In English & supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower & enrich our children’s vocabulary & so prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey (& beyond) so that no child is hindered or held back by a deficit of language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves & their learning through a wide bank of subject specific terminology as well as being creative & innovative in their speech & writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long readers who can discuss the joy of literature as well as develop their own style & expression through wide opportunities for writing.
At St Mary's, we love an educational visit, as it puts learning into context and really brings learning to life. Each class will go on an educational visit each term which may be topic, RE or PE related. Prior to each visit, parent's will be given six weeks notice to give us permission to take their child, then a risk assessment will be performed by the lead teacher and an Itinerary will be produced. We do take children out on local educational visits that we do not seek separate permission for, such as visiting the local library, taking the choir to local care homes and visiting the local church every half term to participate in a Service. Year 4 pupils also attend Ponds Forge each week for swimming lessons.
So far this year we have visited: Weston Park Museum, Crucial Crew, Sheffield Theatre, Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Magna, Ponds Forge, Grimm and Co, Kelham Island Museum and Science and Industry Museum.