National curriculum content
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stern/trunk, leaves and flowers.
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
- Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
- Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
- Identify and describe the different parts of a plant
- Identify and describe the functions of plants
- Find out what plants need to grow
- Find out how water is transported within plants
- Explore the part flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants
What we want children to know
- Name different parts of a flowering plant
- Identify, name and describe the function of part of the plant
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of a flowering plant
- How water is transported within a plant
- Plants and living things need light and water and ‘food’ (nutrients)
- Plants require air, water and nutrients
- How different amounts of light affect the growth of a plant
- The process of pollination
What skills we want children to develop
- Set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
- Use question stems to ask questions about plants and seeds
- Sort questions according to how they should be answered
- Use standard measures of water and plant height.
- Record using a table and draw simple conclusions
- Use scientific vocabulary and evidence to ask and answer questions
- Describe the life cycle of a flowering plant using correct scientific vocabulary
carpel, flower, germinate, leaves, life cycle, nutrients, ovary, ovule, petal, photosynthesis, pollen, pollination, root, sepals, stamen, stem, style, stigma