Week 6 w/b 1st June
Hello and welcome back after half term break to our last term in Year 3 (I really can’t believe it is our last term together ☹)
I hope you have all enjoyed the sunny weather and feel excited to learn something new about the Rainforest!
This term, our Science unit is all about plants and, as I mentioned before, you will try to grow a plant yourself from seed and observe its lifecycle.
Geometry: Properties of Shape
- Use Math slides to learn about:
- Drawing accurately
- Recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes,
- Making 3D shapes
- Horizontal and vertical lines
- Parallel and perpendicular lines
- Complete the worksheets (provided with the answer key)
- Additionally, I have set some practice work via Purple Mash (shape perimeters, 2D & 3D shape sorting, label shapes, lines, lines of symmetry, name 2d shapes)
Some useful links:
This week we will look at character descriptions. We will learn how to engage the reader and give details about the character by showing and NOT telling.
- Look at the Fantastic Mr Fox – character description worksheets. Read the extracts from the book (all provided) and underline any words in the text which describe the characters.
- Use the slides to learn how to make your writing more interesting.
- Plan your character description using Creating a character worksheet.
- Write a paragraph describing your character entering a room (you decide on an appropriate room: classroom; living room etc.) Your descriptions should give the reader a clear idea of what the character is like. Make sure you include powerful verbs, adjectives and adverbs and try to describe your character by showing how they behave rather than telling.
- Remember to take a clear photo of your work and send it to me to mark. Please write neatly!
- What do plants need to become strong and healthy?
- This video clip of plants growing might help to give us ideas http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zv2qxnb
(water, soil, air, light, space to grow, warmth).
- Use the slides Rainforest plants – look at orchid on the slides; there are many different varieties of orchids that grow in the rainforest. Can you identify the different parts (leaves, stem, flower, roots)?
- Look at some more pictures of rainforest plants. Can you see their stems, roots, flowers and leaves? (Remember that fruits and nuts are coming from the
flower of the plant and even though roots can’t also be seen, they are under the ground or in the water).
- Using a worksheet (Label a plant) create a plant, label all parts and their function
- Which parts of plants do we eat? (leaves, roots and possibly seeds and fruits – but also flowers and stems). Can you think of the examples? Use the worksheet and classify different foods as either root, stem/shoot, leaf, flower, fruit or seed. (We eat the stem of celery. Also, cauliflower is a flower or in fact lots of tiny flowers which are just budding. Pepper has seeds inside. The part of the plant which hold the seeds is called the fruit although we often mistakenly call peppers and lots of other fruits vegetables)
Some additional links about the Rainforest plants (they are truly amazing):
This week we will try to make labelled, annotated drawings of plants from close first-hand observation. They are called Botanical illustrations.
You will need a whole plant including its roots (even weeds will be fine), some paper, crayons and magnifying glass (if possible) to make careful observations.
Look at the slides – Roots and shoots drawing session. They will explain how you should start your plant drawings.
I look forward to seeing your work!
Mrs Porter (our RE Subject Leader) has suggested joining hundreds of schools from around the world in taking part in this year's Spirited Arts competition!
Entries can be submitted in (almost!) any artform you can think of, including:
- Art (painting, drawing, sketching etc)
Please see the selection of themes you can choose from (all described in more details in the attached info sheet):
Picturing Faith (Photo section!)
God’s good earth?
Where is God?
You should write briefly about your artwork. Some suggested prompts for this are provided (in the attachment), but free writing is encouraged. A single A4 sheet of 400 words is the maximum size for your commentaries.
I look forward to receiving your work by the end of June!
Have a fantastic week and let me know if you need any help/ have any questions!