Primary programmes

Programme Topic F KS1  KS2
Autumn / Spring

Seasons for EYFS 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

English and art for foundation-stage children using Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury's story                                


Based on David McKee's story 'Elmer and the Lost Teddy'. English, art and science for foundation-stage children

+ Yr 1  
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     +
Habitats and Adaptations
Environmental activities focusing on up to six different habitats
  Yr 2 +
Islamic Art
Plants in Islamic Art. Create own work using stencils.
Life Cycles
A selection of activities on plant and animal life cycles
Journeys to Christmas
Plants and the Christmas story (November to December only)
+ +
Maths Trail
Differentiated maths activities in the Botanic Garden    + +
Plants Wow!
An introduction to the exciting world of plants
See our rainforest glasshouse, compare with other environments, make a Henri Rousseau picture
Learn more about our permanent sculpture collection, make a clay sculpture and a natural sculpture
  + +
Local History -  Archaeology
Discover what we can learn from history through archaeology
Local History -  People and their Homes
Learn about people who lived locally and their homes and gardens
Waste Busters
Follow a trail and learn about reusing, recycling and composting
  + +
Whole World Cake
Plants, food and people
Winter Woodlands
Footprints, shelter building, painting cloth with fruit dyes, Tree ID, exploring
Woodland Adventures
A selection of activities at the Attenborough Arboretum. Trees, Minibeasts, Animal Homes, Green Man masks, Parts of Plants, Orienteering
+ + +
Compare the climates and plant life in competing countries. Plus a simulation exercise about the pros and cons of hosting an international sporting event