At Sheringham we know how important it is for learning to be linked to real experience. Our curriculum is enriched with workshops and educational visits to enhance learning, give opportunities to explore the local area and have experiences that take them beyond their lived experiences.
The vast majority of our visits are fully funded by the school - this is to allow all children to participate.
Children will have regular opportunities to explore and enjoy the local area. Every class visits Manor Park Library each year and we also visit local shops, services and parks to enhance our learning. We also visit a wide range of religious buildings as part of our RE learning.
Although we don't send letters out about local vsits, we will always inform families in advance via the newsletter.
Our curriculum gives children lots of opportunities to learn about London, including its rich history and cultural significance. During their time here, children will:
- Visit a number of museums, including The Natural History Museum and Science Museum.
- Go on a cruise on the River Thames and see the incredible landmarks along the river.
- Watch pantomimes and theatre performances at Kenneth More Theatre and Theatre Royal Straford East.
- Explore artworks at the National Portrait Gallery
- Walk through the parks of London, including Hyde Park and Green Park.
We also make sure that children have lots of experiences in different environments. We go to the farm in Essex, the beach in Southend and even visit some of the children at one of our Essex-based trust schools!
At Sheringham, we know how important it is for children to develop their independence and confidence in new situations. We support children and their families to embrace this through a carefully designed residential programme.
In Years 1, 2 and 3, children are invited to stay after school for an enrichment experience - a movie night, disco and a night-walk in the local area. Then, in Year 4 children are ready to spend the night away from home, having a sleepover in school!
We build on this by taking our Year 5s camping to Debden House, where children take part in outdoor experiences such as orienteering, building fires and archery.
In Year 6, we take children to Danbury Outdoors for 3 days - an incredible site offering adventurous activities such as caving, abseiling and rock-climbing! It is truly an unforgettable experience and really helps prepare children for the year ahead, and become a more confident and ready for the transition to secondary school.
We try to keep the costs of our Year 5 and Year 6 residentials as low as possible so that all children can access them. We subsidise the visits, paying over half of the costs, and offer payment plans to parents who would like additional time to pay.