School Trips and Visitors
School trips and visitors are a key element of school life.
Class and year group trips to places of interest are an excellent way of generating fresh enthusiasm for key topics and these take place on a regular basis to a variety of exciting and stimulating destinations, adding to the enjoyment of education. These include trips to museums, art galleries, zoos and outdoor centres. At times the whole school may be involved, as was the case in recent visits to the National Gallery and Legoland.
Each term visiting specialists add to the teaching of topics like ‘People who help us’, World War II and the Blitz and historical re-enactments.
We encourage our parents to help with cookery lessons and RE lessons where appropriate and parents have also been involved in our theme days on Diwali, Chinese New Year and Book Week.
|Year Group||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|F1||Forest Walk, Selfish Crocodile Theatre Trip||Museum of London, Bus and Train Ride||Library Visit, Colchester Zoo|
|F2||Forest Walk, Selfish Crocodile Theatre Trip||London Aquarium, ‘Crew’ – Barnaby Bear||Colchester Zoo, Local Walk|
|Year 1||Visitors: ‘People who help us’, The National Gallery||Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood||Colchester Zoo|
|Year 2||‘Crew’ – Victorian Afternoon, The National Gallery||The Tower of London, Church Visit, Synagogue Visit||Epping Forest Conservation Centre|
|Year 3||The National Gallery, Verulamium Museum, St Albans||British Museum, Church Visit, Tom’s Midnight Garden Theatre Trip||Epping Forest Conservation Centre|
|Year 4||The National Gallery,||Hindu Temple Neasden, Tom’s Midnight Garden Theatre Trip||West Stow Village|
|Year 5||Epping Forest Conservation Centre, The National Gallery||Hampton Court Palace, Tom’s Midnight Garden Theatre Trip||Kentwell Hall,|
|Year 6||London Sailing Centre, The National Gallery||‘Crew’ – World war II, Tom’s Midnight Garden Theatre Trip||Activity Week,
The Globe Theatre
The Isle of Wight trip, for children in Years 2-4, helps to forge stronger friendships and develop self-confidence and a respect for their peers. It also offers experiences in a number of exciting and challenging excursions that add to the enrichment of the children’s curriculum. This has always been a popular week away where many happy memories are shared with the rest of the school upon their return.
During the Easter holidays the Prep Department have the opportunity to ski in Europe. This excursion is in conjunction with Bancroft’s Prep School.
Our Year 6 pupils attend an outward bound residential trip during the summer term at either a PGL Centre or Stubbers Activity and Adventure Centre, Upminster. This exciting venture offers the pupils the chance to build self-confidence and work as part of a team under the watchful eyes of experienced, enthusiastic instructors. It stands them in good stead as they embrace the challenges of senior school life.