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WEEK 6          18/5/20

SCIENCE - 

Rocks - Linked to the Stone Trolls text in Literacy 

                     - Find out about volcanoes (3 PowerPoints) - What are they?  Why do we have volcanoes?  Why are there so

                        many in Iceland?

                     - Draw a diagram of a volcano and label it's parts.

                    - You may want to make your own volcano at home.

                    - You may want to create an information sheet about volcanoes around the world.

                     - What are caves and how are they formed?

                    - Find out about the rocks in Iceland - why does Iceland have black sand beaches?

 

Other ideas:-

Plants Topic - Create a fact / information sheet / draw a diagram to show the life cycle of a plant incorporating all that you

                        have learnt in this unit.

                     - Create a fact / information sheet on how plants disperse their seeds to reproduce.

SUMMER 1

 

Year 3 have yet to study plants.  Any work that can be done at home around this area in Science will help them to learn a topic they may not get to cover.  The unit can be covered over 4 weeks, focussing on a different area each week (These are numbered below). The blue links contain relevant PowerPoints and worksheets to help with each objective.  Worksheets can be printed off or looked at on screen to help the children set out their work in their home learning books.

 

i) The parts of the plant and their function (e.g. roots, stem/trunk, flowers and leaves).

ii) What a plant needs to survive and grow? (e.g. air, light, water, nutrients from the soil and room to grow).

    You may want to try growing plants / see if plants survive without one or more of the things they need and record/observe  

    what happens to the plant over time.

iii) How water travels through a plant?

    You could put celery or carnations into dyed water and see how the dye travels up the stem to the flower.

iv) Find out about the life cycle of flowering plants; including pollination and seed formation and how they disperse their seeds for reproduction.  

ADDITIONAL IDEAS:-

- You may like to try growing a sunflower at home.  The children can using their measuring skills in maths to measure the sunflower every day / every week and record the height in a table.

- Your child could draw a graph to show how the height of the sunflower has changed each week.

- Can they predict how tall the sunflower will be in 1 weeks time?  3 weeks time?  6 weeks time?  etc

 

Have a family competition to see who can grow the tallest sunflower!

 

- You may want to put your art skills to the test and draw the beautiful sunflower.  Use shade and tone in drawings to colour.

 

- Use a camera, smart phone or iPad to take photos of your sunflower.  Can you edit the photos to change the way the photo looks?  (e.g. black and white, change colour, brightness etc)  If you have a printer you could print off the different images and create a collage in your home learning book.

WEEK 1     6/4/20

 

Click on the Animals link and learn about your muscles.

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