How to grow a sunflower

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we went outside for our Science topic, Plants!

We have been looking closely at the parts of a plant and what their job is. We have already learnt some interesting facts such as:

Plants need water, sunlight and air to help it grow.

Can you think of any more facts about plants that we have learnt this week?

This afternoon, we decided to put our hats on and take our learning outside.

First, we looked at 3 different plants. We looked for all the parts of the plant that we had learnt: stem, roots, leaf, flower and bud. Then, we started to deconstruct the plant and got hands on with it. We pulled it out of the pot and were amazed by the amount of roots we could see!After that, we went back inside and started to read some instructions. They gave us step by step instructions to help us plant a sunflower seed. After carefully listening to the instructions and labelling a plant pot, we went back outside and followed the instructions to plant our own sunflower seed. Hopefully, in 1-2 weeks we will start to see a shoot coming out of the soil. Then, you can take your sunflower home and watch it grow!

We looked at some pictures of huge sunflowers and now the race is on to grow the tallest sunflower! We’ve had a brilliant first week back and I’m already looking forward to the rest of a bright and sunny summer term!

Have a great weekend

Miss Gedney 🙂

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