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Runcton Holme C of E Primary

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Class 1 - Dobbies - 22nd March 2018

Dobbies in King's Lynn shared their knowledge of plants with the children of Runcton Holme class 1 and Wormegay class 1 on Thursday 22nd March. The children have been learning about plants this term. What they need to grow and why different plants parts are important. 

We were greeted off the bus by Georgie who explained to the children that they would be split into two groups, one group would go with her to look around the nursery while the other group would stay with another lady whose name was Caroline. She was going to talk to them about different plant's and tree's. 

In the nursery the children looked at common garden plant's like daffodils, pansies and tulips. Lots of questions here!
They were taken to another area where they looked at Bonsai tree's, the children were amazed at how small they were.
Then Georgie showed them some Cacti she told them how they hold water because they grow in the desert where rainfall is rare. The Venus fly trap caused a lot of interest especially with the boys. The air plant had lots of interest also, the children asked how it could stay alive without water, an explanation was given. 

It was then time to swap over and Caroline shared her knowledge of plant's and tree's to the children. One tree in particular was very interesting, the Chile pine tree or commonly known as the Monkey Puzzle tree. Yes! you guessed it, it comes from Chile. Caroline told the children this tree has been around for thousands of years, at the time the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It grew up the sides of volcanoes's, oddly enough the tree does not burn, neither did the dinosaurs eat it. Another interesting fact the gem stone Jet comes from the monkey puzzle tree. Different plants were passed round the children, so they could feel them and take a good look. They asked lots of questions and showed lots of their own knowledge about plants. 

It was very apparent the children enjoyed their visit as did the staff. We said a very big thank you and made our way back to school.

Mrs S Stokes

https://www.dobbies.com/

Dobbies in King's Lynn shared their knowledge of plants with the children of Runcton Holme class 1 and Wormegay class 1 on Thursday 22nd March. The children have been learning about plants this term. What they need to grow and why different plants parts are important. 

We were greeted off the bus by Georgie who explained to the children that they would be split into two groups, one group would go with her to look around the nursery while the other group would stay with another lady whose name was Caroline. She was going to talk to them about different plant's and tree's. 

In the nursery the children looked at common garden plant's like daffodils, pansies and tulips. Lots of questions here!
They were taken to another area where they looked at Bonsai tree's, the children were amazed at how small they were.
Then Georgie showed them some Cacti she told them how they hold water because they grow in the desert where rainfall is rare. The Venus fly trap caused a lot of interest especially with the boys. The air plant had lots of interest also, the children asked how it could stay alive without water, an explanation was given. 

It was then time to swap over and Caroline shared her knowledge of plant's and tree's to the children. One tree in particular was very interesting, the Chile pine tree or commonly known as the Monkey Puzzle tree. Yes! you guessed it, it comes from Chile. Caroline told the children this tree has been around for thousands of years, at the time the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It grew up the sides of volcanoes's, oddly enough the tree does not burn, neither did the dinosaurs eat it. Another interesting fact the gem stone Jet comes from the monkey puzzle tree. Different plants were passed round the children, so they could feel them and take a good look. They asked lots of questions and showed lots of their own knowledge about plants. 

It was very apparent the children enjoyed their visit as did the staff. We said a very big thank you and made our way back to school.

Mrs S Stokes

https://www.dobbies.com/