Botanical Christmas

Session outline

Discover the beauty and cosiness of the cold winter months and notice how plants have adapted to suit their environment. Learn which parts of the plants and trees are associated with Christmas. Gather evergreen leaves and other natural products during your visit at the Botanic Garden to create eco-friendly decorations and have a Botanical Christmas!

Suitable for Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2. Session length: 1 hour 45 minutes. Available from 20 November to 15 December.

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Curriculum links

Key Stage 1

  • Science Year 1: plants – identify deciduous and evergreen plants, structure of plants

  • Science Year 1: seasonal changes

  • Science Year 2: living things in their habitats – identify plants in their habitats

  • Art and design Key Stage 1: use a range of materials

Key Stage 2

  •  Science Year 3: plants – describe the basic structure of plants and trees and the function of each of these parts

  • Science Key Stage 2: plants - understand how plants and trees have adapted to suit their environment

  • Art and design Key Stage 2: recycle materials and use a new technique to create a work of art