Week Beginning 18th May
Look at how the seeds have grown!
The pumpkins have appeared at last!
How many centimetres(cm) tall is the sunflower?
Here's the runner bean.
Use the marks on the right of the ruler to say how tall it is. (The numbers on the left are old fashioned inches. You could ask your parents or grandparents about these!)
Lucie has been growing a potato plant in her garden.
But where are the potatoes?
This week's activity is to find a plant in your garden, on your balcony or on a walk. If you have ruler measure how tall it is in cms (centimetres). If you do not have a ruler, take a piece of paper (any piece will do) and mark the paper like this:
Put the date on too. Can you estimate how tall your plant is?
Keep the paper!
Then draw a picture of it,write its name and how tall it is if you know these. Keep this picture so you can look at your plant over the half-term holiday and see how much it has grown!
This is what yours could look like.
Week beginning 11th May
This week we will be learning to identify British trees by looking closely at their leaves. When you go for a walk or if you can see trees out of your window have ago at identifying them. Use the link below to help you.
Help! These leaf pictures and names have got muddled up. Can you sort them out? Click on the leaves to find the answers.
Week Beginning 4th May Identifying Plants
This week we will be learning how to identify plants. If you can, have a walk outside. Remember to keep with your family, 2 metres apart from anyone you see. But you can still smile and wave and shout hello!
Then have a look at the pictures in the links below, or look up common British plants on the internet or use a book if you have one. There are some plants you will see on your walk or you may remember seeing them in the field or copse at school. These are usually called 'wild' plants. Some of the other plants you are more likely to see in a garden. Some wild plants grow in gardens. The grown- ups in your family will probably call these 'weeds'! Talk with your family about the different plants and then have a go at identifying the plants on the worksheet.
Week Beginning 27th April
This term we will be learning more about plants. We have already learned that some plants ‘go to sleep’, or are dormant, in the winter and lose their leaves. Can you remember what they are called? You can see some examples in the background of this picture which was taken in March. (answer at the bottom of the page)
Can you spot Floppy?!
Some plants are dormant underground in their seeds or bulbs. They are storing up their energy ready to grow again in the Spring. Have a look at the photos of flowers on our main class page. These are tulips and grape hyacinths which grow from bulbs. Some of you planted them in the autumn. Do you remember?
This term we will be learning to identify and name a variety of plants and describe the structure of plants. You already know the names of lots of plants so we shall be learning some new ones. Each week we will give you an activity to do. You do not have to send this in to us but we'd love to see them. Just keep it with other work you do and bring in when we come back to school.
We will also be growing plants! We had bought some seeds to plant in school but sadly we weren’t able to. But Mrs Muir has brought the little greenhouse back from school to her garden and has planted the seeds. We will put photos up each week so you can see the plants’ progress.
There are sunflowers, runner beans and pumpkins. When they are fully grown plants, we can plant them in the planters when we all get back to school.
Tell your family what plants need to grow healthily. And Mrs Muir will make sure the get all they need. (no pressure!).
We know lots of you have already been planting seeds. Thank you for sending in pictures. If you don’t have a garden or space to plant, have a close look at any plants when you go out for your daily walk. We will be learning more about ‘wild’ plants next week. Remember not to pick or touch plants unless it is in your own garden and your grown-up says it is safe.
This week’s activity is a re-cap of what we have learned earlier in the year. Write or draw what plants need to grow healthily.
Answer to the question: deciduous (trees that lose their leaves in autumn)