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
Provocation

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
Outcome

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…

English

  • 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.

Maths

  • Division
  • Fractions

Science

  • 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.

Art

  • 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.