Learning Outside the Classroom

Essential Experiences:
At Frederick Nattrass we respect a child's right to a happy and exciting childhood. We have developed a list of experiences that we want all children to have before they leave our school ..our 'List of things to do before you're 11'

Year Group Example of Essential Experiences

- Make a mud pie - Kick the leaves on an Autumn Walk

- Feed the ducks - Prepare and eat a picnic


- Jump over waves - Visit the theatre

- Draw in the sand on the beach


- Climb a huge hill - Play pooh sticks

- Roll down a really big hill - Paddle in a stream


- Explore a rock pool - Build a sandcastle

- Visit a museum or place of historical significance


- Catch a fish with a net - Plant it, grow it, eat it

- Cook on a camp fire - Visit a restaurant and order from the menu


- Climb a tree - Build a dam and track wild animals

- Learn to play a musical instrument - Watch a concert


- Camp out in the wild -Go star gazing

- Go on a nature walk at midnight - Canoe down a river

- Perform in a theatre


- Go on a long bike ride - Explore a cave

- Build a raft - Visit London

Forest Schools:

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

Educational Visits:

To enhance our curriculum, every child will go on at least one educational visit each year that is linked to their topic.
Every child also has the opportunity to attend a residential visit in Year 4 and 5 to Carlton Outdoor Education Centre and in Year 6 to Robinwood Adventure Centre.
Educational visits are a very important part of our curriculum. Year 5 and Year 6 visited the Great North Museum as part of their science work and Newcastle Synagogue to learn more about Judaism.