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Units that could easily be covered in a farmer’s Market Project are
outlined below. They include;

Year 1         Growing Plants
Year 2         Health and Growth
               Plants and Animals in the Local Environment
Year 3         Teeth and Eating
               Helping Plants Grow Well
Year 5         Keeping Healthy


Details of Units are outlined below.


Science at key stages 1 and 2   (Year 1)

Unit 1B: Growing plants

About this unit
This unit introduces children to the idea of plants as living things which
grow and change. Children should become aware of similarities and
differences in plants.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

       turning ideas into a form that can be tested
       making and recording observations
       using results to communicate what happened and to draw
        conclusions.

Children also have opportunities to link their knowledge of how plants
grow to their understanding of science and to ways in which growing plants
should be treated with sensitivity.

This unit takes approximately 9 hours.


Sections in this unit
This unit is divided into sections. Each section contains a sequence of
activities with related objectives and outcomes..
   1. Introduction
   2. Finding plants
   3. Watching plants grow
   4. Plants for our food
   5. Watering plants
   6. Plants and light
   7. Living and artificial plants
   8. Review




Science (Year 2)

Unit 2A: Health and growth
Section 8: Medicines and safety

Objectives
Children should learn:
    that medicines can be dangerous if we take them without consulting
       parents or doctors
    recognise hazards and risks in medicines and how to avoid these
    communicate information about the safe use of medicines



Activities                                       Outcomes
                                                 Children:
       Present children with a selection of         explain why it
        packaging for medicines eg tablets,             might be dangerous
        solutions ask them to decide how they           to put a medicine in
        know that they are not packaging for            a 'pop' bottle or in a
        food or sweets. If appropriate,                 jar a toddler could
        demonstrate an empty 'asthma puffer'.           open
        With the children make a collage or          explain why it is
        display to illustrate packaging for             important only to
        medicines and how they help medicines           take medicines on
        to be used safely. Talk with children           advice
        about the use of medicines and when we       explain why we
        may need them.                                  should not eat
                                                        things unless we
                                                        know what they are


Points to note
   SAFETY - Warn children that medicines are dangerous if taken without
the knowledge of parents/doctors. If medicines are brought in for
demonstration purposes make sure they are kept out of harm's way.

Sections in this unit


   1. Why we eat and drink
   2. Eating different kinds of food
   3. Planning a meal
   4. Exercising
   5. Children and young animals growing into adults
   6. Looking after babies and children
   7. Taking medicines
   8. Medicines and safety



Science (Year 2)

Unit 2B: Plants and animals in the local environment

About this unit
Through this unit children learn about plants and animals in their
immediate environment and how differences between places very close to
each other result in a different range of plants and animals being found.
They learn that like humans, plants and other animals reproduce.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

       turning ideas into questions that can be investigated
       presenting results
       drawing conclusions.

Work in this unit also offers opportunities to relate understanding of
science to the local environment, to consider how to treat living things and
the environment with care and sensitivity and to recognise hazards to
themselves and to take action to control the risks from these hazards.

This unit takes approximately 9 hours.


This unit supports citizenship: 3, 6
Sections in this unit


   1. Introduction
   2. Looking for plants and animals
   3. Describing local habitats
   4. Flowering plants
   5. Growing seeds
   6. Comparing growing conditions
    7. Animal reproduction and growth
    8. Review




Science (Year 3)

Unit 3A: Teeth and eating

About this unit
Work in this unit should reinforce and develop children's knowledge of
their personal health and how this relates to diet.

They should learn about how teeth are related to diet and the importance of
dental care.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

       deciding what evidence to collect
       deciding whether evidence is sufficient to support conclusions.

Work also offers opportunities for children to relate understanding of
science to their personal health.

This work is likely to be undertaken in relation to the school's programme
for personal, social and health education.

This unit takes approximately 12 hours.


Sections in this unit
.
    1. Introduction
    2. Types of food
    3. Eating for health
    4. What animals eat
    5. Investigating what pets eat
    6. Looking at teeth
    7. Different types of teeth
   8. Losing milk teeth
   9. Healthy teeth
   10. Review




Science (Year 3)

Unit 3B: Helping plants grow well

About this unit
In this unit children learn about what plants need to grow well and why it is
important that they do.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

       considering what evidence should be collected
       making careful measurements
       considering how good the evidence is
       using results to draw conclusions.

Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to relate their
knowledge about the growth of plants to everyday contexts.

This unit takes approximately 12 hours.


Sections in this unit


   1. Introduction
   2. Plants for food
   3. Growing plants
   4. Roots
   5. Looking at celery
   6. Leaves, stems and roots
   7. Water and plants
   8. How much evidence?
   9. Plants and light
   10. Plants and warmth
   11. Review
Science (Year 5)

Unit 5A: Keeping healthy

About this unit
This unit helps children to learn that there are many aspects to keeping
healthy. Children learn about the heart and how heart beat is affected by
exercise and relate this to what they already know about movement and
exercise.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

       repeating measurements
       representing data in bar charts and graphs, and interpreting these
       using results to draw conclusions.

Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to find out how early
scientific ideas about diet and health were tested. It helps them to use
knowledge and understanding of science to explain and interpret
phenomena related to their personal health. Teaching about tobacco,
alcohol and other drugs is likely to be undertaken in relation to the school's
education programme for personal, social and health education.

This unit takes approximately 10 hours.


Sections in this unit


   1. Introduction
   2. A poor diet
   3. A varied diet
   4. Exercising
   5. The heart and lungs
   6. Measuring pulse rate
   7. Fast and slow pulse rates
   8. Exercise and pulse rate
   9. Drugs, tobacco, alcohol and health

				
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