picture of a daffodil to class. Discussion on how a daffodil grows.
Teacher gives groups of children in turn a bulb. Children are encouraged
to handle, examine and talk about the bulb among themselves - with
some prompting from teacher. Language, such as roots; shoots; compost
are introduced to class.
Small groups of children gather round the table. Each child is given
1 bulb, 1 pot and compost. Children put a little compost into the
pot. Children then put bulb into pot making sure the roots are facing
downwards. Pot is then filled with compost. Children put water into
pot. All full pots are put on a tray and covered with newspaper
for a few weeks. Pots are watered regularly. When roots begin to
appear the pots are put in a bright place. All the above stages
are photographed using the digital camera.
are down loaded, examined and discussed by the children. As flowers
grow, the children are made aware that plants grow towards the light.
When the daffodil is fully grown, the children bring them home.
Tell the children to ask an adult to help them plant bulbs in the
garden when flower dies.