The Outdoor Schoolroom: enhance science and literacy
Onsite: £100 (1.5 hour session)
Children have the opportunity to explore a range of herbs and plants in the Museum of English Rural Life’s fabulous garden. Through activities such as story-telling, role-play, and craft and science activities, children will understand the properties and uses of plants in our idyllic garden in urban Reading.
Notes for teachers:
- Suitable for Key Stage 1
- Adaptable for Key Stage 2
- Adaptable for SEN groups
- Large urban garden with a wide range of plant life to investigate and compare
- Explore seasonal changes
- A chance to investigate change and continuity using real objects from the period
- Develop historical vocabulary
- Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants
- Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.
- Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
- Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials
- Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
- Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
- Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
- Introduces students to the different common wild and garden plants found in the garden at the museum.
- Offers students hands on learning opportunities and different ways of recording their learning (oral work, art work, annotated photography etc) to share with others.