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How bird-friendly is your garden?


I've noticed that since the number of cars on the local roads has reduced, my garden has been receiving more frequent visits from a variety of birds. To encourage them, I've hung out a bird feeder and made a couple of small bird tables, which I've put on the dead branch of a tree. So far, I've spotted pigeons, sparrows, great tits, blue tits and..... Oh, I wish that I'd made a note of it. I can't remember now!


That's it! This week, I'm going to spend 20 minutes a day gazing out of my window and trying to spot how many different types of birds are visiting my garden. I'm also going to keep track of how many individual birds I see.


It'd be great if you could do the same thing so that we can compare our results. Then we'd start to get an idea of which birds are most common in and around Walkley. Send your reults in using this Google Form.


Use this guide from the RSPB to help you to identify the birds in your garden. Their bird identification tool is really handy.


There is a template survey form attached below, if you choose to use that. Alternatively, you could make up your own.


I've also attached some instructions for how to make a bird feeder and how to make paper-plate birds  -- just for fun.



How Does the Rainforest Grow?


How quickly do plants absorb water?


Monday 11th May 2020


LO: To be able to understand how water is transported by plants.

I can remember to:

- read the PowerPoint and think about the questions.

- gather your equipment with your parents.

- predict what you think will happen.

- follow the instructions to complete the investigation.

- record your results.

- make a conclusion.


Hello Year 3, 


Continuing our look at plants, here is some information about how plants absorb water and some instructions for how you can investigate it yourselves.


You will need:

 - the PowerPoint attached below;

 - some flowers (of the same size and type);

 - water;

 - containers (e.g. vases, cups or beakers);

 - food colouring;

 - the observing changes sheet attached below.


We look forward to seeing what you find out! Submit photos, videos or a write-up of what you've done here.

The Life-cycle of Plants


Monday 27th April 2020


LO: To be able to describe the life-cycle of a plant.

Remember To:

 - read through the PowerPoint.

 - watch the video.

 - read the eBook.

 - be CREATIVE to show us what you've learned.


Good morning Year 3,


For your Scientific exploration this week, we'd like you to have a look at the life cycle of a plant. If you had a go at the science investigation that we set for you before Easter, then you're probably already familiar with part of it.


Once you have explored the PowerPoint presentation, video and eBook, then what we'd really like is for you to get creative. You can do whatever you want to show us what you've learned. 

You could:

 - make a model;

 - create a poster;

 - record yourself doing a rap about it;

 - produce a fact book;

 - write your own PowerPoint presentation;

 - create a paper-plate spinning dial;

 - come up with an abstract dance;

 - or think of your own idea.

However, if you can't think of anything to do, there is an activity sheet attached below that you can have a go at to show what you've learned.


Click the link to access the free eBook. Get your parents to use the voucher code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' to access the resource for free if they haven't already singed up.


Send us your work: SHOW OFF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

Y3 Science Investigation: How does the rainforest grow?

Mr Earl needs your help with a problem. Take a look at the video and have a go at investigating what plants need to grow!


If you can't get out to a home or garden store to get the materials you need, your grown ups might be able to order these online. You might already have some of the things you need at home!


There's a Word document that you can download below that will help you to set your work out.


When you're finished, you can send us photos of your work. We can't wait to see what you discover!

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