Higher Attainers

Here at Uplands Infant School we strive to provide a stimulating, challenging curriculum for all children. We also provide high quality enrichment opportunities through curricular clubs, trips, visits, holiday clubs and visiting professionals and companies e.g. theatre groups, artists, sport coaches etc.

If you believe that your child has a particular gift or talent:

The form will then be passed to the school’s inclusion manager and taken into consideration when the school updates its register.

Nominations are accepted at any time during the school year.

Suggestions for supporting able children at home:

  • Read with them, and to them, even if they are good readers.
  • Able children enjoy learning new words. Have a new ‘word of the week’ at home.
  • Extend their general knowledge with a ‘fact of the week’.
  •  Encourage physical activity to develop co-ordination and general fitness.
  • Do not always focus on your child’s obvious skills. Encourage him or her to sample new activities.
  • Information and Communication Technology offers vast possibilities. Schools can advise on appropriate websites.
  • All types of puzzles, crosswords, logic games, word games, card games and board games help to develop children’s thinking skills and social interaction.
  • Learn a new language together.
  • Give children a broad range of experiences.
  • Sometimes the most effective support that a parent can provide may be to limit the number of engagements and formal activities their child is exposed to, in order to ensure that the child has the space and free time in which to play, experiment and develop hobbies and interests of his or her own.

Below is a series of websites that may be of interest: 

The National Association for Gifted Children 

Tomorrow’s Achievers 

Possible courses for children and information for parents:

Nrich Maths

Kids Numbers – Maths for Key Stage 1 and 2

National Literacy Trust Website – resources for all ages

24 Hour Museum