The School operates a system of internal Extra Curricular days – three recent days are a Roman Day held in the primary school, an African Day for secondary pupils, and a Puzzle Day held for pupils from both primary and secondary (Years 6 – 10).  For the Roman Day pupils made Roman shields and helmets, and were treated to a Roman banquet.  The African Day included workshops on mask making and Batik painting.  For the Puzzle Day pupils enjoyed sessions of brain stretching with logical problems, numeracy challenges and visual complications.

Roman banquet, including 'dormice' and 'wine' ...

Roman banquet, including ‘dormice’ and ‘wine’ …

Africa Day - mask making

Africa Day – mask making

Puzzle Day - visual challenges

Puzzle Day – visual challenges

A programme of educational visits is followed for all students throughout the school year to reinforce work being undertaken in the classroom.  These include Geography field trips, historical re-creations, visits to business/marketing related venues, etc.

Visit to Denver Mill

Visit to Denver Mill

Victorian School Life

Victorian School Life

Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Scott Polar Research Institute

Scott Polar Research Institute

Visits for 2014/15 are listed below:

Primary                                                                                                Secondary

Venue & Date Pupils Involved & Reason Venue & Date Pupils Involved & Reason
Great Shelford October 14 Year 5 – local area topic Coca- Cola – September 14 Years 12&13 – view operations and marketing in business environment, JIT and use of technology in operation.
Cambridge Christian Heritage Centre – November 2014 Year 5 – To see the sites we have learned about, especially Magdalene Bridge, medieval Cambridge and the castle mound. Grafham Water -November 2014 Year 12 & 13 (boys) – Raise funds for charity – cycle ride round Grafham Water.
Saffron Walden Museum – November 14 Year 4 – look at Roman artefacts and handle original pieces to understand how historians know how Romans lived

Vauxhall Plant in Luton – November 2014

 

Year 13 – Look at manufacturing in UK and to support A2 Business Studies research.
Duxford Imperial War Museum – April 15 Year 5&6 to understand how forces of science work Enigma Event at School, November 14 Summer Pack winners (year 8 to 12)
Mepal Centre – May 2015

Year 3/4/5/6 –

To cover areas of the National Curriculum with reference to outdoor activities – Archery, Trust Trail, Bush Craft, Indoor Climbing.

Epping Forest , Geography Field trip – January 2015 Year 11 – Geography Controlled Assessment Fieldwork
Raptor Centre – June 2015

Year 6 –

Talk on inheritance and adaptation, pellet dissection, flying birds of prey.

Art trip , Cambridge – February 2015 Year 10 – Graphic design GCSE and Fine Art GCSE
Duxford Imperial War Museum – April 15 Year 7, 8 & 9 – 6 to understand how forces of science work
Botanic Gardens, Cambridge – June 2015

Year 3 – The life cycle of plants. Plants from around the world.

 

Maths Enrichment Day, University of Cambridge – June 2015

Year 12 As –

Maths Enrichment

The Golden Hinde, London – June 2015

Year 5 –

to see a replica of Drake’s ship; to understand the conditions in which the sailors lived when circumnavigating the world

IWM London – June 2015 Years 8/9 – To consolidate recent War Poetry (WW1). Study of KS3 in English and preparation of Year 9 WW1 study in curriculum.
Puzzle/Africa Day, – July 15 (at school) Year 6 Cross Curricular/ awareness of third world countries Natural History Museum, London – June 2015

Year 10 –

Biodiversity and adaptation

Puzzle/Africa Day, July 15 (at school)

Year 7-10 – Curricular/ awareness of third world countries

 

Horse Riding Sawston – July 2015

Year 7 –

Consolidate year 7 work on forces.

Cadbury World Birmingham – July 2015 Year 11 – Introduction to marketing, marketing mix, market research and the confectionary market
Epping Forest, Geography Field trip – July 2015 Year 10 – Complete data collection for Geography GCSE controlled assessment
Mepal – July 2015 Years 7/8/9 – Enrich PE Curriculum with team-building and other activities.


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