Lesson 2: Where fruit and vegetables grow

After learning how to sort fruits from vegetables by looking for seeds, pupils find that where these edible plants grow is another clue as to their classification, some children might also explore which part of these plants we eat

Before the lesson

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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


KS1 Programme of Study – Years 1 and 2

Working scientifically

  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

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


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Design & Technology specialist