This is now the third year of our Enquiry based Curriculum, and we are very proud of the exciting and engaging experiences we are able to offer the children at East Tilbury Primary School & Nursery. Our close work with Thurrock Trailblazers and the Royal Opera House ensure our children experience a full Cultural experience as they learn and embed the basic skills across the curriculum areas. Through our many learning experiences, we continue to emphasise to our pupils the importance of understanding how learning is integral to everyday life and the development of their ability to make empowering choices. We have embedded innovation, creativity and academic rigour within our curriculum through which the children develop a love of learning and enquiring minds. Years Four and Five are an excellent example of this love of learning where, through their work with the Royal Opera House, for their Equity Action, they produced and performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for their parents/carers, our Governors and the CEO of The Trust.
We are determined to support our children live healthy and fulfilled lives. We employ a specialist teacher in PE, which enables us to develop high quality teaching skills in all areas of physical activity. The whole school completes a Daily Mile each day as part of our curriculum. We have achieved The Essex Schools Champion Award for The Daily Mile and regularly feature on the medal table in competitive sport across the borough.
Our local connections with Bata Heritage and the Royal British Legion continue to strengthen; we are now an affiliated member of the RBL with our own Standard, and continue to lead the Remembrance Service for the community. We are establishing more effective international connections, for example through our cross-Trust Chinese Project. Many of you will have seen the excellent work produced as part of our popular home learning projects including Year Six’s recent Equity Action Titanic Exhibition. This work clearly demonstrated that any work or experiences that children can do outside of school related to our plans for the forthcoming summer term will help develop a continuing curiosity and creativity in learning. It is wonderful to see the power of the collaboration between school and home through the home learning projects. We look forward to sharing more with you during our assemblies, Equity Actions and other events.