Year 3 - Are some trees better than others? - Summer Term 2019

Overarching Key Question: Are Some Trees Better Than Others?

Year Group: 3Teaching Staff: Miss Kilminster

W/B

22nd April (B/H)

29th April

6th May (B/H)

13th May

20th May

3rd June

Key Questions:

Are Some Trees Better Than Others?

What has a tree done for me?

What is the most important thing a tree does?

What is wood?

What is wood like?

How is paper made?

How do trees make our world more beautiful?

What are the most beautiful trees?

In what ways do trees effect our emotions?

How can trees be harmful?

Curriculum Content:

 

 

DT2/1.2a?? ?select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform?practical tasks?accurately

Ar2/1.2?? ?to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with?a range of materials

Ar2/1.3?? ?about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Ge2/1.3a?? ?describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

 

Hook:

The Giving Tree

(Literacy Text)

20 Amazing things that trees do for us (Literacy Text)

Images: Photographs of real trees. 

Famous Tree Art 

Top Ten Deadly Trees

Activities

Begin the topic by asking the chn the overarching key question. Record thoughts to revisit at the end of the topic.

 

Watch/Read The Giving Tree – P4C discussion 

 

Create an ‘Into the Woods’ environment.

Investigate the purpose /uses of trees.

Tree drawing – each branch is something a tree does for us.

 

P4C – ordering tree uses – which is most valuable? 

Look at how a tree becomes wood.

 

Examine wood and its properties.

 

Make paper.

Art with Mel

 

Produce art for an art gallery. 

 

Investigate tree charities (e.g. Tree Aid)

Walk in Nature Reserve followed by reflections.

-families to join?

 

Sketching

 

Produce art for an art gallery. Charge parents to attend. Money raised to go to Tree Aid (or a similar charity chosen by the chn).

 

 

 

Deadly trees – chn investigate the ten most deadly trees and present their findings to the class.

 

Create Deadly Tree Top Trumps.

  

W/B

10th June

17th June

24th June

1st July 

8th July 

15th July

Key Questions:

What World Records have trees got?

Where in the world are the trees?

How does a tree work?

How does water move through a tree?

Who or what else can benefit from a tree?

Are Some Trees Better Than Others?

Curriculum Content:

 

Ge2/1.1a?? ?locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America.

Ge2/1.1b?? ?name and locate counties and cities of the UK.

Ge2/1.4a?? ?use maps, atlases, globes 

Sc3/2.1a?? ?identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

 

Sc3/2.1c?? ?investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

Ar2/1.2?? ?to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with?a range of materials

Ar2/1.3?? ?about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

 

Sc4/1.6?? ?reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusion

Sc4/1.9?? ?using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Hook:

Guinness Book of Records

Wooden Train tracks – set up like a tree.

Tree Role play – Who have I helped?

 

Activities

Investigate the record holding trees e.g. tallest, oldest etc

Locate the deadly and record holding trees on a world map.

 

Look at trees native to the United Kingdom.

Tree structure

 

How water moves through a tree.

 

 

Mel in for Art

 

Tree Ecosystems

Tree Ecosystems

Return to overarching question – what conclusions can we draw? Have our opinions changed?

 

Family trees – homework activity?

 

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