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Science - Plants

After looking after our plants for 2 weeks it was time to take them home. We observed and discussed the changes that had happened. We asked questions about why some had grown more than others. We talked about the roots coming through the bottom of the pot as a sign that they need more food and room to grow. We asked parents to take them home and put them in a larger pot and to keep us updated. We are looking forward to hearing about how the plants have grown at home.

This week we have also learned about trees. We now know that there are two types of trees; deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous trees loose their leaves during Autumm and grow again in Spring. Evergreen trees stay green all year long. We have looked closely at the leaves from each type - evergreen leaves are thin like needles, wazy and thick. Deciduous trees are veiny, flat and broad! We then labelled the parts of a tree. New scientific vocabulary today; branches, trunk and bark.

We have been learning about the names of different parts of a flower/plant. We used magnifying glasses to look closely at the different parts. Language we have used - petals, flowers, buds, thorns, stem, leaves and roots. We now know that that leaves catch the sunlight and turn it into energy. We now know that the stem hold the plant up. We now know that the flower and petals attract the birds and insects. We now know that the roots take in the water and nutrients (food) to the plant. We then drew our flower and labelled it using the new scientific vocabulary!

We've been learning about garden plants - we really enjoyed learning the names of them!

We have been drawing observational pictures of the garden plants we have learned about. We created our own garden. What do you think of our gardens?

We have been learning about wild plants - we learned about how they grow and thrive in the wild. We went looking for some in our playground. We found, daisies, buttercups, nettles. We were also on the hunt for dog roses, ivy and clovers. We worked in pairs to tally which plants we found then came back to class to count the totals.

We decided to carry out an experment! We have planted some more bean seeds but changed how we will look after it. We only have water in one, just a seed in another, soil but no watering in the third and the last will have soil and water but no light! We made some fantastic predictions together! We will observe these and how they may grow over time!

We have used our instructions to plant a bean. We made lots of predictions about what would happen over time.

We have been learning about how to plant a bean seed. We read and ordered instructions. We will use this to help us plant a bean tomorrow! We were so excited about this!

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