At Towngate Primary Academy, the curriculum encompasses a wide range of learning experiences for the children. Children learn effectively through direct experience, and we offer opportunities for pupils of all ages to enhance their learning experiences by bringing the curriculum alive and making their learning more meaningful.
We achieve this through well chosen curriculum visits, workshops, INSPIRE events and topic related theme days (including World Book Day, Careers Week and Science Week). Examples of the trips include visits to Kingswood Residential sites, National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Murton Park, Outdoor Camping Experience and Thackeray Medical Museum. We also personally invite visitors to the school – including authors, local community groups, artists, and parents – who we believe will enhance our curriculum. We are proud to offer a range of extra-curricular activities for children to participate in and develop their own personal interests. Some clubs operate pre-school opening times, others run after-school.
These are some of the clubs we have on offer throughout the course of the year:
Please take a look at our Twitter account for regular updates of our enriched curriculum!
“I love working with Mr McPhail every week gardening, its great to get my hands dirty and be out learning in the fresh air” – Year 6 pupil
“I love gardening, it’s one of my favourite lessons! I enjoy making the school look better.” – Year 5 pupil
“I loved learning to ride a bike!” – Year 2 pupil
“Today I learnt how to ride my bike and now I know how to ride to the shop safely!” – Year 2 pupil
“When I go to highschool, I will be riding my bike. Now I have a certificate to show I can ride it safely” – Year 6 pupil
“I loved that the book bus came to school – it was really exciting to see it in the playground!” – Year 4 pupil