It is so important that our children get to experience learning outside the classroom. Whenever we can, we take our pupils outside the classroom for learning which enhances and enriches the curriculum, personal development, or just for fun! Here are some of the trips, visits and visitors we have done recently!

Wonderdome planetarium

Year 5 had an amazing opportunity to visit a Wonderdome focusing on Earth and Space, as part of our science this term. The children were amazed by the 360 degree planetarium that allowed them to feel as if they were in Space. They explored Space through the lens of satellites, astronauts and discovered planets in our Solar System. The children shared their vast amount of knowledge and gained new knowledge based on stars, the Earth and the universe.

Y2 Trip to Tropical World

Year 2 visited Tropical World in Leeds to extend our learning from our current topic, ‘Off We Go To Mexico’. In the morning, we visited the zoo at Tropical World, meeting a variety of animals and insects. The children loved looking at the different varieties of butterflies and some were even lucky enough to have a one land on their shoulder! The children learnt how each insect and animal has a different habitat and felt the heat of a tropical world. In the afternoon, we had an amazing workshop looking at different types of butterflies. We used leaves and sticks from Roundhay Park to create our own butterflies before creating our own masks to take home. The children loved their day at Tropical World and it was a delight to see how much they learnt about the difference of our climate here in the UK compared to a tropical climate like the one in Mexico. 

Y3 visit to Harlow Carr

Year 3s recent visit to RHS Harlow Carr was fantastic! The day started with a workshop about pollination.

We were told we were the first ever group to do the pollination workshop and year 3 smashed it!

We dissected plants and sorted the parts into the male and female parts of a flower. After this we went outside to draw different species of flowers,

And with the help of a tiny paint brush, help pollinate the plants further!

Next up we created flower bombs! Using clay as a sticking material, we stuck compost and meadow seeds to our ball of clay, and when they have dried,

We can throw them into an area which needs some love and more plants!

The afternoon was spent exploring some of the grounds! We found some very cool things along the way, along with hundreds of different plants and flowers!

The trip links to the science curriculum:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal