Year 3 Term 5: What I Am Learning Now

Sharing The Planet

Central Idea

Biodiversity relies on maintaining a balance within nature.

Lines of Inquiry: An inquiry into…

  • The interdependence of organisms within the natural world (connection).
  • Factors that influence biodiversity (causation).
  • Our responsibility to maintain biodiversity (responsibility).


Subject Focus
  • Science
  • Geography
  • English
  • Art
  • DT

We looked at pictures of two different places and discussed what we thought lived there. This led into a discussion about biodiversity. We also discussed what we could do with seeds as well as what they would need to become a plant.

Home Learning Opportunities
  • Go for a walk to locate different types of flowers
  • Do some gardening/planting
  • Make a montage of pictures you have taken
Transferable Skills (Approaches to Learning)
  • Research: I can identify patterns and relationships from data and information I have gathered.
  • Social: I care for the needs of others.
  • Self-Management: I can use tools to help me keep track of time.
Class Novel
  • ‘Bee Boy: Clash of the Killer Queens’ by Tony De Saulles
Links to PSHE/SMSC

Being aware of the world around us and being responsible for our own actions.

Key Vocabulary

Parts of plants – roots, branch, trunk, stalk, leaf, flower, petal, seeds, bulbs and twigs
Parts of a flower – petal, stamen (anther + filament), carpel (stigma + style + ovary + ovule)
Processes – pollination, fertilisation, germination
Geography – grid reference, key, OS map, field sketch

Career Links
  • We are farmers
  • We are beekeepers
  • We are ecologists
  • We are botanists
Sharing Success
  • Presenting our home learning
  • Posting wow work to our dojo portfolios
  • Star of the week
  • Display high quality work

The children will use all of their knowledge about the link between plants and the important role that bees play in their life cycle to create / design a bee garden!


Milestones covered in this inquiry…


  • I can create a chronological narrative with a simple beginning, middle and ending.
  • I can describe settings and characters in a simple way with some interesting details.
  • I can use prepositions in my writing to show time, place and cause.
  • I can write a persuasive letter.
  • I can evaluate my own writing by re-reading and making changes.


  • Division
  • Fractions


  • I can identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants? (roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers).
  • I can explore the requirement of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow).
  • I can explain how they vary from plant to plant.
  • I can investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
  • I can explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
  • I can recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Other Subjects – Geography

  • I can use a key to interpret an OS map.
  • I can create simple field sketches with increasing detail.
  • I can accurately use measuring equipment (e.g. tape measure, rain gauge, thermometer).
  • I can confidently describe physical features in a locality.
  • I can confidently describe human features in a locality.


  • I can use the printed images they take with a digital camera and combine them with other media to produce artwork.
  • I can use IT programs to create a piece of work that includes their own work and that of others (using web).
  • I can use the web to research an artist or style of art.
  • I can use montage.
  • I can cut very accurately.
  • I can overlap materials.