School Environment

Visitors to the school regularly comment on our calm learning environments. Over the past few years we have been working to improve the aesthetics of both the inside and outside of our building.

 

 

Our outside playing areas include 2 large playgrounds with climbing equipment, a separate outside area for our Reception aged children and a separate Nursery site with a large outdoor space. We are extremely lucky to have a ‘Forest School’ on site which is regularly used by the Nursery and Reception children as well as other year groups as part of clubs.

 

 

We recently re-vamped our ‘Orchard’ and currently have a crop of apples and pears beginning to grow! We also developed a ‘Learning Garden’ for each year group to grow delicious fruit and vegetables in their own planter. This space is used to teach and is a wonderful environment for the children to explore the minibeasts the garden attracts as well as the frogspawn, frogs and toads that visit our pond. As you can see from the images below, the fruit and vegetables are growing nicely and our bush hut is now in full bloom.

 

 

 

A 'Sensory Garden' has been built into our outside space that can be used by all children and adults in the school. The activities in the garden are great for enhancing the senses and the inclusion of a memorial bench and a water feature makes the area calming and one that can be used to reflect with a natural accompanying soundtrack of rustling leaves and birdsong.    

 

 

 

The inside of our building is semi open plan, linking classes together along four separate corridors. The open plan nature of the building means that corridors run through classrooms which can limit space, however, our teachers are extremely creative and find many ways to maximise the space available in order to build the best possible learning environments for the children.  

Children’s work is displayed both in classrooms and around the school along with a beautiful (and very large) piece of art on display in the Key Stage 2 hall.  All children from Reception to Year 6 were involved in creating our unique masterpiece, which highlights our school values. The work on display in our halls and corridors has been completed by all children throughout the school and is based on one project. Our current project on display links to David Attenborough and the climate crisis.

 

 

Click on the images below to explore our learning environments.