Year 1

In-School Visit – History of Toys Day – Thursday 9th November 2023

Year 1 have been learning about how toys have changed over the years. They began by talking about their favourite toys, then they sorted toys into old and new and they even looked at toys that their grandparents would have played with when they were little! Safe to say, the children were shocked that their grandparents didn’t have play stations!

On Tuesday 13th of December a company called ‘History off the Page’ are coming in to do a toy workshop. The children will have the opportunity to play with toys from the past, discover what they were made of and may even get the chance to make one!

Trip Langleybury Children’s Farm – Monday 20th May 2024

We are thrilled to inform you that our Year 1 students will be venturing on an exciting trip to the farm! Our Science unit this term has been all about naming common animals and looking at their diet and this excursion promises to be a perfect extension of our learning. At the farm, students will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the diversity of animals and their unique characteristics. Through engaging activities and up-close encounters with farm animals, they will deepen their understanding while creating unforgettable memories. We are confident that this experience will not only reinforce classroom learning but also spark further curiosity and enthusiasm for the natural world in our young learners


Year 2

Trip – Whipsnade Zoo – Friday 15th March 2024

This half term, Year 2 will be learning about ‘Animals and Their Habitats’ in Science. They will be learning how and why habitats are suited to particular animals and will describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants.

To enhance this learning experience, we have the exciting opportunity to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. We will be visiting lots of animals, and participating in some exciting workshops too!

In School – History off the page Great Fire Of London – Friday 21st June 2024

Next half term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London for our new topic ‘London’s Burning’. As part of the topic, we will learn:

  • How the fire started
  • Where the fire started
  • What London looked like in 1666
  • Significant people from the time
  • How the fire was put out

We have booked a fantastic workshop for the children which will bring their learning to life!

This workshop will allow the children to travel back in time to enable them to understand what life was like for people living in London in 1666 before, during and after the fire!


Year 3

Trip – Tring Natural History Museum – Friday 17th November 2023

In Science, Year 3 have been exploring the topic of humans, including animals. This half-term, students will be learning about skeletons and identifying types of bones, muscles and joints. To enhance our learning and provide an immersive opportunity, students will be visiting the Tring Natural History Museum.  We will tour the Tring National History Museum, exploring all relevant exhibits and will attend an educational workshop on skeletons. The workshop focuses on why animals have skeletons and the variety of skeletal forms among animals.

Visit – Life in Saxon / Viking Britain Day on Wednesday 13th March 2024

Year 3 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons this term.  Students have explored Anglo-Saxon settlements in the United Kingdom and their unique culture during their period of rule beginning in the 5th century.  To further enhance learning and provide students with an immersive opportunity, History off the Page, a theatre company, are visiting the Grove Academy. On the day, students will be shown how the Anglo-Saxons farmed their land, built houses and shared their mythical stories.


Year 4

Trip – Verulamium Museum – Friday 9th February 2024

In History, this half term, the children are learning about the Romans. To immerse the children in this topic we have decided to take them to visit Verulamium Museum. The children will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of Roman life, discover recreated Roman rooms and admire mosaics & sculptures, which they will also have an opportunity to recreate in their art lessons.

We are delighted to let you know that our PTA will cover the cost for all children to attend this trip and we will not require a voluntary contribution.


Year 5

Trip – Tower of London – Friday 2nd February 2024

As part of our history topic on Tudor England, the Year 5 pupils will be visiting the Tower of London. This will be a great opportunity for them to widen their knowledge on this topic, see the Crown Jewels and explore one of the most historically important locations in the country.

Trip – RAF Museum – Wednesday 17th April 2024

Last month, the school applied for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) trip to the RAF museum. We are pleased to inform you that they have awarded Year 5 a place, next term.


Year 6

Trip – Natural History Museum – Wednesday 22nd November 2023

To help us further understand and explore our Humanities and Science topics this Autumn, we have scheduled a trip to the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 22nd November. This will give the children a wonderful opportunity to see fossils and models from the real world, which link to our topics of Animals Including Humans, Evolution & Inheritance and The World Wars. The Natural History Museum features many animal skeletons, fossils, human artefacts and even some interactive areas for students to explore.

Trip – Isle of Wight – Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2024

We are currently organising a residential visit for our Year 6 pupils. The visit has been provisionally booked with the Isle of Wight Experience, which specialises in arranging trips to the island. This is extremely exciting for our school and the objective of the visit will be to develop pupils’ independence, whilst staying away from home in a safe and secure setting. They will also have the opportunity to explore the Isle of Wight and take part in a variety of activities, such as visits to: Tapnell farm, Alum Bay and Blackgang Chine. We hope that all of our Year 6 pupils will participate in the visit.


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For further information on school trips please contact the school office on 01923 674463