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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

2009, 2019

Autumn Wild Things

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 4 home learning, Year 5 2019-20|0 Comments

We have a a wonderful afternoon in the garden with our new crew of Wild Things.  They didn’t waste any time getting to work watering the very thirsty tomatoes.  We are approaching the end of [...]

1309, 2019

Cavolo crisps!

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2019-20|0 Comments

Our year 5 'Garden Cooks' shredded our home-grown cavolo nero crop ready to bake some healthy crisps.  A big 'thank you' to the Heathkidz children who harvested it the afternoon before. Mmm ... I wonder [...]

1209, 2019

Local Area Walk

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 1 2019-20, Year 1 this week's learning|0 Comments

For History we have been looking at Clapham and how it has changed over the years. Today we went for a walk around our local area looking at the different buildings, animals, plants and transport [...]

609, 2019


By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 5 2019-20|0 Comments

Year 5 'Garden Cooks' busily harvested the ripest tomatoes grown in our Wildlife Garden.  Along with a few home-grown onions, they headed in to work on their creations. Chopping tomatoes and onions, crushing garlic and [...]

1607, 2019

Selling own produce at Venn St Market

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning|0 Comments

Thank you to the children and families who came along throughout the day on Saturday to support our stall at Venn Street Market, in front of Clapham Picturehouse.  The produce the children have grown from seed [...]

1207, 2019

The crops are abundant!

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

Year 5 and the Wild things have spent the day harvesting, trimming, bundling and beautifying our crops and herbs in preparation for VENN STREET MARKET tomorrow.  We can’t wait to get together on the stall [...]