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Seed magic at Woodstock

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Watching seeds grow is amazing, as our students in Woodstock have discovered this term. In fact, it’s been like having a front row seat to the magic that is plants growing.

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Our girls in K to 2 have been conducting seed experiments in Science lessons so that they can discover for themselves what actually happens below the ground!

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It’s been educational and exciting,” said Kindergarten Teacher, Miss Richardson.

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“The girls have had tremendous fun getting their hands dirty to plant the seeds.”

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Shae (Kindergarten) said, “I liked putting the soil in and wearing the gloves because it made me feel like I was a gardener.”

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Issy (Kindergarten) said “I liked the feel of the soil. And the water looked nice when we were pouring it over the seed.”

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They have all thoroughly enjoyed checking on the progress of their seeds each day, carefully watering them and talking as a group about what might happen next.

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“I think the seed might turn into a flower when it starts to grow because they need lots of water,” said Bethan (Year 1).

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Imagine their delight when the seeds germinated and tiny green shoots started to appear above the surface!

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“It makes them part of nature, rather than an observer of it,” said Miss Richardson.

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“It helps them to comprehend that we are only part of a much larger ecosystem that we have to nurture and protect.”

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Learning about germination, has also lead to much wider discussions about different plants and what they need to survive and flourish.

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Theodora (Year 2) said, “I liked learning about the cactus because they can survive for a long time. Longer than animals and humans!”

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The seed experiment has given Woodstock a new-found appreciation of the wonders of nature. After all, it’s incredible to see a tiny seed turn into something they can eat or a beautiful flower that they can enjoy.

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