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:

 

 

Gunnersbury 3   Gunnersbury House Museum, Year 2 – Our History topic about Toys From The Past in enhanced by a day trip to Gunnersbury House Museum. The children take part in two workshops. The first is held in the Victorian kitchen, and enables the children to learn about life in a Victorian household. The second workshop centres around Victorian toys and games. The children are able to touch and play with a variety of Victorian toys, as well as play some tradition 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!
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.
 

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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.

 

Kew Village, Year 1 – To support the children’s Geography topic about our local area, we visit the nearby shops and businesses in Kew Village to observe the shop fronts, signage and to interview the shopkeepers.

 

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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