Maximising experiential learning is key to our children's rapid progress.

We are incredibly passionate about maximising opportunities to take the children on trips and visits to enhance their learning. Being in the centre of a city means that we are uniquely placed to take advantage of an incredibly wide variety of learning opportunities beyond our own school. Children also take advantage of a number of visits further afield.

We know that many of our children are learning English as a second language or have poorly developed spoken English skills, and we believe that when we flood the children’s education with experiential opportunities, this supports a rapid acquisition of the English language.

Equally, we believe that the broader range of experiences that the children have and places that the children visit, the more they increase in confidence and self-belief. Every visit that the children enjoy is utilised as an opportunity to further develop social skills, cultural understanding and language development, alongside the key academic aims of the visit.

These are some of the opportunities that our children have benefitted from this year.


Harvest Festival at St. Pauls Church

Children led the Harvest Festival with beautiful singing, readings and signing. We celebrated how Harvest is celebrated all over the world.

Basketball Competitions

Collingwood have their very first basketball team this year! They have already started to compete and we are really proud of them. 

Children's Youth Parliament

A group of year 6 children took part in a debate with Councillor Webster at the Guild Hall.

Collingwood Choir at St Mary's College

The Collingwood Choir took part in the World Voices concert in conjunction with the British Council and the Hull Music Hub. They learned traditional songs from Sierra Leone and Palestine from professional musicians and performed to a packed audience.

Maths at Sirius Academy North

Some of our brightest and best mathematicians were put through their paces at an event at Sirius Academy North. They were incredible! 

Seconday School Literacy

Some children in year 6 were challenged to discuss complex inference at an event held by Sirius Academy North.

Cross Country Racing

Representatives from Collingwood took part in a HCAT cross country event. Kacey-Jade came 12th! Fantastic achievement.

Keeping Safe at KC Stadium

Year 6 visited KC stadium to learn about fire safety and first aid. They were very interested to find out about organ donation and to be reminded about the importance of good dental hygiene.

Visitors from South Korea

We were excited to host 40 teachers from South Korea in our class circles.

Dearne Valley Redsidential

Year 6 had a fantastic time growing in confidence with laser tag, bush craft, fencing, archery, night line and the leap of faith on their three day residential visit.

These are some of the opportunities that our children have benefitted from in 2016/17.

Honeysuckle Farm

The children in Foundation Stage learned how to milk a cow and use the milk to make ice cream.

Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho was an inspiration and worked in year 3 to create poetry about freedom and challenging the children to be creative in their use of similies.

Kingston Youth Centre

Our new local friends at Kingston Youth Centre showed us how to look after bees and helped us to understand their importance in the production of our food.

Central Hull Fire Station

Year 4 went to visit Hull's new Central Fire Station and learn about what happens when a fire alarm is raised.

Hull Central Library

Children in KS2 toured Hull Central Library to extend their learning about their city, the City of Culture. It was incredibly interesting.

Allen Stichler

Allen Stichler supported children to design and carve their own community totem pole.

Statues in Hull

Year 1 toured the City Centre investigating the famous faces of the statues in the City.

Pearson Park Mosque

All children attend visits to Pearson Park Mosque during the year to learn more about the Islamic faith.

Ferens Art Gallery

The children in the Foundation Stage had a fantastic time interacting with all of the art at the Ferens.

Architecture Ambassador

Hannah Gaunt, an Architecture Ambassador, came to support Britannia in their learning around the differences between modern and classical architects. Her skills enhanced the childrens own designs for their build.

Poetry Performance at The Jubilee Centre

Year 2 performed their poetry at the Jubilee Centre. Following a program of work with the poet, Joseph Coelho, the standard of content and delivery was incredibly high.

Collingwood Choir at Hull City Hall

41 members of the Collingwood Choir attended the city of culture singing day at the City Hall. They performed a number of songs based on Hull's history to a large audience.  They worked really hard to learn the songs and the performance was of a high standard.

Year 5 visit to Headingly

The children had a fabulous day in Leeds practicing their cricket skills, learning first aid and thinking about the effect that exercise has on the body.

Manchester United

The Collingwood Football team went on an epic adventure to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play a match. They thought about the hard work, resilience and team work that needs to go in to being the best team possible.

Visiting the book shop

Regular visits to the library and Waterstones allows our children access to a world of reading for pleasure.

The Blade

All children visited The Blade. They considered the local architecture and their feelings and opinions about the instillation.

Hymers College

Pupils from Hymers College come to school weekly to provide additional reading practice in year 1 and to work with children in lower KS2 to develop positive attitudes through sport.


Year 5 take to their bikes with the support of the Bikability team to ensure that they are safe when on the road.

Mr Boorer

Every week children in year 5 have a music lesson with Mr Boorer. We explore percussion and learn to play either a trumpet or a trombone.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Year 6 created a musical masterpiece with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. They performed it in the City Hall.

Hull History Centre

Swiftsure learned about the origins of Hull by exploring the charters of Hull, before making their own charter and signing them with their personally designed wax seal.

IMPs Training

When the children take part in the IMPs training at the hospital, they learn a range of life saving skills and emergency first aid.

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny came to Collingwood to help our Governors judge the eggs and bonnets. Children worked hard at home and came in to school with some fantastic creations.

Percussion Concerts

We love it when we can recognise the music that our visiting musicians play. These concerts are especially fun when we have a go with the instruments in our music lessons afterwards.

The Fire Brigade

Two lady fire fighters came to make sure that we all knew how to keep ourselves safe at home and at school in case of fire. We were very knowledgeable and they were very impressed!

St. Stephens Church

The whole community attends the church at key times in the Christian calender. We learn about celebrations from all over the world.

Amy Johnson

Look who flew in so that we could interview her for our report writing in year 2. It's Amy Johnson!

City of Culture

School Councillors were invited to a planning meeting to help with ideas for the City of Culture and how schools could be involved.

Change for Life

Our Change for Life club raised money for the Stephen Hughes foundation.

Brass band

Everyone at Collingwood has the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument. We are really lucky to be able to have visiting brass bands who can support us in our learning and show us the quality that we are aiming for.

Dearne Valley

In upper Key Stage 2 we look forward to our residential visits. Dearne Valley is a firm favourite because we get to try out so many new things and challenge each other to have courage and be brave.

Performing at Northern Academy

At least twice a year, every child in school performs their excellent dance and singing on stage to a paying audience!

Pop-up Shop

The whole school were proud to open their pop-up shop in Princes Quay to showcase their art work and performance. The community support was incredible.

E-Safety Puppet Show

EYFS and KS1 children learned all about how to be outstanding digital citizens and keep safe on line with a little help from the Spin Off Productions puppet show.


We saw the London eye, visited the Harry Potter museum and watched Wicked the musical. It was the most incredible experience in our Capital City.

Christmas Carols

We like to take our Carols out in to the community and spread a bit of festive cheer. This year we visited Tesco's.

Captain Geoff

We were proud to have a visit from Captain Geoff who supported children's learning with his real life experience of life as a trawlerman.