Year 2 started learning about the fascinating lives of plants today starting with seeds and germination. The children already know a lot about what seeds need in order to start growing /germinate and were interested to learn some more scientific details such as that seeds are dormant and have a store of energy to help them form shoots once they come into contact with enough water, warmth and light. Year 2 all planted their own runner bean seed today and are excited to observe how they germinate. Some of our seeds will be germinating outside and some inside the classroom. Year 2 are waiting to see how the two different environments (one warmer/one cooler) will effect germination and growth.