Educational visits are part of the delivery of the National Curriculum and, as such, are an integral part of the teaching that goes on in the school.
The governors have agreed that only coaches with seat belts will be used to transport the children on such visits.
Whenever the children leave the school premises, the supervisor-pupil ratio will be as follows:
Under 5s 1:6
Under 8s 1:8
Over 8s 1:12 (local visits 1:20)
Parental consent is always sought before an educational visit except for those within ½ mile of the school. Upon their child’s entry into school, parents are asked to give their consent to these outings close to the school which include walking to St Mark’s Church.
As school budgets decrease and outing costs rise, parents are asked to make a contribution, if possible, to the cost of these educational visits.
Every two years the children in class 5/6 attend a residential trip to Minstead Study Centre.
3/4's visit to Butser Hill Ancient Farm
As part of our topic, Lost in Time, 3/4 visited Butser Hill Ancient Farm. We were able to see reconstructions of Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age houses. We also got to take part in lots of activities which helped learn about life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age such as chalk carving and wattling. We even got to act like archaeologists!
5/6 Trip to Winchester - Local Study
As part of our history topic, Manuscript Detectives, we visited Winchester. We were exploring our local environment in order to build more detailed picture of chronology, cause and effect and consequences. We handled Anglo Saxon artefacts and as we walked around the cathedral we considered:
Cause and Effect
Why did the cathedral increase in size?
Winchester became important as the capital of Wessex.
What was the influence of King Alfred on the cathedral?
He built his palace next to the cathedral and he was a religious man so the cathedral became a very important symbol of his reign.
Why is one large stained glass window put together in such a random way?
After a Viking raid all the glass fell out of the window. No one really knew where each piece went so a random pattern was created.