This week we are exploring how plants grow by continuing our theme of Jack and The Beanstalk.
We are growing our own beans and learning the names of the different parts of the plant such as roots, stem, leaves and seed.
We imagined that we had magic beans and what they might grow into. We had lots of fabulous ideas including a Candy Floss Tree, A Chocolate Tree, A Panda Tree and A Rainbow and Fairy Tree.
We made our own bean packets and we will be bringing them home with some magic beans inside!
Here are some of the other activities the children have been up to so far this week...
Using our fine motor skills to make leaves for Jack's beanstalk
Making 3 letter words with the magnets
Observing what has happened to our tadpoles
Making jigsaws of different fairy tales and thinking about the characters in them
Using the outdoor writing area
Investigating what happens when we add water to the Orbies. We pretended the Orbies were tadpoles and developed our fine motor skills using the leap frogs.
Children working as a team making an obstacle race
Reading the brochure to see how what steps we need to take to plant our beans
Making shakers with the beans
We are beginning to think about moving to Reception next term and have met our Year 5 Buddies. They came to introduce themselves and read us stories. We will be meeting them lots more during the term and getting to know them really well so they can help us at lunchtimes and on the playground.
Just a quick reminder that on 4th May children in the Early Years are dressing as either sports stars or superheroes to raise money for Unicef. Donations would be much appreciated.
Also it is our visit from Ark Farm on Wednesday 3rd May. Please return your permission slips - many thanks.