At Wallscourt Farm Academy we are very proud of our school, and the open learning environment we have created here. We are One Learning Community and this ethos runs through everything that we do. We firmly believe in progressions through the learning zones, and a whole school community approach.
The children in KS1 are part of three Community Groups, and these represent our International, Intergenerational approach. In time, the children in Oak learning zone – EYFS also join these community groups.
The three community groups are Happy Days, which represents our local nursery, UWE – the international university at the bottom of our garden, where we have many learning adventures, and Beaufort Grange – the care home across the road, whose residents and staff moved in to their new build at the same time as we did – and we often engage in shared learning experiences with the residents there.
These real nectar points are to represent our very own real life bees, which we have here at Wallscourt Farm, as part of our nature area. The real nectar points are collected in honey jars, and the children know this is all about working and learning together as teamwork bees. This links to our lifelong learning ethos and culture, using the ELLI approach, which is a Bristol University research project developing effective habits of learning. We share the ELLI approach to learning with the children as soon as they join us in Reception.
Community Groups have joint celebrations, which the children vote on themselves, and they have chosen a whole variety of different celebrations so far…!
We have a whole host of rich learning experiences on offer for children at Wallscourt Farm, within school and beyond the school day.
Please see the outline of enrichment opportunities including afterschool clubs that are currently running. Letters are sent out each term and we aim to ensure fair and equal access to the clubs over the course of the year where possible.