We believe that learning should not only take place in the classroom. Throughout the year, every class will take part in a wide range of special events and trips which are planned to enhance the curriculum. Our wide range of learning opportunities provides rich and memorable experiences for the children at our school which are then developed and used as a context for work in the classroom.
All visitors to our school and trips to other locations are carefully planned and risk assessed well in advance to ensure a safe and valuable experience is had by all children.. We also consider value for money. 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.
Please be aware that the school does not receive any funding for these trips and activities and we do rely on the generous voluntary support of our parents and carers to allow these important activities to happen. If we do not receive sufficient funds for a trip or event to go ahead, the activity will be cancelled.
Visiting Speakers and themed days
We have many visiting speakers to school to engage, enthuse and inform about their area of expertise. These speakers are often free of charge and in the recent past we have had speakers from the RNLI, Run Reigate and Surrey Youth Sports Games and St. John’s ambulance.
Our themed days are always incredibly popular. We have had Egyptian days, Greek days, Viking days, Tropical zoo and Crocodile encounters to name but a few! These days always have the advantage of losing no time (or expense) on coach journeys.– see below for our plan of days and visits for 2016-17.
Year 3 also have a bonding day where Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development come to involve the children in team activities. These include climbing on their mobile climbing tower and team building activities based on problem solving. These activities are provided free of charge as they are funded by the Sports Premium.
School Trips - Day Trips
Our range of day trips includes visits to contrasting places of religious worship, museums and art galleries, places of historical interest and more, including our amazing trip in Year 5 to Harry Potter World. 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 4 – Stratford upon Avon (3 days, 2 nights)
On this trip children will find out more about Shakespeare’s life and environment to compliment their historical topic on significant British historical themes. They visit Stratford both on foot and open-top bus, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Mary Arden’s farm. For many children this is their first time away from home overnight where we have exclusive use of a Youth Hostel.
Year 6 – High Ashurst Outdoor Activity Centre, Box Hill, Dorking (3 days, 2 nights)
This residential trip really encourages the children to take on new, challenging activities and develop increased confidence and independence which is a crucial part of their readiness for secondary school. High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre is set in 56 acres of woodland on Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is conveniently located just a twenty minute drive away meaning travelling time is kept to a minimum. Accommodation is in their newly built cabins and the entire site is securely fenced. Whilst there, children participate in climbing, abseiling, archery, challenge courses and a range of other activities including a camp fire.
Please see the main calendar for Trips & Events. Each Year group is colour coded and the key is displayed above the calendar. Main events for the whole school appear in dark blue.
Please see the links below for more information: