Plants (Y1)

Prior learning

  • Plant seeds and care for growing plants. (Nursery – Plants)

  • Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal. (Nursery Plants)

  • Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things. (Nursery Plants)

  • Explore the natural world around them. (Reception – Living things and their habitats)

  • Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live. (Reception – Living things and their habitats)

Future learning

  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. (Y2 - Plants)

  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. (Y2 - Plants)

  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats. (Y2 - Living things and their habitats)

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. (Y3 - Plants)

  • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants. (Y3 Plants)