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Science- Plants- Session 1- Going and Growing Outside

 

Objectives

Explore the outdoor area at home and in your locality and look at plants that are growing. Talk about what they are and what they will look like when they are fully grown. Map out the garden area and decorate with sketches, facts and labels.

 

Science Objectives
i) Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

ii) Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

 

Working Scientifically

  1. Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.
  2. Observe closely, using simple equipment.
  3. Perform simple tests.
  4. Identify and classify.
  5. Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  6. Gather and record data to help answer questions.

 

Planning and Activities

 

  • Examine, draw and taste a range of fruits and vegetables that could be grown in a garden.
  • Talk about experiences of growing plants or about someone they know who has a garden.
  • Identify, label and sketch growing plants.
  • Make a map of the garden plot, identifying the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown. Label the map with any recognisable mini-beast habitats or sketches of mini-beasts found in the area.

 

Activities

  1. Discuss a range of fruit and vegetables and make close observations and drawings.
  2. Identify and closely observe plants outside the school building.
  3. Make a collective map of the garden plot, labelling the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown.

 

Investigation - exploring
Go outside to look at plants.
Make a map of the outside area, identifying the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown.

 

Vocabulary
Plant, leaf, grow, weed, change, living, water, healthy, similar to, different from

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