Curriculum – Learning Outside the Classroom
Learning outside the classroom is a unique experience that is highly beneficial to all pupils at Trimley St Mary Primary School. Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, builds a greater awareness of the natural world and encourages children to be more active.
It creates the opportunity for children to demonstrate the skills of many of our 8 C’s in a more informal and relaxed setting.
Being in the outdoor environment:
- creates chances for children to be creative,
- to collaborate on a task,
- to communicate with their peers,
- to think critically to solve problems,
- to show commitment to projects,
- to be curious about nature
- to work on a task with capability
- to demonstrate craftsmanship in a comfortable and friendly learning environment
- to be excited by learning.
Extra Curricular Learning Outside the Classroom Opportunities.
Children are offered a range of extra curricular LOTC opportunities at Trimley St Mary.
- Volunteering for the gardening club, run after school by skilled teaching assistants.
- Applying to be a school rep on the local Youth Forum – through a formal interview process.
- Working with staff to plant trees from The Woodland Trust scheme.
- Volunteering to help at Felixstowe Fairtrade events – Funday at the library 2019.