Key Stage 2 programme - Meet a tree workshop
In this session, primary school students build up a portrait of a tree and look at its relationship with other plants, animals and fungi. The meet a tree 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.
Giant redwood tree - Meet a tree at Wakehurst.
Students work in small groups and study different types of tree. They also compare their findings with each other.
- Length: Typical session - 90 minutes.
- Group size: 30 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 8 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 At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines.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:
- estimate the height of a tree using a variety of methods
- calculate the girth and canopy cover of a tree
- identify some of the plants which grow underneath trees
- discover the habitats that trees provide.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
- Unit 2B: Plants and animals in the local environment.
National Curriculum Science
1. Sc2 Life processes and living things - Life processes; Green plants; Living things in their environment.
National Curriculum Mathematics
- Problem solving.
- Understanding measures.
- Understanding properties of shape.
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