Our first 3 week topic will be...

How does your garden grow?
Opinion Pollsters


We will begin our topic with an inspirational starter day where we will be doing lots of exciting activities. We will go on a hunt around the school gardens to investigate the parts of plants, do some gardening of our own and complete a scientific investigation!  


 Over the 3 week topic...
...as scientists we will:

• identify and describe the functions of the different parts of a flowering plant- roots, stem, leaves and flowers

• explore what plants need for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant

• investigate how water is transported within plants

• explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of plants, including pollination, seed formation and dispersal

...as computer scientists we will:

  • understand some elements of survey design 
  • understand some ethical and legal aspects of online data collection
  • use the web to facilitate data collection
  • gain skills in using charts to analyse data
  • gain skills in interpreting results



Our first class book will be the classic 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton