Educational trips and visits offer new and exciting experiences for our Infant House pupils.

 

Each trip or visit is carefully planned to enhance our school curriculum, tying in with class topics and giving opportunities for learning to take place beyond the classroom environment. Our children look forward to class outings and always return to school with stories of their adventures and smiles on their faces. We love to see them participating in engaging workshops, hands-on activities and creating memories which will last for many years. Trips and visits are reviewed annually and fresh initiatives are regularly introduced.

 

Examples of recent trips and visits include:

 

Theatre Bugs, Years 1 & 2 - children participate in magical story based classes incorporating music, drama and dance. Sessions are designed to captivate children's imaginations and transport them into another world. They learn to come up with ideas to solve mysteries through imaginative play and make believe, developing communication, observation and problem solving skills.

 

Gunnersbury 3   Gunnersbury House Museum, Year 2 – Our History topic about The Victorians in enhanced by a day trip to Gunnersbury House Museum. The children visit the Victorian kitchen to learn about life as a kitchen-maid or footman. All children receive authentic uniforms to wear in their now roles and take part in various tasks including stirring the Christmas Pudding and making pomanders. The second workshop centres around the Victorian Christmas. The children learn a variety of Victorian parlour games.

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  Painshill Park, Year 2 – Our visit to Painshill Park in the Summer Term links with our work in Science about Forces. The children participate in a number of exciting, hands-on experiments and challenges relating to water pressure. They are encouraged to work collaboratively to solve problems including how to fix the water wheel. In the afternoon they embark on a treasure hunt around the park. The children are split into groups and apply their map-reading skills to find clues in different locations within the grounds, culminating in a dig for treasure!

Buddhapadida Buddhist Temple, Wimbledon, Year 2 – The children learn lots about Buddhism in the Spring Term. Visiting the Buddhist Temple offers the opportunity to see many of the things they have learned about at first hand. They hear the story of Buddha, meet a real Buddhist monk and practise meditating in the Temple itself.

 

Y1 - Kew Gardens   Kew Gardens, Years 1 and 2 – We are fortunate to be located within walking distance of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We take opportunities to visit the Gardens each term to observe plants from different habitats in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, to look at how the trees change through the seasons and for class picnics in the summer.

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Year 1 – Our History topic about Homes is enhanced by a trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum. We learn about different types of building materials and try our hands at making bricks using local brick clay. Visits to some of the historic buildings allow us to compare our lives today with those of families long ago.

 

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St Anne's Church, Kew, Year 1St Anne's Church is situated on Kew Green, within easy walking distance for the Year 1 children. They are greeted by the vicar who helps them to identify the parts of the Church that they have been learning about in their RE lessons, including the lectern, font and pulpit. The children enjoy looking closely at the stained glass windows and learning how the images tell stories from long ago.

 

 

London Zoo, Year 1 – Our visit to London Zoo includes a hands-on workshop as well as time to visit a variety of the Zoo's residents. During the workshop, the children investigate real animal hair, scales and feathers. They learn to describe how each feels in their hands and how animals can be grouped by their body coverings.

 

Pantomime, EYFS and Years 1 & 2The Infant House come together at the end of the Autumn Term to celebrate Christmas with a pantomime. Plenty of audience participation means that children feel involved and fully engaged in the story throughout. In recent years we have been immersed in the stories of Dick Whittington and Aladdin.

 

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