We find that morning visits work best, from the Museum’s opening at 10.30am – 12.30pm followed by lunch, which can be facilitated at the museum if required. However, if you would like to arrange a visit in the afternoon just let us know.
We can cater for a maximum of 30 pupils plus staff, and all sessions are very interactive. We include food making and tasting in our sessions; all food is vegetarian, please let us know about any dietary requirements within your group before your visit.
Cost – £3 per pupil for schools within Lambeth Borough, £5 per pupil for all other school visits
Payment is made by invoice after your visit.
Subjects covered: Science
Ages: Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
Curriculum/topics covered: Science
Plant identification and classification, parts of the plant and their functions, understand where food comes from, find out and describe why plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow.
Learning objectives: Hands-on activities to identify, name and classify a variety of vegetables, identify which parts of a plant are edible, compare and identify seeds using microscopes (John Spedan Lewis logo), seed sowing, drawing objects in the collection.
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Exploring Fruit & Flowers
An exciting session which can be tailored for Key Stages 1 or 2
Subjects covered: Art and Science
Ages: Key Stage 1
Art: To become proficient in drawing and painting, to produce a creative response and record their observations
Science: Identify and name a variety of common and wild garden plants, identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.
Activities: Drawing and painting a variety of fruit and flowers from observation, using magnifying glasses and microscopes, identifying parts of the plant, tasting fruit. Sow a flower seed to take back to school. Looking at and drawing relevant objects and artworks in the Museum collection.
Ages: Key Stage 2
Art: To improve mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and painting with a range of materials, including pencil, charcoal, pastel and paint.
Science: Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants, investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Learning objectives: Hands-on activities to identify flowers and fruit, draw from observation, dissect a flower and use a microscope. Seed sowing activity and food tasting.
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The Garden Museum Tree Trail of Archbishop’s Park, a park close to the Museum
Ages: Key Stage 1 and 2
The tree trail is an A4 double sided worksheet which is available to download from our website. Pencils and ideally clipboards are needed for completing the worksheet.
The nearest entrance to Archbishop’s Park from the Garden Museum is from Lambeth Road. The entrance is along a footpath from the main road. On entering the park the area of trees that the Tree Trail focuses on is in the left hand side where there is a nature trail with signage.
Key Stage 1
• Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants including deciduous and evergreen trees.
• Identify and describe the structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
• Observe changes across the seasons.
Key Stage 2
• Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
Tree-mendous Trees Teachers Notes
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