Arden Grove Infant

& Nursery School

Healthy Minds & Healthy Bodies


As a school we follow Real PE, a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.  Real PE provides a flexible and progressive whole school curriculum with a clear intent and progression of skills aligned to the National Curriculum.

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We encourage all children to take part in our many exciting and adventurous competitions and activities through our Trust schools family and our partnership with the sports foundation.

Check back here for our most recent competition soon.

We launch our Spring term with our whole school value of Healthy with our annual health week, focusing on healthy minds as well as healthy bodies with visits from health professionals and our partners from the sports partnership. 


North Walsham Rugby Football Club - Wensum Trust

We also encourage all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to take part in days hosted by our Trust partner: North Walsham Rugby Club. 

Clubs- Currently we offer:

- Multi skills with Mr Strike for Year 1 and Year 2

- Dance with Mrs Rowe for Year 2

Outdoor Learning

To promote healthy minds and healthy bodies every child in our school accesses outdoor learning time, time spent outside in our beautiful outdoor learning area. This is a chance for children to develop their own skills, follow their own enquiries and be curious about the natural world around them. We encourage our children here to be collaborative, supportive and brave. 

At Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School, we believe that outdoor learning enables our children to develop and nurture their self-belief, confidence and our school's other values where every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a learner-led enabling environment. In Outdoor Learning our children learn through hands-on experiences to develop fine and gross motor skills, to assess and manage risk, to practise and achieve goals, to enquire and investigate, whilst embracing the challenges that working outside in all weathers can present.  We create a time and space for the children to enjoy, respect and look after themselves, others and all living things in their outdoor learning area, whilst developing their interests, knowledge and skills.  Wellbeing and health (mental and physical) is an integral part of our school and outdoor learning sessions.   The school outdoor learning area includes a wild area, our Cob-lab with pizza oven,  fire circle, mud kitchen, pond, and a wooded area with rope swings, a hammock, a slackline, rope ladder, adventurous terrain, growing beds, climbing routes and loose parts play equipment.  Class teachers are encouraged to use the outdoor space to make real life curriculum links and take learning outdoors, especially in Science. We are always proactive in developing our outdoor learning space and work with our local community, our school council and children to plan and make this happen. It is our intention that every pupil develops a real passion for the great outdoors and celebrates their local, natural environment.  We wish for every child to develop a knowledge and passion for their local habitat and how to look after and nurture it.

Click here to find out more about Outdoor Learning at Arden Grove