Primary programmes

 * Programmes available in full for summer 2021. For other programmes please email for alternative non-glasshouse activities.

Programme Topic F KS1 KS2
Autumn / Spring* Seasons for EYFS +
Elmer Based on David McKee's story 'Elmer and the Lost Teddy'. English, art and science + Yr1
Forest School taster days* Choose from a range of Forest School style activities + + +
Global Fruit Trail World fruits, science, global trade, sustainability. Make a fruit kebab Yr4/5/6
Habitats and Adaptations Environmental activities focusing on up to six different habitats Yr2 +
Islamic Art Plants in Islamic Art. Create own work using stencils +
Journeys to Christmas Plants and the Christmas story (November/December) + + +
Life Cycles* A selection of activities on plant and animal life cycles +
Local History Archaeology Discover what history we can learn through archaeology +
Local History People and their Homes Learn about people who lived locally and their homes and gardens +
Maths Trail* Differentiated maths activities in the Botanic Garden + +
Olympics?(or another topical international sporting event) Compare the climates and plant life in competing countries. Plus a simulation exercise about the pros and cons of hosting an international sporting event +
Plants Wow! An introduction to the exciting world of plants +
Rainforests See our rainforest glasshouse, compare with other habitats, make a Henri Rousseau picture +
Sculpture* Learn more about our permanent sculpture collection, make a clay sculpture and a natural sculpture. + +
Understanding and enjoying the outside * A series of activities to enhance understanding of the British countryside   + Yr3/4
Waste Busters Follow a trail and learn about reusing, recycling and composting + +
We're Going on a Bear Hunt * English and art for Foundation children using Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's book +
Whole World Cake Plants, food and people + Yr3/4
Woodlands* Footprints, shelter building, painting cloth with fruit dyes, Tree ID, exploring Yr2 Yr3/4
Woodland Adventures* A selection of activities from: Trees, Minibeasts, Animal Homes, Green Man Masks, Parts of Plants, Orienteering, Smartest Giant + + +