Lesson 2: Where fruit and vegetables grow

Having learned to sort fruits from vegetables by looking for seeds, pupils learn another clue to classification is where the edible part of the plant grows, on trees, or vines, above the ground or under the soil; and explore which part of these plants we eat.

Learning objective

  • To identify where plants grow and which parts we eat

National curriculum

Cooking and nutrition

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand where food comes from

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Will need support with vocabulary – picture cards could be used.

Pupils working at greater depth: Could be stretched to consider if there are taste similarities with things that grow above or below ground. For example, are all things that grow on a vine sweet?

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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