29th May 2017

Year 3 Trip to Kew Gardens

Year 3 Trip to Kew Gardens

With summer approaching and the sun shining, Year 3 have taken learning outside of the classroom this term! All four classes travelled across London and spent a fun and educational day at the beautiful Kew Gardens.


3W and 3D visited the gardens on Tuesday 23rd and 3H and 3B on Thursday 25th May. For both days, Year 3 took the sunshine with them and were treated to a bright, sunny day of exploration, sketching and discovery.


As part of their Science topic learning about plants, Year 3 explored the sweltering Palm House, discovering cocoa plants, sugar cane and palms from around the world. They then moved on to their sketching workshop, where they studied the unusual varieties of cacti housed in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. With their sketching done, our curious Year 3s then met piranhas (their seed eating cousins only – phew!), Venus flytraps, turtles, lizards and and even a very shy blowfish.


After eating their lunch in the sunshine, some of our adventurers then climbed inside the giant Hive, experiencing life as a worker bee. Others bravely tackled the Treetop Walkway, looking down upon the trees in the gardens.


The Year 3 teachers would like to thank the wonderful parents who came along as helpers – without your assistance this fantastic trip would not have been possible.


The whole day was a fun-filled experience full of learning, sunshine and wonder.