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Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)

LOtC Mission Statement

LOtC Mission Statement

 

Our school is a special place where children grow and learn.  We believe that this growth and learning should surpass the walls of the classroom and continue into the outdoor areas of the school.  We believe that every child should have regular access to learning outside the classroom which provides stimulating and challenging experiences, within and beyond the classroom.  We aim to provide positive opportunities for interaction with the environment which inspires the resilient, adventurous and curious learners of the future.

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LOtC and Forest Schools
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Year 6 Tigers ended their week on a high on Friday as they took to the sea on surfboards.

The sun was shining, their resilience was on top form and their faces shone with happiness. What a fantastic time they had working together and learning new skills. #dcpslotc #funinthesun #adventurous

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Year 6 Lions in action! Fun, fun, fun! #dcpslions #dcpsPE #dcpslotc Mrs Guy ... See MoreSee Less

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Wish my child would of taken part today it looks fun xx

What a super treat Year 6 Lions had today - Everybody’s gone SURFING!! (Did you sing it?)

Even though the sea was calm, our spirit, resilience and energy were certainly aplenty. We had the best time. Mrs Guy #dcpslions #dcpslotc #funinthesun #adventurous
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Year 5 also visited Broxfield Farm today. Whilst we were there, we were lucky enough to go on a tractor trailer ride into the fields to learn all about the cows and their life cycles. We then went into the barn to learn about how different crops are grown and produced. We had a go at making our own flour using the flour mills. What a brilliant way to end a fantastic day! #dcpsdolphin #dcpslotc #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 loved visiting Alnwick Castle today despite the dodgy weather! We learned all about medieval life in a castle including investigating the different job roles that we could have had in those times. We even had a go at making our own herbal soap in an artisan’s workshop and then spent some time exploring the grounds and the museums. #dcpsdolphin #dcpslotc #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

More of Year 5’s visit today. We spent our afternoon exploring the Science Centre and its exhibit - Game On. We loved trying out the retro games especially as we are currently working on creating our own version of Pac Man as part of our computing topic! #dcpsdolphin #dcpsstem #dcpscomputing #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 had a fantastic day at the Centre for Life. We visited the planetarium to learn all about the constellations and the different planets in our solar system, followed by a Destination Space workshop where we took charge of robotic arms and discovered some of the challenges of wearing a spacesuit. We couldn’t believe that astronauts have to wear nappies on a spacewalk! #dcpsdolphin #dcpsstem #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

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Kyle had a fantastic time thank you .

Jordie loved it wants t go back 😁

Mark really enjoyed it

Year 1 had a fantastic STEM week last week. We looked at what plants need to grow, the parts of a plant, different types of trees and wild plants, how plants give us food and we planted our own bean plant. Wow! #dcpsSTEM #dcpspanda #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 have had a great afternoon yesterday at the North Tyneside Reading Festival. We met Liz Million who taught us some of our top tips for illustrations, had chance to explore the emotions of characters in different books and took part in the invisible string challenge. We have thoroughly enjoyed it all. Mrs Clarke #dcpslizard #dcpsenglish #dcpslotc #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 had a great afternoon at the North Tyneside Reading Festival. We took part in a range of different workshops including meeting the poet, Colin Trenholme. Some of us even had an opportunity to chill out and read in the secret reading room. #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsenglish #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 have had a great afternoon at the North Tyneside Reading Festival. We met Liz Million who taught us some of our top tips for illustrations, had chance to explore the emotions of characters in different books and even took time to read in the dark! We have thoroughly enjoyed it all. Mrs Gulston #dcpsturtle #dcpsenglish #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Dragons explored the school looking for different plants and flowers. We selected different types, then worked together to create a PicCollage explaining where we found the plants and the different conditions they like to grow in. #dcpsdragons #dcpsstem #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 1 Polar Bears had another fantastic trip to Wallsend Park. We explored the changes from Autumn to Summer, created pieces of artwork with leaves and learnt all about different trees and how to identify them.

Their behaviour was outstanding all day! Well done Polar Bears.

#dcpspolarbear #dcpsstem #dcpslotc
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Year 4 Elephants exploring our school grounds to discover what habitats are around us! We had to think about how animals have adapted to their environments! #dcpselephants #dcpsyear4 #dcpsstem #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

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