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Beyond the Classroom

"Every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and development, whatever their age, ability and circumstances." (Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto 2006)

Children of all ages benefit from real life 'hands on' experiences; when they can see, hear, touch and explore the world around them and have opportunities to experience challenge and adventure. They need to find out how what they learn at school relates to their life outside it and the world around them.

 

School trips

All classes undertake a range of day trips from school to a wide range of cultural and scientific destinations in and around London.  We fully exploit the free travel options available to us, as well as the many London museums that offer free entry to children.  These outings are carefully designed and organised by class teachers to enhance children's learning across the curriculum.

 

 

Foundation Stage

Various local visits - to and from 'people who help us'  - Fire engine, Vet, double decker bus

London Zoo

Year 1

 Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (houses & homes)

The National Gallery 

Year 2

 Kew Gardens (rainforest & habitats)

London Fie Brigade Museum

Polka Theatre drama workshop "Around the Corner" (road safety)

Year 3

 Wetlands Centre (Weather study)

Wimbledon Museum (local area study)

Fulham Palace (Romans)

Year 4

 

Imperial War Museum  (WWII study)

Chiswick Pier & River Wandle (river studies

Walk Safer: 4-week road safety program

British Museum (Egyptians)

Year 5

Tate Modern (British Art since 1950)

Christingle Service, Westminster Abbey

Apsley House (Victorian study)

Year 6

National Maratime Museum (Tudor Explorers)

Hampton Court Palace (Tudor Study)

Junior Citizenship event

Christingle Service, Westminster Abbey

Wallace Collection (art as inspiration for writing)

"Discover your voice" workshop - debate training

Sustainable project workshops - waste audit, composting, paper-making.  

 

 

Residential trips

During the course of their time at Hollymount, pupils go on two residential trips - in Year 3 to New Barn in Dorset (3 days) and in Year 6 to a Chateau in Pas de Calais, France (5 days).

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Extra-curricular activities/clubs

The rich curriculum at Hollymount is enhanced by clubs and activities provided by a combination of staff, parents and external providers.  Pupils benefit from a wide range of activities which vary from year to year, but may include: Football, Drama, Chess, Cricket, Rounders, Musical theatre, Cooking, Homework, Streetdance, Stitchclub, Playball, Tennis, Maths, Photography, Choir, Hollymag.

List of before and after School clubs Autumn 2012