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Orchard Primary Academy

Wider Curriculum


At Orchard Primary Academy we aim to develop the whole child through:

High expectations; wider-world enrichment experiences; delivering a relevant curriculum and by developing local community partnerships.

Through providing enrichment experiences we aim to develop respectful, resilient and aspirational learners, who enjoy each day and make the most of every enrichment opportunity. We believe that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point or barrier.

Enrichment provides children with a rounded, culturally rich education through activities that are aimed to enhance their learning. Enrichment gives children opportunities to try new and varied activities that develop character, resilience and motivation and encourage them to persue wider goals. Our aim is that the enrichment opportunities we provide will be linked to our curriculum drivers of respect, resilience and aspiration and will benefit the children beyond the classroom and can help them to develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.


Through the careful planning of the curriculum at Orchard, we have ensured that children have available to them various opportunities for enrichment.

Our Passion for developing the holistic child includes:

Physical Active Learning  Life-Skills Forest-school Nature-Nutters Daily-Mile

We are dedicated to provide experiences that help children to develop cultural capital and an understanding of the wider world. Our SMSC and citizenship runs throughout the new, developing curriculum linked to History, Geography and Science. 

Here are some of the enrichment opportunities we have included within our curriculum so far, this academic year.


Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1




-World Languages Day

-Bedtime Story Day

-Halloween Party

-Trip to see Santa.


-Forest school

Nursery - local area shop visit to buy ingredients.




-World Languages Day

-Family History – Toy Workshop

-Science – Little Masterchefs Visit to Morrisons (Food talk and making)

-Bollywood dancing



-World languages day

-Stone Age

-Stone Age Launch

-Rivers and the Water cycle

-Stone Age day?



-World Languages Day

-Y6: WY Police County Lines talk

-WW2 Experience Day

-‘Bobby’ – County Lines production


Personal Development opportunities 



-Forest Schools

-KS1 Multi Skills Festival

-KS2 Cross Country Qualifier

-Young Sports Leader Training

-KS2 Orienteering

-EYFS & KS1 Balance Bikes

-Forest Schools

-KS2 Inclusion Boccia

-Yr 1/2 Sports Hall Athletics

-BSSA Yr5/6 Football Qualifier

-Kirklees KS1-5 SEN Inclusion Table Cricket.

-Sports Hall Athletics QF YR5/6

-NSPCC Speak out stay safe

-Forest Schools

-Bikeability Y6

-Children’s mental health awareness week

-Yr 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics

-Yr 1/2/3 Non-Competitive Participant (C4L) Festival

-North Kirklees KS2 Inclusion

-Sports Hall Athletics

-BSSA- HI 5 Netball

-YR3-4 Dodge Ball Competition

Our new home learning menu for all ages of children has meant that children, parents and carers have been provided with a wide range of enrichment opportunities to try at home, based on a menu of wellbeing, reading, writing and maths and a creative menu.

With activities such as visiting libraries, museums and travelling by different types of transport all included.



Evidence of our enrichment opportunities are celebrated through class Twitter pages, Class SMSC books and in addition some aspects may be recorded in books, especially in KS2.

Parents are able to see the impact through Twitter, the school Facebook page and sporting achievements are celebrated in a weekly celebration assembly, where parents are invited along.  Home learning menu activities are shared on Twitter, Tapestry and on the school Facebook page. Children are also receiving certificates in celebration assembly for bronze, silver and gold awards depending on how many points they have accrued.

A recent parent survey based on enrichment showed that 85% of parents felt that their children were being provided with enrichment opportunities at Orchard and felt happy with the activities that were being provided to enrich their children’s school experience.