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KS1 - Year 1 - Plants

Identifying bulbs and seedsFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A007

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
I can match bulbs and seeds to fully-grown plants.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Identifying bulbs and seeds

Identifying garden plants 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A001

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
I can identify some common garden plants.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Identifying garden plants

Identifying wild plants 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A002

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
I can identify some common wild plants.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Identifying wild plants

Identifying trees 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A003

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
I can identify some common trees using their shapes, leaves and seeds.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Identifying trees

Plants in our local area 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A004

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
I can identify plants in my local area.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Plants in our local area

Labelling a plant 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A005

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
I can label the main parts of a flowering plant.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Labelling a plant

Parts of a plant 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A006

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
I can explain what the different parts of a flowering plant do.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Parts of a plant

Labelling different plants 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | OS1A008

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
I can label the main parts of different plants.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Plants | Labelling different plants