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CURRICULUM

Will my child go on school trips?

Yes. Each class go on at least one trip a year, depending on their topics. We will give you as much notice as we can of these – we usually ask for a donation towards the cost, as transport if often very expensive – although older children can sometimes walk to local destinations (such as The Castle Museum). We also invite specialists into school from time to time to keep costs down.

Do you have dressing up days?

We sometimes ask children (and adults) to dress up for special occasions but try to keep this as simple as possible. Most of our non-uniform days are not themed, meaning your child can just come in their own clothes. Examples of past days we have had are:

  • Wear red day (for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund)
  • Bad hair day (for comic relief)
  • Dressing up as Victorians (for a topic)

When will my child be taught swimming?

Swimming is a compulsory part of the national curriculum at KS2 (Y3-Y6). Details will be issued each year about swimming lessons.

What is “Sports Day”?

This is a day when we have a series of sporting events running, to which parents are invited.

Can my child learn a musical instrument at school?

Yes. We have various peripatetic teachers that come into school. They offer one to one or group tuition. Details will be sent out about this periodically. It is usually best suited for children in Y3 and above.

 

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We want Acomb Primary School to be a place where everyone aims high, achievements are celebrated and we value everyone.

Acomb Primary School, York

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Daisy's Space Film

A video made by one of our pupils about space

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Bewerley Park

Acomb Primary School, York

A video prospectus about life at Acomb Primary School. See some of the many special things we do...

Daisy's Space Film

A video made by one of our pupils about space

Gorge Walking 2014 GoPro

Bewerley Park