Learning Outside The Classroom

We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. At Thurton learning happens everywhere, from our story telling corner to our environmental area and where possible educational visits, which the PTA help support.  Our curriclum is linked so that all subjects such as history, geography, RE, Philosophy and DT lessons come alive for our learners. These subject areas are taught in blocks. We nurture our children’s social and emotional development, both within our PSHCE lessons, and with our variety of extended learning trips. Children have many experiences beyond the school, such as going on residentials, to the theatre, visiting local attractions and taking part in our strong links with our high schools.

Reception/Year 1

  • Forest schools
  • Free flow indoor and outdoor for learning throughout the day.
  • Pantomine
  • Visits from the local museum
  • Use local area where ever possible

Educational visits

  • Pantomine – Theatre Royal
  • Puppet Theatre
  • Ringsfield Eco Centre – Forest Schools

Year 2

  • Forest Schools
  • Free flow indoor and outside for the large majority of learning throughout the day.
  • Use local area where ever possible

Educational visits

  • Pantomine – Theatre Royal
  • Puppet Theatre
  • Ringsfield Eco Centre – Forest Schools one night residential visit

Year 3/4

  • Use indoors and outside for as many learning experiences as possible.

Residential

  • Year A – Holt Hall – Camping Environmental studies
  • Year B – Horstead Centre – Canoeing, climbing, zip wire, group learning skills

Educational visits

  • Ancient Egpyt – Ipswich Museum
  • Pantomine – Theatre Royal
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Scott Polar Research Centre – Cambridge
  • Lunch at Outback Restaurant – taste Kangaroo Burgers (Australia topic)

Year 5/6

  • Use indoors and outside for as many learning experiences as possible.

Residential

  • Year A – Brancaster Millenium CentreSailing, Crabbing, Learning about Coasts
  • Year B – London4 day Cultural experience including using the tube, National & Portrait Gallery, Chinatown for Yum Cha, War Tunnels, Natural History Museum, Lion King, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum.

Educational visits

  • WWII – Poppyline experience
  • BBC Voices – Radio show
  • Visits to Mosque, Synagogue, Catholic Cathedral
  • Pantomine – Theatre Royal