St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary


Growing plants in science

In science, Year 1 have been learning about plants. As part of the topic, they each planted a runner bean seed in soil in a clear cup and have been observing how the plants sprout and then grow. 

They have enjoyed checking if their plant has sprouted and have been amazed by the speed with which some of the plants have grown while others are still below ground! The clear cups have allowed the children to see the roots growing well before the plant starts to grow upwards, which has been an interesting talking point.

This activity has also encouraged valuable discussions about where food comes from.