Year 2 Spring Gardening

May 11, 2017

In Year 2, we have just started a unit on plants. In class the children identified the parts of a plant and learned about the life cycle of a plant. We then went outside to enjoy the sunshine and plant some seeds and bulbs in order to do an experiment to see how plants differ as they grow. We divided the children into four groups: each took a plant pot, bedded it with fertile soil, carefully placed their seeds or bulbs in the soil, and then watered them with their hopes and aspirations. The children learnt that some plants need water and light, some plants need water but no light, while others have light but no water, and some plants even have no light at all! In the coming weeks we will checking on our bulbs and seeds regularly to make observations about how plants grow. The children are all very excited are all very excited!