The love of Adventure
Here at Wheatley Hill Primary, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting and challenging opportunities.
It is with this in mind, that we have embedded a wide range of learning outside of the classroom opportunities into our school curriculum. We believe that adventure and exploration is a critical part to any child's development. We want our children to to inquisitive, managing risks and facinated to explore the unknown.
One Day Adventures
Our school has invested large amounts of our school budget this year in order to offer children "One Day Adventures". Some of these adventures have been linked to outdoor education like canoeing and archery, whereas others have included more historical focus like visits to Beamish Museum, Chinese New Year at Newcastle and exploration days at the Hancock museum.
Our school curriculum is full of these "WOW" experiences that really capture and excite the imagination of our children.
These rich learning opportunities then allow the children to develop rich language experiences and give them fantastic ideas to include in their written work in school.
Taking part in a school residential trip is something that we here at Wheatley Hill feel is an important part of growing up for any child.
We strongly encourage all children to attend one of our residential trips and support parents to access these trips.
Every Summer Term, we send our Year 5 & 6 children to the Lake District on a 5 day camping trip. The children will be sleeping in tents, cooking meals and taking part in a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities. Some of the activities will include rock climbing, canoeing and cliff jumping.
Also each Summer Term, our year 2, 3 and 4 children are offered the opportunity to take part in a one / two night residential camp at the Lake District as a "mini adventure". During this trip, they will also take part in a range of outdoor sports.
We have recently returned from our Year 5/6 International Ski School week in Chamonix, France. The children had a fantastic week and made outstanding progress in their skiing. International trips are an annual opportunity given here at Wheatley Hill.
The Ski School week consisted of flying to France, taking part in skiing for a week and emerging ourselves within the French culture. It gave the children an opportunity to develop and use their French language skills that they have been learning about in school.
Our School Adventure Gallery
Please visit our school picture gallery where you will be able to see pictures from all of our latest adventures these range from forest schools to museum visits. Looking through the gallery pages, we hope that you will discover what a wonderful place our school is and the amazing opportunities we give our children.