Memorable activities lead to memorable learning
At The Grove we believe that educational visits play a vital role in supporting, developing and extending the learning and life experiences of the children in our school. Visits give the teachers a chance to teach; and pupils to learn; in different contexts.
We carefully plan visits and visitors to help enrich the curriculum throughout the year. Full details of these are provided in advance including details regarding any necessary charges, which we try to keep to a minimum.
“Learning away has shown that residential learning experience provides opportunities and benefits/impacts that cannot be achieved in any other educational context or setting.”
During the year we run two very popular residential visits for years 4 and 6
Year 4 take part in a three day, two night stay at Ufton Court, Berkshire. The focus of this visit is to develop historical learning.
Ufton Court is a Grade 2 listed Tudor house in Berkshire. It is run as an Educational Trust and offers a fantastic range of activities for visiting school parties during the week. As well as the amazing house, there are extensive grounds which are used to extend science, geography and history learning. There are also facilities to enjoy a range of supervised outdoor activities such as orienteering and archery. Accommodation is in dormitories throughout the house and three meals are served daily with snacks and drinks regularly y provided. As well as the educational learning that is revised and consolidated through first hand experiences, the trip also allows the children to develop their confidence and independence within a safe and secure setting.
Year 6 take part in a four night stay at Hindleap Warren Education Centre, East Sussex. The focus of this visit is taking part in Outdoor and Adventurous activities, Team building and environmental studies.
Hindleap Warren Residential Outdoor Educational Centre is set in extensive, secure grounds within the Ashdown Forest. This trip allows us to offer opportunities that are not readily available within the curriculum or school environment. These areas include: Outdoor and adventurous activities [P.E curriculum] Geography skills – orienteering and map reading within a range of settings and PSHE – using life skills within different contexts. Accommodation is within small dormitories in the main building. Three full cooked meals are provided daily with regular access to water and hot drinks.
An additional residential visit of a one night stay at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne is being introduced to Year 5 for the academic year 2018-19, where the focus will be river and environmental studies.