School Visits and Enhanced Learning Experiences
Educational visits form an important part of our curriculum as we firmly believe that children learn best when engaged in first-hand encounters. In between educational visits children can also take part in many learning experiences in our state-of-the-art 4D learning room which uses odours, visual and interactive learning.
Visits are organised to comply with relevant guidelines and procedures. Some educational experiences cannot take place without the cost of such visits being funded by parents. Such contributions are voluntary, and parents will be informed of the cost to each child should a visit be planned.
Each visit/activity will only take place if sufficient voluntary contributions are received to enable us to fund it. The school does subside educations visits and every effort is made to keep the cost to a minimum. If the shortfall on voluntary contributions is so great that the visit/activity cannot proceed, all monies will be returned to parents. Parental permission is always sought before taking children from the school premises for educational visits.
We pride ourselves on being able to give children the opportunity to experience different adventures experiences and outings.
We're delighted that following a break from getting out and about due to Covid-19, trips out are very much back on the agenda. All our visits are listed in the table below. Click on the event to see a copy of the letter providing more information.
Year 6 - Extravaganza Residential - 19th May 2022 to 20th May 2022
We are hosting a Year 6 sleepover at the school on Thursday 19th May. This will be part of our two day Year 6 Extravaganza. This residential/sleepover is in place of the Kingswood visit we have traditionally offered the Year 6 children as we decided that the price increase this year was something we couldn’t ask parents to pay – a two-night visit was to cost £150.00.
The preparations have been finalised and we will be providing a range of activities which we hope will appeal to all the children. We really have rammed loads of fun into two exciting days and the whole experience has been costed at just over £60 per child. However, as we really want all the children to take part in every part of the extravaganza, we are heavily subsidising the cost and are asking for £40 per child. We are able to help with the cost this year as a one-off, to reward just how hard the children have worked this year to catch up and will continue to do so on the build-up to SATS.
We do not want to reveal all that is in store yet as we want some surprises for the children but rest assured they will certainly not be disappointed.
They will come to school on Thursday 19th May all ready for the adventure to begin with a full timetable starting at 9.00 am and last until 8.00 pm that evening. Then, after a good night’s sleep and breakfast in school, they will embark on a high adrenalin adventure off-site, not returning to school until 5.15-5.30 pm on Friday evening. They really will have a fantastic time!
Please click on the link below to see a copy of the letter providing further information:
FS1 Nursery – Visit to Clifton Park - Friday 17th June
To celebrate a fantastic year in nursery we have organised a visit to Clifton Park in Rotherham. The trip will just be for the Foundation Stage 1 half day children both morning and afternoon sessions who must be accompanied by an adult.
The visit will take place on; Friday 17th June
On the day of their visit, children and their accompanying adult should come to school at 9:15am, ready to leave on a coach booked through Globe of Barnsley at 9:30am. We should arrive back at school at approximately 2:30pm depending on traffic.
We are covering the total cost of the visit for the child and their accompanying adult as this is the Nursery reward visit. This will be an amazing day out with parks, gardens, water splash area, sports and games – all free of charge. There are also rides and games for a small charge and even an amazing museum. You can take along a picnic or choose to buy something while you’re there – there will obviously be ice creams on sale, a must on a sunny day!
Year 1 – Visit to Lyceum Theatre to see The Gruffalo - Friday 20th May
We are planning a trip to the Lyceum Theatre to see The Gruffalo. This will be an exciting experience and watching live theatre can encourage imagination and creativity, while also helping to build a child’s confidence. Exposure to the arts from an early age also increases the likelihood of children developing a genuine interest in this area in later life, further broadening their cultural horizons.
The visit will take place on; Friday 20th May
On the day of their visit, children should come to school at the usual time 8:40-8:50am. Children will need to be in full school uniform with sensible footwear and a suitable coat. Children will eat an early lunch at school before they leave on a coach booked through Globe of Barnsley. We should arrive back at school at approximately 3:30pm depending on traffic. We are covering the total cost of the visit, including the theatre ticket and coach travel as this is the Year 1 reward visit. If your child requires any medication such as travel sickness tablets, these will need to be provided on the day in a suitably labelled packet, indicating the times they need to be taken. The journey should take around 30/35 minutes.
Please complete the online form to give your child permission to go as they cannot take part without your written consent.
Year 5 – Visit to Sheffield Video Games Museum - 24th May 2022
We are planning a trip to the Sheffield Video Games Museum. This will be an exciting experience where our children will learn about videogame history, making video games and how videogames can help students develop a wide range of STEAM skills such as problem-solving, communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
The visit will take place on; Tuesday 24th May 2022
On the day of their visit, children should come to school at the usual time 8:40-8:50am and will be back at school to leave at 3pm as normal. Children will need to be in full school uniform with sensible footwear and a suitable coat. We will travel on a coach booked through Globe of Barnsley. Children will eat a late lunch on their return to school. We are covering the total cost of the visit, including the museum ticket and coach travel as this is the Year 5 reward visit.
If your child requires any medication such as travel sickness tablets, these will need to be provided on the day in a suitably labelled packet, indicating the times they need to be taken. The journey should take around 30/35 minutes. Please complete the online form to give your child permission to go as they cannot take part without your written consent.