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Enrichment

Phronesis: How we teach practical wisdom for life-long success

What is phronesis?

Phronesis is a moral and intellectual virtue, rooted in a natural and human capacity “to do the right thing, in the right place, at the right time and in the right way.” This stems from the Greek word translated as ‘prudence’ or ‘practical wisdom’ in Greek, which conveys a general sense of knowing the proper behaviours in all situations.

What do we know about phronesis?

Phronesis is learned through instruction and not practice. When learning a set of values (or virtues), the most important part is to use them, rehearse them and build them into your character You cannot do this without phronesis. According to Aristotle, “having one’s heart in the right place’ is not good enough; being a good person requires a kind of practical intelligence as well as a good disposition.”

Phronesis is not a virtue acquired through an education or through books. It is a virtue that is learned and built on from social interactions and real-life experience. At Woodlands Primary School, we know that phronesis takes a long time to become an embedded part of our character, possibly even into adulthood, but we start the journey as soon they start at our school. School is much more than academic success, and so we build deliberate opportunities into the days, weeks and years and Woodlands Primary School to allow children to have real life, practical, hands on experiences to develop phronesis as part of their character.

How do we do this at Woodlands Primary School?

 

Forest Schools

Rehearsing the values of the school in a practical and creative way

Zones of Regulation

Knowing what to do with how you are feeling and how to behave in a range of different situations

Enrichment

Using new and old skills in wider opportunities

Hands on Learning

Building phronesis into the curriculum by applying knowledge to outcomes

 

 
   

At Woodlands Primary School we offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities. These are built both within the school day, but also after school should the children choose to extend their horizons.

Planned Enrichment 2021/22

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Whole School

 

(New Jan 2022: Children’s University)

Flourish Enrichment

 (each Friday)

 

First Aid

Flourish Enrichment (each Friday)

 

Winter Wonderland: Singing Showcase

Flourish Enrichment (each Friday)

Flourish Enrichment (each Friday)

 

Outdoor Week

2FEL

 

Mighty Trees Award

Mighty Trees Award

Mighty Trees Award

Mighty Trees Award

Nursery

Welly Wednesdays

 

Mighty Trees Award

Welly Wednesdays

 

Mighty Trees Award

Welly Wednesdays

 

Mighty Trees Award

Welly Wednesdays

 

Mighty Trees Award

Rec

 

Mighty Trees Award

Mighty Trees Award

Forest School

 

 

Mighty Trees Award

Visit to Curious Kids (Role Play)

 

Mighty Trees Award

Y1

 

Forest School

 

Visit to Cleethorpes on the train

Fieldwork Study: The Ancient Woodland

Y2

 

Forest School

 

Visit to Bishops House (Queens of England)

 

 

Fieldwork study: Graves Park

Y3

 

Forest School

Visit to Cresswell Crags

Sports Skills Enrichment

 

Fieldwork Study: The River Porter

Y4

 

Forest School

Sports Skills Enrichment

 

Visit to Brigantium Roman Fort

Fieldwork Study: Padley Gorge

Y5

 

Sports Skills Enrichment

 

Visit to Magna Centre

Forest School

Fieldwork Study: Castleton

 

Residential Visit: Eyam

Y6

Sports Skills Enrichment

 

Visit to Kelham Island (WW2)

Transition Visits: Secondary Schools

Bikeability

Fieldwork Study: Matlock

 

Residential Visit: Thornbridge

 

Forest School

 Currently, we are offering the following after school clubs:

Autumn Term 1 

Monday - Y5/6 Football with Mr Short (£1)

Tuesday - Rec/Y1/Y2/Y3/Y4 Tennis (£3)     KS2 Street Dance (£3)

Wednesday - KS2 Athletics (£2) 

Thursday - Rec-Y6 S14 choir (£1)      Y2/3 Forest Skills (£1)     KS2 Basketball (£1)  Y4-6 Cycling (£2)

Autumn Term 2

Monday - Y4/5/6 Football (£1)

Tuesday - Rec - Y4 Tennis £3

Wednesday - Y2-6 Basketball (£1) and Rec-Y4 Musical Theatre £2.50

Thursday - Y2-6 Gymastics (£1)   Rec-Y6 S14 Voices £1    Arts and Crafts £1   Y3-6 Street Dance £2.50

Spring Term 3

To be confirmed ASAP

If your child would like to attend one of the clubs, please sign up via ParentPay.