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Class Trips and Residentials - Learning off-site

We are very fortunate in Orpington to be on the doorstep of our capital city, and everything that London and beyond has to offer. We are passionate about making these experiences accessible to our children and class trips and visits to places of interest are an important part of every year group's planning. For example, a trip to the seaside, visit to the Science Museum, Kew Gardens, Chelsea Flower Show, Coolings Garden Centre, the Globe Theatre, Eagle Heights and the Cutty Sark.

From this year, we are aiming to ensure that every year group gets to experience a residential trip. For our youngest children, this may mean camping out on the school groups for an evening or overnight, while older children will experience opportunities such as Science Night (an overnight stay sleeping in the Science Museum's or Natural History Museum's object-rich galleries) to several nights at Kingswood Activity Centre.

This year Year 6

•Fully integrated with ethos of the school
•Brilliant Residential – If not don’t do it/does it provide what you want
•Every Year Group Build up from EYFS to Year 6
•Not to exclude children who are badly behaved
•The learning is about the residential not just the activities
•Curriculum Integration
•Extend forest school to residential
•Link lessons to the residential both before and after
•Children can design their own residential – what do they want to do
•Develops class and teacher bonds – therefore place at start of the year
•Fully integrated with ethos of the school
•Brilliant Residential – If not don’t do it/does it provide what you want
•Every Year Group Build up from EYFS to Year 6
•Not to exclude children who are badly behaved
•The learning is about the residential not just the activities
•Curriculum Integration
•Extend forest school to residential
•Link lessons to the residential both before and after
•Children can design their own residential – what do they want to do
•Develops class and teacher bonds – therefore place at start of the year