Our topic this half term is Growing Things.
This topic has a science focus and teaches the children about the life cycle of plants, the conditions needed for growth and the names of parts of plants.
At the heart of this project children will learn how to write simple reports and develop additional skills in sentence writing, labelling and recording ideas and first hand experiences.
In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by developing an area of the school grounds.
During this topic the children will learn:
•The names of the parts of plants and how they grow;
• How different plants need different places to grow in different parts of the world;
• How to carry out fair tests and make accurate measurements;
• How to find information from different sources;
• How to write a report and present information, including illustrations and photographs;
•How artists draw plants, how plants are represented in art and how to make observational drawings of plants; We will be looking flower paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe.
•How to collaborate together in a team.