Cultural Life of the School
We believe in using the environment around us and this includes the large range of museums, galleries and concert halls. Children undertake at least one educational visit per half term related to the curriculum. From Year 3 (age 7) upwards children go on residential trips including ‘living history’ events. In addition to this we invite authors, artists and speakers to enhance the curriculum. We have a well stocked library, weekly assemblies to which all parents are welcome, and a book club run by parents.
All children learn to play the recorder starting in Year 1. Individual tuition on a wide range of other instruments and voice is available. We have a school orchestra, big band and various ensembles. Children take an active part in dance, drama and other physical activities; visual arts are covered through many media. There are regular performances and a major production at the end of each term.
Located in the heart of the City, the curriculum has a strong emphasis on using local resources, as well as the school’s link to a wide range of study centres, experiences of living history and a Year 6 residential visit to a European City, usually Paris or Amsterdam.
We have strong links to Bunhill Fields which we use for outdoor play, and as an outdoor classroom for a wide variety of activities.
The ‘Living History’ residential visits tailored by Lyceum staff, taking place during topics such as the Victorians, the Tudors and World War Two, provide excellent opportunities for deepening understanding and exploring themes using drama, art, history and design technology. – ISI Oct 2014