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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

1712, 2019

Sowing our Wildflower Meadow

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Nursery 2019-20, Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2019-20|Comments Off on Sowing our Wildflower Meadow

Year 5s helped Nursery children to sow the seed for next summer’s wildflower meadow in our wildlife garden this afternoon. They mixed poppy, cornflower and flax seed with sand and scattered it in an area [...]

512, 2019

Biscuit making for our Winter Fair

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2019-20|Comments Off on Biscuit making for our Winter Fair

All Year 4s are taking it in turns to make savoury vegan cheese biscuits for the cake stall at our Winter Fair. Vegan means no dairy products and no eggs. To add flavour, the children [...]