At Long Mead Community Primary School the children are taught core subjects within their individual year groups. For their wider curriculum lessons they are taught in mixed ages groups, allowing the children to learn and develop with a wider variety of children and teachers.

To ensure our curriculum is broad, balanced, varied and unique we also plan further enrichment activities for the children both in school and out.

Below are just some of the activities planned for our children at Long Mead this year, as well as other things to look forward to.

When planning enrichment activities we take into account the National Curriculum and the children's ideas through discussions with the school council and within classes. Ideas are also developed through discussions with teachers, parents and governors as to what we believe the children within this setting need in order to be secondary ready, as well as life long learners.


Key stage


What enrichment activities and events help with...

Cooking  - Pizza Making, biscuit making

Woodland Walks

Visits from the Children's Centre

* Promoting the 5R's (Resilience, resourcefulness, risk-taking, reflectiveness and relationships)

* Promoting British Values (Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance)

* Leadership skills

* Care for ourselves, others and the surroundings

* Self confidence

* Pride in themselves and their achievements

* Team work and independence

* Skills to resolve arguments and disagreements

* Promote active and healthy lifestyles

* Mind Stimulation

* Increasing a rich and varied vocabulary

* Experimentation 

* Organisation and presentation 

* Inspiration 


Car survey in the local area

Woodland Walks/Nature Hunts

Observational Drawings in the grounds


Year 5/6 Trip to Ightham Mote

Peer Mediator Training - Two days

Year 3/4 Trip to Kent Life

Year 6 Mayor Debate

E-safety Ambassador training - Year 5's

Year 5 Science at Tonbridge School

Discover Day with local schools

CPR Training - Year 6

Autumn Showcase with local schools

Developing our PSHE curriculum - meeting with children from local schools


Year 6 camp to the Isle of Wight

Enterprise Challenge within the local area


Whole School

Poetry Day

Roald Dahl Day

An Allotment within the local area

Forest Schools

Halloween Disco  - PTA

Harvest Festival Assembly

High Hopes Assemblies

Clubs - Showtime, Football, Netball, Story telling, Boxing, High Hopes, Homework, Lego

Teach Us Tuesdays

Tonbridge Park Run

Whole School Nativity at the Baptist Church

Christmas Parties

Staying Safe Around Dogs - Kent and Sussex Dogs trust

World Book Day

Children in Need

Aspirations day

Focused weeks - led by the school council - Art Week (February)

Road Safety Week

Enterprise Week