In Year 5, we end the year studying Life Cycles and Reproduction in both plants and animals. The children have started the journey on a Flowering Plant Life Cycle - beginning with a seed and how it is protected by the ‘fruit’ as it develops. We took a look inside various fruits and sketched the seeds inside. Then we dissected a runner bean seed and marvelled at the tiny embryo and the remainder, which is its food for growing. Next week we take a closer look at flowers and will be encouraging the children to take notice of the different flowers in their gardens as they burst into life! We will take a simple flower apart to understand its role in reproduction. What a great end to the Year!