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.
The children in Foundation Stage learned how to milk a cow and use the milk to make ice cream.
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 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.
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.
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.
All children visited The Blade. They considered the local architecture and their feelings and opinions about the instillation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We like to take our Carols out in to the community and spread a bit of festive cheer. This year we visited Tesco's.
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.