Year 3 experienced a fantastic day at Waltham Abbey Gardens. They were immersed into the day as soon as they arrived and were sent on ‘fallen treasure hunt’ in order to collect various plants in the Rose Garden. They learnt identification and classification skills and discussed the process of photosynthesis.
After lunch, they headed back outdoors to learn about seed dispersal, children formed groups and got into role, acting out the different ways seeds disperse. The day was completed with a practical challenge of making a ‘seed bomb’. The children rolled clay and mud together, making a hole in the middle and filling it with wild flower seeds ready to take home and throw in their garden in order to grow wild flowers.
Everyone had a great day and all the children learnt some key skills to help with their Science work in school.