Visits and Residentials

We believe that taking children on educational school visits and residentials is one of the most exciting and memorable parts of life at a primary school. In each phase, we aim for all children to take an active part in a variety of visits over the course of the year to enhance their learning.

Much of our curriculum is designed to utilise the beautiful and varied landscapes and experiences offered in and around our local area as well as across the United Kingdom.

These opportunities include visits to local places of interest such as Madeley, Blists Hill, Enginuity, Wroxeter Roman City and a study of the River Severn including the Ironbridge.

To enrich the children’s learning and to provide them with first hand experiences across a range of areas of study, we also travel a little further afield. We visit the National Sealife Centre, Chester ZooChester Roman Amphitheatre, Cosford Aerospace Museum, Dudley Zoo and Gardens, Aberdyfi, ThinkTank and The Black Country Living Museum.

The table below shows when visits and residentials take place across the school year. Please read on for more details of Young Voices and the residential experiences offered to our Key Stage 2 pupils.

Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term
EYFS · Attingham Park

· Pantomime at Oakengates theatre (Reception)

· Dale End park · Dudley Zoo
Year 1 · Blists Hill Victorian Town


Pantomime at Oakengates theatre

· The National Sea-Life Centre · Aber Dyfi
Year 2 · Local walk to Ironbridge

· Pantomime at Oakengates theatre

· Young Voices (Choir)

Chester Zoo

· Aber Dyfi
Year 3 · Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

· Pantomime at Oakengates theatre

· Young Voices (Choir)

Local walk to Ironbridge

· Deva Roman Trip – Chester

· Cannock Chase Residential at Beaudesert  Outdoor centre

Year 4 · Pantomime at Oakengates theatre

· Enginuity Science Museum

· Young Voices (Choir)

York Residential including Jorvick Viking museum


· RAF Cosford
Year 5 · Pantomime at Oakengates theatre

· Local walk to Madeley linked to the nine miners of Madeley

·Young Voices (Choir)

Cadbury’s World linked to the    Mayans

· London residential

· Exotic Zoo visiting school
Year 6 · Pantomime at Oakengates theatre



· Young Voices (Choir)

World Museum-Liverpool (Egyptian artifacts)

· Welsh residential at Arthog Outdoor activity centre

· Local walk to Ironbridge to research the River Severn

· Crucial Crew

· End of Year experiences and secondary school Visits

Every year, our Key Stage 2 choir takes part in Young Voices. For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. Woodlands’ choir sing their hearts out at Resorts World arena in Birmingham with around 5,000 children. After an afternoon of rehearsals, parents and carers are invited to join the children for their final performance.

This year,  the single of ‘Proud’ that was re-recorded at the rehearsal for Young Voices with Heather Small. All the children in choir, who attended the Young Voices concerts were recorded singing in rehearsal. These have now been mixed together to feature all the recordings and released as a charity single in aid of Place2B.

The link is below which will take you to the websites to show where you can buy the single for 99p.

Here is a link to the music video that was also made. I’ve not managed to spot Woodlands in it – but we may be there as they were filming whilst we were singing away!


To bring learning to life and to give the children experiences that they will never forget, each year we arrange residential visits for our Key Stage 2 pupils.

Year 3 – Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Our year 3 pupils are invited to spend two days and one night at Beaudesert, Cannock Chase. During their time at the centre, they will have the opportunity to try out archery, go-karts, crate-stacking and tree climbing. When it gets dark, the whole group will take part in a sing-song around the campfire where the night is finished with hot chocolate and biscuits. Click on the link below to discover more!


Year 4 

During the Autumn Term 2022, pupils in year 4 will have the opportunity to spend 2 nights and 3 days at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire. This will be a new setting for this year group but one that comes highly recommended by many other schools! Click on the link below to discover more.

In previous years, our year 4 pupils have visited the Kingswood Centre in mid-wales.

Year 5

During January, the pupils in year 5 are invited to spend an exciting visit to London. During the experience, pupils will see some of the sights including Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye and the River Thames. The group will have pre-theatre dinner at The Rainforest Cafe before travelling to the West End to see a show. During our last trip to London, we saw The Lion King.  After a restful night, the children will spend the morning exploring the Science Museum before making their way back to Telford. Click on the links below to discover more!

Year 6

Arthog has been a favourite residential visit for some of our oldest children for many years! Year 6 pupils will have the opportunity to spend 4 nights, 5 days on the Welsh coast. Arthog Outdoor Education Centre is a purpose built residential centre within its own private grounds in a stunning location overlooking Barmouth Bay and the Mawddach estuary. The coastline is varied, with a mix of expansive sandy beaches, rocky shores and cliffs. Gorge scrabbling, orienteering, a night walk along the estuary to Fairbourne, rock climbing and canoeing are just some of the activities that the children will experience. Click on the link below to discover more!

You can find out what trips and visits are up-coming by visiting our calendar