At Cornfield we have three Focus Weeks for KS3 students each year. They are carefully designed to extend and expand the curriculum in different and exciting ways so that the students learn vital life skills and develop their social skills.
Focus weeks are based on three main themes; community, business and enterprise and lifestyles. Throughout these weeks students are developing literacy and numeracy skills outside of the standard class setting and also using and enhancing their social skills through hands on learning.
In addition to these core elements the community week explores our school community and also wider communities on a local and global scale, exploring different cultures and improving their empathy for others.
In business and enterprise week students are learning about how businesses work by creating and running their own companies. This allows students to prepare for the world of work by developing vital communication skills and practising social interaction with members of the public during our business fair.
The final week of the year is based on life-styles. This focuses on introducing students to alternative activities that they may not have access to. These may include sports or various other outside activities. In addition to this students also experience a range of cooking and arts. Past activities include kite surfing, disability sports and mountain biking.