Learning doesn't just happen in the classroom!
At Sutton Road Primary we aim to provide children with a range of opportunities then enable them to develop their cultural capital. Through these opportunities we will expose our children to a large variety of subject areas and arts; promoting character-building qualities that lead to creating well-rounded, global citizens who are ready to succeed in later life.
We strive hard to ensure that children's curriculum learning is enhanced through opportunities to explore and experience things "first-hand" and that children and families are supported to access extracurricular activities that develop further the knowledge and skills that they have been taught in school.
Click on the link below and take a look at what else happens at Sutton Road Primary School.
Here at Sutton Road there are lots of things that happen that our children get the opportunity to be involved in outside the classroom, here are just a few...
School Games Mark
we are incredibly proud to have achieved the Platinum Sport Mark Award for all the work done around keeping our children active.
All of our children in Key Stage 2 visit Mansfield Library, the children can browse and read a book while they are there, or they can use their library card to borrow books to read at home.
Take Five & the Take Five Ambassadors
Take Five at school has been developed by Each Amazing Breath, a ‘not for profit’ organisation. For more information see eachamazingbreath.org
It is a whole school resilience programme based on breathing, grounding and awareness. It is supportive of improved mental wellbeing and provides children with a practical tool to help them self-manage their own behaviour.
Sutton Road Primary School started the programme after staff training. Once staff became confident at delivering the breathing practices, the school moved into the next phase. Eighteen children undertook training to become Take Five Ambassadors, capable of leading practices within the school.
The next phase we are just about the commence is 'train the trainers'. This will involve our current ambassadors training a further twenty children with the support of our Take Five Lead, Mrs Darwood-Brown.
Our PE leader is always planning different sports events - here are a few. take a look at the PE newsletter on the PE page for more details.
Some of our Y6's heading to a football competition at Leeds FC. They were playing for Forest, up against a number of Premiership teams.
The Y3/4 dance team took part in the School Games festive dance festival. The team made the school so proud with an awesome team display, showing self-belief and terrific teamwork to wow all the grown-ups and other schools in attendance. WELL DONE!
Kings Coronation celebrations
We started our celebrations with 2 after school craft events for our families to come along and make Kings Coronation, crowns, garlands and other craft activities.
We then had our picnic lunch (due to the weather it was an indoor picnic) and then we had our own Coronation Parade on the playground for the whole school. We presented the winners of our coronation stamp competition and the winners or the crown competition.
Sutton Road Mobile Library
Our Mobile Library is set up and is open every Tuesday and Wednesday morning before school (8-8.30). Please come and visit and share a story.
Each year our Year 5 children get the opportunity, if they choose to, to be involved in Bikeability. This is a road and bike safety course for children to ensure they are safe on the roads.
Sutton Road held our annual book fair, this year the fair was a great success and due to the number of books bought by our staff and families, the school received more than 70 books for our children to use in school – THANK YOU everyone.
Red Nose Day Fun
Children with silly hair for Red Nose Day today. #RedNoseDay2023
For a number of years Mrs Davies our Executive Head has had links with a school in Finland and over previous years we have even taken children from Sutton Road to Finland to visit the families and the school.
This year, post Covid our Finland visitors came to England and came to Mansfield to say hello, they spent time visiting some of the sights in the local area, but also joined in with our Year5 children for a game of bowling and a school disco.