Enrichment for the Able and Talented

At Reculver School, we aim to give all children the chance to reach their potential. Children who are particularly able at a subject sometimes require additional intervention: this is so they may gain mastery of their special gift or talent. In some cases we provide tailored activities so that able pupils get a flavour of how their skills may be applied in the real world. Some examples of these special provisions include:


The Reculver Times Newspaper

Able writers in Years 5 and 6 have been invited to contribute to the Reculver Times Newspaper, written by the children for the children. We meet termly to discuss the content of the next edition, assign tasks and to discuss and practice journalistic writing techniques. Children take responsibility for researching and editing their own work before submitting it for publication. They have recently focused on: the use of interesting questions to enhance quotes; alliteration when writing headlines; sub-headings and paragraphing and writing succinctly within a given word limit.


The Newspaper Gang Club

Children who write for the Reculver Times can meet with their fellow reporters on Friday lunchtimes to work on their articles. They can also read and discuss current affairs using a collection of up-to-date children’s news magazines. This has provided inspiration for several of our news articles in the Reculver Times and the children have the chance to compare their own work to that of professional writers.


Greater Depth Subject Days

Sometimes opportunities arise for our children to attend tailored workshops and activity days. The children get to apply their skills in new and challenging ways, as well as learning new techniques and strategies. As these events involve children from other schools, it is also good preparation for Secondary school and gives our pupils the chance to meet some of their future peers. We encourage pupils who attend these days to share their learning with their classes, therefore maximising the impact of the event.

Our fabulous Year 6 Team for the 2016 Greater Depth Maths Day.


Spelling and Times-tables Bees

This year we were able to send a team of specially selected children to attend a Times-Table and Spelling Bee. Our pupils did us proud: chosen for their consistently high times-tables or spelling scores, they held their own against the competition. The pupils unanimously concluded that the events were fun but challenging and they would definitely do it again!

The 2016 Reculver Spelling Bee team


Future Plans

In order to keep challenging and inspiring our most able and talented children (which, through the sharing of their gifts, will hopefully impact positively on all of our pupils) we are making lots of plans for the future. In particular, we would like to be able to hold special enrichment days. Watch this space for more information soon!


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