Anders Houghton Year 4 Learning Intention: Technical language – today I will use key words to explain pollination.
The key words Anders identified for use in his explanation:
Pollination, anther, cross-pollination self-pollination, moves, stigma, pollen, insects, wind, bright petals, nectar attracts, brushes past, wind-pollination, dull no scent, anthers outside
Flowers are amazingly beautiful because they are alive. Flowers have a life cycle as well as everything else.
The first part of a plant’s life cycle is pollination. There are two different types of pollination, the first one is called self-pollination. Self-pollination is when insects and bats and birds fly into a flower, the insect is attracted by the brightly coloured petals and the sweet scent. The insect comes to suck the sweet nectar. As the insect brushes past the pollen from the anther sticks to the insect’s body and get moved to the stigma.
The second type is cross-pollination. It is the total opposite of self-pollination. The difference is that cross-pollination is when the insect sucks the nectar and then moves onto another plant with the pollen on its thorax. Then the pollen falls off onto the other flower. That is the difference between self-pollination and cross-pollination.
There are also different types of flowers. Some flowers are wind-pollinated, that means the wind pollinated the flowers not insects. This means they have dull coloured petals and do not smell, this is because they do not have to attract insects to pollinate them.
Admin Block Remediation
The builders are on track to have this finished by mid August; we will be pleased to move back in. Someone commented to one of the office staff that they will be excited to move into their lovely new offices. Ah no, the Ministry are just recladding, turning the deck off the staffroom into an internal space and changing the roof line to get rid of internal gutters. Nothing new and exciting about the offices! In fact, the Ministry were even going to relay the horrible old carpet! However, I have asked the board and they have agreed to pay for new carpet at least! The positive is that once we get back in, everything will go back to normal.