Plants Wow!

An introduction to the exciting world of plants for KS1.

We start in the classroom with an introduction, which includes looking at a banana plant, a conifer and a cactus. We talk with the children about how where these plants live is different. We also look at insectivorous plants including Venus flytraps and see the world’s biggest seed.

Children visit different areas of the Botanic Garden in groups and complete a simple booklet about what they see and do.

  • In the classroom area the children plant seeds in individual pots to take back to school
  • Herbs- they match artefacts to the herbs used to make them
  • Woodland - they do bark and leaf rubbings
  • Desert House - they draw different cacti on paper and in sand
  • Rainforest- they match products to plants

Groups usually complete three activity topics in the morning and two in the afternoon.

In addition there will have been suggested other special things to look out for and everyone has the opportunity to punch the soft Redwood bark!

The day finishes with a plenary to discuss everything that has been seen and learnt and we can conclude with a special song.

  • Numbers: We can take up to two classes at a time (70 maximum)
  • Timing: A 20-30 minute taught introduction followed by 30 minutes in each of up to six habitats
  • Organisation: The children need to be organised in up to five small groups per class, each to be accompanied by an adult
  • Cost: £4.90 per child with no charge for accompanying adults. (Note the minimum charge is £117.60)
  • Lunch: Lunch can be eaten outside or in a classroom

To book please contact the Botanic Garden Education Office on 0116 271 2933 or email us.