28 September 2008

Where do plants grow?

Our World of Plants is of course incredibly rich.  After all, plants grow - well, where do they grow?  What better way to begin to find out, than by getting outside to take a look for ourselves. 

We were able to divide up our school grounds into a number of very different areas; we chose to look more closely at four of these - the entrance to the school, the 'adventure' playground, the playing field and the school 'garden'.

We wondered; what plants would we find growing in these different places?

To the field first.....

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armed with clipboard, paper and a pencil (nice and sharp; all the better for careful recording).

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And what do we see?  Well, obviously, grass.....

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but look more closely still?  Do you see anything else?  Daisies maybe?

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Clover?

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And what's this I see?

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OK - moving on now to the front of the school, near the entrance.  Very different; certainly not a huge expanse of 'grassy' playing field.  Take a seat perhaps (oh and what is that you are sitting on Chloe?)

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squat.....

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or even lie down.....

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for a better view.

And what do you see?  One of these.....

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maybe some of these.....

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and even one of these.....

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Oh and of course no flowerbed can call itself a flowerbed without some of these, even at this time of year.....

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On again.  This time to somewhere quite surprising.  Somewhere you might not expect plants to grow.  But look carefully and you may indeed be surprised!

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Finally (for now at least) run past some of these.....

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(oh and by the way this particular one would have been worth a much closer look!) towards the school gardens, where, surprise surprise, you might spot some of these.....

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or some of these.....

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or even some of these.....

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Well, what are you waiting for?  Get out there with your sketchbooks or cameras.  Make a record of some of the different plants you see in all kinds of different places.  Where do plants grow?

2 comments:

K. E. said...

You wouldn't be going to put all this vegetation on a map, would you? A sort of Botanical Guide to the school? Next year's kids would be able to see if anything is different. :-)

Steve said...

I'm ready for a walk! What wonderful finds you all made.

Tommy's mom