Jack and the Beanstalk was a great hook book this week and the children enjoyed exploring plants, size and shape. Take a look at what we've been up to.
Decorating the shield creating our own design.
We began making our paper plate beanstalks. First we had to paint them.
Next we had to cut very carefully along the spiral lines.
Don't they look fantastic!
We were really pleased with them.
Fun in the castle.
Sitting down for a feast!
Free writing in our quiet area.
We measured the different size beanstalks and compared how many cubes were used for each.
We used the tweezers to put the correct number of beans on each leaf.
Some of the numbers were very big!
We had to order the tiles to find the hidden pictures.
Number ordering beanstalks.
We began our experiment to find out what plants need to grow.
We used a variety of liquids to find out which is best.
We are feeding them regularly.
We put cress seeds in different locations, with nd without water. Which will be best?
On the hunt for a dandelion.
Luckily we found one and dug it up.
Look how clever we are!
3D shape castles.
We drew around our feet and cut them out.
Next we measured with unifix.
We found out who has the biggest and smallest feet.
This week we have been exploring and finding out about 3D shapes.
We sorted them
Looked at their different properties.
using the 3D shapes in the block play to make the giants castle.
We planted some seeds for our experiment.
We love playing together in the role play.
Our challenge was to build a bean stalk to get to the giants castle.
It was really tricky but we did it!
Working together as a team made it easier.
Using the tweeters is tricky but we did it to count the magic beans.
Its fun practicing our letters in R2!
We LOVE a little dance on a Friday
Do you like our dance moves?
Go noodle is lots of fun!
We loved reading 'Jack and the beanstalk'
With our friends we discussed and wrote about the story.
We used our cutting skills to cut out the magic beans...
We ordered the magic beans to 20!
In R1 children are growing in confidence, as they become more competent as independent and collaborative thinkers and learners. 'Jack and the Beanstalk' inspired our learning. We have developed an awareness of our environment and learned about the things in our world that help living things to grow. By learning about parts of a plant we hope to show care for our environment as we grow into caring people. As our self-identity develops, we are beginning to express our feelings and to empathise. In school we are being challenged to extend our learning. This week we have been trying to remember the names of 2D and 3D shapes. Ask us some at home!
Using tools to create castles with our own playdough
Showing how to label the parts of a plant
We found a flowering plant and dug all of it, including the roots
We joined the label t the part of the plant
Labels for parts of a plant
It was hard work, the lack of rain did not help!!
Solving problems and using lots of strength
Enjoying nature and the outdoors
A fun time outside
Learning through exploring
Worms help our world, we enjoyed finding one
Not giving up
'Mi welais Jac y Do'
What do plants need to grow?
Investigating and creating a fair test
Using different liquids to find out what will make a plant grow/die
Finding out and having some fun
Coffee, milk, juice, washing up liquid, Coke and water
Which is the best for growing?
Talking about the properties of the shapes
Making beanstalks with 2D shapes, using challenge cards
Cress seed investigations
Finding out, together
Measuring using non-standard units
Creativity and the unicorn
Technology and fun
Beads and patterns
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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