Following a letter from Mrs Osman, the children have been set the challenge to learn the names of trees and plants in the school grounds. The children will use this knowledge to make identification cards for the Little Owl children to use on their welly walks.
The children will learn about growing and caring for plants from seeds as well as identifying and caring for plants already in the environment.
They will apply their scientific knowledge to explore and observe the process of growing, recording and comparing findings.
Children will develop their observational pencil drawings and explore colour matching to create realistic pictures of flowers.
The outcome will be a welly walk with the Little Owl children using the children’s identification cards.
Ideas for home activities:
1. Collage - Go on a nature walk with an adult to collect natural objects in the environment. Using your collection, create a collage or take a photo-graph.
2. Find out about plants in your garden or local park. Draw a simple plan of where trees and other plants are located. Add drawings, photographs and labels of plants found.
3. Visit the local library to find some information books about growing. What new facts can you discover?
4. Try growing something simple such as cress or broad beans. What do you notice as the days pass?
Safety: Check with an adult before picking anything off the ground.