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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Helping Plants Grow Well – Key Stage 2

A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three - five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Bud hunt
  • to make careful observations about the changes occurring to plants in the spring.
Seed survival game
  • about the life-cycle of a seed by playing an interactive game.
Light meters
  • about the effect light has on the growth of plants.
Leaf slides
  • to carefully observe the composition of leaves.
Bee game
  • through a drama activity, investigate how plants attract pollinators.
Tree dynamics
  • about the parts of a tree through drama.
Photosynthesis game
  • through a fun interactive game that plants and animals are interdependent.
Decay game
  • about the decomposition of plants and the recycling of nutrients by playing an interactive game.
Bird’s breakfast
  • to collect and identify a variety of fruits and seeds suitable for a birds’ breakfast.
Parts of a flower
  • Identify and understand the parts of a flower
Seed dispersal
  • through drama how different plants use different techniques to disperse seeds
Plant Hunters trail
  • to learn more about the Plant Hunters by playing an interactive game.

Sessions times

  • 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre

Suggested Pre-visit activities

  • Familiarise the class with the names of the different parts of a plant.
  • Investigate what food comes from plants.

  • Grow plants in different growing conditions including light and dark.

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