Educational Visits

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. 

Residential Visits

Each year Key Stage Two, pupils have the option to attend a fun filled residential visit which has been included in our curriculum to not only develop pupil's teambuilding, cooperation and independence skills, but also to give pupils the opportunities to experience leaving their comfort zone and to take risks.

In recent years we have visited Kingswood, The Oaks and Whitby. 

We have one residential visit each each and all pupils in Key Stage Two have the opportunity to attend. We have decided to just have one visit so that pupils can develop relationships with those outside their own year group and often the older children will support their younger peers when it comes to plucking up the courage to do an activity which takes them out of their comfort zone.