We believe that learning should not only take place in the classroom. Throughout the year every class will be take part in a wide range of special events and trips which are planned to enhance the formal taught curriculum. Our wide range of learning opportunities provide rich and memorable experiences for the children at our school that contribute to and are developed through the taught curriculum. Some events are delivered to specific year groups to support their curriculum, whilst others are aimed at Key Stages or the whole school to develop the sense of community throughout our school.
All visitors to our school and trips to other locations are carefully planned and appropriate risk assessments and value for money considerations made to ensure a safe and valuable experience is had by all children. Our aim is for ALL children to be included in these activities and we will work hard with children who are reluctant to partake in such events and to support families for whom the cost could be a prohibiting factor.
We have a range of exciting learning opportunities this year which will be delivered by visiting speakers and drama groups. Last year we met 'Captain Grammaticus' who shared his dramatic adventures through grammar in an incredibly engaging and energetic fashion. Coming up this year we have visits from authors, artists and a range of speakers who will share their knowledge and passion for their chosen field of expertise.
Our range of day trips includes visits to contrasting places of religious worship, museums and art galleries, places of historical interest and more. We will be posting more about these day trips soon!
Aimed to develop independence, confidence and to aid team building within the year groups, alongside a range of educational values, our residential trips are a valued part of our curriculum.
Year 5 - PGL Osmington Bay
On this trip children will find a balance between using a range of science activities (including habitats and adaptations of the coast) and some adventurous pursuits. The centre is set in 45 acres of grounds with its own private beach and cliff top views.
Year 6 - PGL Liddington
This longer residential trip really encourages the children to take on new, challenging activities and develop increased independence which is a crucial part of their readiness for secondary school. Liddington, formally a hotel and conference centre, is conveniently located in the countryside and is set in over 150 acres of beautiful grounds near Swindon.
Please see the links below for more information on each of these locations.