As a school we have been working towards our Bronze 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Accreditation. We are submitting our application this term and are looking forward to being assessed soon.
At Sundridge and Brasted, we know that our children learn best when lessons are exciting, interactive and engaging. One of the best ways of ensuring that we keep learning fresh is to vary the style of delivery and provide regular opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
This involves a range of different strategies such as:
We find that when learning is hands-on and relevant, the children become increasingly absorbed in their learning, develop greater resilience and self-esteem, learn co-operation and teamwork, and often develop a new interest in subjects they may have previously dismissed.
2018 Residential for Elm Class
We have just confirmed our booking for this year's residential trip to Hindleap Warren in East Sussex. Here, Years 5 and 6 will be participating in a wide range of outdoor and adventurous sporting pursuits, including activities like archery, orienteering, high ropes, abseiling and climbing. There will also be team building challenges, which encourage the children to develop the skills of leadership and communication, as well as collaboration and teamwork. Residential visits such as this are an excellent opportunity for children to gain some of the independent skills they will need as they grow up, such as time-keeping, personal organisation and self-care without their parents on hand. They have a fantastic time as well; it is always one of the things that Y6 highlight in their favourite memories of the school when they leave. Last year once again we went to the KCC Residential Centre in Hardelot, France. Have a look at Elm Class pages for 2016 -2017 to see what they got up to.