Trips, visitors and residentials
At St Francis, we are always striving to provide a rounded curriculum full of memorable experiences for all of our children. As part of this, our teachers spend a huge amount of time planning how to bring the curriculum alive by organising visitors, workshops and trips that not only support academic learning, but also that allow opportunities to develop key values, virtues and personal qualities.
Over the year we provide many opportunities for our children to participate in outdoor learning by using our school grounds, our local area or planning trips. We are always looking at different destinations to allow our children to experience a range of different activities.
We also invite visitors into school to further enhance our children's learning. We want to provide our children with a variety of experiences and for them to meet a range of people across society.
Our Year 6 residential to Herd Farm is always a highlight. The children strengthen and develop their teamwork skills in the beautiful surroundings of the West Yorkshire countryside. To learn more about Herd Farm, visit their website here.
We are diligent in carrying out risk assessments before our visits to ensure that the health and safety of our children is considered - this is of paramount importance to us.
I really enjoyed pond dipping at Nell Bank. It was funny when I had to wear the dunce hat on our Armley Mills trip! I loved playing on the giant inflatable obstacle course. My favourite part of the Nell Bank trip was hunting for minibeasts and matching them up to the sheet we were given. I learnt from Andrea Jenkyns that there are two houses in Parliament - the House of Lords and the House of Commons. I improved my throwing and catching skills at the cricket workshop.
Years 5 and 6 interview our local MP Andrea Jenkyns
Year 6 residential to Herd Farm
Year 5 trip to Nell Bank
Year 2 Skipping Workshop
Year 1 Potato planting
Year 4 Yoga workshop
Reception trip to Skelton Grange
Key Stage Two meet the author Tom Palmer