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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

811, 2018

Busy in the Oasis Garden

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 2 2018-19|0 Comments

We have been busy this week cleaning up our Oasis garden, getting ready to start planting and making our own weather station. KODAK Digital Still Camera KODAK Digital Still Camera [...]

211, 2018

Helping hands

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 2 2018-19, Year 3/4 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|0 Comments

  Today in the garden, the Wild Things were planting in preparation for next year.  Turnips and spinach were carefully planted and given some extra nourishment in the form of their compost and extraordinary fertiliser. [...]

211, 2018

This week’s learning in Nursery

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Nursery 2018-19, Outdoor Learning|0 Comments

We love playing in the hairdressing corner - We've got a hair-washing station, a blow-drying station and so many wigs to choose from! We also really enjoyed tasting the pea shoots in the Natural Thinker [...]

211, 2018

Measuring the rain!

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Year 1 2018-19|0 Comments

This week we went outside to measure how much it had rained since we made our rain gauges. We used funnels to help us pour the rain into measuring jugs and then recorded what we found [...]

111, 2018

Blooming Lambeth Winners

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning|0 Comments

We are thrilled to have been judged the 'best community garden in a school' at the Blooming Lambeth Awards. A big thanks to all of our pupils, parents, staff and community members who have made [...]

111, 2018

This week in Reception…

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Reception 2018-19|0 Comments