From time to time, children will be taken to places of interest in connection with the class work they are doing. Value for money and keeping costs down is always a priority when booking outings, but in order to continue to provide these valuable experiences we ask parents to make a voluntary contribution to fund the visits that take place within the school day.
CHILL OUT (Cunningham Hill Independent Learning for Life)
With the ability to work independently being such an important skill, the CHILL OUTS provide open-ended activities where the children can work creatively to respond to a given task. Where possible, these link to their school topics and can be used with all subjects. These tasks range from poetry and art to creating games which WWII evacuees could play utilising resources they find in the woods.
Another benefit of these days is that children will get the opportunity to work and play in environments, which they might not have done before. In modern society, where there is a reliance on technology, we feel that it is vital that children are given the chance to experience the freedom to explore and create in more unstructured situations. They are able to discuss and problem solve their ideas with no wrong answers or limits through developing their skills of communication, collaboration and compromise.
By taking them out of their comfort zones; encouraging them to get muddy; allowing them to make mistakes and then the have the opportunity to learn from, we see the children succeed and develop in many areas while having lots of fun!
We strongly believe there is an enormous benefit for children to attend residential visits where they learn invaluable independence skills, which will help them develop in all aspects of their learning. All year groups are offered a residential experience.
Year 3 – School Sleepover
Children spend the night in their classrooms for a pirate themed experience.
Year 4 – Bushcraft
Children camp out in the woods for one night and take part in a variety of outdoor activities such as den building, map reading and adventure games.
Year 5 – Kingswood Activity Centre
A two night trip where they experience some of the more adventurous activities including abseiling, 3-G swing, archery, high ropes and much more.
Year 6 – Stackpole
A week-long visit to South Wales for a memorable trip including canoeing, coasteering, climbing and sunsets on the beach.