Homework & Activities


Homework


At the beginning of each year parents are informed about the syndicate homework policies. A permission slip indicating whether a child is to have homework or not might be required by the classroom teacher. This helps to clarify the situation between home and school.




Swimming


As our school does not have a swimming pool only Y4 to Y6 pupils will participate in a swimming programme using local community facilities early in the year.




Waterwise


Our school considers the Waterwise programme a feature of our Y5 & Y6 outdoor education experience. The water based activities for this programme are held at Birkenhead Wharf at the beginning and end of the year. Children will be provided with practical experience in Kayaking and Optimist sailing safely on and near water. In addition children also participate in land-based activities held at school. Parents will be advised of costs for transport and facility charge prior to commencement of programme.




Fitness / P.E. Sports Programme


All pupils participate in daily fitness and Physical Education. Senior pupils also have a sports programme involving minor games, where skills taught during Physical Education are applied. The school fields hockey, basketball and netball teams when coaches are available. For Saturday sports, children participate through local clubs. There is regular interchange between schools in a variety of sporting activities for older pupils.