Pollination at Westonbirt Arboretum, KS2

Pollination programme aimed at KS2

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable for Years 3-6, April-July

Key concepts

Pollinations, flower structure and function, pollinators, adaptation, lifecycles, fertilisation.

Learning outcomes

  • name the different parts of a flower and describe the function of each.
  • describe the lifecycle of a plant.
  • explain the importance of colour and scent for insect pollination.
  • know that some flowers are wind pollinated.


Introduction - brainstorming knowledge about parts of a flower and their function.

Flower detectives - using magnifiers to identify different flower parts and how flowers are adapted to increase the chance of pollination.

Through the eyes of a bee - discover how different pollinators view colours.

Great smell census - if you were a bee, which scent would attract you?  Discover different scent strategies flowers use.

Honey bee relay - an active way to explore the process of pollination.