“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.
All classes undertake a range of day trips from school to a wide range of destinations. These outings are carefully designed and organised by class teachers to enhance children’s learning across the curriculum.
- Foundation stage
- Year 1 Chester Zoo
- Year 2 Chester Zoo
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Year 5 Liverpool Maritime Museum ( WW2)
- Year 6 Liverpool Maritime Museum ( WW2)
During the course of their time at Thomas Gray Primary, pupils go on four residential trips – in Year 2 to Rock and River in Mawdsley (3 days) and in Year 5 and Year 6 when the children have the opportunity to stay in a Chateau in Pas de Calais, France (5 days) and the following year to go to _______.
After school activities/clubs
The curriculum at Thomas Gray Primary is enhanced by clubs and activities provided by a combination of staff, and external providers. Pupils benefit from a wide range of activities which vary from year to year, but may include: Football, Drama, Cricket, Musical theatre, Cooking, Homework, Streetdance, ICT, Filmclub, Photography, Choir and Bank Hall Mission Club.