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Plant Growth and Life Cycles Teaching Resources
Growing display banner (Ref: SB3466)
A colourful banner for your ‘Growing’ plants display.
Plant growth topic word cards (Ref: SB83)
A set of word and picture cards linked to plant growth.
Things plants need to grow posters (Ref: SB7614)
A set of printable posters showing the things plants need in order to grow.  Includes posters with and without explanations.
Growing a bean plant visual aids (Ref: SB752)
A useful set of simple visual aids showing how to grow a bean plant.  It includes a list of items needed and step-by-step instructions on growing the plant.  The download also includes a separate cut-and-stick sheet where children can sequence the pictures.
Bean plant diary template (Ref: SB4757)
Printable bean plant diary booklets for pupils to fill out to record the growth of their bean plant.  Includes spaces to write about how they planted their seed and record its growth over a number of weeks.
Aimed at Key Stage 2
Plant growth word mat (Ref: SB6661)
A simple word mat featuring words connected with plant growth, including a labelled diagram of a flowering plant.
Aimed at Key Stage 2
Parts and functions of a plant loop cards (Ref: SB6662)
A set of 8 loop cards featuring descriptions and pictures of plant parts.
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Growing a cress head instructions (Ref: SB4319)
A set of instructions posters showing how to make and grow a yogurt pot cress head character.
Cress diary template (Ref: SB6363)
Printable cress diary booklets for pupils to fill out to record the growth of their cress.  Includes spaces to write about how they planted the seeds and record their over a number of days or weeks.
Sunflower life cycle resources
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Dandelion growth/life cycle posters (Ref: SB2414)
6 simple A4-sized printable posters showing different elements of dandelion reproduction/growth.
Dandelion life cycle cut and stick (Ref: SB2432)
A PDF file with two differentiated worksheets where children cut out the life cycle pictures and stick them on in the correct order.
Dandelion life cycle flash cards (Ref: SB8315)
A set of printable flash cards showing the basic stages in the life cycle of a dandelion plant.
Apple Tree Life Cycle resources
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Plant growth cycle playdough mats (Ref: SB8025)
A set of activity mats where children can use playdough to show the stages of the life cycle of a seed.
Plants word mat (Ref: SB4758)
A printable word mat featuring words and pictures linked to plants and plant growth.
Gardening word mat (Ref: SB5225)
A printable word mat featuring words and pictures linked to gardening.
Plant growing A4 page borders (Ref: SB2262)
Portrait and landscape plant-themed A4 page borders.  Includes editable Microsoft Word templates as well as resizable JPG images.
We Planted Bulbs display banner (Ref: SB6786)
A colourful banner for your ‘We Planted Bulbs’ plants display.
My bean diary PowerPoint shared by E Nolan
An interactive PowerPoint presentation demonstrating the growth of a bean.  This features and interactive quiz to test and develop the children's knowledge and
understanding.  Ideal for the IWB.
Plant investigation sheet shared by Heather McDonald
A simple investigation to take outside and look at the plants in the school garden or local environment. Children to find a plant and indicate with a tick or a cross if it has sunlight, water, space to grow etc. Investigations can then be used to discuss what a plant needs to grow. Children love this activity.
Bean diary shared by Suzanna Sheppard
A broad bean diary to be printed and folded for the children to record their observations.
Plant labelling for IWB shared by Jackie Arslett
An IWB activity for Smart Notebook where children drag the word labels to the correct part of the plant.
How to grow cress sequencing sheets (Ref: SB4882)
A set of simple black and white pictures (4-to-a-page) that can be cut out and sequenced.  Ideal for use as stimulus for pupils to write their own instructions.
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Growing Plants editable topic book covers
(Ref: SB9167)
Printable book covers for your Growing Plants topic.  Includes colour and black and white versions with space for pupil name, class and term.
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Growing Potatoes display banner (Ref: SB9780)
A banner for your classroom topic display about growing potatoes.
Potato growth posters (Ref: SB9781)
A set of simple A4-sized printable posters showing different stages in the growth of a potato plant.
Potato plant growth cut and stick (Ref: SB9782)
A simple worksheet where children cut out and sequence the basic stages of the growth of a potato plant.
Life Cycle of a Plant display banner (Ref: SB4469)
A colourful banner for your plant/sunflower life cycle display.
Giant plant pictures for display (Ref: SB10350)
Two large printable plant pictures that print over 8 landscape A4 pages.  Assemble these on your classroom display for great visual impact!
Growing cress instructions (Ref: SB4883)
A set of simple instructions posters showing how to grow some cress.
Plant diary template (Ref: SB10386)
Printable plant diary booklets for pupils to fill out to record the growth of a plant.  Includes spaces to write about how they planted the seed and record the height and number of leaves.
Bean plant life cycle resources
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Growing a bean plant visual aids - Preview - Download
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