At Sulivan every child has the chance to access enriching experiences, through a variety of ways. We plan for our lessons and extra-curricular activities to be broad and enriching. In addition to this, we organise special events, visitors, off-curriculum days, and family events to enrich our pupils’ lives and challenge them to aspire to be peopel who leave a mark on the world.
Some opportunities are whole-school initiatives, while others are focussed on small groups or individuals.
Music and Drama
We have a history of delivering excellent musical provision from Nursery to Year 6. Regular music lessons, embedded music experiences in class and multiple extra-curricular opportunities mean that the children are able to access music in a variety of ways whilst at Sulivan. All children are welcome to join one of our 3 choirs. We have gained recognition for our excellence in music provision and we are proud of our achievements. Please click here to view our Music Enrichment Page.
Extra- curricular opportunities
Last term 220 children took part in 16 different extra-curricular clubs and activities. This term we have 18 clubs running after school. These are often over subscribed and offer all children a wonderful opportunity to develop interests and skills. The school uses a range of external providers that bring expertise and specialisms to our extra- curricular activities. Teacher and support staff also lead clubs each term which allows us to offer a range of clubs throughout the week.
Whole School Enrichment
Every term we organize a whole-school enrichment week. These are an exciting and motivating way for children to use a range of skills and work in new and exciting ways at school. Some of our most successful Enrichment weeks are:
Friendship Day- It’s all about teamwork!
The Secret Garden – Sulivan’s wonderful week of words in the wild (drama workshops, mixed age challenges, creative writing, gallery display, book shop visits)
Eid- al – Adha– R.E. curriculum day followed by a family party
Green- Creativity Week- an open-ended week full of creative learning, philosophy, enterprise and innovation.
Maths Week- lots of practical and challenging activities that showed how maths is all around us!
Living Eggs- We watched 18 eggs hatch in two incubators and observed the early stages of a chicken’s life cycle. Children relished the opportunity to see life begin in their classrooms, hold chicks (under the instruction of Mr Parent) and track their growth in chick diaries, photographs and film.
Around the World in 4 days – a chance for all of the children in the school to go on a journey finding out about different countries throughout the week.
We value strong partnerships with parents and carers. There are many opportunities for families to learn about school life and learning throughout the year. We hold curriculum workshops where families learn about how their children are taught, take part in learning and visit classrooms to see lessons being taught for themselves! Other activities include Phonics Workshops in Foundation Stage and KS1, African Drumming workshops and Create! mornings in KS1. Also in KS1, every Friday morning parents and carers join their child’s class to Stay and Read, which is an informal time for adults to share reading in classrooms. On Tuesday mornings we invite Pre-School children (0-3 years) to Rhyme Time to play, sing and socialise- a great way for adults to get to know each other and lots of fun for our smallest members of the community.
Educational Visits and workshops
At Sulivan we believe very strongly that educational visits enhance interest, enthusiasm and achievement for all children.
We endeavour to ensure that all pupils from Nursery age up to Year 6 have the opportunity to make termly visits to the surrounding community and beyond. We take advantage of our prime position in south west London and access to London museums, galleries and exhibitions.
All visits link closely to the topic based approach to learning that we promote at Sulivan. For example children have visited the British Museum as a part of the history focus on the Greeks. Children studying mini beasts take part in the ‘Creepy Crawly’ tour at Fulham Palace. Children studying Roald Dahl have visited the theatre to watch a performance of The BFG.
The children have also attended the Primary Proms and concerts at the Barbican. We also encourage those interested in singing or other performance arts to take part in local borough wide performances outside of school.
This term’s trips and visits have included:
Into University – Year 6
Windsor Castle – KS1 – Castles
Theatre Group – Blown Away! – Reception and KS1
Royal College of Music – Year 3
Theatre Workshop – Year 3 – The Romans
KS2 Cinema Trip
Mayor’s Cup Football Tournament – Year 6
Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to join the School Journey in the Summer Term. This always proves a highlight of their school careers. It is a chance for them to work on their teamwork skills outside of the classroom surrounded by fresh air and fields. The children get to develop their independence and prepare themselves even more for secondary school life.