As it says really - I am teaching a 30 minute Y1 lesson for an interview, and was thinking about seed-planting to tie in with springtime. I had the idea of discussing the parts of a plant - what does the root do etc and then the chn plant a sunflower seed. Then possibly writing about the steps taken with time connectives - i.e first we plant the seed, then we water it etc. I haven't decided whether it will be science or literacy yet so still vague but the thing that concerns me most is the planting and watering - is this too messy for an interview lesson? The school is big on using their outdoor space but am unsure whether going outside to do the planting is a good idea due to time constraints? I can just see water and soil going everywhere and me being pretty unpopular for making a mess in the classroom! It is a big class and unsure if I will have a TA. I would pre-fill the pots before the lesson with soil. Honest opinions welcome.