Autumn is the season in which trees produce their seeds and fruits, and bright green leaves change into a spectacular array of colours. Take a tour around the Botanic Garden to learn about plants that changed the world, the habitats in which they grow, and how they change through the seasons. Have a go at our scavenger trail and be inspired by beautiful autumnal colour to get creative in the classroom.
Suitable for Foundation and Key Stage 1. Session length: 1 hour 45 minutes. Available from 18 September to 20 October.
Please download a map of the Garden.
Early Years Foundation Stage
- Communication and language - listening and attention, understanding
- Personal, social and emotional development - self-confidence
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design - exploring and using media and materials
Key Stage 1
- Art: use a range of materials, develop techniques
- Science Year 1: plants - observe the basic structure of plants
- Science Year 1: seasonal changes – observe changes across the seasons and identify deciduous and evergreen trees
- Science Year 2: plants – understand the needs of plants and trees such as light, water and a suitable temperature
- Science Year 2: habitats – understand how different habitats provide the basic needs for different plants and animals and how they depend on each other
Additional: learn about Plants That Changed the World