Curriculum Enrichment

Chollerton First School provides a host of enrichment activities to enhance the learning of its pupils. We believe that children are motivated and eager to learn when their interest is captured and enrichment activities  often spark that desire to learn.

School visits
School trips are regular events. Visits are always well planned to support the learning and to enhance the study of a particular topic, i.e. Beamish Museum, Killhope Lead Mine and Newbiggin Beach visits helped to bring the topics alive.

We regularly enjoy visitors in school. These may be people working within the community, such as police officers, the fire brigade and Beamish Museum Education Officers. Often parents and carers with a particular skill will come into school to share their expertise. 

Outdoor learning
Children love to be outside and, where appropriate, we are providing opportunities for children to learn outdoors so that they can put their learning in context. In maths for example, measuring becomes more real if pupils are measuring real life objects and distances. 

Singing / Drama
Some of our staff have been trained to teach children how to sing and act in an operatic performance. In collaboration with The Royal Opera House and Music Partnership North; the children stunned their audiences with an enthusiastic performance of Carmen.

Year 4 Residential Visit
In Year 4, pupils take part in a residential stay.  This is a great and challenging opportunity which tests children's ability to work as part of a team, as well as their decision-making, and problem-solving skills.