Understanding the world teaching resources: Plants

Resources and ideas for understanding the world, plants, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Seasons activities

Seasons activities

A stimulating presentation looking at Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with a range of activities about seasons.Includes plants, nature, clothes,weather.Presentation, print out activities, poster templates, writing frames,days and month cards.Suitable for EYFS and KS1

By JU3fromLeics

Jack and the Beanstalk story sack resources

Jack and the Beanstalk story sack resources

The pack includes:A large display bannerA smaller display title decorated with pictures from the story of Jack and the BeanstalkLarge characters and story props in colourLarge characters and black and white- great for creating displays or also great to laminate, add velcro to the back and the children to use to retell the story on a flannel board48 story word cards on beansA beanstalk board game in colour - 3x A4 sized with 'Jack' playing piecesA moving Giant model to make using split pinsBlack and white face masks for the children to decorate and makeColour face masks- a great addition to your story sack for retelling the story and to make up your own storiesFinger puppets to colour and makeA number beanstalk with a number on each of the leavesA speech bubble worksheetSpeech bubbles to add to your displaysAll of the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds scheme on beanstalks- these would look great laminated and used in the outdoor areaBlack and white bean growing postersColour bean growing postersPhotographs of beans, bean plants and bean podsLeaf and stalk templates to make your own beanstalk in your classroomA 'collect a beanstalk' game- roll the die and pick a card to see how many beanstalk leaves you haveCounting cards- count the number of magic beans

By robbyn

Jasper's Beanstalk story sack resources

Jasper's Beanstalk story sack resources

The pack includes:Colour pictures of Jasper the cat and the tools he uses for his gardening as well as a beanstalkBlack and white pictures for the children to colour or collageA large title banner with a picture of Jasper and a beanstalkA Jasper finger puppet to make- great for retelling the storyA colour face mask of JasperA black and white face mask of Jasper for the children to colourWords relating to the story with picturesA display border of a beanstalk and also a border of beans- these can be printed as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeA colourful matching pairs gameBean height posters- put the pictures in height order- these are also provided in black and white for the children to sort and stick in height orderNumbered plant pots from 0-10 each with a bean plant with the corresponding number of leaves on each plantThree different work borders- great for displaying the childrens work quickly and easily- these are also provided in black and white for the children to colour and write onA colourful picture bingo gameColour bean sequence postersDays of the week labelsA label for your story sack of Jasper's BeanstalkTwo word searches for different abilitiesA number line on garden tools- this would also be great in a garden centre role play areaAn alphabet line on beansA growing bean diary to make and fill in each dayVarious Maths worksheetsVarious Literacy themed worksheetsQuestion cards about the story- great to add to your displayAn A4 word card with words and picturesPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by, the authors or publishers of the story or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Talks about fruits (31 types of fruits)

Talks about fruits (31 types of fruits)

What you would get:1. 2 ppt files - (fruits with 1 seed) & (fruits with more than 1 seed)2. Items to be discuss among childrenHow to play:1. Show children the name of fruits - let them talk about it (Texture, taste, smell, size/shape & color)2. Matching - Match picture with the name3. Grouping - group fruits with same characteristic

By 123chirpchirp

Geography, R.E. and Research . The Sunflower Project

Geography, R.E. and Research . The Sunflower Project

Suitable Ages 6-8When trimmed and pasted into an A4 book, these worksheets provide an effective topic end of year display. Preparation is minimal. The research section even has its own booklet with original ideas and reasons to do the research. The RE section covers why we celebrate the harvest of the sunflowers, whilst the geography section looks at Europe and the continents with a view to garnering the children's knowledge of holidays etc to discover where sunflowers are grown.

By pwilloughby3

I.T.   Art and  design  . The Sunflower project

I.T. Art and design . The Sunflower project

Suitable Age 6-8These creative worksheets and ideas when trimmed along the guide lines and pasted, make an attractive topic book. Preparation is minimal and yet the results are effective. The Observational aspect requires that a sunflower has been planted.

By pwilloughby3

A cross curricular creative approach to discovering the life cycle of a sunflower

A cross curricular creative approach to discovering the life cycle of a sunflower

Suitable Ages 6 to 8All the resources have been written to engage the child on an imaginative, creative and scientific approach to learning. The finished work can be trimmed along the guidelines and be pasted in an A4 booklet with the minimum of fuss. The Power Points are in A4 size and can be printed out for the worksheets.To get the best from the resources, it is hoped that it would all start with the planting of a sunflower. This is echoed in the little musical which follows a class as it sows the seed. (Words etc. are already on a PowerPoint and no specialist knowledge is necessary) The observation section is for each season. RE and data is for Autumn. Literacy for Spring. The rest of the sheets can be done in any order.

By pwilloughby3

Maths and literacy in the Sunflower Project

Maths and literacy in the Sunflower Project

Suitable ages 6 to 8When trimmed and pasted into an A4 book, these worksheets create an effective and colourful display.The poetry is humorous and engaging. The literacy is mainly for the spring to coincide with the seed sowing. The shape and symmetry are colourful . The data is best done in the Autumn term but some sheets can be done at any timeDifferentiation is there whenever possible.

By pwilloughby3

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest.National Curriculum 2014 linksBy the end of the unit, pupils should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The flipchart includes links to all videos by clicking on the images. The worksheets and activities are stored in the flipchart so clicking on the images will open the files. I have also added them as files in the download. Learning Intentions:To know about animal life cyclesTo research Amazon wildlife life cyclesTo be able to plan a fair germination investigation To know that flowering plants reproduceTo be able to design a very dangerous plantTo know about naturalists and behaviourists - David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

By shhmakey

Rainforests - Cursive Display Letters

Rainforests - Cursive Display Letters

A set of display letters, in a cursive font, with a texture that shows a scene from a rainforest.The set includes every letter (in upper and lower case), numbers, mathematical symbols and punctuation.Use these letters on your classroom display boards. They're perfect for when your children are learning about rainforests!You can find hundreds of other sets of cursive display letters at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/

By teachingideas

The sunflower project.Shape and symmetry Cross curricular worksheets.  Section 8.

The sunflower project.Shape and symmetry Cross curricular worksheets. Section 8.

Suitable Ages 6 to 8The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on shape and symmetry (differentiated). It is based around the shapes seen in a sunflower or in sunflower designs. It covers recognition of shape and finding lines of symmetry.Work can be trimmed easily by the child and placed into an A4 bookThe sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project.  Observation and Art.Section 2. Cross curricular  child centered worksheets.

The sunflower project. Observation and Art.Section 2. Cross curricular child centered worksheets.

Ages 6-8Sun flower seed sowing is a prerequisite with this resource The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates observing the sunflowers over the year with a viewfinder and looking at the shades of colour in a seed under the magnifying glass.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project. Literacy. Cross curricular. Spring.  Section 8

The sunflower project. Literacy. Cross curricular. Spring. Section 8

Suitable Ages 6 -8Planting a sunflower seed is a prerequisite to using this resourceThe presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on writing instructions (differentiated) for sowing and growing sunflowers /recounting what they have done. The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project. Poetry. Cross curricular, Creative worksheets. Section seven.

The sunflower project. Poetry. Cross curricular, Creative worksheets. Section seven.

Suitable Ages 6 -8The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on poetry. Rhyming words, opposites and comprehension are used in humorous poetry to encourage the child to write their own creations.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project. Researching sunflowers  . Cross curricular. Section 6.

The sunflower project. Researching sunflowers . Cross curricular. Section 6.

Suitable for ages 6-8The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on finding where the children have been on holiday. They can mark on the key if they saw a sunflower.Prior to that, the first maps help children to recognize the continents and Europe.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower Project. I.T and design. Cross curricular. Section 3

The sunflower Project. I.T and design. Cross curricular. Section 3

Ages 6-8You will need sunflower seeds for the last part of the explorationThe presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on using the tools in simple graphics programmes. I have used PowerPoint and Paint but you could use anything you are familiar with. It uses copy, paste, rotate fill and different types of pens. The aim is to make a colouring book based on the shapes of sunflowers.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project.Harvest and nutrition. Child centered worksheets . Section 4

The sunflower project.Harvest and nutrition. Child centered worksheets . Section 4

Ages 6-8This resource is more effective after the harvest of the Sunflower seeds.The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on the celebration harvest, nutrition, recipes, using drawing and writing and poetry to express these ideas.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project.Geography. Cross curricular  worksheets. Section 5.

The sunflower project.Geography. Cross curricular worksheets. Section 5.

Suitable Ages 6-8The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on finding where the children have been on holiday. They can mark on the key if they saw a sunflower.Prior to that, the first maps help children to recognize the continents and Europe.The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project. Art and design. Cross curricular child centered worksheets . Section one

The sunflower project. Art and design. Cross curricular child centered worksheets . Section one

There are 10 different curricular areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on the mixing of colours and the making of a paper mosaic. The sheets can be trimmed easily by the child so that they can be pasted into an A4 booklet. The presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point.The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

The sunflower project .Data collection. Worksheets for data collection.Section 10  Spring to autumn

The sunflower project .Data collection. Worksheets for data collection.Section 10 Spring to autumn

Suitable Ages 6 to 8Planting a sunflower seed is a prerequisite to using this resourceThe presentation is in A4 size, so the worksheets can be printed directly from the PowerPoint. I have included a free song from the musical “The Sunflowers” which could be a starting point. There are 10 different areas in the Sunflower Project. The one here concentrates on data collection from the moment the sunflower seed is planted. Data is collected about growth and recorded on the bar charts supplied. There are also data to be collected about favorite garden and wild flowers.The finished work can be easily trimmed and placed into A4 books.The sunflower Project starts with the sowing of the sunflower seed and follows the observation through until Harvest. Each resource covers a curriculum area. The assumption is that natural science knowledge is absorbed through these various activities.

By pwilloughby3

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Great activity for Spring/Summer term but can also be undertaken during the Autumn/Winter terms.Students work in teams to find the items on the worksheet. All that is needed is a bag or container to collect the items and a print out of Scavenger Hunt. Can be completed in school and college grounds. With greater supervision in a local park or area. Set the students off and give them a time to return with their findings.

By crazyaboutteaching

Qatar History and Desert Bundle

Qatar History and Desert Bundle

I lived and I worked in Qatar for a year. I know that while you need to teach about Qatar History, the books you are given are not easy to use and certainly won't last you a whole year and so I took the books I was given and I extended the tasks to produce a more interesting and more supportive learning environment, ideal for both the teachers and their students to get a lot more out of this topic.

By peterfogarty

Park Bundle

Park Bundle

If you are teaching about park life, then this is the bundle for you! It looks at all the aspects of park life. It is a great way of comparing and contrasting a wide range of different parks around the world with your own local park. I have also included a creative writing prompt your students to imagine the different features they would find in the park. Try it today.

By peterfogarty

fruits

fruits

The worksheets describe about fruits. Worksheets include matching, crossword, riddles and many more for revision in class.

By deepika-subnani

'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

A flexible activity to promote exploration, thinking skills and research skills, great for both the outdoor environment and carrying out further research from books or the internet. There are pictures of nature in the left column, children can interpret these pictures as they wish. Then in the other column boxes there are prompts to write, draw and find out a fact about something the child does not know yet about what they have found. Extra sheets are included for children to add their own pictures or write up extra facts and so on.Supports play, learning, science and nature, key stage one and two, eyfs/ eyfp, outdoor, also a useful teaching tool for child development, e.g. CACHE, BA Honours Early childhood studies and more, students could test it out and evaluate how children learn etc

By fb1983

Living or Nonliving? Picture Sort and Write the Room Activities

Living or Nonliving? Picture Sort and Write the Room Activities

Before starting any unit on plants or animals, it is crucial to know the differences between living and nonliving things. These 18 vibrant, high quality photographs will help your students understand this concept.Included are:-Headers (living/ nonliving) for a pocket chart or anchor chart-3 pages of images to use in pocket/ anchor chart sort-6 pages of vocabulary cards (featuring picture and word) that are ideal for "write the room" activities-Recording sheet (can be used with vocabulary cards or wordless picture cards for differentiation, or as an extension for students to make lists of their own ideas)Please contact me with any questions!

By deirdregarcia75

Teeny Weenie Mouse (Healthy eating)

Teeny Weenie Mouse (Healthy eating)

Teeny Weenie Mouse (Healthy eating)A song designed to provide a cute character with whom; the children could enjoy imaginary role play. Teeny Weenie Mouse lives in an ideal setting for a mouse with healthy food and water at hand. The song points out that he is happy and healthy because he eats fruit and vegetables. It also lists the names of fruit and vegetables so that children can become familiar with the names of those foods. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Sunshine and Rain (Illustrates how both sunny and wet weather are important for plant growth)

Sunshine and Rain (Illustrates how both sunny and wet weather are important for plant growth)

Sunshine and Rain (Illustrates how both sunny and wet weather are important for plant growth)This lovely song celebrates how sunshine and rainfall help to nurture the growth of plants in our gardens. The harmonies help to illustrate how a combination of both sunshine and rainfall are important for the well-being of plants. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse