Visits to Inspire Pupils
Weekly Visits to Wakefield One Library
In order to inspire a love of reading, we create opportunities for all children in KS2 to visit Wakefield One library every half term. The pupils become members of the library and they are able to take home a book from the wide selection on offer. The children also activities linked to the topics they are covering in school; this mainly revolves around research. The children really enjoy becoming 'Enquiring Elephants!'
Shakespeare Workshop at Wakefield One
We grab every opportunity to immerse our students in the world of Performing Arts. The annual Shakespeare workshop at Wakefield One provides the perfect opportunity for our pupils to observe confident, enthusiastic college and university students take on the roles of famous Shakespearean characters. These older students provide excellent role models to our pupils, showing them that children from similar backgrounds can develop the confidence to perform in this manner.
Reading to Residents at West Villa Residential Home
In each academic year, each class has the opportunity to visit the local residential home to support the activities programme organised for the residents. A key part of this programme is for our pupils to read to the elderly residents. This provides an excellent opportunity for our children to not only build relationships with members of the community, but to also develop their own reading skills and articulacy.
Visit to Wakefield One to meet a local author
On the 11th May, Wharfe class were given an amazing opportunity to meet a children's author, Harry Heape. The children enjoyed listening to Harry read extracts from his books and they had the opportunity to ask him questions about his life as an author.
We hope that Harry has inspired our children to write their own stories and potentially become children's writers themselves in later life!