Key Stage 2 school visit programme
An activity tour runs for 45 minutes; an activity tour and workshop runs for 90 minutes.
Many of our sessions are designed to enable learning progression in key topics through the student’s school life. For example Plant Scientists at KS2, expands knowledge and experience gained in Plant Scientists at KS1.
To assess student’s progression, we use a mixture of peer discussion, open-ended questioning, shared experiences, predictions, investigating results and plenaries.
From 23 February 2015 we are launching our exciting new programme with relevant topics and improved content linked to the new national Curriculum.
Our sessions run for 45 minutes or 90 minutes.
If your visit is before the 23 February 2015 please pick from our current programmes.
If your visit is after the 23 February 2015 please choose from our range of new programmes.
Which plants were around at the time of the dinosaurs? Have those plants changed and if so, why?
Do you feel nauseous, have a headache, or need to get rid of a verruca? Then explore the wide range plants at Kew that have medicinal properties.
What is the link between insects and plants? Why are bees so important? Explore the magnificent plant life of Kew observing pollinators at work.
You are stranded in the rainforest, hungry, no shelter and some of your group are ill. Can the plants of the rainforest help you?
Explore the unique and diverse rainforest habitat first-hand.
Connect with nature and explore the unique world of ‘form and function’ at the iconic Kew Gardens.
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and unravel the mysteries of how plants have adapted to a variety of habitats, from the dry deserts to the hot and steamy rainforest.
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.
Allow students to develop confidence and mental fluency in number, measurement, shape and space in the natural environment.
Follow in the footsteps of Carl Linnaeus and modern day Kew scientists in this exploration of keys, classification and the naming and grouping of living things.