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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Light and Colour – Foundation Stage

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...
Colour filters
  • to see the Gardens from different coloured viewpoints.
Colour palettes
  • to look carefully at the variety of colours found on different parts of plants.
Colour sticky strip
  • about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual coloured strip.
  • to create an individual piece of art using a range of natural materials.
Curtains up
  • to produce a class hanging structure created from natural objects.
  • to appreciate the world above their heads.
Bug’s eyes
  • Bug’s eyes – an alternative way to look at the Gardens
Leaf sort
  • to appreciate the wide variety of different colours and shapes of leaves.


Sessions times

  • Pre-school 10am -12pm
    You are welcome to stay for lunch
  • Reception 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre

Suggested Pre-visit activities

  • Mix primary colours and see what happens
  • Discuss different sources of light

Booking your visit