Key Stage One in Bloom

Pupils in Forms 1 and 2 visited Harlow Carr Gardens to learn about how things grow. The Gardens are a great place to visit for Primary School children, as they can explore and learn in the beautiful outdoors.

The classes arrived and went to the learning centre where they started their first activity: ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’. The children were asked to list the different reasons why we grow plants. The answers included for food, oxygen, clothes, medicine and, of course, because we also like to look at them.

Neve in Form 1 stood up in front of the class and was asked to be a seed. She then dressed up as a flower with petals and leaves to show its different parts and functions.

The class then went outside to look around at some of the plants and flowers growing in the amazing gardens. Then, in the greenhouse, the pupils were given different seeds to plant. The seeds were covered up with soil and then watered. Before heading to the adventure playground the children were given their own seeds to take back to school!

All the children really enjoyed the trip which has also added to their learning topic of changing and growing by exploring the life cycle of a plant. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Harlow Carr Gardens for a wonderful day out.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.