This term, the children are learning all about plants. In groups they labelled a photograph of a plant and matched the correct function to each part. They learnt that the roots of a plant anchor the plant to the ground and take in water and nutrients from the soil. The stem holds the plant upright and transports water to the rest of the plant. The leaves use carbon dioxide and sunlight to make food for the plant and the flower is usually brightly coloured to attract insects. They also learnt that the seeds are dispersed from a plant and may eventually grow into another plant under the right conditions.
The children then made their own 3D model of the parts of a plant and added labels to show what they had learnt. Some children also added the functions onto their model.