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Year 3-6 Garden Visitors – KS2 Home-Learning Pack

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This home learning pack is designed for children in Years 3-6 (ages 8-11) to complete, with some adult support where possible.

It contains fun, engaging opportunities to develop and practise reading and writing skills that can be completed within a child’s home environment, based around the topic of ‘Garden Visitors’, with reading extracts from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The activities can also be used as part of a homeschool curriculum.

Activity sheets are provided – but if you do not have access to a printer, all activities could be completed using any paper or writing books that you have at home.

This primary resource includes:

  • Reading practice Year 3 / 4 – The robin who showed the way
  • Reading practice Year 5 / 6 – The first visit
  • Writing Task – The Secret Garden
  • Secret Garden themed writing paper
  • Garden Flowers Identification Chart
  • Life cycles of flowering plants and animals
  • Design a garden
  • Wildlife journal

National Curriculum Links


  • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet;
  • Check that a text makes sense to them, answering questions including using inference.


  • Create setting (years 3/4);
  • Describe settings (years 5/6).


  • Explore plant lifecycles
  • Explore classification to identify and name a variety of living things (plants)
  • Describe the differences in lifecycles of different animals


  • Create sketch maps and plans

  • Reading practice - Y3/4 - The Robin Who Showed the Way (with answer sheet)
  • Reading practice - Y5/6 - The First Visit (with answer sheet)
  • Writing task - The Secret Garden
  • Themed writing paper
  • Garden Flowers Identification Chart
  • Life cycles of flowering plants and animals - card sort activity
  • Design a garden worksheet
  • Wildlife journal
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