Educational Visits

When you ask the children, one of the things they remember most about their primary education is the number of visits they went on. At our school we firmly believe there is no substitute for going and experiencing the world first hand.

For this reason, children at our school will experience a wide range of visits in their time with us; ranging from excellent nearby sporting venues to historical studies, and from opportunities to take part in the performing arts to residential visits to North Yorkshire or outdoor and adventurous activities at High Adventure in West Yorkshire.

This section of our website allows a browser the opportunity to see a glimpse into some of the visits that have taken place prior to Covid 19 and some that will continue to take place during 2021 – 2022. The school is actively planning for educational visits that will happen over the coming academic year.

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK

Our EYFS children enjoy an adventure to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of our exciting topic on animals and the jungle. We enjoy an interactive workshop where we get to hold different creatures and touch a variety of shed skin and fur!

NORMAMBY HALL

Year 2 enjoy a fun-filled day at Normanby Hall, set within a 300 acre estate in the heart of North Lincolnshire. The children go dressed in Victorian clothing and learn what life was like in the Victorian era. The children dress up for this visit. Click here for some Normanby Hall Costume Ideas.

Session 1- Normanby Hall Tour

The children have an exclusive tour around Normanby Hall with Mrs Harding, the very strict housekeeper! They get to explore the many rooms and understand the different roles within the household from servant to chimney sweep.

Session 2- The Laundry Room

The children experience what it was like to work in a Victorian laundry using real artefacts! They wash the clothes with a dolly stick / tub and carbolic soap, dry the clothes using a mangle and use very heavy irons! It is such hard work!

The children thrive from the hands-on learning at Normanby Hall.

THE DEEP

In Year 4, our children visit The Deep Submarium for an overnight stay. After school, the children go home to have their evening meal with their family before returning to school for 5:00pm; they then board a coach to The Deep. At The Deep, the evening’s activities start with a comprehensive tour of the tropical and deep sea tanks as well a visit to the touch pool and the penguins and later, carry on with an investigation workshop focusing on which predator in the tropical seas is most likely to have eaten an identified species of fish followed by a second workshop when the children get the opportunity to decorate their own ‘T’ shirt to keep as a memento of their visit.

Once the activities have come to an end, the children prepare to go to sleep right alongside one of the viewing windows into The Deep tank. These windows allow viewing of some of the larger fish in the tanks, including the rays and sharks!

The following morning, the children have a cooked breakfast and an opportunity to visit the ever popular souvenir shop before boarding the coach to come back to school, somewhat tired, but having had a super experience that is not available to other visitors at The Deep.

MURTON PARK

Our children spend a day at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming (Murton Park) learning about Roman soldiers in a practical way. This visit gives the children a day to spend in a re-creation of a Roman Fort. They learn what sort of life Roman Soldiers may have had, some of the jobs they had to do and the sorts of drills they did. It is a truly fantastic day!

THE CHOCOLATE STORY – YORK

As part of our curriculum studies, children visit The Chocolate Story in York. This is a day long visit which includes a tour of the history of chocolate production around the world and moves forward to how chocolate is produced today.

The story starts with the Mayan people and how they consumed their chocolate. It is not at all what you might expect. For the second half of the day, the children take part in a workshop which focusses on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They will spend some time looking at characters, before as the highlight to the day, the children design and make their own Willy Wonka style chocolate creation.

HIGH ADVENTURE – KEIGHLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE

High Adventure offers wonderful opportunities for children to achieve fantastic things. The 3 day, 2 night residential course typically packs in 15 activities providing the right balance by offering activities that will challenge, develop teamwork and stimulate the imagination.

As teachers, one of the best things at High Adventure is seeing the children learning and working together in a different environment. This will often result in a few surprises, with some children who are quieter in the classroom succeeding well beyond what had been expected.

CLOUGHTON

In Year 5, our children spend 4 wonderful days in the Cloughton area of North Yorkshire, staying at Cober Hill Hotel.

On the first day they visit Dalby Forest near Pickering, were they spend time building dens, before seeing how waterproof they are, following orienteering trails through the forest and studying one of the streams in the area of the visitor centre which gives them a real understanding of features in rivers such as meander bends.

On the second day they visit Whitby, spending time exploring the Abbey and St Marys church in the morning before walking down into the town itself to undertaking building and people surveys in both the old and new town areas. The surveys help them understand the importance of tourism to Whitby as well as seeing the shops they might expect to meet at home in Brough.

The third day is spent local to Cober Hill, with the children following a section of The Cleveland Way north towards Ravenscar Peak, before looking at coastal erosion and sketching some of the features they see. They also have an opportunity to practise their orienteering skills learnt on the first day in the grounds of Cober Hill. In the afternoon they have a talk from the National Park Rangers before preparing for the Cloughton Talent Show, during which groups of children showcase some of their talents.

The final day is spent at Robin Hoods Bay learning a little bit about the history of the village as well as exploring the rock pools which are exposed at low tide and some of the geological history that can be learnt from the fossils along the sea shore. The day is rounded off with an ice cream by the old coastguard station before getting back on the coach to come back to school.

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