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Primary School - Course Plan Overview for Years 5 & 6

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By Stephen Dalton, Digital Expert
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Linked to the new National Curriculum Science Objectives 2014

Pollination and the pollinators

This meets the following Science Objectives (2014).

  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, casual relationships and explanations of and a degree of trust in results, in oral and written form such as displays and other presentations.
  • Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas and arguments.
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Growing plants from seeds

  • What is soil? How is it created? Study decomposition and energy exchange in the food chain.
  • Grow easy flowering plants to see if home-made compost is better than garden soil in producing bigger plants with more flowers and more seeds.
  • Grow a selection of vegetable plants to find out the best method of feeding additional nutrients. Does the feeding of additional nutrients affect the flavour of the crop?

This meets the following Science Objectives (2014).

  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, casual relationships and explanations of and a degree of trust in results, in oral and written form such as displays and other presentations.
  • Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas and arguments.

Producing evidence

Produce plants of suitable size and quality for inclusion in the Food for Life Garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

Use photographic evidence and examples of work to produce a journal showing the enquiries, activities and experiments carried out by the children. It should include the methodology and results of their growing experiments and could include links to other areas of the curriculum, eg art and design, persuasive writing.

Produce plants that show the results of their experiments for display in the Growing Results Laboratory at Chelsea Flower Show 2015.

Some schools might like to produce models that demonstrate plant reproduction or the relationship between flowers and the pollinators.

 

Useful Resources

Most clips listed for Year 1-2, and Year 3-4 PLUS these below:

Why are butterflies and bees attracted to plants?

What do plants need to grow?

Would we starve without bees?

Brilliant bees

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