Our school community, of adults and children (including their parents and carers), is one in which each member is valued for his or her unique contribution to the happiness and success of us all. We believe that it is important to understand the need to respect people’s cultures and customs and we do not tolerate any form of racist behaviour. In our community all the members are active learners and we expect them to achieve to the full extent of their ability.
children are active participants in their learning who:
- want to explore and learn about the world around them;
- enjoy being creative;
- are happy when they are encouraged to succeed and know that their best efforts are highly valued;
- need to feel part of a community;
- need to feel valued as individuals.
adults help children with happy successful learning when they:
- respect and value children as individuals;
- lead by example;
- work together as a team;
- nurture and guide children in a calm atmosphere;
- see themselves as learners too;
- expect children to succeed.
Cecil Gowing Infant School does, through a wide range of activities, secure such standards and uses strategies within the School’s Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for children. We strive to support every child to achieve their potential. As a school we place great importance on outdoor learning. We believe that outdoor learning can play an intricate part of a child’s development and confidence in the world . Through our outdoor learning sessions across the school and outdoor learning areas in Reception and Year 1 we are able to provide quality outdoor learning experiences across the school. We provide a range of enriching activities throughout the school year including:-
Trip to the Playhouse every year
Residential trip to Horstead in Year 2
P.E lessons from outside providers e.g. karate, yoga
Year group trips including the Sealife Centre, Banham Zoo, Castle Museum
Weekly outdoor learning sessions
The end of year water fight
Learning Cafe’s for parents and carers
End of the school year Year 2 Show
Swimming lessons in Year 1 and 2