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TOPIC: plants, life cycles


AIMS: To provide a simple explanation of the life cycle of flowering plants

            To present a topic related to the seasons of spring (seeds are planted) and autumn

            (new seeds form and fall to the ground)

            To use present simple to describe facts

            To develop listening, speaking and labelling skills

            To provide children an opportunity to label a diagram and draw their own flower


INTRODUCTION: In this lesson we will watch a short video about the life cycle of a flowering plant and complete an accompanying worksheet. You will then label a diagram (if you have access to a printer to print out worksheets, if not look at the screen and write on paper) then draw and colour your own flower to complete the work sheet.

ACTIVITIES: You can start by asking your child what season it is and what they know about it from the last ‘Spring activities’ posted online (e.g spring, green, rain, new plants, seeds, flowers, warmer weather)


watch the video then ask your child to fill in the gaps on the worksheet if printed or draw it out on a piece of paper.


Worksheet A:


Worksheet B:


Answer key:


Once you’ve completed worksheet A and B ask your child what’s missing from the picture (a flower). Ask them to draw a flower to complete the diagram. They can draw any flowers the like and describe them to you.



Nature flashcards (print for learners to match pictures and words):


Plants word game:


Spring colouring picture to print:


Finally, you can enjoy the story of The Lucky Seed. You can ask your child to tick the words they hear on their worksheet as they watch. For example: seed, soil, sun, rain, roots, leaf. After the story, ask them how the seed in the story is different from the one in the video (it grows into a tree).