Beyond the Classroom
At Red House we believe that learning shouldn’t be confined to a classroom. We understand the importance of children being inspired by the world outside the classroom as the world within it in.
Our extensive co-curricular programme and educational trips support the children’s learning, whilst providing them with the opportunity to develop new interests.
Our co-curricular programme provides children with an array of new experiences so they can discover new interests and talents.
The clubs in the Junior School range from languages, karate, yoga, performing arts, chess, science, zen den, Minecraft, sewing, Lego, craft, problem solving, cartoon sketching, cooking, gardening, ancestry, gymnastics, netball, basketball, rugby and football.
We place great value on children developing new skills outside the classroom and through our wide range of co-curriculum activities there is something for everyone.
Many pupils decide to deepen their musical experience by learning to play an instrument or taking singing lessons in school. Visiting instrumental teachers provide tuition on orchestral and contemporary instruments.
If you would like your child to have instrumental or singing lessons in School please contact the Director of Music, Catherine Brown T: 01642 553370.
We know that pupils greatly benefit from learning both in and out of the classroom. That’s why we organise regular trips to complement the topics being studied in the curriculum to further enhance their learning. A selection of recent visits includes:
- Ormesby Hall, Barley Hall, Murton Park and Captain’s Cook Monument – to support their history topics
- Fountains Abbey – to gain knowledge of the Northern Saints as part of their religious studies
- Life Centre and York Chocolate Factory – to enhance their learning in science
- Shildon Locomotion – learning about transportation
The World Around Us
We regularly invite visitors into school to share their experiences and knowledge about their professions. These talks and workshops further support the topics being learnt in lessons. We believe it is important for children to acquire first-hand knowledge and ask lots of questions.
We encourage children to participate in the Junior School fundraising events. This teaches the children new skills and enables them to learn about the wider community. Events include the annual Jogathon, Children in Need, Fairtrade, Sport Relief and World Book Day.
From taking part in whole school musicals to participating in charity events and sports days, there are lots of opportunities for children, parents and family members to have fun together and create lasting memories.
These events provide our children with a range of opportunities to showcase their learning and talents. They include demonstrating their French vocabulary in the annual French Café, speaking at the Festival of Achievement about the highlights of their year, or
performing at our seasonal services: Mother’s Day, Harvest Festival, Easter and Christmas in our local church St Mary’s.
In addition, the Red House Parent Teacher Association organises a number of social events to bring the whole Red House family together. These include a garden fête, bonfire night, quiz nights, an annual ball and a fashion show.