I am very excited to say that we are starting a new topic about ‘Life cycles’ in Science this half term. Please find the main learning task for this week below, as well as a sheet to fill in. This will work best printed, but don’t worry if you’d rather not print it, you can easily copy the diagram of the flower onto a piece of paper and label that!
It would be really great if you could find a flower to pull apart too and try and see the different parts. I have noticed a few daffodils coming out and it is easy to see the reproductive parts inside. PLEASE ask before picking any flower though!! (And remember that flowers are not (generally) for eating, so wash your hands afterwards and don’t put anything in your mouth…
I would also like to give you advance notice for the science investigation linked to next week’s lesson. You will need a potato with sprouts, so if you’d like to do this investigation (I really recommend that you do), please leave a potato to grow some … I seem to manage this without really trying, so I hope it works for you! You will also need 3 sharp sticks (cocktail sticks ideally) and a clear cup or glass… I wonder if you can guess what you will be doing!
It would be really good if you could germinate some seeds or grow some new plants as part of this science topic, so ask an adult if they have any seeds you can plant. If not, you could use some things you will find in the kitchen. Have a look at this article for some ideas:
Make sure you observe carefully what happens and the changes that take place. I look forward to hearing how you get on.