At Lanesend Primary we believe every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development. These are often the most memorable learning experiences, helping us to make sense of the world around us by making links between feelings and learning. They allow us to transfer learning experienced outside the classroom and vice versa.
Each year Lanesend Primary will arrange a number of educational visits and activities to support learning across a variety of curriculum areas, and to broaden their experiences generally. Our trips will vary in cost, including free or subsidised where we can. We will always try our best to give as much notice as possible so that costs can be spread.
During the year we currently have a 10-week swimming programme for our Year 4, Year 3, Year 2 and Year 1 children.
Each year our Year 5 classes take part in fun-filled water sports activities with UKSA. These water sport sessions give our children confidence in the water with the opportunity to learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more.
We hold residential trips for Years 4 and 6 every year!
Year 4 attend Little Canada for 2 nights and 3 days, where every child is given the opportunity to accomplish activities such as climbing towers, abseil walls, zip wires – everything to excite, inspire and build confidence for our pupils.
We also encourage our Year 6 pupils, each year, to travel abroad and visit France for 3 nights and 4 days. On every occasion each pupil has a fantastic time during their time abroad, each day is organised with a guided coach to visit exciting places alongside fun activities filled in between. Last year our Year 6’s visited the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Nausicaa Marine Centre in Calais.
Each year we strive to invite each child to take part in a school trip to support learning around our curriculum. To support our term topic ‘Jurassic Island’ in Autumn 2015, Years Reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4 visited Dinosaur Isle to take part in their very own guided fossil hunt on the beach, followed by a fantastic time at the museum discovering fossils, from the tiniest insects and shells right up to the largest dinosaur!
Our children visited the Houses of Parliament in London for an extra-curriculum trip in 2015 and participated in different workshops to support our learning around Parliament. Lanesend were very fortunate to go on the London Eye during their trip! We strive to take the children to diverse places, from the Island, such as London each year to give the children a fantastic experience that they can remember for years to come.
We have many marvellous activities for our children each year, some as close as our Cowes Library or as far as France!