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Y2 - Wisley Gardens

On Tuesday 20th February, the year 2 children had an exciting trip to RHS Wisley Gardens.  This trip has been organised to develop our knowledge linked to our science topic on 'Plants'.  When we arrived at the gardens we were escorted by the Learning Team at Wisley to the education centre.  After a brief introduction, we started our workshop titled 'How do plants grow?'  First, we were shown a variety of seeds and plants from across the globe.  Some of the seed pods were enormous and had come all the way from both Africa and South America.  We were then taken to explore parts of the gardens, where our guide explained to us about some of the tallest trees that grow at Wisley and how large their trunks will be when fully grown.  It was fasinating, and we were even able to apply some of our maths knowledge, thinking about if we were to measure the trees length would we do this in meters or centimeters. 


After a good explore around the stunning gardens we went back to the education center and planted some seeds that we were able to take home with us.  By that point we were all ravenous, so we had a break for lunch before a fun packed afternoon exploring the famous glass house which homes exotic plants that you'd usually only see in deserts or rainforests.  At this point, we channeled our inner 'Henri Rousseau' the artist we have been learning about and sketched some plants like he used to in the Botanical Gardens in Paris.  To end the day, we spent a little bit of time in the natural play area.  Finally, after a long and exhausting day we were returned to school full of beans about what we had seen.   The children were incredibly well behaved and a credit to our fantastic school!