Enriching the Curriculum
The Belmont Curriculum encompasses a wide range of learning experiences for the children. Children learn effectively through direct experience. We therefore offer opportunities for pupils, from the earliest stage, to enhance their learning experiences by bringing the Curriculum alive and making their learning more relevant.
We achieve this through the use of well chosen educational visits, workshops (both on and off site) and topic related costume and role play days. Examples of these include visits to Hampton Court, the National Portrait Gallery, the Science Museum and Kew Gardens, workshops relating to The Great Fire of London and World War II evacuees and 'dressing up' days for Pirates, Romans and international focuses. Visitors are also invited into school to enhance the curriculum and regularly include authors, artists, parents and other members of our local community.
The Curriculum is also enriched through a wide range of activities offered through Key Stage 2 Enrichment Time on a Friday afternoon. These give children the opportunity to learn and apply new skills in groups across different age ranges with teachers other than their own class teacher. The activities on offer change regulalry and include such things as lacrosse, Irish dancing, animation, modelling using recycled materials, cooking and making soft toys,
Further opportunities are offered through our wide range of extra-curricular activities and our programme for gifted and talented pupils.