Enrichment is central to the way in which we learn at Greenfields.
We have several shared areas outside the classrooms that are used for a variety of activities such as craft or small group work. We have a large hall, library and ICT suite, which are timetabled to enhance learning opportunities. We are fortunate enough to be set in spacious grounds with two playground areas and a large playing field. We believe that the outside environment is as important as the classrooms themselves to help children learn, and we constantly strive to ensure that the physical environment is as safe and stimulating as possible.
At Greenfields we offer a range of musical activities within the curriculum. We currently have music teachers from the County come into school on a weekly basis to teach Samba and Rock Voice Choir.
Music classes are always fun and help the children to develop in their musical ideas through composing and learning to appreciate a range of forms of music through choir, instrumental or percussion.
At a small cost we also offer tuition in guitar, violin and drumming. If you would like your child to participate in either of these sessions then please see the school office for further information.
As a David Ross Education Trust academy we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.
Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.
Activities include visual and performing arts, including dance, drama and music. There is also a focus on art, sport, outward bound and developing life skills.
What sort of skills does enrichment teach?
- Determination to succeed
- Winning and losing with grace
- Respect for others
- Confidence in yourself
- A sense of fun and enjoyment
- Focus and attitude
- Health benefits
Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer. Highlights from last year include
- A Big Sing led by Opera North
- 14 of our primary schools participated in the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
- 6 of our primary schools worked with The Northern Ballet, this involved a trip to see a production and several workshops.
- Several of our Northamptonshire schools developed partnerships with The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube.
Our most recent opportunities include:
- A working partnership with Lincoln Castle, Gainsborough Old Hall and The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, offering half or full day trips.
- Nevill Holt Farm: A working farm available to our schools for day trips or camping overnight.
The DRET Team
We have a team in place to fulfill our aims and provide opportunities for pupils.
Sport: Shane Ward & Alex Green
Cultural: Jamie Healy
To contact us please call Head office: 01476 566 801