Term 5 - How do plants grow near me?

Week 3
 
In our enquiry this week, as geographers, we will be looking at different climates around the world, as well as the continents and oceans of the world. As scientists, we will look at how plants adapt to be able to survive in the country they grow in, and the effect of removing one or more of the things plants need to survive - light, water, nutrients, warmth and air - will removing one of these, affect how well a plant can grow? 
 
As author / writers, our focus is the book 'In a Nutshell' by Joseph Anthony, beautifully describing the journey of an acorn from the top of the oak tree to a sapling to a fully grown oak tree again.
 
As mathematicians, we are learning about tally charts, pictograms and block graphs to show information - which fruit is people's favourite, which pets we have in the class etc... 
Week 2
 
We are looking at information texts this week and are writing about how plants survive in the Arctic. We have learned about headings, subheadings, pictures and captions, and are we are starting to write our own reports over the next few days. We will post some photos once they are finished. 
 
In enquiry, we have looked at the life cycle of a bean and a dandelion, and done some detailed sketches of some flowers. The pictures are below...
Week 1
 
We are looking at The Dandelion Seed story this week, using it to consider the life cycle of plants. So far we have started to learn about the life cycle of a plant: seed dispersal, germination, growth, flowering (reproduction) and pollination. We have drawn and labelled parts of a plant, and created posters about what plants need to grow and why.