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Learning Outside the Classroom

At Midfield Primary School, Outdoor Learning sessions take place across all Key Stages. Where possible, outdoor learning is incorporated into lessons. Over the course of the year, our Outdoor Learning sessions include Forest School, Eco-Garden and Outdoor Adventure. 

Learning outdoors takes place across all subjects including Maths, Literacy, Science, History, Geography and RE (Environment). During planning for all subjects, teachers actively look for opportunities to bring the learning outside - using creative techniques to bring the subject to life using the opportunity that the great outdoors provides. We are very lucky in that we have a wide range of different outdoor environments that we can use so children can have the most appropriate and memorable experiences possible.

These include:

  • Large grounds backed by Scadbury Park wood
  • Four developed Forest School areas
  • Celtic hut and learning area
  • A decked wildlife pond (in development)
  • Large outdoor grassed area including sports pitches and athletic areas
  • Two large playgrounds
  • An Edible Eco Garden with an outdoor classroom, which is being developed to include cooking area and working stations
  • Outdoor Music Garden
  • Three separate Trim trail/Adventure/Climbing play areas
  • Swimming Pool 

Dig For Victory Garden

In 2019, Midfield was visited by the Mayor of Bromley, who was blown away by the school's commitment to learning outside of the classroom and the preservation and study of history. As such, she secured funding for Midfield to undertake a special project - combining these two fields. The Dig for Victory Garden Project was born! However, due to Covid, it has taken us a while to get started. Year 6 are now on the case and will be creating this garden to become their legacy for when they say goodbye to Midfield at the end of the year.  Below is a plan of what we intend to create!