Sharing The Planet
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).
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.
- Go for a walk to locate different types of flowers
- Do some gardening/planting
- Make a montage of pictures you have taken
- 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.
- ‘Bee Boy: Clash of the Killer Queens’ by Tony De Saulles
Being aware of the world around us and being responsible for our own actions.
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
- We are farmers
- We are beekeepers
- We are ecologists
- We are botanists
- 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.
- 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.