Children learn about the pollination of flowering plants by flying insects. They complete a diagram showing thge main stages in the insect pollination process.
Children learn about the four main parts of a plant - leaves, flower, stem and roots. They colour and label a diagram of a plant, describing the functions of its four main parts.
Children learn about the life cycle of a simple flowering plant - germination, growth, flowering and seed production. They complete and label a diagram of a plant's life cycle and explain the four stages.
Children plant hyacinth bulbs and help them to grow by giving them soil, water and sunlight. Over a six-week period, children measure the height of the plant, sketch it and describe it.
Children learn about germination. They carry out an investigation into what seeds need to germinate. They set up 6 pots, 5 of which have one ingredient missing. They make predictions, and after 1 week, sketch and describe what has happened.
Children learn about the function of bulbs. They carry out an investigation into what bulbs need to start growing again.
Children think about the 3 most important things needed for healthy plant growth. They use this to plan and carry out an investigation.
Children investigate the needs of 4 different plants. They make predictions and observe the plants over a 3-week period.