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The wider Curriculum

Lowercroft is a place where pupils enjoy rich and varied  experiences to develop and explore new skills.


  • Forest School – learning co-operation skills, team building, independent skills
  • Outdoor Residential Trip - personal challenges and team building activities
  • Wake Up Shake Up (3 times a week on the playground – a whole school and community event)
  • Swimming lessons in year 4
  • Bikeability – professional road safety and practising safe cycling on local main roads
  • Crucial Crew – keeping safe in the community
  • Extra-curricular sports clubs (eg dance, football, tag rugby, athletics) and school teams
  • Extra-curricular clubs (eg gardening, art, film, recorder)
  • Educational visits linked to current topic (eg skiing linked to mountains topic, Chester Zoo linked to science)
  • Special visitors to school (eg animal experts, theatre workshops, firefighters)
  • Special themed days eg Year 6 ‘bring your pet to school’ day
  • Chicks in Reception
  • School choir who regularly perform for the community and further afield
  • School Council – pupil voice
  • Eco Gang (team of children who help improve and preserve our school and the local environment)
  • First Aid training – Heart Start
  • Building on children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development through activities such as inclusion activities (eg No Pen Day), class dress up days, well-being sessions and supporting our local community (eg fund raising, supporting charities and collective for local food banks)
  • Book fairs
  • Author visits to our school
  • School plays
  • Music performances (djembe, ukulele, guitar)
  • Sports day
  • Year 6 buddies for Reception children
  • Parent learning sessions eg Stay and Play in reception
  • Class museums

To find out more about how we enrich our curriculum, click on the link.