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Holy Rood 42

The Holy Rood 42 is an exciting programme of additional opportunities and experiences that are made available to all pupils at our school. For each of the seven years in their primary school lives, our children take part in six different activities: 6 x 7 = 42!


The variety of opportunities is designed to give children experiences across a range of areas: creative, cultural, physical, knowledge of the local community, outdoor learning and essential life skills. This is in addition to the curriculum - we recognise that learning does not stop at the classroom door.


Through these experiences, our children learn new skills, discover hidden talents and develop the cultural capital needed to prepare them for the next stage of their education. The chart below shows the range of opportunities currently on offer. Please look through the photographs to see what we have been doing so far this year!

Year 5 - Working with the National Trust to measure the depth, width and speed of local waterways

Year 4: Local Sports - Football Coaching with Swindon Town FC!

Year 4: Be money-wise! We calculated the total cost and the change of the ingredients we needed to buy to make our fruit smoothies for our DT project.

Year 4: Use new technologies to create a computer animation!

Year 2 had a meeting with the Swindon Fire Safety Officer as part of our Holy Rood 42 to tell us about what we should do if there was a fire at school or at home. We know we have to get low to the ground because the smoke rises. We had a go at doing this in our classroom together.

Year 4 - Eco Project: Bird Feeders

Year 1 - making a healthy sandwich

Year 3 - making a 999 call

Year 6 - making Christmas cakes

Year 5 - learning first aid

Year 6 - visit to London

Year 1 - visit to the Wyvern Theatre to watch the pantomime