What else makes life at Muxton so exciting and enriching?
We also ensure that our wider curriculum reflects the aims and vision of our school to promote the social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of our children. Whilst being successful in their learning at Muxton, children will also be:
¨ Reflecting on beliefs and values, being creative and imaginative and enjoying the world around them!
¨ Learning to take responsibility and make choices about what’s right and wrong
¨ Learning to be positive and active citizens in the community and preparing for life in modern Britain
¨ Enjoying a range of artistic, sporting and musical experiences and learning to value and appreciate the richness and diversity of different cultures
At Muxton, every child becomes enthralled with their Forest School experience! All year groups have a dedicated block of sessions each year which is linked to other areas of their learning. We believe that providing this regular experience of working in an outdoor environment not only develops children’s independence and investigative and team-building skills but also enhances their sense of awe and wonder in the natural world around them.
Parents are regularly invited into school to have lunch with their children. This gives children the opportunity to demonstrate their independence and, whilst enjoying the delicious lunches, parents are also reassured about the overall quality of the dining experience in school.
Every summer, there is a showcase of the school’s work in the school’s marquee at the Newport Agricultural Show. We work alongside other local schools to agree themes for collaborative art displays, such as ‘The Seasons’, and take part in various competitions and challenges – currently ‘The Great Potato Challenge’! This strengthens children’s understanding of their local and wider community, including other schools .
We have regular visits from authors at Muxton. Our children are used to working with authors and asking questions about what they have read. This gives them a real insight into the writing process and helps them with their own written work. It also promotes reading for pleasure; our library is regularly restocked with books from visiting authors and our pupils can’t wait to read them!
Our children also benefit from working alongside the Shropshire Bookfest organisation. Pupils read a selection of specially curated books and vote for their favourite. They also enter a county wide competition as they write about, paint a scene or create a trailer for their favourite book. The scheme culminates with a special author event at Theatre Severn that celebrates all of the children’s entries and the stories that have been read.
CHOIR & MUSIC TUITION
As well as a weekly singing assembly, children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and perform in the school choir. This helps to nurture and showcase the wealth of musical talent which we have in school as well as helping all children develop their enjoyment and appreciation of a wide range of musical styles. The choir traditionally perform at the Christmas and Summer fair and all musicians and singers perform at our annual musical showcase evening which is always a special and memorable occasion.
All children participate in our annual sports day which is enjoyed by all members of our school community, including parents. House Captains organise and lead the events exceptionally well and promote a very strong team spirit across all year groups. There is a variety of activities and sports which combine more traditional, competitive events with all-inclusive team games to maximise engagement and enjoyment for all.
Muxton has a strong track record of high performance in a wide variety of sport including cross-country, football, tag-rugby, swimming and cricket. Children have access to competitions at local and regional levels and we regularly celebrate our successes at these levels. We aim to provide a variety of sports and activities within and beyond the curriculum for all ages, abilities and levels of confidence and are very clear in our message about promoting sport as part of a healthy lifestyle.