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Beyond the Classroom

"Every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and development, whatever their age, ability and circumstances." (Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto 2006)

Children of all ages benefit from real life 'hands on' experiences; when they can see, hear, touch and explore the world around them and have opportunities to experience challenge and adventure. They need to find out how what they learn at school relates to their life outside it and the world around them.

 

School trips

All classes undertake a range of day trips from school to a wide range of cultural and scientific destinations in and around London.  We fully exploit the free travel options available to us, as well as the many London museums that offer free entry to children.  These outings are carefully designed and organised by class teachers to enhance children's learning across the curriculum.

 

 

Foundation Stage

Various local visits - to and from 'people who help us'  - Fire engine, Vet etc

Raynes Park Library

Holland Gardens

Raynes Park Shape Hunt

Bocketts Farm

Year 1

The Science Museum

Chessington Zoo

Wisley Gardens

Reptile Encounter (In School Visitor)

Greenwich Planetarium

The Polka Theatre

The Museum of Childhood

Year 2

Castles and Knights drama workshop

The Great Fire of London drama workshop

Veterinary workshop

A walk around The City of London

Florence Nightingale Museum

NHS Workshop

All England Lawn Tennis Club guided tour

Junk Modelling Percussion workshop 

Southwark Cathedral

Year 3

Wetlands Centre (Weather study)

Wimbledon Museum (local area study)

Fulham Palace (Romans)

Westminster Abbey 

Christian Resource Centre for Bible 66 Workshop 

Year 4

 

Wimbledon Bookfest

MMF Golden Threads Workshops (Music and Art)

British Museum - Egyptians

SNAP! photography workshop

Buddhapadipa Buddhist Temple

Wimbledon Theatre meeting an author for World Book Day

Home Front Bus Visit - WW2

Science Museum

Thames Young Mariners

Year 5

Tate Modern (British Art since 1950)

Christingle Service, Westminster Abbey

Apsley House (Victorian study)

Jewish Museum, Camden

Year 6

Dr. Diane Davies Maya Artifact Workshop

Hampton Court Palace 

Junior Citizenship event

Christingle Service, Westminster Abbey

Wallace Collection (art as inspiration for writing)

"Discover your voice" workshop - debate training

Sustainable project workshops - waste audit, composting, paper-making. 

Visit to Lantern Arts Centre 

 

Residential trips

During the course of their time at Hollymount, pupils go on two residential trips - in Year 3 to New Barn in Dorset (3 days) and in Year 6 to  Chateau-du-broutel,  France (5 days).

 

Extra-curricular activities/clubs

The rich curriculum at Hollymount is enhanced by clubs and activities provided by a combination of staff, parents and external providers.  Pupils benefit from a wide range of activities which vary from year to year, but may include: Football, Drama, Chess, Cricket, Rounders, Musical theatre, Cooking, Homework, Streetdance, Stitchclub, Playball, Tennis, Maths, Photography, Choir, Hollymag.  See parent's pages for further details.  https://www.hollymountschool.org.uk/Useful-links/