LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM (EDUCATIONAL VISITS)
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) have put together examples of activities which schools could run.
Children at Uplands are provided different opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC). Opportunities can vary from half day outings to 3 day / 2 night residential. Below you will find details of Upcoming visits and visits of the past. If the Visit name is highlighted in Blue, please click on these to see further information / photos of the visit.
|Govilon||7th – 9th July 2017||3 day / 2 night residential to Govilon in South Wales. Children from Year 5 and 6 will undertake a series of adventure based activities in the natural settings within the Brecon Beacons. Spaces are now filled.|
|L.E.A.D Bushcraft Day||Date TBC|
|Drayton Manor||19th April 2016|
|Warning Zone||24th & 25th April 2016|
|STEM Days||Year 5 – 29th March 2017Year 6 – 28th March 2017||Visit for year 5 & 6 children. Offered to Uplands via the L.E.A.D Academy trust to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology skill whilst competing alongside other L.E.A.D schools. For further details please click here – STEM DAY|
|Year 3 Performing Arts Day||Year 3 – 23rd February 2017||Visit for year 3 children. Offered to Uplands via the L.E.A.D Academy trust to develop performing arts skill (Dance, Drama and Singing) whilst working alongside other L.E.A.D schools. For further details please click here – PA Day|
|Sanatan Mandir||13th & 14th December 2016|
|New Walk Museum||12th & 13th December 2016|
|PGL 2016||25th to 27th May 2016||3 day / 2 night residential to PGL Boreatton Park in Shrewsbury. PGL founded by Peter Gordon Lawrence offers a wide range of residential courses, designed to stimulate, educate and motivate primary school pupils. For further information about PGL please see their website|
Breakfast clubs provide a healthy meal at the start of the day in a safe and friendly environment. They also provide a great opportunity for children to play, learn and socialise with classmates. Attendance and punctuality is an important target in school and that is maintained in breakfast club too.
A breakfast club is a safe, friendly, relaxed place where children can enjoy a nutritional breakfast with their teachers and classmates before school. It’s the perfect place to start the day so children get all the energy they need for the day ahead.
Breakfast clubs are proven to improve children’s behaviour, punctuality and attendance rates at school. They also increase concentration levels throughout the morning and can often improve relationships between teachers and children so everyone’s happy!
A range of activities are available for children to access daily. These will be boxed and clearly labeled. Children are responsible for looking after the contents.
- Construction- lego, jenga, Knex and other construction games
- Craft-origami, colouring,
- Board games- snakes and ladders, draughts, dominoes, scrabble, jigsaws, puzzles.
- Team games- boat race, over and under, tag, skipping
On all days children are allowed to and encouraged to read their reading books if they desire as their activity.
Punctuality is very important and children are encouraged to take responsibility to arrive on time.
8.00am – Doors open. Register/names are taken on arrival by breakfast club staff, children should arrive and settle by 8.10/8.15am. No children will be allowed in to the breakfast club after 8.30am.
8.30am – Children are allowed to play outside (weather permitting) or are free to continue to play in the hall.
8.45am – Children go to class.
At present the breakfast club is free to all children.