At the beginning of the unit, pupils will revise parts of a plant and simple classification.
This subject area is covered in the opening illustration with the help of the course characters, Carla and Alex, who are on a school trip to the botanical gardens.
The school trip continues in the story and, on their return to school, Alex and Carla carry out a School trip project to review the parts of the plants they have learned.
These opening pages are designed to test pupils’ prior knowledge and ease them into the subject matter of the unit, provoking interest and participation. They will move on to study photosynthesis and compare it to respiration. Pupils will study reproduction in flowering plants and learn about pollination. They will also be introduced to reproduction in non-flowering plants. This is a new area of study for the pupils and one that requires a high level of language and knowledge acquisition. Therefore, the aim of this unit should be to introduce pupils to the subject matter, encouraging the pupils to compare and contrast plants and processes.
Deciduous vs Evergreen trees
Parts of the plant