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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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Denbigh Community Primary School added 25 new photos.

Year 6 had a great start to their Children in Victorian Britain topic. They learnt how it would feel to have been a school child, work down the mine and the houses they would have lived in. I definitely think the children prefer 2017!! #dcpstigers #dcpslotc
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Year 6 had a great start to their Children in Victorian Britain topic. They learnt how it would feel to have been a school child, work down the mine and the houses they would have lived in. I definitely think the children prefer 2017!! #dcpstigers #dcpslotc

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Ethel DixonLooks like a great time was had by all the children .

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 16 new photos.

Year 6 Lions and Tigers took a step back in time today on our visit to Beamish. We kicked of our Victorian topic with a visit to the Town followed by a Victorian School lesson. I wonder which school the children prefer ... #dcpslions #dcpstigers #dcpsLoTC
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Year 6 Lions and Tigers took a step back in time today on our visit to Beamish. We kicked of our Victorian topic with a visit to the Town followed by a Victorian School lesson. I wonder which school the children prefer ... #dcpslions #dcpstigers #dcpsLoTC

Denbigh Community Primary School added 33 new photos.

What a better way to spend a wet morning than jumping in some puddles! The nursery children used the wet weather to do their very own science experiments. We drew around the puddles and discovered that the water made the chalk dissolve and crumble. After drawing our own pictures with chalk we used syringes filled water water to make our pictures disappear and as the sun came up we realised that it was making our puddles get smaller too. What fantastic learning #dcpscaterpillar #dcpseyfs #dcpslotc #dcpsstem
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What a better way to spend a wet morning than jumping in some puddles! The nursery children used the wet weather to do their very own science experiments. We drew around the puddles and discovered that the water made the chalk dissolve and crumble. After drawing our own pictures with chalk we used syringes filled water water to make our pictures disappear and as the sun came up we realised that it was making our puddles get smaller too. What fantastic learning #dcpscaterpillar #dcpseyfs #dcpslotc #dcpsstem

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Donna SansomAren't they canny 💕💕

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Sandy Stanford-BarclayLooks like they are having a great time xx

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Marie Coxon Nw AllenAwwww they havin great time 💕

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 35 new photos.

What a fantastic day for the Nursery Big Toddle! We had great fun raising money for Barnardos. We demonstrated our football skills, played a range of team games, showed off our dance moves and even made ourselves a healthy snack. Could we have any remaining sponsor forms in by Friday please. Thank you. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpseyfs #dcpslotc #dcpspe
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What a fantastic day for the Nursery Big Toddle! We had great fun raising money for Barnardos. We demonstrated our football skills, played a range of team games, showed off our dance moves and even made ourselves a healthy snack. Could we have any remaining sponsor forms in by Friday please. Thank you. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpseyfs #dcpslotc #dcpspe

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Helen TelfordAbsolutely loved taking part in this 👍🏼 all the Caterpillars had excellent dancing skills!!!

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 17 new photos.

Year 5 Dolphins have had a lovely morning at Churchill developing our sewing skills. We used different stencils to make flowers out of materials including felt and denim. We then sewed on beads and buttons to add decorations to our flowers to make our own class project - a beautiful bouquet. #dcpsdolphin #dcpsdt #dcpslotc
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Year 5 Dolphins have had a lovely morning at Churchill developing our sewing skills. We used different stencils to make flowers out of materials including felt and denim. We then sewed on beads and buttons to add decorations to our flowers to make our own class project - a beautiful bouquet. #dcpsdolphin #dcpsdt #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 40 new photos.

"Honey.......I shrunk the kids!!!!!!"
The Dinosaurs had a wee adventure this morning when they were shrunk to the size of a minibeast! We struggled through the vast jungle (the school field), crossed an ocean (a puddle), climbed the tallest of trees (a twig) and scaled mountains (pebbles). The story writing that came from this was epic! #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc
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Honey.......I shrunk the kids!!!!!!
The Dinosaurs had a wee adventure this morning when they were shrunk to the size of a minibeast! We struggled through the vast jungle (the school field), crossed an ocean (a puddle), climbed the tallest of trees (a twig) and scaled mountains (pebbles). The story writing that came from this was epic! #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 11 new photos.

It was an action packed afternoon pond dipping, the sun even made a short appearance! A great day overall for Year 4. Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear4 #dcpslotc #dcpsSTEM
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It was an action packed afternoon pond dipping, the sun even made a short appearance! A great day overall for Year 4. Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear4 #dcpslotc #dcpsSTEM

Denbigh Community Primary School added 17 new photos.

Year 4 have had a great morning so far at The Rising Sun, mini beast hunting and using branching databases to sort what we had found! We are now enjoying our lunch ready for a busy afternoon pond dipping. Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear4 #dcpslotc
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Year 4 have had a great morning so far at The Rising Sun, mini beast hunting and using branching databases to sort what we had found! We are now enjoying our lunch ready for a busy afternoon pond dipping. Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear4 #dcpslotc

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Ethel DixonGreat pics x

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 8 new photos.

Watch out David Attenborough, year 2 are after your job! We turned into mini explorers this morning on our mini beast hunt. It's amazing how many creatures we found!
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Watch out David Attenborough, year 2 are after your job! We turned into mini explorers this morning on our mini beast hunt. Its amazing how many creatures we found!
#dcpsdinosaurs #dcpsdragons #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 7 new photos.

The Dinos took their STEM learning outside this afternoon as they became expert architects and engineers, designing and building habitats for their very own invented mini beasts. We had leaf doormats, bird feather beds and even a stone helipad. I was so impressed with the creativity and ingenuity the children displayed. Mrs Candlish #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc
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The Dinos took their STEM learning outside this afternoon as they became expert architects and engineers, designing and building habitats for their very own invented mini beasts. We had leaf doormats, bird feather beds and even a stone helipad. I was so impressed with the creativity and ingenuity the children displayed. Mrs Candlish #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 13 new photos.

Year 1 Pandas had a great day last Friday during Grandparent's Day and Heritage Day. #dcpspanda #dcpslotc #dcpshistory
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Year 1  Pandas had a great day last Friday during Grandparents Day and Heritage Day. #dcpspanda #dcpslotc #dcpshistory

This afternoon the Dinos practiced their map reading skills. They used an aerial photograph of the yard to locate 10 items. It was trickier than we thought but with a dash of team work we cracked it. #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

This afternoon the Dinos practiced their map reading skills. They used an aerial photograph of the yard to locate 10 items. It was trickier than we thought but with a dash of team work we cracked it. #dcpsdinosaurs #dcpslotc

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Marie CulyerLewis told me he did the google map and found our house... But mam it wasn't our house because it was a different door!!

3 months ago
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Denbigh Community Primary School added 5 new photos.

Year 5 Dolphins loved having our grandparent visitors in class this morning. We were able to find out so much more about what Wallsend used to be like and how the area has changed over the years. We loved talking to them and learning out about the different industries such as mining and the shipyards. #dcpsdolphin #dcpshistory #dcpslotc
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Year 5 Dolphins loved having our grandparent visitors in class this morning. We were able to find out so much more about what Wallsend used to be like and how the area has changed over the years. We loved talking to them and learning out about the different industries such as mining and the shipyards. #dcpsdolphin #dcpshistory #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 27 new photos.

Year 1 Polar Bears have had an amazing day for Heritage Day. We have learnt loads from our kind Grandparents and had a great time performing for them whilst they had their afternoon tea. We also spent our afternoon doing a local area study using maps and orienteering. We looked at some of houses on Google Maps and how they have changed since the photos were taken. A fantastic day. Well done Polar Bears! #dcpspolarbear #dcpslotc #dcpshistory #dcpsict
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Year 1 Polar Bears have had an amazing day for Heritage Day. We have learnt loads from our kind Grandparents and had a great time performing for them whilst they had their afternoon tea. We also spent our afternoon doing a local area study using maps and orienteering. We looked at some of houses on Google Maps and how they have changed since the photos were taken. A fantastic day. Well done Polar Bears! #dcpspolarbear #dcpslotc #dcpshistory #dcpsict

Denbigh Community Primary School added 27 new photos.

Year 5 spent the afternoon with Richard learning about the history of the coal mines. We followed the story of a real boy from Wallsend who died down the mine in 1922. We learnt about the system of coal mining, how dangerous it was and the different jobs and equipment that was needed. We even got to touch some real artefacts from the time. #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpslotc #dcpshistory
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Year 5 spent the afternoon with Richard learning about the history of the coal mines. We followed the story of a real boy from Wallsend who died down the mine in 1922. We learnt about the system of coal mining, how dangerous it was and the different jobs and equipment that was needed. We even got to touch some real artefacts from the time. #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpslotc #dcpshistory

Denbigh Community Primary School added 5 new photos.

Year 2 Dinos enjoyed talking to the grandparents this afternoon. We found out about what their childhood was like and compared it to our own. We were very surprised to learn that there wasn't the same technology as we are used to. They also told us about people they knew who worked in a mine and in the shipyards. It was very interesting. We think our grandparents are totally awesome.
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Year 2 Dinos enjoyed talking to the grandparents this afternoon. We found out about what their childhood was like and compared it to our own. We were very surprised to learn that there wasnt the same technology as we are used to. They also told us about people they knew who worked in a mine and in the shipyards. It was very interesting. We think our grandparents are totally awesome. 
#dcpsdinosaurs #dcpslotc #dcpshistory #dcpsictforlearning

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 4 new photos.

Year 5 Whales have had a lovely morning of heritage day so far. We loved having our grandparent visitors into class and asking them questions about what life was like when they were little #dcpswhale #dcpslotc
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Year 5 Whales have had a lovely morning of heritage day so far. We loved having our grandparent visitors into class and asking them questions about what life was like when they were little #dcpswhale #dcpslotc

Denbigh Community Primary School added 19 new photos.

Year 4 have had a brilliant morning for local heritage day researching different industries, completing a census quiz and having a session with 'That History Bloke'. It is only lunchtime and we are shattered! Mrs Gulston #dcpselephant #dcpslotc #dcpshistory
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Year 4 have had a brilliant morning for local heritage day researching different industries, completing a census quiz and having a session with That History Bloke. It is only lunchtime and we are shattered! Mrs Gulston #dcpselephant #dcpslotc #dcpshistory

Denbigh Community Primary School added 23 new photos.

Y2 Dinos have spent the morning exploring their local area via Google Maps. We located our school on a map and then spotted all the physical features we could see in the nearby area. From there we looked more closely at our school grounds. This afternoon we will be drawing our own maps then doing a bit of orienteering.
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Y2 Dinos have spent the morning exploring their local area via Google Maps. We located our school on a map and then spotted all the physical features we could see in the nearby area. From there we looked more closely at our school grounds. This afternoon we will be drawing our own maps then doing a bit of orienteering. 
#dcpsdinosaurs #dcpslotc

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Chelsea WrigleyGood work Dino's! 😊❤

3 months ago
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Anne JonesWell done 😊😊

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Denbigh Community Primary School added 8 new photos.

#dcpstigers had a super morning cooking up a storm at CCC. We made some wonderful brioche... unfortunately all children received a lunchtime detention as not one of them was willing to share with me! Mr Holt #dcpsLotc
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#dcpstigers had a super morning cooking up a storm at CCC. We made some wonderful brioche... unfortunately all children received a lunchtime detention as not one of them was willing to share with me! Mr Holt #dcpsLotc

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Y6 had a morning of STEMtastic fun at Tynemet College today. The children learnt all about the different areas of science in a series of practical experiences and demonstrations #dcpstigers #dcpslions #dcpsstem #dcpsLotc
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Y6 had a morning of STEMtastic fun at Tynemet College today. The children learnt all about the different areas of science in a series of practical experiences and demonstrations #dcpstigers #dcpslions #dcpsstem #dcpsLotc
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