Enrichment for KS1/2

We offer a variety of Enrichment opportunities throughout the school year.

maths day
Literacy day
Literacy day
maths day
treasure hunters day

Enrichment for All

Look out for our enrichment workshops designed to give children of all abilities a chance to explore the Cathedral in a unique and interactive way.

You may wish to add value to your local history study or offer a special learning opportunity for a group of children funded through Pupil Premium. We are also very happy to work collaboratively with individual or clusters of schools on specific projects to use the fantastic resources we have here at the Cathedral.  We can tailor make and develop new workshops that meet your needs and are always open to ideas. (Must involve groups of at least 24 pupils). 

Able Pupil Enrichment

We also offer More Able Pupil Enrichment Days during the school week at least once a term, when we take up to 36 children from a variety of schools for an interactive and challenging day of either Maths or Literacy activities.

For further details contact Sue on 01243 812497 or email sue.poil@chichestercathedral.org.uk

Treasure Hunters: A Cathedral Sized Challenge

Enrichment Workshop for Years 5&6

28th Jan 2019 10.30am - 12noon or 1.00pm-2.30pm

An exciting half day of practical enquiry led activities in the Cathedral.

As trainee historians, pupils will work in small groups and follow clues to seek out hidden ‘treasures’ in the Cathedral. They will use a range of historical sources, such as photographs, artefacts and eye-witness accounts.  They will ask questions, discuss and create a timeline showing how the Cathedral has changed over 900 years.

Who is this for? This taster day is open to all pupils in years 5 and 6 and can be adapted to meet your pupils’ needs.  Pupils work in groups of 6 and so benefit from a tailored approach. Schools can choose to send just 6 pupils or up to a maximum of 36 pupils. 

£4.00 per pupil (£3.60 for School Friends)

Maths Enrichment Day for More Able Years 3s

Monday 11th February and 4th March 2019 9.30am - 2.30pm

A whole day of exciting and challenging activities in the Cathedral.

Pupils will:

  • collect data and place it on their own timeline using estimating and rounding
  • use subtraction involving 4 digits to work out lengths of time
  • use a map to orienteer routes around the cathedral
  • use coordinates on a treasure hunt
  • make their own clinometers and use them to calculate heights.

Who is this for? This enrichment day is for more able pupils in Year 3 looking for an opportunity to consolidate and apply their learning in a ‘real life’ context.

£12.50 per pupil - materials included (£11.25 for School Friends).  Please note maximum of 6 pupils per school.

'Time Team Special - Spire Collapse!'

Monday 4th February 2019  9.30am - 2.30pm

An exciting day split between the County Record Office and the Cathedral. Children will have the opportunity to become historical detectives and uncover facts about the collapse of the Cathedral spire in 1861 using primary and secondary sources. They will hear the story of events surrounding the collapse before rotating round three interactive sessions including exploring documents and the strong room at the County Record Office, interviewing costumed 'eyewitnesses' in the Cathedral, and reading first-hand accounts from the period to help them write their own newspaper report.

Who is this for? Year 5 and 6 Pupils with more able/gifted literacy skills.

£12.50 per pupil - materials included (£11.25 for School Friends).  Please note a maximum of 6 pupils per school.