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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Life Cycles – 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...
Seed survival
  • about the life-cycle of a seed by playing an interactive game.
Parts of a flower
  • identify and understand the function of the parts of a flower.
Bee game
  • about the role of the bee in pollination.
Bird’s breakfast
  • to identify a variety of fruits and seeds.
Seed dispersal
  • through drama that there are a range of methods in which plants disperse seeds.
Decay game
  • about the decomposition of plants and the recycling of nutrients through an interactive game.
Leaf slides
  • to carefully observe the composition of leaves.
Light meters
  • about the effect light has on the growth of plants.
Butterfly survival
  • about the life-cycle of a butterfly by playing an interactive game.
Frog survival
  • about the life-cycle of a frog by playing an interactive game.
Pond dipping
  • to observe the variety of aquatic life found in ponds and to use classification keys to identify some of the animals found.

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

  • Look at a collection of fruits and seeds e.g. apple, cherry, avocado
  • Discuss which fruits and seeds provide food for humans and and/or other animals

Booking your visit