This week we used The Curious Garden as our stimulus for the whole week across all subjects. The story is about a young boy called Liam who discovers an unused dull, dreary space in New York City which he sets about transforming into a bright colourful space for everyone to share.
This week we have:
- Predicted what the book was about
- Learned about the history of the High Line
- Explored what plants need to grow and the parts of a plant
- Learned about topiary and created our own animal topiary in art
- Created some word clouds in computing
- Consolidated our multiplication facts in a maths seed task
- Explored the incredible architecture of railways stations around the world using images and located these on a world map as part of our geography
- Read a similar story called ‘The Gardener’ and compared the two stories
- Learned synonyms for the word curious
- Identified word classes within the text
- Read an extract from the classic story ‘The Secret Garden’ and then wrote letters to a friend to tell them about our own amazing discoveries
- Compared the city before and after Liam’s hard work
- Completed a New York Wildcard
- Designed our own gardens after researching similar spaces around the world similar to the High Line
- Finally we went to the school orchard and weeded some of our own dreary looking spaces and planted bulbs, flowers and sowed some seeds.
Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their curious book week.