Science and Technology
Following on from last week's craft lesson where your child made fabulous superheroes from fruit and vegetables, we would like them to think about how we are able to sort fruits from vegetables.
Ask your child to think of as many fruits and vegetables that they know. If they are capable, they can use their phonics to make 2 lists or you could scribe for them. Don't correct them if they have put them into the wrong category.
Ask them how they know that the foods they have chosen are indeed fruits and vegetables. (They will probably not know the answer and may say that they eat vegetables as part of their cooked dinner and they have fruit as a snack etc) Ask them if they can classify salad foods such as tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.
Watch the first two videos attached below. These explain the difference between fruit and vegetables and explain what part of the plant they are from. This should help to clarify the difference. Go back to their lists and see how many they got right.
Need a further challenge?
To reinforce what they have just learned:
We would love to see a photo of any of the above on Purple Mash