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Biology - Plants

Intent: Science – Biology – Plants 

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.

Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “To make observations and explore plants in their natural environments.”
KS1: “To find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.”
KS2: “To describe the life processes of plants.”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce a piece of work, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding.
They will participate in a sequence of lessons with a scientific focus, producing a range of evidence including written work.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall specific scientific facts about plants, appropriate to age.
They will demonstrate an understanding of plants in their environment.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: Can you name the coloured part of the plant? What do plants need to grow?
⇒ KS1: What do you call a tree that loses its leaves in autumn? Can you name some flowers and plants that may grow in your garden?
⇒ KS2: Describe the life cycle of a plant using some scientific vocabulary. Name a range of environments where plants may flourish.


Cultural Capital 

  • Children will gain an understanding of plants and trees and environments they need to flourish.
  • Pupils may demonstrate knowledge of a variety of plants and trees that live in different environments.
  • They will develop their understanding of the importance of plants and trees throughout the world and know the effect of global change on these plants and trees.


British Values: 
⇒ Individual liberty 
⇒ Mutual respect

⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs