Last week we went on a trip to The Sea Club. Despite it being a cloudy day it was almost the perfect trip!
The beach was easy to get to from school, and had some nice covered areas for lunch bags and water bottles to be stashed.
We let the children bring their own bucket and spade, which most of them did. They absolutely loved this trip! They were perfectly happy and content to dig and bury each other, make sand castles, and fill up their buckets. There was also a small climbing frame area which they enjoyed.
To enhance the educational aspect I brought along some clipboards and pencils, as I’ve been really trying to encourage mark making this term! We wrote our names in the wet sand. There were lots of hearts and stars too! I also bought along some magnifying glasses, a couple of the girls were really intrigued by them, and some jumbo tweezers to pick up anything we found.
The children were so chilled. Having enough space for all of them (we took five classes of 28 children!) really helped. There was very little squabbling over buckets, lots of great PSED skills being shown. I just wish I’d thought to bring some post its for observations!