Learning Beyond the Classroom
We use our locality to support our learning as much as possible. This includes our fantastic school grounds and the wider village.
Within the village we are lucky to have the local church St Hybalds which we utilise to celebrte Christian festivals and take part in worship.
We work closely with Gander Farm and Borril's Farms in order to develop the children's geography, history and science skills.
There are a number of local industies in our village who we partner with in order to extend our children's understanding of the local area including Techcrete, Hibaldstow Skydive, Co-op and Church Street Stores.
Where appropriate and relevant, we take our pupils to engage in first hand experiences. We are lucky have two 17 seater mini buses within our Trust and so we fully utiilise them to explore our surroundings.
Recently, we have been to the Humber Bridge, Leicester Space Centre, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Lincoln Castle Robin Hood's Bay and many more.
We also work with the local secondary schools for various opportunities:
- working with their science team in the labroratories
- taking part in drama and theatre activities
- musical performances
Every year we try to run a residential visit to Dobroyd Castle to take part in outdoor and adventurous visits at Dobroyd Castle, including activities such as zip wire. It's a fantastic weekend and something the children talk about for a very long time afterwards, while developing their resilience and teamwork skills.
We also have begun to take a fieldwork residential to Robin Hoods Bay at the start of Year 6. Pupils here extend their knowledge of different localities and environments beyond the village of Hibaldstow through rock pooling, beach combing, exploring the town and a visit to Whitby to learn about this historic seaside location.