Extended Curriculum


Our Lady of Lourdes School provides a highly challenging core curriculum, however, as an outstanding school we also realise the importance of providing our children with memorable learning opportunities outside of the classroom routine.

After School Provision

Our After school provision is wide ranging and well attended comprising of street dance, choir, basketball and sports multi-skills. Additionally, the school is part of our local sports partnership programme and children have the opportunity to take part in sports at a competitive level.

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Additionally, we offer modern foreign languages other than the core offer of French. We have a thriving after school Spanish club which is well attended and are extending this to offer Italian speaking skills over 2015-2016. Parents generously give of their time to the school and Spanish Club is a direct benefit of such highly gifted parental support.

Music

We pride ourselves, as a school, on the quality of our music provision. Our school choir are well respected within the local community and perform at least three times per year at local centres. Most recently our school choir supported the Wanstead Christmas Light festival, sang a Christmas medley of carols at the Cambridge Nursing Home and Whipps Cross Hospital, and led the annual Christmas carol service at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Educational Visits

Each class undertakes a class outing throughout the academic year focused on extending their learning from class based themes. Parents are asked to contribute to these outings and we are rarely short of parental volunteers.

Subject Specialists

We regularly have specialists in the school to work with the children. Last term the children worked with a group of local artists looking at sculpture and printing. The results of this work will be added to enhance our school learning environment.

Year 6 Residential

Children in Year 6 take part in a week French residential trip. The key focus being the battlefields of World War One, as part of developing their sense of British Values. Parents view this as a highly worthwhile trip which offers children a week to immerse themselves in French culture, learn a little conversational French and gain a wider perspective of the role of Britain within the context of our European partners. You can see our 2015 visit on the Blog section of this website.

Future Developments

Over the coming academic term 2015 to 2016, the school is hoping to offer a Saturday School focusing on developing writing, reading and mathematical skills with opportunities for Drama, Sport and Music. We will be holding parental consultations over the Spring and Summer 2016 term in order to gauge parental views.