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Key Stage 2 Programmes

Programmes for KS2 groups at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

We welcome hundreds of schools to Westonbirt each year. If you need further information about booking a school visit, or any of our education programmes, please contact our learning team who will be happy to help with bookings.

Evolution, Classification and Inheritance

Y4-6, March - November

Key curriculum links: recognise that living things have changed over time and identify how plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Full details of the Evolution, Classification and Inheritance programme

Woodland Management for Wildlife

Y3 & Y4, March - November

The impacts of humans on the woodland environment.

Key curriculum links: recognise environments can change and pose dangers to living things; explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on environments.

Full details of the Woodland Management for Wildlife programme.

Growing Green

Y3 - Y6, March - December

The science of plant growth.

Key curriculum links: the functions of different parts of flowering plants; requirements of plants for life and growth; the life process of reproduction in some plants; describe how living things are classified into broad groups.

Full details of the Growing Green programme.

Forests for the Future

Y5 & Y6, March - December

Trees, forests and climate change.

Key curriculum links: recognise environments can change and pose dangers to living things; explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on environments.

Full details of the Forests for the Future programme.

Pollination

Y3 - Y6 April - July

Key curriculum links: the functions of different parts of flowering plants; flowers and the life cycles of flowering plants, including pollination and seed formation; the life process of reproduction in some plants.

Full details of the Pollination programme.

Forest Food Chains

Y3 & Y4, March - December

Key curriculum links: identify that animals need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat; food chains: producers, predators and prey.

Full details of the Forest Food Chains programme.

Woodland Webs

Y4 - Y6, March - December

Key curriculum links: food chains, producers, predators and prey; animal and plant adaptations to their habitat and environment.

Full details of the Woodland Webs programme.

Finding Art in Nature

Y3 - Y6, March - December

Key curriculum links: creativity, experimentation and use of different materials; art and design techniques with a range of materials; learn about great artists and designers.

Full details of the Finding Art in Nature programme.

Natural Sculpture

Y3 - Y6, March - December

Key curriculum links: creativity, experimentation and use of different materials, art and design techniques with a range of materials; learn about great artists and designers.

Full details of the Natural Sculpture programme.

Tall Tree Tales

Y3 - Y6, March - December

Developing storytelling skills.

Key curriculum links: give well-structured descriptions and narratives; participate in discussions, role play and improvisations; use spoken language to develop understanding through imagining and exploring ideas.

Full details of the Tall Tree Tales programme.

Season of Mists

Y3 - Y6, September - November

Exploring seasonal change in autumn.

Key curriculum links: seed formation and dispersal; recognise environments can change and pose dangers to living things; describe the life process of reproduction in some plants.

Full details of the Season of Mists programme.

Last updated: 6th January 2017

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