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5 04, 2019

St Rule Street flower bed design.

By | April 5th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2018-19|


Today, representatives from J C Decaux returned to judge the Year 5 designs.  They were joined by a former parent.  All three were very impressed with the thought and understanding which the children included in their designs, such as plants which attract pollinators, colour and height.  A winning design was chosen which is to incorporate […]

29 03, 2019

Industrious days

By | March 29th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

The sun shone on the Wild Things today and they thrived with energy and activity.

Water for the thirsty plants.

Preparing the wood for the fire.

Sorting out the digging area […]

28 03, 2019

Busy in the Wildlife Garden!

By | March 28th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Year 3/4 2018-19|

It really does feel as though Spring is finally here and Year 3 and 4 have been making the most of it by getting out into the Wildlife Garden and taking part in activities to help it thrive. We have been sieving the compost for our raised beds and plants, turning over the compost heap, tidying […]

22 03, 2019

Moving homes

By | March 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

Today the Wild Things dug, pulled and heaved to remove the weeds and make way for the rehoming of some plants from the nursery.



21 03, 2019

Planting Competition on the Main Road

By | March 21st, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2018-19|

Representatives from JC Decaux launched an amazing competition with pupils today. JC Decaux own the corner bed in front of their billboard on the main road (Wandsworth Road) by our school. Andy and Tom have challenged the children to landscape garden the flower bed using their problem-solving and outdoor learning skills!

The ex-Heathbrook parent who had […]

19 03, 2019

PTA Gardening Together

By | March 19th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, PTA|

Lots of families enjoyed one of our regular Gardening Together sessions on Saturday despite Storm Gareth and strong winds!

They planted summer bulbs, sieved compost, chopped wood, checked in on the frogs and newts and much much more…

15 03, 2019

The big, the small and the tiny..

By | March 15th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

It was wonderful to hear one of our youngest Wild Things say,

Right, now for the big guys..”  as he pitched his fork out in the compost.  He clearly knows what a big impact he makes.


12 03, 2019

Pulling and pickling turnips

By | March 12th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things|

With the expertise of Chef Amber, our year 5 cooks prepared and pickled their turnip harvest.  They used the 3-2-1 recipe formula plus interesting flavour enhancers to develop their own pickling liqueur.  Thanks again, Chef Amber and all the year 5 gardeners and cooks.


11 03, 2019

Even more plants in our playground!

By | March 11th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, School Council Blog|

The School Council sub-committee responsible for the learning environment have been considering ways to further improve our ‘exceptional environment’ (Ofsted 2016). In response to the huge amount of sowing and planting, particularly of flowers this year, they decided to share these in the playground by moving unused planters from behind our nursery.

The School Councillors’ next […]

8 03, 2019

Building Bridges

By | March 8th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

The frogs continue to return to the pond and are having difficulty jumping in so this week the Wild Things worked together to create a hill for the frogs to make their way to the pond. The Wild Things softened and dug a wheelbarrow full of mud.  Some collected stones or wood to give structure […]