Class One visit RHS Rosemoor

Class One visited RHS Rosemoor as part of their Science topic on plants. 
The children learnt about the lifecycle of an apple thanks to a child who volunteered to pretend to be a seed.  We learnt how a seed has a protective coat called a seed coat and when the seed has the right conditions - soil, water and sun it will start to germinate.  There was much hilarity when the children were actually able to give our pretend seed soil and water!  Fascinating fact: The part of the apple with the stalk is actually the bottom of the apple not the top. If you look carefully at an apples you will see the sepals still on the apple which shows where it was connected to the blossom.
Next we learnt about the parts of a flower thanks to another volunteer who dressed up as a flower to help demonstrate the important role each part of the flower plays in reproducing new plants.  We discovered that when bees are collecting nectar from flowers they collect pollen on their bodies which they take to the other flowers they visit and help to make new plants.  We learnt that when the bees take the nectar back to their hive they share the nectar with the other bees by being sick.  So in the words of George… “honey is basically bee vomit”.
Then we put all of our knowledge to good use by planting some salad seeds which we will be looking after over the new few weeks in order to get a good crop of salad leaves.
After lunch the children walked through the grounds, played in the park found Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor in the vegetable garden before walking back through the formal gardens.
What a busy, but fantastic day.
 

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