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Outdoor Learning

We are the lead school in Lambeth for outdoor learning with all year groups following the Natural Thinkers Curriculum. We follow an outdoor curriculum based on ‘Forest School’ principles and gardening which was developed by staff and pupils at Heathbrook and adapted for all Lambeth children.

Pupils in Early Years have free-flow access to their own gardens while Year 1 and 2 pupils have their own ‘Oasis’ garden immediately accessible from classrooms. All pupils have regular lessons in the Wildlife Garden where they learn to use tools, develop gardening skills and nurture the flora and fauna. We have a pond and a bog that are homes to our frogs and newts.

The school community has been involved in developing all of our outdoor learning spaces through projects such as Growing Together and Big Digs. Nursery pupils sell their produce to parents at the ‘Nursery Market’ whilst older pupils sell our produce at the Venn Street Farmers’ Market. Read even more about our Outdoor Learning provision…

Recent Outdoor Learning News

1801, 2019

Spring Term Wild Things spring into action

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

We welcomed our new group of Wild Things today.  Father Nature and his team greeted us and explained the new project - creating a pathway and steps for a new shed.  The Wild Things added [...]

1812, 2018

Delicious Hot Chocolate!

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 1 2018-19|0 Comments

  We had great fun building a fire in the wildlife garden and making hot chocolate!

1412, 2018

Winter Wild Things

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things|0 Comments

As winter comes to the garden, there's just enough time to turn over the meadow in preparation for Spring.  After that hard work, there's nothing nicer than a slice of pizza!  

412, 2018

Day of the Trivets!

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, PTA, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

Varnishing trivets to sell at the Winter Fair is very serious business.  We had to make sure we were prepared and ready to take on the task!

312, 2018

Potting up herbs for fair

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, PTA, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

Year 5s have been busy potting up herb seedlings to sell at our Winter Fair. Earlier this term, herb seeds were sown in the greenhouse. They used compost they sieved themselves from our own compost [...]

3011, 2018

Prepare for the fair!

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous, Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

It was all hands on deck today, the last Friday before the winter fair.  The Wild Things are preparing to sell a selection of items and were busy sanding, snipping, cutting and tying ribbons.  We’ve [...]