Overview of topic for the current term
Term: 5 (Spring 2018)
Hooks: Growing a garden
Class book / Key texts: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Leading subjects & key curriculum links:
Development of values (social, personal, emotional):
This term, the focus is very much on imagination and creativity. Teamwork plays a vital part this term as the children work together to grow a garden.
Get out the compost, open the seed packets and slip on those gardening gloves because this term, the children of year 3 will be becoming junior botanists. Having already carefully designed the layout of their gardens, we will now be planting them: The Royal Horticultural Society could have some new members! To help them succeed, the children will learn all about the structure and function of plants and what the different parts of a plant do; they will study the germination process and look at different types of seed dispersal. Alongside their beautiful British plants, the children will also be finding out about rainforests. By learning of the different layers, types of plants and the animals that live there, the children will be able to create stunning rainforest dioramas that bring the Amazon into the classroom: watch out for that snake!!!