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Lakenham Primary and Nursery School

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 Lakenham learning can happen everywhere, from our Nature School area, atrium enquiry space and where possible educational visits.

Our curriculum  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 activities at our local high schools.

The school has been awarded a Bronze Learning Outside the Classroom Mark for the quality and extensive nature of the activities offered to the children. Field trips and visits to places of educational interest are an integral part of our curriculum, as we believe children learn better through first hand experiences that extend and enhance their learning. All educational visits are planned in advance and are properly supervised, well organized and safe.  We want all children to understand the bigger world outside Lakenham and Norfolk.

While at Lakenham, children will experience visits to museums, local galleries, places of worship, the theatre (including puppet theatre), and restaurants to try food indigenous to other parts of the world

The school does not have sufficient funds to fully subsidise outings, so we have to rely on voluntary contributions, and there may be cancellations if insufficient funds are raised. However, if your family income means that your children are entitled to the disadvantaged fund (Free School Meals), then there is available. 

Nursery

  • Nature School
  • Free daily access to the outdoor area for long periods of time
  • Pantomime

Educational Visit

  • Local walks
  • The library

Reception

  • Nature School
  • Free daily access to the outdoors for long periods of time
  • Pantomine

Educational Visit

  • Local walks and visits to shops etc
  • The library
  • Thrigby Hall
  • Other visit linked to their interests and emerging themes

Year 1

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Stick Man - Parent and Child learning cafe
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

  • Puppet Theatre 
  • Theatre - The Gruffalo's Child
  • Walk around Lakenham
  • Lakenham Old Creamery Ice Cream Factory
  • Links with Harriet Court Care Home
  • Africa Alive
  • Use of local area wherever possible

Year 2

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

  • Lakenham Way
  • Bure Valley Railway and mainline train to get there - Train focus
  • Trip to Winterton Beach
  • Sainsbury's Centre (Inuit Art)
  • Plantation Garden

Year 3

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Stone Age Experience
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

Year 4

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Celtic Life experience
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

  •  Walk around Norwich - Sketching

Residential

 

Year 5

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

  •  Norwich Hop on Hop off bus - sketching and finding out about the history of Norwich.
  • Poppy Line 1940's Experience

Residential

  • 2019/20 - Brancaster Millennium Centre, where they learn to sail and learn about coasts through being on the North Norfolk coast - linked to the curriculum topic area of The Island

Year 6

  • Nature School
  • Pantomine
  • Reindeer experience (Christmas)
  • Use indoor and outdoor for learning as much as possible.

Educational Visit

  • Tudor Norwich - walk about Norwich to find out about how it is the most Tudor city in the UK.
  • Crucial Crew

Residential

  • 2018/19 & 2019/20 - Brancaster Millennium Centre, where they learn to sail and learn about coasts through being on the North Norfolk coast