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Educational Visits

Children at Rayne Primary and Nursery School are given the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. We believe that these educational visits enhance the school curriculum.

Below are some of the activites the children have participated in.

Y3 Romans

Year 3 had an amazing day at Colchester Castle.  They began by exploring the galleries, searching for artefacts and clues to help answer questions about the past.

Children found a bust of Claudius, held roman shields, built Celtic round houses or a roman villa and visited the castle vaults.

Y4 Victorians

Y4 were so excited for our Victorian Day.  We came in dressed up as Victorians and started off our experience by putting ourselves in the shoes of rich and poor Victorians.  First, we pretended to be children in the workhouse and re-enacted their living and sleeping conditions. We had to get into a tight, closed circle to keep the heat in. Living close together meant illnesses spread quickly amongst the Victorian children.  Then, we created scenes from a Victorian house, with rich Victorians, servants, cooks and maids.  After that, we focused on schools in Victorian London, looking at how the teacher would command children, especially in PE! Some of us pretended to be the teacher and had fun calling different PE commands and sending children to the Headteacher's office to wear the 'dunce' hat. 

Colchester Castle trip

Archaeological Experience

Each class in KS2 was treated to an archaeological experience this week when archaeologists visited and shared their findings from a local dig at the Gravel Pit in Rayne.  We were delighted to be able to learn how archaeologists find out about the past and we were thrilled to be able to touch 2000 year-old Roman artefacts including brooches, coins and pot fragments.  Many parents were able to share in this experience during parents evening and we opened our doors to the wider community in the evening who were equally impressed with the findings.  We hope that Andy the archaeologist will return later in the year to give Year 3s a further insight into the life of Romans in the local area.


Year 6 Residential

In October 2022, the Year 6 children enjoyed a trip to Bawdsey Manor in Norfolk.

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