THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FLOWERING PLANT
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.
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.
MORE ONLINE ACTIVITIES:
Nature flashcards (print for learners to match pictures and words): https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/flashcards/nature-flashcards
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).