Curriculum Enrichment & Wrap Around Care
We work closely alongside Rhino Sports to offer after-school clubs every day after school. Clubs offered range from Dodgeball, Netball, Basketball, Football, Dance, Gymnastics, Archery and Arts & Crafts. For further information please see the link below:
Booking and payment required via ParentMail. Cost is £5 per session, which includes breakfast. To be paid daily/weekly.
Educational Visits and Residential Trips
School trips and visits are an integral part of the education of children at Yardley Gobion Primary. We value the opportunities such visits offer our pupils and the commitment of staff and adults to undertaking them. Trips include class visits aimed at bringing learning alive and providing first-hand experience and bringing learning alive.
Children in Years 4 and 6 take part in residential visits. These are planned to provide new and exciting experiences.
What is Forest School?
Forest school is an exciting educational experience for children in the natural environment, offering an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. Forest School is guided by the following principles outlined by the Forest School Association:
Principle 1: Forest school is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observation and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.
Principle 2: Forest school takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
Principle 3: Forest school aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners
Principle 4: Forest school offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
Principle 5: Forest school is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
Principle 6: Forest school uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning
All children from Reception to Year 6 enjoy weekly sessions. We are lucky to have our own Forest School area in our school grounds.