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Learning Outside the Classroom

08 October 2015

On returning to school on Wednesday, I was delighted to see the range of educational excursions that are scheduled to take place over the next few months.

  • Learning Outside The Classroom

Visits as varied as going to Shanghai Zoo, to the Automobile Museum and to the Jewish Museum (to name only a few) are being eagerly anticipated.  The benefits of educational excursions for the children are immense. Staff carefully plan how visits will bring previous classroom learning alive in a relevant context, and add motivation for future learning when the children return.

Year 1 will be noticing the differences between the bodies of different animals and comparing them with their own.  As part of their Inventions topic, Year 4 will be investigating the development of the motor car over the years at the Automobile Museum.  Year 6 will have an opportunity to learn more about the impact of World War 2 by seeing artefacts from the past and become moved by personal stories.  And these are but a small sample of what is being planned throughout the school. 

Taking learning out of the classroom teaches the children that they can learn anywhere and encourages curious minds. Most importantly it can stimulate deeper thinking as children are encouraged to ask questions and make links between the classroom and what they see in the world around them.

Organising to take a large number of children out of school requires careful planning. Thank you to all the parents who come along and support us.  I look forward to hearing what the excited children tell me all about their day when they return.

Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary

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