Curriculum and Ethos Categories

Traditions and Special Events

We place great emphasis on having traditions and special events throughout the school year. This is to create opportunities for performance; to bring the school together as a community; to raise money for charity and to create a sense of belonging.

The children love these events and participation and parental attendance is very high! A typical year, in addition to PTA events, will include:

  • Strings Concerts – where classes in turn play as an ensemble;
  • The X Factor – closely based on the real thing with Boot Camp, judges and radio mikes;
  • A Christmas Concert – singing carols and sharing the Christmas story;
  • An Egg Race – where the children are challenging to build an egg-mobile to transport an egg the length of the school hall;
  • A Day for Change – where something or everything changes to highlight a global charity;
  • A Sports Day – combining competitive sports and family picnics;
  • A Summer Concert – to showcase performers from boy bands to piano solos;
  • A Shakespeare play – courtesy of Year 5;
  • A topic related play – courtesy of Year 4;
  • A Leavers’ Show – Year 6’s swansong;
  • A Leavers’ Barbecue – for all leaving pupils and their families
  • And numerous sharing assemblies enabling parents to see what has been going on in class.