Science: How does your garden grow?

Thursday 21 April 2022

It has been great to see all the children returning to school after the Easter break. They are settled, calm and ready to continue with their learning.

This term is set to be another busy one so keep checking the website to see what we have been up to.


In our science lessons, we are going to be biologists. What is a Biologist? | Ask A Biologist

The focus of our lessons will be plants. Yesterday, we began by identifying investigating and describing the different parts of flowering plants.

The vocabulary, related with this learning, is listed below. Ask your child if they know any of these words.

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

Examining, describing and identifying different parts of a flowering plant.

“The stem is like a straw inside.”
“Let’s look under the flower.”
“When I opened up the stem, I could see lots of vertical lines.”

In order to learn more about the different growth stages of plants, we have  placed some beans in a glass jar.  Then, we added cotton wool and some water.

Now, we observe, add water daily and make notes. This experiment will take place over the next two weeks so stay posted to see how our beans grow.