At High March Educational visits are considered to be a very important part of school life.
During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 the Junior House staff organise a range of visits closely linked to the curriculum. These include:
Year 2 Enjoy Legoland
Year 6 Experience Katesgrove Victorian schoolroom
|Year||Educational Visits||Curriculum Area|
|Nursery||Visit to Odds Farm - Summer term||
Visits to Bekonscot - Autumn term
Odds Farm Park - Spring term
A local park and Beale Park - Summer term
Visit to Waitrose - Autumn term
Bedford Toy Museum - Spring term
Polka Theatre Show - Spring term
Chiltern Open Air Museum - Summer term
Beaconsfield Library - Summer term
Kew Gardens - Summer term
Visit to Legoland - Autumn term
The Roald Dahl Museum - Spring term
Mop End Centre - Spring term
Gunnersbury Park - Summer term
At Upper School, Years 3 to 6 experience an Educational Visits Day each term.
Visits are organised in Year Groups and link to different areas of the curriculum. The following grid gives an example of the visits arranged for 2010 - 2011.
|Year 3||The Look Out Discovery Centre (Science)||London Aquarium (Geography)||A Greek Day (History)|
|Year 4||Green Park Outdoor Education Centre (P.E.)||St Albans Museum & Verulamium (History)||Hindu Temple, Neasde (Geography & R.S.)|
|Year 5||The Science Museum (Science)||National Gallery (Art)||Golden Hind & Globe Theatre (History & English)|
|Year 6||Katesgrove Victorian Schoolroom (History)||African Drumming Workshop (Music)||The Living Rain Forest (Geography)|
In addition to visits out of school, we also have visiting companies that come into school to enhance the children’s learning experience. In the summer term Year 3 took part in a Greek Day, which involved the girls dressing in Greek costumes and having a Greek themed lunch. We also have visiting theatre groups such as The Young Shakespeare Company and visiting authors at Junior House as well as Upper School.
Dressing up in the Highclere Castle activity room
Please click links below to read some school visit reports written by the girls
|Year 3 Trip to Highclere Castle|
|Year 4 Trip to a Hindu Temple|
|Year 5 Trip to Hampton Court Palace|
In Years 5 and 6 we offer the girls the opportunity to take part in a range of residential trips. Residential trips offer the added dimension of developing their social skills as well as having huge educational value.
In the Autumn term of Year 5 we have recently introduced an Outdoor Activities Trip to Manor Adventure in Shropshire. This involves the girls in team building activities and personal challenges which help build relationships as the girls support and encourage each other as they face their fears.
In Year 6 the girls have the opportunity to go on the annual Ski Trip to Austria and a 3 day visit to a Chateau in St Omer, France where they practise their French.
Please click below to read a pupil’s report on the ski trip
|Year 6 Ski Trip to Altenmarkt|
Our annual Ski trip
The three day French trip