Key Stage 2 school visit programme
School visits at Kew Gardens are taught by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. The Key Stage 2 programme has been reviewed and updated to strengthen links to the New National Curriculum in 2014. Keep an eye out for our exciting new topics later this year.
An activity tour runs for 45 minutes; an activity tour and workshop runs for 90 minutes.
Activities and workshops
In this session, primary school students are encouraged to use their observation skills and a range of art and design techniques to describe the variety of colours, sizes, shapes and textures in nature.
In these sessions, primary school students are introduced to plants growing in a variety of environments, from the dry deserts to the hot and steamy rainforest.
In this session, primary school students learn about the requirements for successful plant growth and the role of plants in a healthy diet.
In this 90 minute session, primary school students will learn about the life and travels of Marianne North, a Victorian naturalist and prolific botanical artist.
In this session, students embark on a learning journey to explore the relationship between maths and plants in nature.
In these sessions, primary school students investigate plant life cycles - including pollination and seed dispersal - and the factors necessary for plants to live and grow.
In these sessions, students are taken on a multi-sensory journey through the rainforest.