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St Matthew's CofE Primary School

Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness.
based on John 10:10

School Allotment

At St. Matthew's we are very proud of our school allotment. We have wonderful parent/grandparent volunteers that give up their time on a Wednesday to come and run our gardening club, which has children from many of our year groups. Children see how a huge variety of vegetables and fruit grow from seed through to the harvesting stage. We have regular vegetable sales, and even support our local Surbiton Community Kitchen with fresh produce! 

What Will the Children Learn: 

Responsibility– from caring for plants

Understanding– as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)

Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown

Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place

Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction

We have also been working to achieve our RHS School Gardening Awards and currently have our Level 2 - which asks us to show how we support pupils' wellbeing and how they develop new gardening skills. 

Our allotment!