Let it Grow!

A Year One Inquiry

We have been learning about...

Over the past few weeks we have been inquiring into how plants provide for living things.


We have been exploring this through:

- A field trip to Grandpa's Garden where we explored and observed growing vegetables

- Going on exploration walks in Siena Park and gathering materials of plants in our environment

-Investigating the life cycle of plants

-Sketching technical drawings of plants

-Sorting and labeling photographs of plant materials

-Creating prints of plants onto fabric

-Planting seeds and developing a year one shared garden

Snap Shots of Our Current Unit of Inquiry

Connecting it altogether

Transdisciplinary Learning

Learning is about making connections.


The students in Year One have had opportunities to connect their learning from their current Unit of Inquiry across other subject areas, such as Literacy and Mathematics.


In literacy, the children have been able to use their understanding of the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, how) in order to write and illustrate books related to their experience of creating a shared Year 1 garden.


In mathematics, the children have been continuing their investigation of patterns through the life cycle of plants from books such as The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

Thank you parents!

We appreciate and thank all the parents involved in the support of these learning engagements, field trips and for bringing in useful materials to school connected to our inquiry into plants and living this.