We aim to offer our children frequent opportunities to take part in a range of rich and varied experiences. These opportunities enable them to learn more about themselves and others, their community, and the wider world.
We plan in opportunities for our children to learn in the outside areas of our school grounds, as well as opportunities for them to learn about the outdoors. Children’s enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world is developed through taking part in activities and visits to local areas such as the Hurst, Port Meadow and Wytham Woods. Our children also benefit from visits to the many exciting opportunities provided in the city, such as visits to the Oxford Museums or the Arboretum. Children in Year 4 and Year 6 take part in residential trips which involve team building and outdoor pursuit activities that encourage children to build self-esteem, develop problem solving skills and resilience, while having new experiences and physical challenges.
As well as visits outside of school, we regularly organise for visitors to come into school to support children’s learning and to help them gain a broader view of the world and of different pursuits. We have had scientists working with the children during science week, enjoyed concert level performances and workshops from musicians and singers and inspiring hands-on eco/recycling group workshops.