Twyford St Mary's
Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

Twyford St Mary’s recognises the enormous value of a diverse and engaging Curriculum Enrichment programme. Therefore, the provision of a year-long schedule of projects, activities, and events that helps us deliver the best possible curriculum experience for all of our children is always a high priority.

Wherever we are able, we design and deliver opportunities for pupils to shine. Whether it is expanding their learning through specialists and expert leaders, expressing their talents through creative, sporting, or academic endeavours, or finding joy through new experiences, we make sure there is something special for every child to enjoy.

Just some of the Curriculum Enrichment activities that we deliver year-on-year, at no additional cost to families, and delivered within school hours, are:

  • The Listen-to-me enhanced music provision, in Year 4, 5 and 6 gives children access to instruments, singing, and enjoying music in a joyful collaborative space.
  • Our PE curriculum delivered by our sports coach ensures expert modelling, and collaborating with Hampshire sports events encourages everyone to be a young sports person, and experience working in a team in a competitive environment.
  • A weekly debate club run by and with Winchester College pupils, for our Year 5 and 6 children, explores world issues and supports the development of their personal speaking and listening skills.
  • Our local expert-led Forest School summer term, for our Year 3 children, provides essential outdoor experiences.
  • Forest Friday, for our Year R children, provides a dedicated Friday morning outdoor learning provision.
  • P4C (Philosophy for children) is a thread embedded into our termly provision and gives all children – from Years R to 6 – a chance to explore and express their views in a supported space, while also developing listening skills, and encouraging independent thinking.
  • Golden time – our hugely popular Golden Time sessions on Fridays give children the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of volunteer and expert-led sessions including cooking, gardening, coding, French, drama, dance, and many more.



In addition, we offer a vast array of Curriculum Enrichment opportunities that may incur an extra cost* or take place outside school hours, such as:

  • Class trips – aligned with Class topics and curriculum focus, these trips are designed to enhance learning and give children the opportunity to deepen their knowledge.
  • Young Voices choir – where the volunteer KS2 school choir (Years 4,5 and 6) travel to the O2 to take part in a mass concert of schools and young voices.
  • Willow Class choir – who have had opportunities to sing at Winchester Cathedral and take part in cross-school choir activities.
  • Sports matches – there are usually several opportunities across the year for children to represent the school in competitive sports against other local schools. These have included athletics and swim meets, netball, hocky, and cricket matches. These opportunities are offered to volunteers, and we look to ensure that anyone who wants to has the opportunity to take part at least once a year.
  • Residentials – two residential trips – in Year 4 and Year 6 – give children the opportunity to learn new skills, develop their independence, explore nature, and have fun together!

* In order to ensure every child has equal opportunity to access all curriculum enrichment activities funding support is always available for children who would otherwise be unable to take part. Please contact the School Office for more information

After School Clubs

We have a rich programme of After School Sports and Activities Clubs offered by the school and trusted outside providers. Our schedule aims to provide enrichment options for after school every day of the school week. These include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Clay Club
  • Street Dance
  • And more…

There are a limited number of spaces for each club and these must be booked in advance through the school admin office (for school clubs) or direct with the relevant provider.

Please see the upcoming term’s After School Activity Schedule for details.