Monday 13th July
Hello Year 2
We are at the end of our topic on plants and how they grow so I have a quiz for you to see what you have remembered.
Hopefully we will hve more sunshine later in the week and you can do some plant investigating of your own. Record the growth of plants in your garden over the summer or look for certain varieties in parks or other gardens (from the pavement obviously )
More and more people are growing their own fruit and vegetables so why don't you ask an adult if you can have a go? If you do, please let me know how you get on.
Monday 6th July
Good afternoon Y2
Today we will be looking at the plants we eat.
Some people do not eat any meat or fish and are called Vegetarians.
Some people do not eat any kind of animal products such as milk, eggs and cheese. They are Vegans
Everyone eats plants. It may be all edible plants, including fruits, salad and vegetables or just some of them.
Many people now grow their own fruit or vegetables in their gardens. I grow my own herbs.
For the produce we can not grow easily in this country we import them from other countries; such as pineapples, mangoes and bananas. These are all available in the supermarkets and grocers. No matter where they are from, they still have to be grown.
Look at the powerpoints to find out all about the plants we eat.
The original powerpoint was too big to upload so I have broken it down into four parts;
1. Plants We Eat - What plants need
2 Plants We Eat - Vegetables
3 Plants We Eat - Fruit, grains & legumes
4 Plants We Eat - From farmer to fork
Each one follows on from the previous one.
Then complete the farming activity sheet
Monday 29th June
Welcome back Year 2
This week we are looking at Life Cycles.
The PowerPoint below contains the life cycle of a Sunflower and a Bean.
Do you remember Mrs Bond showing you the bean she was growing earlier on this half-term?
In this lesson, you will see the way these plants grow and die and reproduce.
The activity is to put the life cycle of a Sunflower in the correct order, using the correct words, first, next etc.
There are three different sheets so choose the one you feel most comfortable doing.
Or you could draw your own pictures in the correct order and label them.
Do send me pictures of your work at
or ask me any questions you may have.
Monday 22nd June
Last week you were looking at how seeds disperse (spread).
A Sunflower looses its seeds as they fall from the plant at the end of its flowering season and the flower head has died. The seeds contained inside the centre of the flower can spread in different ways; fall into the ground, blown away on the wind, caught in animal fur, carried away and dropped elsewhere or picked up by birds or other animals and dropped. Then, where possible, the seed will start to grow and the cycle starts again.
A Dandelion flower becomes tiny seeds which blow away in the wind and settle and grow into new plants.
Not ALL plants reproduce in this way.
Flowering plants rely on insects to pollinate them so they can reproduce.
Watch the following clips to learn more about cross pollination of flowering plants and complete the labelling activity.
Now you are ready to have a go at the worksheets.
We have learnt a lot about how seeds grow, now we are looking at how seeds are dispersed (spread).
Watch the video and have a go at the quiz.
Then make yourself a sycamore seed, throw it up and watch how the wind carries your seed.
Hopefully you found out about the jobs of the root and shoot last week.
This week can you find out about the functions of the different plant parts?
Please look carefully our bean in the photo below. I am surprised there isn't more growth to show you.
Hopefully you can see both the root and the shoot.
What I would like you to do today is to find out what the root and the shoot do for the plant. What are their functions (jobs)? How many can you find? There is no worksheet, just write your findings in your exercise books.
Our bean in a bag is changing very slowly.
Here is the next photo.
What can you see? How is it different from the first picture? What do you think will happen next?
Today, please can you look at the PowerPoint (watch the the video link inserted into the PowerPoint) and then fill in the worksheet. If you look back at the photos of the of the cress, you will get some clues to help you make your predictions.
Finally our bean has started to change.
What can you see in the picture?
What do you think it is?
I started the bean diary at day 1 and this is now day 10 so you will need to change the numbers.
I will add photos regularly now so that you can record the changes.
Today you will be learning about how seeds germinate.
Watch the videos, have a go at the quiz and then complete the Purple Mash activity.
I'm looking forward to seeing your work. Look out for comments and rewards when you have finished and handed it in.
Look at the picture to see what I have done with the bean seeds.
Today we will be starting to learn about what seeds and plants need to grow.
What I have done
I wanted to see if the seeds would grow without water and without light.
Tray 1 The seeds were not given any water but they were put on a light windowsill.
Tray 2 The seeds were watered but then put in a dark drawer.
Tray 3 The seed were given water and were put on the light windowsill.
What do you think will happen to each tray of seeds?
Please fill in the cress diary every day.
Each day I will put photos of each tray, here on the science page.
Don't forget, if you can't print out the diary, you can make your own.
Today is science and this term we will be learning about how seeds and bulbs grow into plants.
During the Easter holidays I planted some seeds at home. Today, please can you look at the photographs and write instructions to tell someone how to plant a seed. Remember, you will be writing commands.
Science is on the timetable for this afternoon.
Today we are learning about food chains.
First watch the clips, read the information and then draw your own food chains.
Purple Mash activity - to explain what a food chain is and make your own
(don't forget to start with a plant and draw the arrows).