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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Variation – Key Stage 1

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.

Activity Learning objective: the children should learn...
Leaf match
  • to observe carefully the wide range of leaves in the Gardens (shape, colour and texture) and distinguish between evergreen and deciduous plants.
Bud hunt
  • to make careful observations about the changes occurring to plants in the spring.
Un-nature trail
  • a greater understanding of camouflage whilst hunting for hidden objects in the natural environment.
Minibeast hunt
  • to identify the variety of minibeasts found in different habitats.
Colour palettes
  • to look carefully at the variety of colours found on different parts of plants.
Pond dipping
  • to identify the variety of aquatic life found in ponds.
Colour sticky strips
  • about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual coloured strip.
Texture cards
  • that there are a variety of textures to be found in the natural environment.
Shape cards
  • that there are a variety of shapes to be found in the natural environment.
Leaf sort
  • to appreciate the wide variety of different colours and shapes of leaves and to distinguish between evergreen and deciduous plants.
Bamboo products hunt
  • to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.


 

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

  • Walk around the school grounds observing plant and animals.
  • Sort a variety of pictures into animals and plants.

Booking your visit