Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

Educational Visits

Every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.

Learning beyond the classroom is the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. It is about getting children and young people out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn.

It is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance. This is not only about what we learn but importantly how and where we learn. It is not an end in itself but rather a vehicle to develop the capacity to learn. Good quality learning beyond the classroom adds much value to classroom learning.


Educational Visits 2023-2024

Y5 York Mosque Visit 

Year 5 have loved our visit to York Mosque today. We were led around the Mosque by their Imam (the person who leads the prayer).
We took our shoes off when we arrived at the Mosque. The carpet was very soft and clean, there were arrow markings in the carpet which faced Mecca.
Whilst we were visiting, we were lucky enough to hear one of the prayer calls - we then got to watch the prayer which was happening downstairs on there TV. We have been learning all about the 5 Pillars of Islam in our RE lessons so we were able to answer lots of questions that the Imam asked.
Here are some quotes about our day from our year 5s:
- ‘It was a really fun day, we enjoyed wearing our head scarves to be respectful of their religion and beliefs.’ (Poppy & Faye)
- ‘I didn’t know that boys and girls had to wash their hair as well as their arms, feet and faces before prayer.’ (Bella)
- ‘The carpets were very soft! In the prayer room, there was an arch in the wall which showed the direction of Mecca.’ (Nico, Hunter & Isaac)
- ‘I liked that we got to the Mosque in time to hear the call to prayer.’ (Charley M)
- ‘I learnt that the Holy Book, the Quran, shouldn’t be placed on the floor. It should always be on a shelf or a table.’ (Katie)

EYFS Allotment Visit

We loved our first trip out to the local allotments. The Early Years children walked sensibly and safely, were very polite and well-mannered with the public, and even impressed Bruce at the allotment with their knowledge. We ended the day with a play in the park.



Fountains Abbey

What a fantastic day Year 2 had at Fountains Abbey today. They behaved so well, listened carefully, and have hopefully come home with lots of new facts and information to tell you. We will carry on our learning about Fountains Abbey in our History lessons this half term. Can your child remember how many baths a year a Monk had? 



River Swale Visit - Reeth
What a wonderful day to walk beside the dynamic River Swale 
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed carrying out fieldwork activities to support their geography work in school. We have identified key features of the river including tributaries, meanders, and ox-bow lakes, and investigated the varying speeds of the water across a stream using dog biscuits! We had many lovely comments from members of the public about how polite and well-mannered everyone was - well done Year 5.