Key Stage 1 school visit programme
School visits at Kew Gardens are taught by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff.
Many of our sessions are designed to enable learning progression in key topics through the student’s school life. For example Plant Hunters at KS2, expands knowledge and experience gained in KS1 Plant Hunters.
To assess student’s progression, we use a mixture of peer discussion, open-ended questioning, shared experiences, predictions, investigating results and plenaries.
Our tastes of Kew sessions run for 45 minutes and all other sessions are 90 minutes.
From 23 February 2015 we are launching our exciting new programme with relevant topics and improved content linked to the new national curriculum.
If your visit is before the 23 February 2015 please pick from our current programmes.
If your visit is after the 23 of February 2015 please choose from our range of new programmes.
Immerse yourself in a world of colour, as you explore the magnificent plant and tree life of Kew Gardens through the seasons.
Are you suited to living in the rainforest or desert? Find out the special ways plants survive in these two very different habitats.
Students are taken on a multi-sensory journey through the gardens or glasshouses to experience some of Kew’s most amazing plants.
What connects carnivorous plants and minibeasts? Take a journey of discovery and investigate Kew’s more ‘unusual’ inhabitants.
Allow students to develop confidence and mental fluency in number, measurement, shape and space in the natural environment.
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and become a modern day plant hunter in the beauty of Kew’s diverse botanical gardens.
Become a ‘Kew Horticulturist’ and unlock the secrets of seeds, learn how plants grow from seeds and the factors needed for this to happen.
Investigate the weather associated with the different seasons at Kew and its effects on plants.
In this session, primary school students are introduced to plants growing in a variety of habitats, from the hot and steamy tropical rainforest to the dry deserts.
In this session, primary school students use a range of materials to creatively explore the variety of shapes, sizes and colours in nature.