A trip to Kew Gardens
As a part of their Inventors and Investigators topic, Cherry class visited Kew Gardens for a session on Pollination. Pupils learnt all about what pollination is, why it is necessary and had a chance to explore the diverse plant life of Kew, catching various pollinators at work!
Through role play and inquiry based learning pupils got to investigate how and why plants need to attract pollinators and what happens when they do.
By the end of the session, pupils were able to:
- identify and name key parts of a flowering plant (roots, stem, leaf, sepals, stamens, carpel, ovary, stigma) and describe their functions
- discover the importance of bees and other pollinators in pollination
- dramatise the life cycle of a flowering plant
This was a great experience, and really linked in well with their current topics back at school!