Year 4 - What is the journey of a tree? Summer Term 2019

Overarching Key Question: What is the journey of a tree?

Year Group: 4                                                                                                                                                                                            Teaching Staff: HM, AC, RH

W/B

22nd April (B/H)

29th April

6th May (B/H)

13th May

20th May

3rd June

Key Questions:

How old is our tree?

What was life like in England when our tree was a seedling?

How has Quedgeley changed during our tree’s life?

What do trees need to grow?

Why do/don’t some survive?

 

Why are bees so important?

What type of tree is it?

Who needs our tree?

Curriculum Content:

Measure, compare,: lengths (m/cm/mm);

 

Pupils continue to measure using the appropriate tools and units, including comparing and using mixed units

To continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and local history

 

A study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

 

Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

 

Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

 

investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

 

explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

 

 

To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

 

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

 

Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

 

As previous week

 

Identify that animals need the right types and amount of nutrition: they get nutrition from what they eat

 

Hook:

Meet the tree via a treasure hunt.

 

Old photo of Quedgeley

Look at trees we planted trees earlier in the year/dead tree

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. 

Range of leaves, which leaf belongs to our tree?

Visit from MARTIN MCGILL

Activities

How to age a tree.

Ageing trees in our school grounds.

 

Look at maps.

Village walk.

 

Plant trees and nurture them.

Learn about adaptation, evolution, photosynthesis etc

Tree sculpture – wire, foil, wishing leaves

 

 

Make bee homes.

Plant a bee garden.

Honey recipes.

Visit from an apiarist?

Bee art

 

Classification of trees.

Native trees versus trees from around the world.

Learning about birds.

Bird watch – survey at Beech green

Walk – “Bird Race” – how many species can we find.

 

Useful Links

https://www.theschoolrun.com/how-make-your-garden-bird-friendly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zsvf8mn

https://www.quedgeleynews.com/history/early-history/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/

 

 

 

 


W/B

10th June

17th June

24th June

1st July

8th July

15th July

Key Questions:

Who needs our tree?

Who needs our tree?

What do trees give us?

How can we protect our native trees and forests?

Why is our tree important?

TBC

Curriculum Content:

As 3rd June

As 3rd June

Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

 

Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use.

 

To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including photography

 

Hook:

Bird Watching trip to our tree – what birds can we see and hear?

Visit from a woodlouse expert: Lisa Bingham.

 

Trip to Westonbirt

Map showing how many trees have been cut down in the UK

Picnic

 

Activities

Mini-Project on common native woodland birds.

Go on a mini beast hunt.

Identify mini beasts.

Printing: Eugene Seguy

Trip to Westonbirt to do Food Chains.

How many trees can we find which have nut, berries, fruit.

Forestry Commission

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Picnic by our tree.

Photography exhibition.

 

Useful Links

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/

https://www.britishbirdlovers.co.uk/bird-watching-for-beginners/bird-watching-with-children

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/2015/06/minibeast-hunt/