St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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KS1 at the Botanical Gardens

14 February 2014

As part of our Rainforest Topic, we visited The Botanical Gardens. Although it was very cold and sometimes a little snowy outside, inside was far more tropical, we had a very enjoyable and informative day.

Once there we met Julie, who was our teacher for the day, she taught us about plant structure and function. After putting the model plant together as a group we were able to see the parts of a plant and answer questions about plant growth.

We were set a challenge to find plants with drip leaves, plants with spikes on and a chocolate plant. We were able to find them all with a little help from our friends. It was very warm in the glasshouses; one has many plants that can be found in the rainforest and the other glasshouse is home to plants that grow in the dry deserts.

Outside we were able to go orienteering, this allowed us to see more of the beautiful gardens, with the maze and the spring bulbs just starting to push their way through the soil.

We all had a fantastic day exploring the beautiful plants that grow in our wonderful world.