying and insulating sound! We had lots of fun experimenting and everyone got involved!
We were very lucky to have a visitor in school, David Bell from Heaton Park Astronomy Group, to share his knowledge about space. We were so impressed with his knowledge, and couldn't believe some of the impressive facts about space that he was sharing with us! Thank you David.
For our topic in D&T, Amanda Morrow from Discover and Create came in to make rockets with us