Our ‘Learning Away Program’ is integral to our school vision and curriculum. The programme supports and nurtures all of the learning behaviours we develop in our children on their learning journey through Henry Whipple. Learning Away is used as a 'hook' for engagement into new topics and themes which includes day trips and in school visitors and to immerse children into learning in a variety of ways.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020
We had planned a new addition to our learning away offer with Year 4 visiting Hadrians Wall to support with their curriculum learning.
Unfortunately due to the COVID -19 restrictions our learning away residentials have been postponed. We will resume these as soon as it is safe to do so.
EXCITING UPDATES FOR RESIDENTIALS SEPTEMBER 2019
Year 2 - Sherwood Forest - Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Friday 6th September 2019
Year 3- Celtic Harmony- Wednesday 4th September 2019- Friday 6th September 2019
Year 4 - York- Wednesday 4th September 2019- Friday 6th September 2019
NEW and UPDATED ! we are very excited to announce that Year 5 will be visiting Wales this year! An exciting learning away to Snowdon.
Year 5- Wednesday 11th September - Friday 13th September
Year 6- Tuesday 10th September - Friday 13th September
Year 3 residential has now been confirmed!
Celtic Harmony - Iron age experience
Learning Away- Residential Visits- September 2018
After our fantastic learning experiences this year we are delighted to announce the following learning away for September 2018. Keep updated by checking the website and for letters for more information throughout the year.
Year 2 -Sherwood Forest
Year 3- To be confirmed
Year 4- York
Year 5- Sheringham
Year 6- London
Learning Away- Residential Visit- September 2017
We have again participated in amazing learning away experiences this September and have learnt so much. We visited:
Year 2- Sherwood Forest - Linked to our writing of traditional tales and legends and the history of our local area.
Year 3- Hagg Farm- Linked to our PSHE and learning behaviours and Geography comparing local areas.
Year 4- York- Linked to our history topics and learning about the Vikings.
Year 5 - Sheringham- Linked to our Geography topic of coasts and erosion.
Year 6- London- linked to our Geography learning locating towns and capital cities and comparing their land use. Also the history of our capital city and how it has changed and British Values and Democracy with our visit to Parliament.
Learning Away-Residential Visits- UPDATED 2016
To further develop learning behaviours including resilience and independence all year groups from Year 2 to Year 6 will take part in Learning Away Residential in September 2016. All year groups will stay for 2 nights in youth hostels and take part in a range of activities, with Year 6 staying 3 nights.
September 2016 will see some changes to our learning away with new adventures for some year groups. More information can be found in our Newsletter, calendar and class blogs.
Year 2- Sherwood Forest
Year 3- Hartington Hall
Year 4- York
Year 5- Sherringham, Norfolk
Year 6 - London (3 nights this year!)
Examples of Learning Away and Enrichment so far in 2016:
Ks2- Chinese Brush Artist- come and see our very own art gallery of work outside of Hall 1.
Ks1- Animation Workshops- visit the class 2 blog to see the movie!
Ks2 children- 8 chosen children working with Louise O'Sullivan on a Spanish Learning Journey and visited to Nottingham University
Yr 5- GREAT project- exploring healthy relationships,
Year 3 and 4 visit to Birmingham Science Museum
Year 1 and 2 visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Year 4 and 5 Human Rights Workshops with Nottingham University
Year 5 Brain Science Research Project with Nottingham University
Year 4 and 5 continuous work with Mr Marshall learning Guitars
Year 5 and 6 JLT and ambassadors visit to Primary Parliament
Adam Pepper Film work
Cool Pete Science workshops, working scientifically and rocket launch!
Examples of learning away from September 2015-
Year 5 and 6- Nottingham University (Yr6), Top Valley forensic morning (Yr5), Adam Pepper Cinema Filming (Yr6)
Year 3 and 4- Game City Nottingham, Hindu Temple (Yr3) and Local Mosque (Yr4)
Year 1 and 2- Wollaton Hall (Yr1), Nottingham City Centre (Yr1), Nottingham University (Yr2)
Foundation- Sherwood Pines
Please see class pages for more information on last years individual classes and their learning away following this link: https://www.henrywhipple.co.uk/topic/class-pages
Or visit the class blogs to see this years Learning Away.
Learning Away 2015
Year 2- Sherwood Forest (7th-9th September)
Year 3- Eyam, Derbyshire (8th-10th September)
Year 4- Hartington Hall, Derbyshire (9th-11th September)
Year 5- Whitby (14th-16th September)
Year 6- London (15th-17th September)