Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance. This is not only about what we learn but importantly how and where we learn.
At Castlecombe Primary School we are committed to providing children with the opportunity to learn in the outdoor environment. We believe that learning outside provides memorable experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context.
At Castlecombe we are lucky to have a wildlife area, an outdoor classroom, a field and an allotment area which classes have access to on a daily basis. We are also situated next to a woodland area that we use.
Each class has at least one educational trip each year and Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 attend residential trips which creates opportunities for the children to deepen their learning in curriculum areas. These visits allow the children to have wider experiences which they would not get whilst on the school site. During these visits the children are able to learn by practical engagement and personal discovery.