Learning By Topic KS1: Gardening And Mathematics

Collect some leaves and observe how many lines of symmetry they have.

Use the items from your garden to assist you with your number bonds. Top Tip: Re-use the items you collected from the garden for your spelling activity.

Measure your garden – how many metres long and wide is your garden?

What 2D and 3D shapes can you identify around your garden? Can you list/label the properties for each shape? E.g. number of sides and corners for 2D shapes and for upper KS1 number of faces and vertices for 3D shapes.

Measure the height of the tallest plant in your garden, now measure the size of the shortest plant. What is the difference between them?

Once your seedling appears (from your Science task) measure the height of it every morning and every night until the bud appears. Then plot these measurements on a line graph to show its growth/progress.

Over a week, keep a record of how long you spend in your garden each day. Plot this data on a bar graph. Now interpret the data: on which day did you spend the longest amount of time outside? On which day did you spend the shortest amount of time outside? What was the total amount of time you spent outside? Record this in hours. Extension: can you convert and record the total amount of time spent outside from hours to minutes and then possibly even seconds?