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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

2105, 2019

Hessian Planters on Tyre Island

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning|0 Comments

Year 5s have been busy again creating another flower display on tyre island for everyone to enjoy in the playground. This time they have covered containers in hessian and placed them on natural hemp tables. [...]

1705, 2019

Wild Things keeping the garden in order

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

The Wild Things know what to do and arrive every Friday on a mission  we had so many teams working together to keep things ticking over ...      

1605, 2019

Reception this week!

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Mathematics, Outdoor Learning, Reception 2018-19|0 Comments

1005, 2019

Wild Things

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

The Wild Things were in industrious form today harvesting, clearing the nursery beds, filling the pond and chopping wood while Father Nature and his team laid some stepping stones up to our new shed.  Have [...]

305, 2019

Summer Term

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 2 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

Our new group of Wild Things arrived in the garden today, full of energy and ready to help with what ever task was needed.     Sieving, turning and mixing the compost.   Watering the [...]

2604, 2019

Spring Celebration

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 1 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

Today the children shared their achievements during their time at Wild Things with their parents.  We have observed so much engagement and kindness towards each other and the garden over the last term and we [...]