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Monday - Science - WALT: compose a poem to depict the life cycle of a plant


This week, we are going to be continuing our work learning about plants.


Last week, we conducted an investigation to discover what different requirements a plant has in order for it to grow, we discovered that a plant needs plenty of water, air, light and space to promote its best growth.


This week, we are going to be thinking about the life cycle of plants. 


A plant has to undergo quite a journey to ensure that it is able to grow successfully and continue to survive once it has finished growing.


For this to happen, it has to follow a life cycle.




A plants seeds will begin to grow once it is in suitable conditions.




The plants roots will begin to grown underground. This enables to roots to search for water which provide the plant with nutrients, as well as anchoring the plant into the ground.




The next stage in the plants life cycle is for the stem and leaves of the plant to grow. During this stage, the plant can begin to make its own food through a process known as photosynthesis.




The next important stage in the life cycle of a plant is the flowering stage. During this stage the flower develops seeds which are vital to the next life cycle of the plant. Flowers often have bright petals to attract different animals and insects to the plant to help with the final stage of the plants life cycle. Seed Dispersal.


Seed Dispersal


The final stage of the plants life cycle is the seed dispersal stage. During this stage the seeds of the plant are spread out or moved away from the original plant in order to begin their own life cycles. Seed dispersal can occur in a variety of different ways.


  1. The seeds fall onto the ground from the original plant and begin to germinate into the soil.
  2. Seeds are blown away from the main plant by the wind. 
  3. Seeds attach themselves to birds or insects when they land on the plant to feed or rest.
  4. Insects such as bees collect seeds from the plant when feeding and then carry these seeds to other plants in a process known as pollination. Once pollinated the plants are able to successfully create a new life cycle.


No matter which way the seeds are dispersed, the end result is the beginning of a new life cycle which repeats itself over and over again.


Your task for this week is to create your own poem which details the life cycle of a plant.  Can you copy the poem that has been attached below to practice your handwriting and to give you some ideas of your own. Can you then create your own poem to explain the life cycle of plants?

Tuesday - Art - Dream Catchers


In school this week we are having a competition on who can design the best dream catcher. I have uploaded some examples and a fact sheet explaining what they are to help. Please send in pictures of your completed work to the year group email.

Wednesday - Art -  NHS Heroes Posters


There is a local competition to design a 'Thank you NHS heroes' poster.


The deadline for the entries is the end of next week – Friday 26th June. Entries can be emailed to mike.wood.mp@parliament.uk or posted to: 111a High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5QR.

More information here: https://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/18492689.mp-mike-wood-launches-poster-competition-thank-nhs-heroes/


The winning poster will be printed in the Stourbridge and Dudley News, and readers invited to cut out and proudly display at their home, business, local surgeries and hospitals.

Thursday - Music - Dudley Performing Arts


Hello Year 3, 


You might remember that at school we were having a Vocal music lesson once a week. To keep them going our vocal teacher Miss Ashman has created some short films that you can watch and join in with. 


All you need to do is click on the links below in the order you see them, and the lesson will appear.


Before you start watching get yourselves ready, ask your parents or siblings to sing a few notes and you are ready to go!  There will be another set of films next week and you can use the films more than once – in fact, the more the better.


Introduction - Miss Ashman




Vocal Warm Up - A Sound Round - Sue


Vocal Warm Up - Matt




Vocal Warm Up - The Witch Doctor (Oo, Ee, Oo, A, A) - Miss Ashman




Funky Warm Up - Mrs Watson



Body Warm up - Rubber Chicken - Mrs Watson




Bella Mama - Miss Ashman


Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kw228oIUBM


Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGjEckSPL-s


Part Three A (Upper Harmony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbjj-af4Cw

Part Three B (Middle Harmony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxbvFnjCToQ

Part Three C (Lower Harmony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KqEGvZYF1Y


Part Four (Fully Harmony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-9JDCiicLQ


Part Five (Full Run Through): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1_W1D5i1uY 


Chim Chiminey - Miss Ashman


Full Song (From Disney's Mary Poppins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6O4N3wxf8


Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHTlk4LQ71s&t=136s


Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HWg7UmGGSo


Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGAXvsdfms


Part Four: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygyq7BiU4K4&list=PL3eTyY68iYYjNjBcNJEYemhzuBa6axsx-&index=104


Part Five: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlI_r38rVlc&t=2s

Friday - Art - WALT: explore the style of Van Gogh by describing an object you have observed


This week, we are going to be continuing our work on Vincent Van Gogh and his line drawing and sketching style.


Last week, I asked you to sketch an object that you found in or around your house.


This week, in preparation for our final piece of work, I would like you to describe a different object that you are able to find.


Can you tell me about the different features of the object you have found?


What does it look like?

What does it feel like?

Does it have rough or smooth edges?


You need to hold on to this object as you will be beginning to sketch it next week.

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