Learning Outside the Classroom 🌻

At Parkfield we believe that some great learning opportunities take place outside of the classroom. These may include trips, visitors, local visits or just using our school grounds. The overview below details the many opportunities we provide for children at Parkfield.

We are continually updating this page. That's why there maybe a few gaps!

Reception

Autumn

  • Trip down to the post box
  • Trip to church-Christmas Service
  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena

School Grounds Experience

  • Learning outside boundaries.
  • Exploring the outdoor classrooms.

Spring

  • Trip to church-Easter Service

School Grounds Experience

  • Forest school
  • Den building (MAD Day)
  • Chicks in school.
  • Easter egg hunt around the school.
  • Zoolab visit
  • Chinese New Year

Summer

  • Trip to the farm
  • Trip to Aldi to buy flowers.

School Grounds Experience

  • Planting in the poly tunnel and outside.

Year 1

Autumn

  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena

School Grounds Experience

  • Knowsley Safari Park Outreach Workshop

Spring

  • Easter Experience at All Saints and Martyr's
  • Enchanted Woodland Lyme Park

School Grounds Experience

  • Bird watching in the 'forest school' area
  • Den building (MAD Day)
  • Measuring dinosaurs
  • Ranger Rob
  • Tree circumference measuring
  • Making tree boggarts
  • Making natural art/crowns

Summer

  • Teddy Bears Picnic in Alkrington Woods
  • Dippy the Dinosaur at Rochdale

School Grounds Experience

  • M6 Theatre Company

Year 2

Autumn

  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena

School Grounds Experience

  • Knowsley Safari Park Outreach Workshop

Spring

  • Choir Music Festival
  • Green Fingers at Tatton Park
  • History of Middleton (Walkaround the local community)

School Grounds Experience

  • Planting seeds in the polytunnel
  • Forest school-messy maths
  • Den building (MAD Day)

Summer

  • Dippy the Dinosaur at Rochdale

School Grounds Experience

  • M6 Theatre Company

Year 3

Autumn

  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena
  • Horrible Histories at The Palace Theatre

School Grounds Experience

  • XXX

Spring

  • Easter Experience at All Saints and Martyr's
  • Choir Music Festival

School Grounds Experience

  • Build a Roman Fort / Colosseum
  • Den building (MAD Day)

Summer

  • Touchstones Greek Workshop

School Grounds Experience

  • How far can you throw your shadow? Exploring / plotting changes throughout the day.

Year 4

Autumn

  • Swimming
  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena
  • Horrible Histories at The Palace Theatre

School Grounds Experience

  • Building a large scale electricity circuit using natural resources. Explore processes in surface flooding, evaporation and drainage systems.

Spring

  • Swimming
  • Alkrington Woods
  • Choir Music Festival

School Grounds Experience

  • Use of poly-tunnel linked to plant life / growth
  • Den building (MAD Day)

Summer

  • Ribchester Roman Museum

School Grounds Experience

Overnight Camping experience in the school grounds

Year 5

Autumn

  • Robinwood Residential
  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena

School Grounds Experience

  • Evolution Workshop
  • Holocaust Art Workshop

Spring

  • Easter Experience at All Saints and Martyr's
  • Ordsall Hall (Tudors)
  • Choir Music Festival

School Grounds Experience

  • Brass Band
  • Planting trees in the school grounds
  • Den building (MAD Day)
  • Comparing the size of planets (scaled)

Summer


School Grounds Experience

  • XXX

Year 6

Autumn

  • Pantomime - Middleton Arena

School Grounds Experience

  • Construct an Anderson shelter in the school gardens.
  • Dig for Victory-planting/weeding/preparing an area for planting
  • Holocaust Art Workshop
  • Evolution Workshop

Spring

  • Choir Music Festival

School Grounds Experience

  • Den building (MAD Day)
  • Investigating heart rates

Summer

  • Blackpool Residential
  • First Aid Training
  • UCLAN - Extracting DNA Workshop

School Grounds Experience