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Autumn 1 - Plants

 

This unit will teach us everything we need to know about plants. You will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. You will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present your findings to your classmates. Furthermore, you will have the chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. You will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.

 

Lesson 1 - Parts of Plants
To identify and describe the functions of different parts of
flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers by
labelling the parts of a plant.
• I can name the different parts of flowering plants
and explain their jobs.

 

Lesson 2 - What Do Plants Need to Grow Well?
To explore the requirements of plants for life and growth
(air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) by
investigating what plants need to grow well.
• I can set up an investigation to find out what plants
need to grow well.

 

Lesson 3 - What Have You Found Out?
To record findings using simple scientific language,
drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables
by observing and recording plant growth.
• I can record my observations.
To report on findings from enquiries, including oral and
written explanations and presentations of results and
conclusions by presenting findings to the class.
• I can present the results of my investigation using
scientific language.

 

Lesson 4 - Moving Water
To investigate the way in which water is transported
within plants by observing the transport of food colouring
through a flower stem.
• I can investigate how water is transported in plants.

 

Lesson 5 - Fantastic Flowers
To explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of
flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation
and seed dispersal by understanding pollination and
fertilisation.
• I can name the different parts of a flower and
explain their role in pollination and fertilisation.

 

Lesson 6 - Life Cycle
To explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of
flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and
seed dispersal by ordering and describing the stages of
the life cycle of a flowering plant.
• I can understand and order the stages of the life
cycle of a flowering plant.

Plants - Knowledge Organiser

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