Key Stage 1 programme - Number, shape, colour and space activity tour
In this session, primary school students exercise their skills of observation in noticing the variety of colours, shapes and sizes in nature. They also practice counting and sorting natural materials.
Students explore maths and design in the Number, shape, colour and space activity tour.
Students learn to estimate and measure trees in their growing environment. They sort leaves, flowers, and seeds based on size and colour and create pieces of ephemeral art.
- Length: 45 minutes.
- Group size: 15 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 5 students.
- Programme cost: £25 per group of 15 students.
- Administration fee: £80.
School visits at Kew Gardens support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- count objects in nature
- sort natural objects based on colour, shape, size or other physical properties
- demonstrate that the same group of objects may be sorted in different ways
- create a piece of art using natural materials.
Links with the QCA/DfE schemes of work
Art and Design
- Unit 1B - Investigating materials.
- Unit 2B - Mother Nature, designer.
- Unit 1C - Sorting and using materials.
- Unit 2C - Variation.
- Unit 2D - Grouping and changing materials.
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