Year 5/6

Students will discover what trees and plant are growing in the local area. They will identify trees using key features e.g. leaves and bark. Students will identify and describe different parts of the plant and their functions. They will explore the plant lifecycle: looking at what plants need to germinate, the part flowers play (pollination and seed formation) and seed dispersal.

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 10am – 2.30pm but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations (the exact activities will depend on the topic chosen). We will break for lunch at a suitable time. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly. Some activities are only offered at certain times of the year.

How this course fulfills the specification

Working Scientifically

    • Simple practical enquiries
    • Taking measurements
    • Using results to draw conclusions

Plants (Year 3)

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem, leaves and flowers
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

Added value of this course

  • Develop personal skills
  • Have fun
  • Be inspired by a passion for the subject
  • Build friendships

Why Choose Field Studies Council?

  • Expert tuition by fully trained staff

  • Stunning locations across the UK

  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

  • Support before and after your visit

  • Free places for visiting staff