Learning By Topic KS1: Sustainable Eating and Mathematics

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

Measure the length and height of your garden, planter boxes or garden beds in centimetres. Extension: Convert from centimetres to millimetres. Top Tip: You may want to do some estimating before you do your measuring.

From your science activity that involved you planning and planting your own fruit and veg, calculate how much your family might save in their weekly shopping over a year if everything you plan to plant thrives. To work this out you will also have to take into account the costs of the equipment you need to plant your fruit and veg. An adult can help you with this or you can round up prices to the nearest pound or 50 pence.

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.

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

Keep a record of how many fruit and vegetables grow in a season in your garden, which was the most successful? List in ascending order the amount of produce each plant produced.