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!

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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