Outdoor Learning

Weare lucky to have fantastic grounds at our school, which provide a great 'outside classroom' for all our children.

In addition to using the grounds, we like children to have regular opportunities to take their learning further afield:

  • All classes go on regular school trips, linked to the term's theme. These include walks in the village, walking tours of Shepton Mallet, not to mention visits to our local quarries and the recycling centre at Carymoor.
  • Reception Class go on weekly welly walks.

  • Children in Years Three to Six visit Beacon Hill Wood twice a year for Outdoor Learning Days.
  • Year FIve children go on a Residential trip in Spring which has an Outdoors Activity focus (usually Kilve Court).

  • Year Six children have for many years visited London, including for their residential trip in the Summer term.  In July 2017, we started a new tradition for Year Six, spending 3 days and 2 nights away at camp near Swanage in Dorset. This included the children picthing and dismantling their large group tents, as well as taking part in adventurous challenge and team-building activities.