Educational Visits are an important aspect of our thematic approach to learning and we see them as fundamental to the delivery of an effective and inclusive curriculum. Each new theme begins with a visit to an exciting, unusual, challenging or unique place.
This ensures our pupils have the right kind of stimuli that will lead them on to exploring the connected themes, ideas, skills and knowledge arising out of the visit. It also ensures that they are able to learn in a range of ways and places and with a diverse variety of other individuals and groups.
The visits that we plan are influenced by the theme chosen and the key questions asked – something that pupils are involved in deciding. They will change from year to year, so no child experiences the same topic, theme or visit twice.
Parents are encouraged to support the educational visit and to take part in activities which follow up that first point of stimulus.
Our pupils take part in Theme Days and Find Out Fridays throughout the year and are also involved in a Theme Week toward the end of the academic year. Our peers from the secondary school at South Hunsley join us on our theme days to help our pupils develop a sense of being part of a larger ‘family’ and give them the chance to for nurturing interaction with older pupils.
Our theme days allow pupils to take part in full day workshops or events that will complement the Big Question curriculum:
Our children will experience a wide range of activities, topics, games and investigations during their school day and will hopefully come home full of exciting news and ready for a well-earned rest! Some of our children will already attend building Bricks @ Hunsley Primary on a regular basis too.
Beyond the school day, there are clubs Hunsley Primary staff like to offer our children which allow for developing teamwork, skills and wider interests, often led by suggestions from the children themselves.
The clubs we offer children this year include the Eco-Gardening Club, Sports Coaching and Musical Skills. Our clubs operate as one-offs or groups of weekly sessions after school and on specific Saturday mornings across the school year (our Early Birds sessions). Clubs are demand-led and we aim to enable all children to take part in their desired activity where possible.