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Book Week 2018-The Curious Garden

Posted by on October 6, 2018

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.


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One Response to Book Week 2018-The Curious Garden

  1. Keesha brearley bvyear3

    I had a great time in the garden. It will be very colourful and bright.

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