Beyond the Classroom
We are absolutely committed to providing the children with a wide and rich range of learning experiences.
Some of the children’s most memorable learning experiences occur outside of the classroom.
Here is a flavour of just some of the activities we plan for children at Globe.
With our own designated ‘woodland’ in a local park -less than a 5-minute walk from the school, nationally accredited trainers offer our youngest pupils regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Sessions are planned by adults but driven by children. Wearing protective clothing, children can get as soggy and muddy as they want whilst developing a range of skills.
We build opportunities for children to visit museums, galleries, theatres, parks, places of worship and historical landmarks.
Not only is the local area, within walking distance of Globe, full of interesting places to visit, we also take full advantage of the wealth of museums and historic buildings in London, and the extensive transport network - whatever the weather. We expect that all children will participate in all educational visits.
Specialist Visitors and Projects
Artists, musicians, authors, sports coaches and theatre groups frequently visit Globe to work with children, providing specialist support in developing new skills.
We also have regular lunchtime visits from businesses who provide individual support to children with reading and number facts. As well as developing a broader range of skills, all of these visitors introduce children to future career opportunities and the world beyond our school.
After-School and Saturday Clubs
A 10 week programme of after-school activities runs for children of all ages, each term.
The number and types of activities vary depending on children’s ages but include: sports, arts and crafts, cookery, gardening partners, reading, computing, music and choir. There are also ‘booster’ clubs to support pupils’ maths and English development. More and recent information about these clubs are found in the ‘Clubs’ section of this website.
Each Saturday morning in term-time there is an additional programme of activities run by parents and the Friends of Globe group. This programme includes: arts and crafts, martial arts and table-tennis. Information about this is constantly updated.
Our approach to home learning is based upon a positive partnership between families and staff which enable children to make links between their learning in school and learning at home.
There are a number of regular, key homework activities children from Reception to Year 6 are expected to undertake to support their development in English and Mathematics (i.e. reading, spellings and practice of number facts).
In addition to paper-based homework activities, we maintain a number of online subscriptions to educational websites. Children can independently access these sites from home. Log in details for these sites are shared with children and their families when they join the school and at the start of each school year.
Each half-term an open-ended home learning project provides children and their families the opportunity to follow a more personal line of enquiry or investigation on a particular topic. During each holiday there is also a holiday project which encourages everyone in the family to participate in a creative, seasonal activity.
Residential School Journeys
Between the ages of 7-11 children have the opportunity to travel out of London on activity breaks with other children.
In addition to enriching their curriculum experience, these overnight stays provide children with a chance to be independent and develop their friendships with classmates. Children get the opportunity to go on these residential visits in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Parents pay a contribution towards the cost of these visits.
The best memories at Globe were the school journeys especially Isle of Wight. I loved it because of the activities and sharing
a room with my friends!
- Year 6 pupil
We ensure that specialist music tuition is available to all.
When children first join, they participate in informal, collaborative group sessions with a musician who encourages them to develop their singing voice, song writing skills and understanding of rhythm and patterns in music. As they move into year 1, a percussionist teaches children to play African drums and this continues in year 2. By Year 3 children are taught about musical notation and begin to play violins in both Year 3 and Year 4 before choosing brass and woodwind instruments in Years 5 and 6. Choirs, orchestras and weekly whole-school singing sessions add to children’s musical experiences at Globe. The school choir and orchestra showcase their talents in local performances and at our annual ‘Summer Music Festival’ event.