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Outside Learning


At Greenfields, we greatly value Outside Education.


As a "flagship" school for the Food For Life Partnership, we are able to provide a variety of opportunities for the children to learn outside the classroom.


We have a gardener, Jane Needham, who works with us a day per week, developing the grounds and outside learning areas as well as teaching gardening skills to two year groups. All of the food that we grown school is used either within cooking sessions or by the kitchen staff at dinnertime.


Our skilled Teaching Assistants are then able to teach basic cooking skills to all of the children in school, either within the specially established Cooking Room or within the curriculum in classes.


Two teachers, Kate Shaw and Hope Buzza, also work as Forest School teachers, enabling all of the children in school to learn through a Forest Schools programme on school grounds all year round.


For more information on Outside Learning at Greenfields, please see the following information :

Outside Learning

For more information on Learning Outside The Classroom, please see the following link to the DfE Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto :


And for more ingformation on the Food For Life Partnership, please follow this link :


Food For Life Gold Award


Our congratulations go to Nottingham City Catering department who in October 2017, at a special Awards ceremony held at Greenfields, were awarded the Food For Life Bronze Award for their work in supporting school dinners across the city of Nottingham.


They were also awarded a special Food For Life Catering Gold Award for their work in supporting Greenfields.


Our thanks go to all of our colleagues at Catering and to all our wonderful kitchen staff at Greenfields who have worked so hard over the last seven years to get to this position. Only 23 schools across the country have this award!


We were also delighted when Greenfields was last year awarded the Food Life Gold Award - one of only eighteen Primary schools across the country to have won the accolade. 


Greenfields Cook Book published


We are delighted to announce that our very first "Greenfields Cook Book" is now officially on sale from the school office. 


The book, which is professionally bound, contains more than forty easy to cook, tasty recipes, all of which have been provided by children, staff and parents and have been compiled by Miss Beckwith and the Cook Book After Schhol Club.


The book is available from the school office, having been launched at the Christmas Fair last December, and would make a great present for friends and family.


It is prices at a very reasonable £3.


Buy one while stocks last!

Nottingham and East Midlands in Bloom


Greenfields has always been very proud to play a part in Nottingham in Bloom.


As previous winners of the "Best School Grounds" category, we were entered in 2013 into the East Midlands in Bloom award and were proud to win the East Midlands Best School Grounds award!


Over the past few years, we have won five Nottingham In Bloom RHS Gold Medals, the latest being in July 2018, again for Best School Grounds.





Now that Nottingham In Bloom is sadly no longer happening, at Greenfields, we have decided to launch our own 'Greenfields In Bloom' competition' to find the best outside area around school. Each year, classes are encouraged to develop their own area with themes of sustainability and attracting wildlife each year.


The winners of the first Greenfields In Bloom competition in 2019 were the Foundation Unit, followed in 2022 by the Key Stage One Department!