SS John & Monica’s School believes that school visits are an essential resource for the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum. We strive to offer an excellent and enjoyable educational opportunity for each child, one which develops them as a whole person. Alongside visits off-site, the school invites in speakers, groups, artists or other adults to enrich and extend the experiences of our pupils.
For each subject in the curriculum there is a corresponding programme of activities (which can include visits to the school by specialists). Our cross curricular approach offers many opportunities to link subjects and topics together. Examples of educational visits or visitors include:
• English – theatre visits, visits by authors, poets and theatre groups;
• Science – use of the school grounds, visits to botanical gardens;
• Mathematics – use of shape and number trails in the local environment;
• History – castle visits, study of local housing patterns, local museums;
• Geography – use of the locality for fieldwork, town trails;
All children at SS John & Monica’s will be offered a chance to attend an adventure residential during the autumn term of Year 6. This provides children with opportunities to problem solve, work as a team, develop leadership skills and take part in a range of physical activities not tried before. This experience is enjoyed by our children who grow in maturity as a result of attending.
The residential visit enables children to take part in outdoor and adventure activities. The school only takes part in this trip with the prior approval of the Governing Body. We ensure that only qualified instructors deliver the specialist activities that we offer the children.
NB All Residential Visits will require a FORM OE 2020 (Notification of Adventurous Activities) to be completed and sent to the LA (see below).