To share life and learning in its fullness, we invest in as many external trips as possible so that children have real and exciting first hand experiences to remember. 2018/2019 highlights:

Cardiff Residential – children from Years 5 and 6 headed off to take in the sights of the capital city of Wales and the challenges of water activities at Cardiff International White Water.

The Tunnel Treetops, Charmouth – children in Years 2, 3 and 4 tried archery, showed courage on the high ropes and enjoyed open meadows. This mixed class outing enabled Year 2 to mix with older children to ease their transition into Key Stage 2 in September.

Swisstulle – Orchard Class toured the nearby Perry Street factory where they were amazed to see Victorian machinery in action and learned about the legendary bobbinet tulles and their worldwide applications.

BBC Ten Pieces at the Octagon Theatre – children and staff enthused about the narrated performance of classical music by the BBC Concert Orchestra which included participation in a ‘space’ themed composing activity.

Colyton Grammar School – as part of an enrichment programme, a team of four Year 5 mathematicians competed in a Primary School Maths Challenge against seven teams from East Devon and West Dorset schools.

Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy – year 6 were briefed by the RNLI about staying safe in and around water; and had the opportunity to develop new skills as they worked collaboratively to sail RS Zest boats.

Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens – Pippin Class discovered new and unusual flowers and plants whilst exploring the formal and informal gardens made famous for the Camellia groves and magnolias.

The Woodroffe School Curriculum Day – an opportunity for all our Year 6 children to gain insight into the secondary school in Lyme Regis, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Pantomime – our annual school trip took us to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil to see Aladdin.

Royal Institute Maths Master Classes – three keen and talented Year 6 children joined their peers at nearby schools for a series of hands-on interactive extra-curricular sessions to deepen their mathematical understanding.

Harvest Day at Magdalen – Orchard Class enjoyed a day Magdalen Farm learning about the importance of animals at Harvest time; and explored the poly tunnels tasting a variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables.