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This term we will be looking at plants.
Go into your garden/park/green space (or even in the street) and name as many plants as you can.
Did you get…..

If you don’t know the name of a plant, take a photo of it and find out what it is.


You could print out the pictures you take and make a book of plants. Or draw each one carefully and colour it in.  Remember to name each plant and say what kind of plant it is - plant or tree. You could write a bit about each plant underneath.

How many plants can you get in your book?
Write down as many questions as you can think of about plants now you have had a chance to explore them. Are there any you could answer yourself?
E.g. if I plant an apple seed, will it grow?


Things to look out for
If you go to Greville Smyth Park or in the meadow where you can see the suspension bridge, keep a close eye out for my favourite tree – the horse chestnut.  Look for its five fingered leaves. They are the first trees to come into leaf in the spring so you should be able to recognise them. You can also recognise them because the flowers are beginning to grow. Look out for them- they look like candles! Take a picture for your book.



Year 1 targets from the national curriculum

  •  identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  •  identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Science - additional activities


  • Plant some seeds - cress and grass seeds germinate quickly.
  • Keep a daily weather chart.