Visits and Residentials
We enhance our curriculum with trips and in school visitors to stimulate learning and further embed the children’s understanding.
These are planned at the beginning of each term. Some trips and visitors take place as a WOW to kick start a Learning Challenge, whilst others take place at pertinent points in the learning sequence or near completion to support reflection of the learning that has taken place.
Places of Worship Visits
Our RE curriculum offers each year group (1—6) the opportunity to learn more about a world religion. Within each religion we provide a trip to the relevant place of worship within the local area. This is an integral aspect of our ‘Diversity’ and ‘ Community’ curriculum drivers. It ensures that all pupils feel secure, valued and confident to talk about their beliefs and feelings and understand that we are all different and this difference should be celebrated. Through visiting other places of worship in the community we are teaching trust, respect, honesty, communication, caring, common interests and shared values.
Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a 3 day residential to an outdoor centre. This provides them with the opportunity to take part in experiences they might not have access to. It allows them to challenge themselves and connect with the outdoor world. As part of the Linking Schools project, we have also started a one-night Y4 residential that we hope to continue with the school we link with.
Our Local Heritage
All year groups have one Learning Challenge focussed around our local heritage, looking at the significance of our surrounding community. This enables our children to gain an understanding of the local community and the diversity within it. When learning about their local heritage curriculum, children have the opportunity to visit key places within our local area.