How often do your DC's go on school trips?

(27 Posts)
QueenVictoria11 Mon 21-Sep-15 00:08:21

Just wondering really. DS, year 2 has been on one, for a morning, within walking distance and he's been at the school since nursery.

Is this typical or do others do more? Thanks in advance for sharing.

Sinkingfeeling Mon 21-Sep-15 00:14:43

Probably two or three a year - last year DD3 (now in year 6) went on a theatre trip to London, caught the public bus into our nearest town to go to the local museum and went on a walk around the village/woodlands as part of a geography topic. They also visit the local church for harvest, Christmas, Easter and leavers' day. All of these (apart from the theatre trip) were very low cost or no cost.

Snossidge Mon 21-Sep-15 00:15:30

A couple each year.

MidniteScribbler Mon 21-Sep-15 08:00:47

We go for two per year, one in the first semester, one in the second, except for preps who don't go on one until second semester. Year 3, 5 and 6 also have a camp. We also get blanket permission from parents at the start of the year to be able to go in to the nature reserve next to the school at anytime during the year, and will often go once or twice per term for a lesson in there (just have to let the office know we are going so they know where the students are in case of fire/emergency.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 21-Sep-15 08:05:49

Depends on the class (apparently) if theres a high concentration of difficult behaviour they dont go, so little darlings arent left out. (DS missed out for this reason- not bitter)

Artandco Mon 21-Sep-15 08:09:32

Usually one every half term, so 6 a year. Sometimes extra. They can be bigger like a trip to a castle, or smaller like a walk to local x y z. We live in London though so most things like museums are very close by so easy and quick to get to

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 21-Sep-15 08:09:47

Both DC's go out for forest school about once a fortnight, DD has just come back from a two night camping trip, DS is going to a museum in our county town after half term. They will also get trips in the summer term. DS is Yr3 DD Yr5, its a small rural school with its own minibuses as its split over two sites in two villages which helps keep the costs down.

Sirzy Mon 21-Sep-15 08:13:40

One a year for all classes then perhaps one other if if is something linked to their curriculum at that point.

TeenAndTween Mon 21-Sep-15 08:15:13

One by coach per year generally.
Then other walking ones into town as appropriate.

Coaches are massively expensive these days. And trips with little ones need a lot of man power because of ratios.

QueenVictoria11 Mon 21-Sep-15 08:19:11

Quite a bit of variation then. Guess it depends on location but a shame it also seems to depend on budget (for things like forest school) and behaviour.

Artandco Mon 21-Sep-15 08:24:49

Oh we have forest school also which is for one half term a year ( so 6 weeks). They just use local London large parks

The school has own coaches and minibuses as they use most days of the week.

Kampeki Mon 21-Sep-15 08:44:20

Around 2-3 per year as part of the curriculum, and one or two "extra" trips to theatre etc for those who are interested.

Kampeki Mon 21-Sep-15 08:45:07

They used to do more, but now have a lot of specialist people coming into the school instead.

Witchend Mon 21-Sep-15 10:17:55

Usually 1 big one a year, and 2-3 others. However they have a lot of people coming in to do things at the school too.

uhoh1973 Mon 21-Sep-15 10:22:57

Reception - Forest School every week plus Christmas pantomime (not sure about the education content of this one...), 2km run, sponsored walk, trip to local (1 hr bus) animal sanctuary and 4mile walk. So it sounds like we are quite lucky! :-)

JimmyGreavesMoustache Mon 21-Sep-15 10:29:43

2-3 per year generally
one or two of a more educational bent (local orchestra, museum), and a more fun one in the last weeks of the summer turn (zoo etc)

Lindy2 Mon 21-Sep-15 10:40:17

Usually 2. They do 1 big trip, full day out, travel on a coach etc and 1 small trip which is usually a half day and somewhere free/cheap and local.

LooseSeal Mon 21-Sep-15 10:48:01

Generally one each term, so that's three a year although last year they had someone bring in reptiles for the children to poke look at instead of going out on a trip for one of them. They also do forest school but as the school backs onto woodland they just go out the back gate, which doesn't count as a trip really.

Bunnyjo Mon 21-Sep-15 11:11:11

My DC go to a tiny village school with around 85 children on roll.

DS was in school nursery last year and went on the following trips:
Edinburgh Zoo
Local Wildlife Park
Holyrood Palace
Local Farm
Seaside

DD was year 3 and went on the following trips:
Edinburgh Zoo
Local Wildlife Park
Holyrood Palace
Newcastle Centre for Life
5 Day Residential

DS also went on a trip on his first week in reception. The school also does forest schools and organised things such as an inflatable assault course to visit for the day and a travelling pantomime company to visit for Xmas. The kids in my DC's school are really lucky, in my opinion!

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Mon 21-Sep-15 11:13:58

A couple of coach trips plus variable walking things and visitors coming in.

TurnOffTheTv Mon 21-Sep-15 11:24:48

Bloody loads, I'm always shelling out for stuff. One abroad, one retreat, then about another 4/5 all day things.

lostintoys Mon 21-Sep-15 12:15:59

Just started year 5 here. Probably two or three most terms.

QueenVictoria11 Mon 21-Sep-15 12:23:17

Thanks for responses everyone.

bunnyjo your dc's school sounds amazing for learning beyond the classroom.

And I guess it could get expensive TurnOffTheTV even more so if you have more than 1 dc.

TurnOffTheTv Mon 21-Sep-15 12:51:29

It does, I've got three, so it does get pricey. Secondary school trips (big ones) can be about 1k.

reni2 Mon 21-Sep-15 13:31:27

Day trips monthly, overnight not until year 6 I think.

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