Plants and Flowers

Independence and Interdependence

Diversity and considering different perspectives were central as we explored a variety of flower inspired artworks by historical and contemporary artists from different backgrounds. Afterwards learners created their own interpretations of a selected artist based on   what attracted them most.  They proudly spoke out when sharing their creations at assembly with the rest of the school.  
Additionally, the children learned about simple responsibilities by caring for their seeds, which they can continue to do with the plants in their fairy garden at home. They also took care of the local environment by collecting trash, preserving plants, and planting new ones. Maintaining acceptable behaviour was emphasized, particularly during visits to different botanical gardens or when waiting their turn for workshops.



Language & Literacy

We enjoyed a variety of stories, including several non-fiction books and different versions of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Learners had fun cutting and sequencing  their own storybook.  They also learned plant-related vocabulary, including types of plants, their parts, and their life cycle.
The golden learners have started digraphs or 2 letter sounds (such as ai, ie, ee, or,…).
The blue learners have been introduced to and are revising lots of single letters.



The children engaged in counting and sorting seeds, flower petals, and leaves, as well as exploring different ways of representing numbers and practicing number bonds or friends of 10. Learners had many  opportunities to focus on numbers up to 20 during our morning routine, through games like bingo, and with guided practice. Golden learners even delved into numbers up to 100.



The children observed the natural environment and witnessed seeds and bulbs grow. We also grew and tasted microgreens.          
Additionally, they played in the class flower shop and learned about plants from various regions, including their own national plants.      
They crafted representations of plants using a range of materials, from pipe cleaners to finger paint.        
Other materials were offered with garden-related plans, diagrams, or spatial representations for interpretation.


Healthy Living

As always, the children had numerous opportunities to make choices and extend their concentration span. Well done everyone!

The class flower shop
Building flowers
tweezer grip for sorting seeds
Class Bingo after the school event
The golden learners love swimming
Our school library visits
Collecting trash and spotting plants
sequencing beanstalks
Our favourite flowers
Planting seeds
Flowers in art
Harvest and tasting of our microgreens
Presenting at school assembly
Water fun and measuring
Plants in all sorts of materials
Florist workshop to make a fairy garden
Following a plan
Blown away by bees
Kina botanical garden
Symmetrical Fairies
Seed patterns
Diverse plants
University botanical garden
Peeling eggs
Making mayonnaise
Fair chocolate sharing
Easter egg hunt