Educational Visits

Educational visits are fantastic way of bringing learning to life. The children go on a number of visits each year. Each visit is linked to their learning in many areas of the curriculum.

Visits this year – Cycle B (2023-24)

Christchurch, Hackenthorpe (RE – Christian place of worship)
Shirebrook Valley Nature Reserve (Science & Geography – identifying plants & local geographical knowledge)
South Yorkshire Wildlife Park (Science & Geographyanimals, life cycles & habitats & Kenya)
Toy Making Experience Day ( History – toys from the past)
Sheffield Buddhist Centre (RE – Buddhism)
Moorland Discovery Centre, Peak District (Geography – River study)
Egyptian Architecture Workshop (History – Ancient Egyptians)
Volcanoes Virtual Reality Workshop (Geography)
International Slavery Museum & World Museum, Liverpool (History – Why should Britain be ashamed of Slavery?)
Madina Masjid Mosque, Sheffield (RE – Islam)
World War 2 Virtual Reality Workshop (History – the Blitz)
Thornbridge Outdoor Residential Centre (Outdoor Education & Geogrpahy)
Crucial Crew (PSHE)
Pupil Parliament
Houses of Parliament, London

Visits last year – Cycle A (2022-23)

Sheffield Jewish Congregation and Centre (RE – Judaism)
The Victorian Schoolroom (History – The Victorians)
Bridlington (Geography – Coasts)
Hindu Mandir & Community Centre Sheffield (RE – Hinduism)
Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield ( Science – Forces & Magnetism)
Moorlands Discovery Centre, Peak District ( Geography – Mountains & Science Rocks & Soils)
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield ( History – Ancient Greeks Workshop)
Jorvik Centre York (History – Vikings)
Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sikh Temple, Sheffield (RE – Sikhism)
York’s Chocolate Story (History – Mayans)
Crucial Crew (PSHE)

Our Nursery classes visit different parts of our large school site as part of their learning about the seasons.

Reception class venture further afield and enjoy investigating our local area…

The curriculum for the rest of the school is split into a 2 year rolling cycle.

During Cycle A…

To deepen their learning about Judaism, the Y1/2 children visit the Synagogue. They go back in time to the Victorian Classroom and to enhance their learning in Geography, they visit the seaside!

In Y3/4 the children visit Magna to investigate forces. They go to Weston Park Museum to learn more about the Ancient Greeks and Crowden Outdoor Centre to enhance their learning about mountains.

As part of their History, the Y5/6 classes visit the Jorvik Centre and the Chocolate Story in York. They also visit the Gudwara to find out more about Sikhism.

Every year the Y6 children visit the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham for ‘Crucial Crew’, which is run by the South Yorkshire Police and involves children taking part in scenarios designed to teach them about keeping safe.

During Cycle B

Y1/2 children have a visit from the toymaker. They explore ‘old fashioned’ toys and make their own simple wooden toy

Y3/4 take part in an Ancient Egyptian’s Architecture workshop. During this they investigate the structure of the pyramid – and even make their own giant pyramid as a class.

As part of their learning about the Slave Trade Y5/6 visit the International Slavery Museum and the Museum of Liverpool

The Y5/6 children go to Thornbridge Outdoor Centre for a week long residential.