My Carrot Diary

Grow your own carrots and keep your very own carrot diary

Years: 1, 2

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 10

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

It’s all grow! Use this handy resource pack to watch three of our intrepid explorers visit a carrot farm to discover what plants need to grow. Then plant your own carrots and record their growth using our fantastic carrot diary.

A supporting video can be found at

Thank you to NFU for allowing us to share this resource.

Resource Assets


My Carrot Diary Lesson Plan

An easily adapted lesson plan - there are lots more plants that can be grown indoors or alternatively the carrot diary can be used for growing areas outdoors


Carrot Diary

The carrot diary will allow students to record the growth of the carrots which will take around 2 months

Curriculum Objectives

  • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
    • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
      • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
        • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
          • Ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
          • Gather and record data to help in answer questions
          • Observe closely, using simple equipment
          • Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
    • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
  • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
    • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy