At Ilminster Avenue we value the importance of learning beyond the classroom. As such we offer a range of rich and broad activities which enable our pupils to learn and practise skills which will prepare them for later life.
We provide a range of opportunities for visitors to visit the Academy or for pupils to go on educational visits outside of the Academy. These are linked to the learning which takes place in each year group and children will make use of the educational visits in their subsequent learning.
In the summer term, we offer a 2 night residential visit to all our year 5 pupils to provide them with an opportunity to learn social skills, experience living in a different location, develop confidence and self-esteem, build independence and resilience. This experience forms part of the transition work which takes place, preparing pupils for their final year in primary school.
Our Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to attend a residential visit. This includes Team building activities, dry slope skiing, kayaking and much more. It is a great way to make some final memories to take with them as they transition to secondary education.
All educational visits and visitors are heavily subsidised by the Academy. We therefore ask for a much smaller contribution towards the costs of these activities.
We also visit different places of worship throughout the school; providing pupils with opportunities to see how different religions and faiths worship and developing pupils mutual respect and tolerance of those with and without religious faith.
Extra- Curricular Activities
We are currently running a reduce timetable due to Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.
Throughout the year we offer extra-curricular activities for physical development; including sports activities, creative activities; from the arts to crafts.
The following extra-curricular activities are being offered this term:
If you would like your child to attend a club that runs out of school hours, then you will need to sign a permission slip if your child is issued one. Please send this in with your child to give into the office. If you have any questions about your child starting a club through a term, then please speak to the office/teacher.
Throughout the year pupils have the opportunity to participate in the following extra-curricular activities:
- Homework Club
- The Green Team
- KS1 & KS2 Choir
- Numerous music lessons including string, brass and woodwind.
- Arts and Crafts
- Sports Clubs