This reading lesson is completely dedicated to FLUENCY and improving our reading so that we become fluent readers. This means that we:
- read at the right speed (not too fast but not too slowly so we maintain engagement),
- read and take into account the necessary punctuation (stopping at full stops, raising our voice at question marks),
- blend words correctly (so there are no robot readers) and
- speak with expression to match the atmosphere of the writing (is the character scared, excited..?)
Today is writing day so before we start, let's look back at the model from yesterday. Remember to be super descriptive.
Try to include as many of these amazing words as you can.
Science : The life cycle of plants : Lesson 2
(Lesson 1 Pre-assessment carried out in previous week.)
Need : Plant Life Cycle Worksheet
L.I. The stages in the life cycle of plants.
Introduction: In this topic we will be studying the life cycles of plants and animals. We are going to start with plants. (Do you remember your Plants topic in Year 3?)
The life cycle of plants
Plants start as seeds and they can stay as seeds for a long time.
Germination occurs when conditions are right and growth begins.
A root pushes down into the soil to get nutrition (water and minerals).
A shoot goes up into the sunlight and the first leaves appear.
Sunlight on the leaves provides more nutrition (energy).
An adult plant has blossoms or flowers so fertilization can occur.
(We will find out about pollination and fertilization in the next lesson.)
A fertilized plant produces seeds which are then dispersed.
It is a cycle because it goes round in a circle back to the start.
How do seeds go from the adult plant to the place where they can grow?
There are several ways that plants disperse their seeds.
Think about these words to remember them. Wind Sticky? Pop! Juicy fruit to eat
Watch: This video covers what we are studying in Lesson 2 and 3 and has reminders about earlier science topics.
You might need to search ‘Plant Life Cycle’ and select Science KS1 The plant life cycle BBC Teach
Task: Cut out the pictures from the worksheet.
You can cut the picture of seeds into smaller parts if that is useful.
Use them to create a diagram of the plant’s life cycle, with arrows to show the direction that time moves in for the plant.
Label the pictures and arrows with the words in bold.
Which pictures are missing for it to be a ‘cycle’?
You will need to draw a picture of a flower and to show seed dispersal.
Plenary: Plants and animals are ‘living things’ and have 7 life processes.
(Some scientists use a different number, but 7 will do.)
Sensitivity (sense surroundings)
Reproduction (create new life)
Excretion (remove waste)
Discuss when a plant is first able to perform these processes in its life cycle and add labels to your diagram if possible.