Right from Reception, the children are introduced to the 8 essential skills through their lessons, outdoor play and extra-curricular sessions. From this very early age, children's skills in teamwork, listening and speaking are developed - this may involve the use of role play, games or simply being able to listen and talk to their peers and adults. Heading into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the children take part in Challenge Days throughout the course of the year and this year, Years 4, 5 and 6 have also been involved with virtual trips. By introducing events such as Arts Day and Careers Week, the children throughout the entire school, were able to put many of the essential skills into practice. This was evident throughout discussions, final pieces and displays.