Fittleworth C E Village School provides many opportunities for its pupils to enrich and enhance their experience through Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC). This encompasses both on-site and off-site learning, residential activities, environmental studies, sports, physical and cultural activities.
The children in Year 3 are given the opportunity to stay on the Goodwood estate for a two night residential trip. The estate has so much to offer with the farm, race course, trundle, Goodwood House, the race circuit and more. The children stay in the stable accommodation adjoining the main house and are fed in the jockey's canteen which provides homemade food sourced from Goodwood farm - it's amazing!
The children in Year 3 will visit Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire. Their visit will form part of their studies about the Stone Age. They always have a fantastic day trying out ancient crafts such as wattle and daubing, and jewellery making.
The children in Year 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to visit the Amberley Working Museum. They usually travel by train from Pulborough to Amberley which adds to the excitement!. The visit will tie in with their topic work on transport and at the museum they will be able to travel on the buses and train.
The children in Ash class recently visited Chichester Theatre to see a performance of David Walliam's The Midnight Gang. The play is a story about a boy called Tom. A bang on the head during a cricket match at his boarding school has landed twelve-year-old Tom in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital.
Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron and the scary-looking Porter. George, Amber, Robin and Sally are in there too, and they’re not taking things lying down. When the lights go out and the clock strikes twelve, they’re off. But will they let new boy Tom join their forbidden midnight adventures through the hospital’s labyrinthine realm?
This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest selling children’s book of 2016.
The theatre was packed. The production kept everyone entertained to the end and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We really value our residential trips. They give the children the opportunity to experience being away from home in a safe nurturing environment. They allow the children to try new sports and activities, have new educational experiences beyond the classroom.
We believe that the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) of the children is the most important aspect of any residential visit. Being away together and doing things together as a group is a wonderful learning experience that the children will always remember. They learn to be more independent by having to be responsible for their own welfare and belongings. They learn to care for one another, to be more tolerant and to put the needs of others first. They learn to work together in all kinds of team-building situations.
Our current programme for Residential trips is:-
Year 6 to Dorset and the Jurassic coast.
Year 4 and 5 to PGL on the Isle of Wight or Cobnor Activity Centre.
Year 3 to Goodwood Estate, West Sussex