Do and Discover
At Dame Ellen we are keen that children have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of experiences.
Staff and children have been involved in identifying a wide range of activities that they felt all children should have the opportunity to have a go at. 50 were chosen.
Each child has a "Do and Discover" book that stays with them throughout their time at Dame Ellen. Pupils get the opportunity to complete as many activities as possible within class or during our special "Do and Discover" days.
We also provide a range of additional enrichment activities to support each child's curriculum. These include Wow Days in school, visiting musicians and orchestras, The Lions of Zululand, theatre group productions, visits out of school as well as residential visits. Theme weeks involve all children each term in school each term. See our photo gallery for more information.
We have 4 qualified Forest School Leaders in school and every class accesses Forest School sessions throughout the year. Forest School promotes independence, well-being, a love & respect of the outdoors, physical skills, fine & gross motor skills and teamwork. See below for the Forest School Timetable.