Year 3 classes will be visiting the South London Botanical Institute to learn more about plants as part of their Science topic 

During their visit they will learn more about The amazing world of food plants

Children will have the opportunity to explore an exciting variety of food plants, which grow in our beautiful botanical garden, raising awareness about where much of our everyday food comes from. They will observe pollinators and discover the importance they play in plant reproduction and ultimately food production.

Children will scavenge for a range of plant material, making it a fun outdoor experience.

A hands-on microscope session will allow children to explore and identify different parts of a flower, understanding the science of botany and taking a closer look at seeds and the flowers’ fascinating seed dispersal mechanisms.

 Curriculum links – Science

During their visit they will also take part in a workshop on Plants and will be able to :-

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

They will be experts on their return and put their new skills to our school garden