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Fantastic Friday

Every Friday is a Fantastic Friday!

At Foston CE School, we believe that the academic life of our school should include much more than what happens in the main stream curriculum. 

At both Foston and Terrington schools we have an Enhancement Day on a Friday - known as Fantastic Friday!

The school have researched the impacts of alternative timetabling and the findings were that academic studies undertaken during four days of the week, followed up by a creative enhancement day leads to increased progress and attainment for all.

As a result of this, our timetable now involves more exciting curriculum enhancements on Fantastic Fridays.  On Fridays we offer a wide range of experiences and challenges that enrich our curriculum.  This is to ensure that our children are inspired to learn and to provide our children with first-hand, memorable experiences, invaluable to their learning.

Each Friday morning the children take part in creative maths and english activities. In the afternoon children select workshops in advance, run by staff from across both schools throughout the year. Workshops change half termly and staff will move across schools when required so they can share their strengths with all children. Examples of workshops we have completed are:

Dance, Jumba, Roman battles, history of weapons, cooking, sewing, recorders, CSI to name a few.

At the end of every half term we take the children on an enhancement school trip. Some of the places we have visited include: a trampoline park, indoor climbing and  a theatre. Alongside this we have enhanced our PE provision by investing in new playground equipment, workshops for children to experience archery, Go-Karting and Golf.


Sporting Enhancements

We also offer taster sessions for sports and activities at the end of each half term.

Some of the things we have done:

  •  Archery, Go-karting, Rock climbing, Ariel Trek, Bowling, Swimming, Trampolining, Tennis, Golf, Pilates, Jumba, Dance.

 Some of the competitive sports the children have taken part in:

  • Multi-skills, Swimming gala, Football, Dodgeball, Netball, Cross country running.

 Some of the school trips we have been on:

  • Flamingo Land, Askham Bryan Wildlife, Piglets, JORVIK Centre, The Dig, The Sea Life Centre, Energi Trampoline Park, Robinwood Residential, Carlton Lodge Residential, Ryedale Folk Museum, York Castle Museum, Eureka, Bradford Media Museum, Castle Howard Arboretum, Castle Howard, Yorkshire Museum, 
    York Minster, Summit, Gurdwara, Mosque, Grand Theatre York.

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