Learning Outside of the Classroom

St. John’s School won the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Primary School Award for 2011. This was a national award and our school was chosen as the overall winner from all Primary schools nationally. In addition, St John’s School was awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Silver Status in 2014.

Trips and activities are planned by teachers independently or in key stages linking to topics being studied and they take place throughout the year. The formal curriculum is delivered through high quality experiences which often includes visits. Every curriculum area is enriched through trips and LOtC activities.

Every class plans for trips and LOtC activities relevant to the children’s age and also to the topics being studied.

I love going to the woodlands, because we are seeing different birds and hearing birds sing



Ofsted recognised the ‘Good Practice’ of LOtC at Saint John’s and have written a report. Click on the link below to read their report.

OFSTED Good Practice – St. John’s

Time and Talents Centre

Some children from year 4 worked with local senior citizens on an intergenerational art project at The Time and Talents Centre.

Year 2 visit the Museum of London

Year 2 enjoying their trip to the Museum of London. This was part of their work on the Fire of London.

Year 6 Sailing lessons and Dragon Boat Racing with St. James’ the Great School

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Year 2 trip to Greenwich

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Year one visit to Deptford Creek

Below are some pictures of our year one pupils visiting Deptford Creek and enjoying pond dipping.

Year two visit to Hornimans Museum

Below are some pictures of our year two pupils visiting the Hornimans Museum in Dulwich.

Year 4 at The Wetland Centre in Barnes

Here are some pictures of our Year Four pupils having fun at The Wetland Centre in Barnes. The Wetland Centre is an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith.  You can Stroll among the lakes, ponds and tranquil gardens.


BBC 10 Pieces Project

Year 4 and 5 took part in workshops linked to the BBC 10 Pieces Project.This was a whole school project based on listening and responding to classical music. Year 4 and 5 worked with a composer to create a piece of body percussion dance which was performed to other schools.

We meet Dee Shulman

The girls from KS2 got an opportunity to meet the author Dee Shulman at a talk at Canada Water Library.

Year 6 at the Royal Court

Year 6 at the Royal Court – a project called Theatre of Law.

Year 6 at Pizza Express – May 2014

Year 6 at HSBC (Canary Wharf) June 2014


Year 2 in London Spring 2014

Recently, Year 2 went along the River Thames to look at London Landmarks. They looked closely at their chosen landmark and wrote fantastic riddles about them.

Year 3 visit to HMS Belfast

Have a look at our Year 3 children on their recent trip to the HMS Belfast.

Year 2 in the Woodlands

Year 2 were studying Traditional Tales. They pretended to be Little Red Riding Hood as she skipped through the forest and recorded all the things they could see, smell, hear and touch.

KS2 children singing Christmas Carols at The Shard.

Various classes Learning Outside the Classroom


Year 6 Trip to Pizza Express at Shad Thames

Excellence in Southwark – Year 6 singing

Year 6 sang at Goldsmiths College

Year 2 Trip

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 Year 1 Trip

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Year 6 at The Shard

Year 6 at Frankie and Benny’s Restaurant

Year 1 Trips

Year 5 Dance Festival at The Laban Centre