Plants - What use are they?

Plants - What use are they?

Todays learning: (WALT)

AfL Knowledge Harvest

  • What do pupils know about plants to inform how tackle next sessions
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • To be able to identify the different parts of a plant and their purposes.
  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
  • That plants can provide food for us and some plants are grown for this.
Design Technology
  • Understand where food comes from

  • Key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Citizenship & PSHE
  • 2e to realise that people and other living things have needs, and that they have responsibilities to meet them.

Lesson Activities / Tasks


VIDEO: Plants - what use are they?

Lesson Activities

  • Watch video - dialog below
  • Children to think, pair, share their ideas on what they know about plants, then list on the slides
  • Complete relevant section of pupil work book


  • Do quiz for first section answers…

Video Dialog

  • Plants - what do we use them for?
  • What do they need to grow?
  • Could you look after one?
  • Do quiz for first section answers


  • Entry Point Video: Plants - What use are they?
  • Pupil Work book: Plants - What use are they?

Outcomes: (WILF)

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Teaching notes:

This is really just an introduction to the 'Plants - What use are they?' theme and asks some questions to get pupils thinking about plants and how important they are to use. These points will all be covered in more detail in following lessons.

Last modified: Sunday, 2 March 2014, 7:11 PM