Developing the Whole Child

Enriching the Curriculum

Developing the Whole Child
At Mill Lane, we recognise that all children are different and that every child learns in a different way. Every child has their own interests and develops a passion for different subjects. Because of this, we provide opportunities within our curriculum for children to enjoy hands on, practical experiences that make the curriculum come alive and provide those 'Wow' moments that will live long in their memories.
We also provide extra curricular activities to enhance the children's learning and to allow them the opportunity to pursue their own interests and their love of a particular subject. It also gives them the chance to try something new. Scroll through our gallery below to get a feel of the experiences provided throughout the year:
Being a Rock Star
The children learnt about all the instruments that made up a rock band and had demonstrations of how they all sounded. The fun part was in the workshops when the children had the opportunity to perform a rock song as a group. It was amazing how, within a short space of time, the children were able to perform a short piece.
Year 3 & 4 Trip to Stone Age Settlement
Our Year 3 and 4 children went to experience what it was like to be in the stone age by visiting Butsers Farm. For the whole day they immersed themselves in a range of hands on activities such as wattling and becoming archaeologists. They saw how settlements were created and what everyday life would have been like.
 Year 5 and 6 Greek Day 

Our year 5 and 6 classes re-enacted life in Ancient Greece. The dressed up as Greek gods and goddesses and throughout the day took part in various activities related to the Greek Olympics. They participated in their own standing long jump competition, which was held within their groups (cities); made a clay discus; and deepened their knowledge and appreciation of Greek culture and history.