Woodlands Primary Academy

Curriculum Trips & Visits

At Woodlands, we ensure that our children's experience of the curriculum is as engaging and inspiring as possible. A fundamental element of our curriculum design is our trips and visits calendar. 

Across both Cycle A and B, children across the Academy will take part in offsite visits and have visitors and workshops in school which are carefully designed to compliment and enhance the acquisition of knowledge within their subjects. This may include a local area visit or a theatre company in for the day, a historical experience day or a visit to the Regional Science Centre in Oldham. In addition to these planned opportunities, each child will take part in one extended visit each year. Details of this visit will be shared with parents at the start of each academic year. 

The Main Event

Cycle A Cycle B
Early Years The Aquarium - Summer Term
KS1 The Beach - Summer Term Skipton Castle - Summer Term
LKS2 A Roman Day in Chester - Spring Term An Egyptian Study in Manchester - Autumn Term

York -

Spring Term

Titanic Museum - Summer Term


Being away from home can be an anxious experience for some children, however, at Woodlands we recognise the need to develop our children's social skills, resilience and confidence and one of the best ways to do this is outside of the classroom. Although encouraged, residential visits are optional and do incur an additional cost for families. 

  • In Year 3, children are invited to experience an initial, one night, residential visit within the local area
  • In the spring term of Year 5, children have the opportunity to spend 2 nights away from home on a residential visit to Robinwood Activity Centre in Todmorden. 

Wider Opportunities

As we continue to develop our children's social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness, wider opportunities are provided wherever possible.

Our PE leaders continue to enter competitions and leagues across Oldham and Greater Manchester. Sports teams regularly visit other schools, The Cliff Training Ground and Oldham Athletic to engage in sporting events. 

In the Spring term, children in KS2 are invited to take part in Young Voices. Rehearsals begin in the Autumn term and the concert is held at the Manchester Arena, giving our children the opportunity to take part in a choir of 8000 children.

Trips & Visits