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Learning Outside the Classroom


At Holbrook Primary we are very lucky to have such beautiful grounds. We have a conservation area which is a wooded area with a stream, pond and a fire circle. The children love exploring this area, looking at habitats, searching for wildlife, pond dipping, and much more!

We also have a beautiful Mindfulness / Thinking garden which we use as a peaceful area with lots of beautiful flowers, bird feeders and bug hotels. Perfect for observational drawing, bird watching and relaxation.

Furthermore, there is a garden area where we have raised beds which are used to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. The children love seeing their seeds grow into plants and then eating their produce. 

Lastly, we have 2 big tarmac playgrounds which are used for playtime and a huge field that used in the summer for playtime and PE activities. 


We believe, at Holbrook, that you can use the environment to help the children learn. We use our school grounds to teach as often as we can. From the photos you can see how diverse the outdoor learning is, whether it's learning about  perimeter in maths, creating forts with sticks, exploring habitats - so many brilliant ways to engage the children. We believe that learning outside helps with childrens' and teachers' mindset as well as making learning more memorable.