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KS1 - Year 1 Plants

Learning objective

I can match bulbs and seeds to fully-grown plants.

Children learn that bulbs and seeds can grow into mature plants. They match 5 trees and plants to their bulbs or seeds in a cut and stick activity. They identify whether they are looking at a bulb or a seed.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a2: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
Bulbs and seeds can grow into fully-grown plants.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Identifying garden plants Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A001

Learning objective

I can identify some common garden plants.

Children use a word bank and pictures to identify 9 common garden plants. They think about ways of grouping the plants, and consider whether they have seen them before.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a1: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
Common garden plants in the United Kingdom include daffodil, rose, lavender, ivy, tulip, poppy, bluebell, strawberry and crocus.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Identifying wild plants Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A002

Learning objective

I can identify some common wild plants.

Children use a word bank and pictures to identify common wild plants. They explore ways of grouping them and think about whether or not they have seen them before.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a1: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
Common wild plants in the United Kingdom include dandelion, daisy, nettle, dock, thistle, buttercup, bramble, fern and St. John's wort.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Identifying trees Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A003

Learning objective

I can identify some common trees using their shapes, leaves and seeds.

Children use a word bank and pictures to identify common trees, with reference to their shape, leaves, fruit and seeds. They think about whether the trees lose their leaves or not in the autumn and whether or not the trees are familiar.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a1: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
Trees can be identified from their shapes, leaves, fruit and seeds.
Common trees in the United Kingdom include horse chestnut, oak, sycamore, willow, apple, chestnut, beech and fir.
Some trees lose their leaves in the autumn, while some keep their leaves all year round.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Plants in our local area Investigation

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A004

Learning objective

I can identify plants in my local area.

Children use a tally chart to investigate the local area and find out how many of 5 different plants there are. They show their results on a simple pictogram. They perform some data handling and analysis, considering which plant was the most common.

  • ks1w2: observing closely, using simple equipment
  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • 1a1: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
Some common plants in the United Kingdom include dandelion, fern, sycamore, oak, and horse chestnut.
Numbers can be recorded on a tally chart.
Numbers can be presented on a pictogram.
A pictogram icon can represent more than one item.
The number of items that a pictogram icon represents are shown in a key or legend.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Labelling a plant Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A005

Learning objective

I can label the main parts of a flowering plant.

Children colour and label the four main parts of a flowering plant - flower, stem, leaf and roots. They discuss the function of each of the four parts.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a2: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
The main parts of a plant include flower, stem, leaves and roots.
The parts of a plant have different functions.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Parts of a plant Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A006

Learning objective

I can explain what the different parts of a flowering plant do.

Children label the 4 main parts of a daisy plant (flower, stem, roots and leaves) and explain their function by cutting and pasting simple descriptions.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a2: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
The main parts of a plant include the flower, stem, leaves and roots.
The flower allows the plant to reproduce.
The stem allows the plant to stand upright and transport water from the roots.
The leaves help the plant to make its own food using sunlight.
The roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil and anchor the plant in the ground.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science

Labelling different plants Worksheet

Outstanding Science Year 1 | Plants | OS1A008

Learning objective

I can label the main parts of different plants.

Children use a word bank to label the different parts of a range of plants. The parts include petals, roots, stem, leaves, trunk, branch, seed, flower, fruit and bulb.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1a2: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
Parts of a plant include petal, root, stem, leaf, trunk, branch, seed, flower, fruit, and bulb.
Year 1 Plants | Outstanding Science