Our Curriculum Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom

At St Paul’s CE Primary School, we believe in the concept of lifelong learning. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding, relevant and enjoyable experience that is rooted in our Christian faith. Through our teaching and curriculum, we equip all children with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be confident learners now and for life.

We aim to give our pupils the opportunities that prepare them for future success in life through our curriculum and experiences we offer.

We believe that life long learning can be enhanced in many ways and take appropriate opportunities that introduce pupils to the best that has been thought so they develop an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. The experiences in the curriculum beyond the classroom are part of St Paul’s planned delivery and support: memory; the development of educated citizens; enjoyment and knowledge.

Below is a map of some of the opportunities that link to curriculum areas that we offer. The document below is forever changing and does not include all the experiences that pupils at St Paul’s experience and all are not experienced annually. Changes are made as and when new experiences are discovered and when those in our plans become less relevant to our curriculum or context.


People (who they meet?)

Places (where do they go)?


Whole school

Worship visitors – assembly


Hulme garden team

Nurse visits

Fire service


Chinese Confucius institute team

Sports specialists

Librarian visits


Local park visits


Withington church

Olympics/commonwealth days

European languages week

National sports week

Healthy eating week

National maths week

Chinese new year


World Book Day

Festival celebrations

Black History Month

National Science month

Year 5/6

Author zoom visits

Archaeologist visit

STEM ambassadors

Lego workshop



Music specialists

Ghyll Head

Venture out

Sports celebrations

Manchester Museum - Egyptian learning day

Places of worship - St Paul’s Church, Central Mosque

Withington community group

Literary Heritage unit

National Science week

Racism workshop

Lack history month

Artist visits

Sports tournaments

Portals from the past – Egyptian

Bike right team

Year 3/4

Author/story tellers

Relax kids

Music specialists

Library (Withington & Central)

Manchester visit

Places of worship

Jewish museum


Virtual author sessions



Reading club


Easter experience

Portals from the past – Greeks, Anglo Saxons

Year 1/2

Local artist

Author and story teller

Road safety team

Zoolab – nocturnal animals

Withington walk

Local park visits

Pocket park


Portals from the past

Hatching the ducks


EYFS – In EYFS the experiences are embedded in all learning, below are a few specific examples

Chinese Confucius institute team

Sports specialists

Pocket park

Tatton park

Butterfly life cycle

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