Have fun in the forest, finding out about the different parts and functions of plants and their lifecycle by undertaking a range of activities and games. This can be done during the different seasons as children will experience different stages of the life cycle of a plant, e.g., seed dispersal in autumn or germination in spring. They will also find out about the importance of trees in relation to the climate and ecological emergency.
- to identify and name the different parts of plants and understand their function
- to observe similarities and differences between plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
- to begin to understand the life cycle of plants including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
- to describe the ways in which nutrients, water and air are transported within plants
- to explore the importance of trees in relation to the climate and ecological emergency
National curriculum links
- identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/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.