Educational Visits

At Alexander McLeod Primary School, we aim to provide our children with learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. Some of the greatest memories people have of their time at school involve the trips and visits they went on. We at Alex McLeod aim to make sure that is true of our pupils. We believe these visits form an integral part of childhood and of growing up and it is our duty to provide these experiences.

We use visits to inspire, educate and reward our pupils and engage them further with their learning.  We carefully consider every experience we would like our children to encounter during their time at Alexander McLeod; from running bare foot in the sand and gazing at artwork to dressing up as pirates and spending nights away with their friends. We are fortunate to be living in London where we have easy access to world famous galleries, museums and events. Our educational visits are usually closely linked to the topic we will be studying during that term and supplement the learning that is taking place in the classrooms.

We are running a sequence of residential visits starting with a school sleepover in year 3 up to an opportunity for year 6 to go on a 5 day residential trip; during which time they can develop their independence, confidence and resilience through a range of team-building exercises and solo tasks. 

Below is an overview of the educational visits we have planned for the academic year 2019-2020. These visits and residential experiences are in early planning stages and may be subject to change to reflect learning needs, national and international events and the interests of the children.

Alexander McLeod Educational Visits Overview 2019 – 2020

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Bostall Woods
Woodlands Farm
School Garden

Thames Clipper
Train ride to Greenwich Park
Fire Station
Abbey Ruins

Tower of London
Hastings beach and aquarium

Year 1

Visit from a Superhero
Royal Observatory and Planetarium
Naval Collage

Fire Station
Great Fire of London Exhibition
Eltham Palace

Residential Care Homes
Woodland walk
Hall Place

Year 2

London Transport Museum
Erith Playhouse

Sea Life London Aquarium
Recycling Centre

Lesnes Abbey Ruins
Hall Place
Tate Modern
Cutty Sark

Year 3

British Museum
Houses of Parliament
Tate Modern

Bee Trail
Mudchute Farm
Kew Gardens

Tump 53
British Museum

Year 4

Museum of London
British Museum
Drama workshop

Kew Gardens
ZSL London Zoo
Science Museum

Orienteering in St. James Park
Camping in Hertfordshire

Year 5

Royal Observatory and Planetarium
Space dome
National Gallery
Lille Christmas Market

Bank of England
Tump 53

Carnival workshop
Windrush exhibition

Year 6

Tower of London
Science Museum
Ragged School Museum
Royal Albert Hall

Museum of London

Hall Place

Danson House

‘Our World, Our Future’ theatre workshop
Natural History Museum

Sea Life London Aquarium

School Journey – 5 day residential

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Weekly visits and life experiences
inc. parks, Wagamama, museums and galleries, West End Theatre.

 

Pupil Voice

Year 3 pupil: The sleepover was amazing! I thought I’d miss my mum but I felt safe and looked after by my teacher. The best bit was when we had breakfast.

Year 6 pupil: The visits we have been on since our SATs finished have been great. We have had loads of fun and we have done things I wouldn’t normally do. I can’t believe we have so many great things so close to our school.

Year 5 pupil: We get experts in to our school all the time to talk to us and show us things. We had the bird man and the space dome. I can’t decide which is the best because they were both fantastic.

Year 6 pupil: The highlight of my year has been the residential to Kingswood. It might even be the best time I have ever had at school and it wasn’t at school.