Key Stage 1 programme - Plant eater workshop
In this session, primary school students explore the parts of a plant and their functions using a variety of fruit and vegetables. The plant eater workshop is part of a half day or full day visit that is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Students work out what part of a plant the fruit and vegetables they have been given are.
Students work out what part of a plant the fruits and vegetables are from and sort them into groups that show which part of the plant they eat. Between May and October this workshop can take place in our schools' vegetable garden.
- Length: Typical workshop - 45 minutes.
- Group size: 30 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 5 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day visit - fee starts at £180 | Part of a half day visit - fee starts at £130 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst 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 At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines.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. Please note that all our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- look at the parts of a plant
- sort fruit and vegetables to show which parts of a plant they eat
- think of other ways of grouping plants
- identify the plants in the work of artist Arcimboldo
- create artworks inspired by Arcimboldo.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
National Curriculum Scienceational Curriculum Science
1. Sc2 Life Processes and Living Things - Life processes; Green plants; Variation and classification.
2. Art - Investigating and making.
- Unit 1B: Growing plants.
- Unit 2B: Plants and animals in the local environment.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of three activities of approximately 45 minutes each, two in the morning and one after lunch.
Once you've selected the combination of workshops and trails for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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