Summer Term 1 Science: Plants

Thursday 21 April 2022

This term is all about growing plants. Included in this post is a list of our new vocabulary for this topic.

Yesterday, we looked at some typical flowering plants and identified their parts and functions. Photos are some children’s work will follow.

What are the Parts of a plant KS2? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki

I was so impressed with the knowledge the children already had!

We progressed to ‘plant’ our own broad beans so we can see the journey they take from seed to shoot and root (simply put into a cup with water and cotton wool -we’ll check what’s happened next week).

You can support your child at home by planting your own seeds  in your garden, or in a flower pot and just observe over time the changes that take place.

Or, you can watch these excellent video clips.

stem holds the plant upright and supports the leaves; contains tubes that allow water to travel from the roots to the rest of the plant
roots helps anchor the plant into the soil; takes up water and nutrients from the soil
leaves catch sunlight and use this to make food
photosynthesis how plants turn sunlight into food
pollen a dust-like powder that causes plants to make new seeds
pollination transferring pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female part of a flower so new plants can be made
stamen the male part of the flower which produces pollen
stigma the female part of a flower that pollen attaches to during pollination
seed dispersal the way seeds get from the parent plant to a new place so that they can grow into new plants

Herea re some lovely pictures of children’s flowers they drew using oil pastels: